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April 15th, 2019
Julia Reda was MEP in
EU parliament for 10 years. I don't know what sort of legacy she leaves
behind but I remember voting for the Pirate Party last election and allowing
her to take her seat in parliament. Now with the new EU elections coming up
she will not be running this term. Goodbye Julia, you kept popping up in IT
News sites I read and I think you did a good job, though it probably wasn't
easy as the only Pirate in EU. In the new election I'm hoping to see the
SPD get as many votes as possible. We will be going to the polls in May 2019.
I'm voting for my local representative
Good luck to all!
April 13th, 2019
I'm doing the counting up of years and how much longer I want to be involved
with delphinusdnsd. Right now I have 15 years under my belt for it, and I'M
hoping to go another 15 years until 2034. At that point I will be 58 and will
likely want to finish up other projects before retirement.
Parallel to this I want to take delphinusdnsd to another level. A page server.
The concept is the following. Pages of RAM are updated and read from a
bunch of delphinusdnsd's on a 10 GbE network (possibly with bonding, so a
20 GbE network). The delphinusdnsd protocol is modified to allow 4096 byte
pages in its format. The kernel on a computer is modified to talk DNS to this
delphinus cluster and do the necessary operations. I want to scale lots of
RAM on hardware that has little native RAM. And I want to see how good it'll
With the latter project I want to start within the next 2 years and be finished
by 4 years from now. I'll be 47 then. If it works well I may spin it off
into an enterprise and try to make money off it. So to prototype this I want
to buy a cluster of SoC's (like raspberry pis) and try with them until going
further and buying a bunch of servers with lots of RAM that a delphinusdnsd
will run on. Staying with 4 servers for prototype and final model is my plan.
This is my dreams and I hope I can achieve them before getting too old to do
April 13th, 2019
I still have 3 CDROM drives on 2 computers. Next year it'll be just 1 computer
after I retire a workstation (see my computers).
In 2023 the blueray drive will die with the workstation it's in and only an
external CDROM drive will remain. I may as well start moving some CD's to
ISO's and put them in a safe place.
I remember a time when I was very excited to get CD's from OpenBSD which were
a product. I bought this product and felt good about it. I know OpenBSD
disagrees with me with the technicalities of what a product is. I wish OpenBSD
would in the future make products again and sell the product on memsticks.
There is some really beautiful memstick designs out there with different
colours and the chance to put logos on these. Ultimately the best USB stick
that could be sold by OpenBSD would be an RTC clock coupled with a memstick
which is read-only until a sunset date, then it switches read-write and you
can write over the data on it. I'll keep dreaming.
Do you still have CD's? Have you thought about converting it to another format?
I have ripped my parents CD collection to mp3's once (so they can listen in
car), I think I'll need to do it again some day to make them flac format
files which are lossless and currently my favourite audio format.
April 12th, 2019
I have whitelisted my sshd port. The time is right I think. Quantum computers
exist. And RSA's days are numbered before it's broken. On top of that there
has been a report on OpenBSD's misc mailing list of someone claiming they were
hacked through sshd, I'm guessing only more of these reports will come in the
future. This is just a precaution because I'll never log in from China.
April 11th, 2019
Julian Assange has been arrested. He faces minor charges in London. However
it is my opinion that it's imperative that he gets safe passage home to
Australia on a non-stop flight that doesn't pass US territory. His self exile
is a shameful waste, making me believe he was in a desperate situation.
April 8th, 2019
The delphinusdnsd, when run with signed and non-signed zones had a bug with
non-signed zones when the query had the DO bit set. The answer would always
reply with TC bit set at that point. I fixed this yesterday afaik. A
snapshot would fix this issue if you're running this daemon.
April 5th, 2019
I'd like to celebrate but other than drawing something I don't know what
else to do. I like the graphics on the blog right now though.
April 5th, 2019
One of the most basic things to learn is about the three way handshake of
TCP. I learned this a good 23 years ago, and it got reiterated over time
as I took courses *yawn*. Anyhow 18 years ago I did codeblue (cb) which
is a forger but it doesn't receive traffic. So while playing around I
modified a sniffer that I made 22 years ago with codeblue to establish a
three way handshake. This is for educational use only. While I was
there i modified this a little bit to answer ARP as well, and then explored
windows port 135 a little. Unfortunately other than that windows doesn't
ever close this port I found nothing wrong.
April 2nd, 2019
I changed the nameservers of my domains, with the new VPS that I got.
Name: CSL GmbH Computer Service Langenbach d/b/a joker.com
This is related to the article 2 spots down "Going to rent three more vps's".
It turns out that it was only two more vps's because I couldn't find the plan
for $3.50 in vultr's Frankfurt servers. So I got two $5 servers instead. They
are called yellow and orange. Orange I'll make the new mail server, and yellow
is dedicated for DNS. Blue is the renamed tau.virgostar.net (which I still have
to rename in the reverse dns). All the colours of a rainbow nameing scheme. :-)
March 31st, 2019
The money is intended for Mozambique cyclone Idai victims.
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