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Hopefully fixed my SIP connection to telekom.de

April 18th, 2019

I had a problem with disassociations with telekom.de on my sip phone. After I heard a friend used TCP on another network, I decided to try it. I got 399 Symmetric NAT detected or something error codes. After googling a bit I determined it was use of a STUN server I had configured. So I turned it off and finally was able to do a test call, and it worked. So here is hoping it will stay up on my phone display and works. I'm a little red-faced I didn't really fix this myself, after having worked 8 years as a sysadmin at a voip shop.


My Macppc computer sucks 140W in idle

April 18th, 2019

This is too much for me. I can only run this computer at special occasions. It would cost me 300-380 EUR a year (guestimate) on electricity alone. Also something to know is that it sucks 1-2W in power-off mode (zombie-power). Kinda sucky. I'm gonna perhaps save 10W when I take out the SAMSUNG HD drive. But still!


Vlog #032019

April 18th, 2019

Video #3 2019

Talking a little. Tags: OpenBSD, 6.5, release, Easter, PowerPC, 64-bit, PowerMAC, SSD, Intel, Linux Primer


Vlog #022019

April 17th, 2019

Video #2 2019

Talking a little. Tags: Stickers, CD's, Mugs, OpenBSDStore.com, my house


Vlog #012019

April 16th, 2019

Video #1 2019.

Talking a little. Tags: OpenBSD, Delphinusdnsd, Windows, Port 135, codeblue.


Goodbye Julia, I voted for you

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 Kerstin Westphal. Good luck to all!


Delphinusdnsd, a 30 year project?

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 scale.

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 this stuff.


In my mind the CDROM, DVD, Bluray has died

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.


Firewalled sshd port

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.


Julian Assange Arrested in London

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. BBC story.


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