Centroid.EU Blog

(this blog is mostly encrypted - adults only)

Previous Page

I've been an OpenBSD User 20 years now

December 4th, 2018

I think sometime in 1998 I installed OpenBSD as my workstation at Globalserve an ISP in Toronto at the time (they were aquired by Primus.ca). I remember somewhat that the screen was blue and orange(???). But the dmesg was blue and white (or was it?). Something like that. I was very happy that the newest changes back then (the strlcpy/strlcat) were just put in place. It was the safest OS at the time I bet. I got help online on IRC from someone who was/is an OpenBSD developer. I came from a FreeBSD background and before that Linux in 1995 and was torn on what to like more. In 2000 at BSDCon in Monterey I made a decision finally to embrace OpenBSD fully (I bought the shirt didn't I?). Well here is a glass of American Ginger Ale (sorry have no access to Canada Dry here), to my being a loyal user for 20 years.


The PowerPC64 Port Project

December 4th, 2018

Since July of this year I was trying to port OpenBSD/macppc to 64 bit PowerPC. This did not work and I'm pulling the plug on this, I've wasted enough time on this. It's a fail but somehow I'm happy it's over. This work probably requires hacking on clang, binutils which I did not want to do, because it requires skills I do not possess or want right now. The macppc ecosystem is changing too. Eventually it'll be built by clang (some other people are working on this) and perhaps when that is working there is a stepping stone to get back to this. But perhaps not. The code is gonna rot over time who knows. If you're interested in this keep an eye out for my final update. I'm going to make a downloadable CVS available most likely.


Considering taking a course at IHK next year

December 1st, 2018

This course seems viable. Since I'm using OpenBSD I'm already security conscious, and I'll learn about the IT security coordination for other OS's. Could be good for me. The course starts mid-january 2019 on a part time basis. I'll have to make a final decision between christmas and new years of 2019.


Google's secretive Dragonfly designed to inhibit human rights

November 30th, 2018

If you haven't heard about dragonfly, now you have. You bet they are going to introduce this into democratic countries eventually. Google stop it now!


Dread at the controls!

November 29th, 2018

Congratulations to Reggae Music for their inscription on the representable list of the intangible cultural heritage of Humanity (UNESCO). It is my favourite type of music too and I share your joy!


Did not get the grant I applied for

November 29th, 2018

Unfortunately I did not get the grant from prototypefund.de and indirectly the german government. Now I can finally say shit against this government again. I won't be muzzled on this blog. On to plan B (look at older articles). This also means I have more pressure to find work by 2020.


Record usage this month

November 29th, 2018

November has 1 day left roughly. I'm very happy that I have more usage.

Octobers stat was off because I rotated the stats file then. I'm very happy about the visits particularily. The volume can be attributed to a mistake at a search engine that downloaded some files over and over.

Thanks to all who visited!


I got my christmas present early

November 27th, 2018

I ordered this 9U cabinet with my dad last night. It's an effort to make my hallway in my apartment look nicer and more professional. I'm hoping everything works out, on how I planned it.


Uranus is not in Pisces anymore

November 22th, 2018

Today by chance while checking an interesting article, I used xephem to check where Uranus is. apparently it's crossed the border to Aries a while back. Interesting! Also this "interesting article" was wrong, HD186302 is in Pavo not Norma.

Also see this article from my blog, when Uranus was still in Pisces.


Proud new owner of 3 OpenBSD Mugs

November 21st, 2018

Today the parcel arrived with 4 new mugs. I'm giving one away, the rest I'm keeping. I also have another mug with the OpenBSD puffy logo. This will be enough for 4 days out of the working week to use one. :-)


Next Page


RSS Feed

Click here for RSS

On this day in

Other links

Have feedback?

By clicking on the header of an article you will be served a cookie. If you do not agree to this do not click on the header. Thanks!

Using a text-based webbrowser?

... such as lynx? Welcome back it's working again for the time being.

Older Blog Entries

Powered by BCHS