Centroid.EU Blog

(this blog is mostly encrypted - adults only)

Previous Page

Rented another VPS

August 10th, 2018

I have rented another VPS for 3 EUR/mo. It will be a Freifunk gateway eventually and thus runs Linux Debian. I haven't run a Linux VPS since 10 years or so.


Saudi Arabia-Canada spat: who I side with

August 8th, 2018

I side with Canada of course. Saudi Arabia is a regional destabilizer and I don't understand why Germany even sends them arms for fighting Yemen. It seems so wrong. In exchange for oil, that heats our planet when combusted and causes great suffering globally. It is my understanding that if there shall be an attack on Iran, that I do not want my government to involve my country. Everything is wrong about Saudi Arabia, I don't wish to ever go there.


It's Time! Stop polluting our system!

August 7th, 2018

It's time, we must act now! Put an immediate stop to coal and the combustion engines! This article (german) was the tipping point for me. I have long ago decided not to run any more combustion engine cars and as it looks now I'll not run any car at least until 2020. I have my sights set up on driverles/autonomous cars. You'd think I was this eco-freak with no car, but I still use up enough resources for 2.2 earths as I still eat too much meat and fish. I recently took this survey that calculated my footprint, the results are alarming, try it on yourself: www.footprintnetwork.org. Also I recently saw the stats of solar and windpower in germany, if we take coal out of the picture we would be at 2002 levels which is acceptable since we've had these energy saving bulbs for a little more than a decade now. See that chart here. We'll be alright if we put to an immediate stop to coal TODAY! With cars try to reduce to 1 electric car for every 4 combustion cars. Do carsharing if you need a transport way and learn to take the bus more! Bussing is excellent here at least to get downtown, beyond that is sorta hard but not impossible.


Fixed "OR" searching

August 6th, 2018

A few days ago I noticed that searching "1 2 or 3" would cause the search to go in an infinite loop. I was able to fix this today. I had reused an integer that I shouldn't have reused. The code is updated here. I don't know how I didn't find it before, very odd. "1 or 2" always worked though so perhaps that is why.


Happy 80th Birthday Mom!

August 4th, 2018

My mother is turning 80 in a few days. I want to wish her a happy 80! When I look at her life it wasn't easy but we managed to have a lot of fun in our family. Whether I will be able to live to 2056 and thus 80 years old? Well we better all have cottages on the moon or something! :-) btw that's 18 years after the 32 bit time_t wraparound (2038), will we even live through that?


Applied for the grant

August 1st, 2018

I have applied to the grant from prototypefund.de. Their registration period is from now until September 30th. Then I hope I'll be selected to do 6 months coding on delphinusdnsd. I can get up to 47K EUR, but I likely won't get that much as those are team efforts. Still a nice gesture from the german government to pay open sourcers. Until the decision is made, I'll be working on powerpc64 port and hopefully get a booting kernel, but who knows.. there is several areas that can go wrong. My biggest problem is having to teach myself powerpc asm (for 64 bit). But I have books that I can fall back on.


I've switched back to chrome (security de jour)

July 30th, 2018

I've gotten hold of word that chrome is more secure than firefox, due to being able to be pledged and unveil'ed properly. So I've switched to this for now. It's a bit faster than firefox anyhow.


64 bit PowerPC

July 29th, 2018

The last few weeks I've been working hard. I'm attempting to make a powerpc64 port for OpenBSD. Whether I'll succeed is written in the future. I've been fantasizing a little about this, if I succeed the world opens up a bit in terms of architectures that can be run since the G5 which I'm using as a start, is a little old.

For example there is the following computers I'd be willing to port to:

Both of these are powerful computers dating back to 2016, so fairly new.

At my last job I registered the domain "enhancedrisc.de" and I feel this is a suitable page to document my efforts. Visit it here. Wish me luck on the port!


Donation time, this time recurring!

July 22th, 2018

I have set up a recurring donation to Theo de Raadt and OpenBSD. The amount is for 5 EUR every month. At the end of the year, this will give OpenBSD 130 EUR from me, with the money that I've already donated. This is likely what's coming from me this year as I've fallen on hard times. I'm positive I can get out of this though and an occasional bonus will make it along with the recurring donation. Cheers.


Delphinusdns 1.3.0 released

July 17th, 2018

I have released version 1.3.0 of Delphinusdnsd. I did a short release cycle this time because like told I'm applying for some funding to work on this. When I'm done with the work the 1.4.0 version will be released. Check the news for official word that 1.3.0 has been released. The SHA256 of the tarball is 17dc9b77810096e646ef5545efed30e1caccf7454b6e425f5db814ecd461ed66. Enjoy!


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