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How many levels of government do you have in the EU?

December 1st, 2017

We all saw what happened in catalonia and shake our heads... But! Have you ever considered what it means to be in the EU? Let's count the levels here in Schweinfurt (of government).

  • EU level
  • Federal Germany
  • Federal State of Bavaria
  • Regional government of Lower Franconia
  • City Hall
That's 5 levels. Our tax money pays 1-2 levels too many! I'm sure all those people are a dream come true for bureaucracy, but it's not in the interest of the citizen. So which are we gonna cut?

Cut the EU we basically have Brexit. Cut Federal Germany we basically have Catalonia, Cut the Federal State of Bavaria (there's an idea!) and we're left with Franconia as the regional government.

Seriously people think about these things! Because we don't need to have five levels of government, with all their bureaucracy and waste. Think about this before AI thinks for you and recommends cuts before you thought about it your selves. It can't go on like this forever!


My pledge is tighter!

November 29th, 2017

In comparing NSD with delphinusdnsd in OpenBSD this is what I came up with:

server.c:                               if (pledge("stdio rpath inet", NULL) ==
-1) {

And in Delphinusdnsd:

delphinusdnsd.c:        if (pledge("stdio", NULL) < 0) {
Which one are you gonna trust on security issues? (If only delphinusdnsd was only half as good as NSD *smile*). But it's more secure in the crap string handler aka pledge parser.


What I want in delphinusdnsd

November 27th, 2017

A presentation by Theo de Raadt had this on page 22:

And that's exactly what I want in delphinusdnsd, it's a little bit of programming but I think I can get it done before new years.. mainly because I get one week holidays this winter.


I tightened the pledge on delphinusdnsd a little

November 27th, 2017

Fortunately for me the changes in OpenBSD 6.2 allowed me to make pledge explicit to use on OpenBSD. I was also able to tighten the pledge promises a little increasing security (most likely). Thanks OpenBSD!


Possibly applying to Prototypefund.DE next year

November 25th, 2017

As you know I've been writing on delphinusdnsd for close to 13 years now. I've always done this on my spare time and not for pay. I use delphinusdnsd on my own servers, I don't know how many others use it. So a while ago I came across this website that is a public funding project of open source. The requirements are that one lives in Germany and the project is open source and available on the 'Net.

If I can work out a deal to perhaps put more DNSSEC ciphers in my daemon and other things, perhaps I can make use of this fund. The link to it is here. Next application is in February 2018.


Delphinusdnsd Flowchart 2017

November 25th, 2017

I have created this flow diagram, on how I think delphinusdnsd should work with pledge from OpenBSD. Notice the pledge parsing process... that doesn't exist yet, the rest does. The pledge parser will take queries from UDP and TCP engines and parse them and then send them back parsed. It's a little bit of fickle-programming but I think I may get it in before next release.

The pledge parse will likely only see pledge("stdio sendfd recvfd", NULL); and that's it. If there is a bug in my parsing it'll be stopped here.


What the Right Wingers want to achieve

November 23rd, 2017

Nothing. They just want to destroy hard work, because they hope to gain something. Can't be wrong when everyone gets reset right? I'm talking about the FDP's betrayal of the CDU Union. Let's put it in another light. Yep it's still betrayal. We have to draw lessons from this before we as voters get misled by these right wing personalities. They are not for the people, they are selfish backstabbing haters. I'm putting this warning beacon up for centrists and leftists all over. Don't do business with the right! You'll be backstabbed.


Coalition with FDP didn't work out? Die Linke?

November 21st, 2017

How about a Black-Green-Purple coalition? There is just enough percentage points to form a government with Die Linke. I'd love to see the long faces that FDP will make when Angela Merkel refuses to call for new elections.


Feeling under the weather today

November 16th, 2017

I'm ill, I think I cought a flu virus. I'm going to take it easy today. Thankfully I have 1 more portion of food in my kitchen, to take me through another day.


Subscribed to Golem.de for 18EUR for 6 months

November 13th, 2017

I'm a long time reader of this IT news site. In order to not see advertising it's worth it to pay 3 EUR a month. IMO.


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