Hoping to get the blog posts done today on the PoC work I did last week on #Python #logging on #QubesOS #security #infosec

I've added a changelog for OpenBSD 6.1, released April 2017! 🌵 🤠
openbsd.org/plus61.html

Please pour yourself a sarsaparilla and enjoy such old-timey favorites as:
-the birth of the arm64 port! :flan_beer:
-the death of sparc, zaurus and armish! :flan_piteous:
-syspatch(8)! (not (1) oops, will fix)
-fetching sets over https!
-slaacd(8)!
-being able to nicely reboot your VMs and so on!
-fun with switchd(8)!
-lots of other things.. so many :flan_tired: thanks for your hard work, past devs!​

A year ago, #Sandstorm had to shut down free accounts on their #Oasis service because there weren't enough paid accounts to cross-subsidize them:
sandstorm.io/news/2018-08-27-d

Now they've announced they're shutting it down for good:
sandstorm.io/news/2019-09-15-s

Sadly, this kind of thing rather undermines the 'users are willing to pay if the host is free code and ethical' proposition.

Finally got my @conservancy T-shirt! Took it on a first outing to a work event. Will definitely be wearing it again and hopefully someone asks about it and learn about all the good work you guys do


People often ask me what kind of tools I use to manage OS related things like network, audio, jails, backup etc. I'm basically doing everything manually just using #FreeBSD base system tools (sometimes wrapped in a small shell script). I try to avoid automagic stuff as much as possible. Most people will probably find this totally impractical and annyoing, but I prefer to stay in control of these things and it suited me well over the years. #BSD

Projects like #DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and #Handle.net have created ways to permanently link to documents on the web, even if their actual URL changes. But like #Webcitation.org and #Archive.org, both are centralized systems, requiring layers of bureacracy and ongoing funding to maintain. #DataShards has been proposed as a way to automate this, in a decentralized and even offline way:
librelounge.org/episodes/26-an

#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

Economically, the "Manly McManface" edition of "Ed Mastery" was a failure. I mean, 71 copies sold? That barely covered the stock art I used for the cover.

But socially? A total win. It's rare that I get such a perfect chance to scream FU at a select group of troglodytes.

I suspect its existence boosted regular edition sales.

And it vastly reduced the amount of email I get from MRAs, which makes me feel all :flan_royal:

I LOVE the ability to self-publish such trolls.

Happy birthday Linux. You don't look a day over 27.

"Happy birthday to the Linux kernel: What's your favorite release?"

opensource.com/article/19/8/li

#Glimpse is a fork of GIMP with a moderized user interface - and a less offensive name to encourage usage also in professional environments. It is also somewhat related to the original project (developed also by some GNOME devs) and promises to work together with upstream developers.

@glimpse

My programming language is better than yours 

Neovim has adopted builds.sr.ht for OpenBSD CI 🎉 welcome to Sourcehut!

Some days I can't shake the fact that HN is a hive of capitalist degeneracy run by a company that represents much of what I hate in the industry

It sucks that a name as strong as "Hacker News" is controlled by and overrun by a perverse group of people who have little to no understanding of hacker ethics

BitBucket is dropping Mercurial support. Here is a script which will migrate your repos to Sourcehut:

hg.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/invertbucke

I'm so happy I found out of @sir's sr.ht earlier this year. With BitBucket deciding to terminate their support for #mercurial, having sr.ht has made my host migration path a no brainer.

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