So, say there *was* a Linux kernel community manager. What would you want that person to do/be?

Serious question.

YouTube broke NewPipe and I'm mad. There's a fix in place, but it's not in F-Droid yet. Wah.

Not being super productive today because I feel like I'm teetering somewhere on the edge of getting the dreaded con rot. Hopefully, I get to dodge it this year.


I enjoyed Vancouver very much, but it's time to go home.

Still using RSA for OpenSSH authentication?

You should read:

tl;dr: OpenSSH uses by default the md5 hash of your password to encrypt the id_rsa private key.

Good news, you can fix it by running this command (with -o it uses the improved key-format):
ssh-keygen -o -p -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Or even better, generate a new ed25519 key (they use the improved key-format by default):
ssh-keygen -t ed25519

Thanks @amenthes for pointing me to the article!

#openssh #infosec #linux

Slides from my Linux Security Summit presentation on QubesOS and CopperheadOS

(advance with spacebar is easiest)

One of the most frequent questions we get is: Why doesn't Tusky support push notifications?

Because pushing to devices would require us to use proprietary Google libraries and to run a relay server. But we want Tusky to be pure FOSS (free and open-source software) and don't want to send any data to Google so we decided not to implement push notifications at this time. We are researching other possibilities to make notifications faster though.

On my way to YVR for the Linux Security Summit and Open Source Summit North America. ✈️

Open Source Challenge.

Name the last 3 open source software you donated too.

Remember donation is not just about money it could be code, documentation, or even filing and participating in a bug report.

I hope not to bore you all with zealotry of a recent convert, but you all have to try a tiling window manager like i3wm. It's going to change how you interact with your DE in a positive way.

From the cringworthy webmaster mail department.


linux 2.0.0 kernel ,How to setup 8139d netcard?

8139too.o no pass
8139.c no find.
"*.h" no find/

Can you provide the above documents?

I've decided to have two accounts after all. This one will be related to , , , , and related topics (which are my bread and butter). My personal stuff will be posted on @monsieuricon.

Trying i3wm with Qubes at work because after 30 years of typing on keyboards, I need to start taking better care of my wrists, and that includes using the mouse less.

@downey looks like the federated timeline stopped updating. Did we run you out of resources? :)

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