A feminist techie on the east coast.

  • Dear #lazyWeb..

    2017-03-30T13:28:25Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I find myself pondering the whole TLS/PKI mess. I say mess because the "trusted thrid parties" (always a bad idea imho) are clearly not trustworthy.

    My Pondering went like this.. we need the underlying protocol to be encrypted by default. something very like Tor hidden services or I2P where you don't need to worry about it being encrypted or verified because the transport layer does all that by default.

    But is there such a thing??

    IPsec is geared towards VPN's

    TCPCrypt seems a bit of an expirimental hack and probably not well supported by the masses

    OE never seems to have happened and would be unauthenticated at best.

    My current compromise is to use TLS with a self signed Cert. that I add to devices needing to access things on my server. All well and good for Mumble, XMPP (S2C), SMTP, IMAP, etc..

    but no use at all for my website. I know theres "Let's Encrypt" but to me that seems like throwing effort into a lost cause.

    Anyone know of something that would work to up the level on encryption on my webserver from none to more then none without buying into a broken and failing system?

    'Let's Encrypt' is making large impact, from what I hear, no? But really, the internet is not likely to be secure, ever. Seems always  to require case-by-case communications and publishing judgement calls. Leaving little ant trails of one's digital foot-prints for future generations of electronics users.

    delib at 2017-07-20T06:34:43Z

  • Experimenting

    2017-03-23T12:46:09Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    With deleting dupes that originate frm me...

    Will it delete just the Dup... or will the delete action duplicate also and cause a real mess

    I could've told you that.

    Duplicate notes are real duplicates, with different ID's, so yes, deleting one deletes only that one.

    The 'delete' activity can't duplicate, because once the object is deleted, a hypothetical second 'delete' to the same thing would just fail.

    JanKusanagi at 2017-03-23T13:18:54Z

    >> JanKusanagi @ DM:

    The 'delete' activity can't duplicate, because once the object is deleted, a hypothetical second 'delete' to the same thing would just fail.”

    Sorry missed you telling me about deleting.. probably in all the noise..

    I understand what you are saying but does my deleting cause some loop the suceeds once and then just sits there throwing errors as it loops like what ever is creating the dups. Or are the dups being caused not by a server side loop but rather a client -> server malfunction such as:

    send action -> server

    server -> DB

    server files to notify of sucess

    timed out so send again -> server

    In which case I could prevent dups by not waiting for the client to think it suceeded.

    Freemor at 2017-03-23T13:33:12Z

  • If the dupes are real...

    2017-03-22T20:39:27Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    we can expect that will explode it's DB soon.

    It's in the middle of a monumental mess, yes.

    P.S.- "its" :p

    JanKusanagi at 2017-03-22T22:12:29Z

  • Oh so many duplicates..

    2017-03-22T16:47:37Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Clearly something has gone very wrong..

  • Oh so many duplicates..

    2017-03-22T16:43:27Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Clearly something has gone very wrong..

    many, what is happening???

    McClane at 2017-03-22T22:22:27Z

  • Oh so many duplicates..

    2017-03-22T16:41:24Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Clearly something has gone very wrong..

  • I tink most people here have been there at one point or another

    2017-03-21T11:31:16Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Dealing with non-technical people: The Expert ❌, Sam Black, João Patrício likes this. ❌, ❌, ❌, ❌ and 2 others shared this.

  • They just keep getting worse

    2017-03-10T16:24:08Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    worse ? no ... better ... soon GNU-linux will sound "clean" insead of "geek" for desktop ;)

    olm-e at 2017-03-12T21:32:28Z

  • Micro Pc's rock

    2017-02-03T18:50:01Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Now using #pumpa on my micro PC built on my micro PC

    Pic is #pumpa compiling

    Eduardo Quagliato, Stephen Sekula, sazius likes this.

    Nice :-) Good luck!

    sazius at 2017-02-03T19:02:16Z

  • 2016-12-24T15:59:47Z via Dianara CC: Public

  • Uber just became (even more of) a privacy nightmare

    2016-12-02T13:33:12Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I've been surprised at some folks who are using Uber despite what all Uber does.

    Sarah Elkins at 2016-12-03T02:56:52Z

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' likes this.

  • What I love about Parabola

    2016-12-01T20:21:34Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Run Dianara

    Oh damn an update to qoath broke dianara

    pull qoath-git from AUR

    pull dianara from AUR

    makepkg -si

    makepkg -si

    Problem solved!

    What I love about Debian stable: there are no updates that break things :-)

    sazius at 2016-12-01T20:25:32Z

    zykotick9, Jason Self likes this.

    They've probably updated QOAuth to 2.x, built with Qt 5, which means that Parabola's Dianara needs to be built with Qt 5 now =)

    JanKusanagi at 2016-12-01T20:25:59Z

    >> sazius:

    “What I love about Debian stable: there are no updates that break things :-)”

    That's why I did use arch, because stuff broke now and then, and then I could learn something by trying to glue together the pieces :)

    Then I started maintaining a debian package...

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2016-12-03T08:54:33Z

  • For those that have been waiting....

    2016-11-30T01:21:53Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

  • What ya doing?

    2016-11-28T13:31:58Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Whats with the huge blank spaces happenig after some comments. seems to have started yestreday or the day before

    any ideas

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    That looks like client issue.

    If you click on "reload comments", does it resize to a sane size?

    JanKusanagi at 2016-11-28T20:16:46Z

    yes indeed! which is interesting because closing/opening Dianara didn't fix it.


    Freemor at 2016-11-28T21:17:18Z

    I noticed it, too, but it's a DIanara thing...

    Stephen Sekula at 2016-11-28T23:50:33Z

    Been watching and have some more insight.. seems to be an issue that occure when my tiling WM (i3) resizes the dianara window.

    e.g. launch Dianara..

    dianara shows up no a tiled window on the left.. everything ok

    press meta + w (switch to tabbed instead of tiled mode)

    dianara now full screen but comments are hosed (long blanks thing).

    Freemor at 2016-12-03T17:01:20Z

  • Just realized...

    2016-11-25T18:33:01Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Erase HD with nice progress bar:

    pv /dev/zero > /dev/sdx

    much prettier then dd

    Charles Stanhope, uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs, likes this.

  • Aaarrrgh!!

    2016-11-11T14:38:43Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    There is a locky/Ransomware deluge going on right now. I normally block IP's of hosts trying to spam out Ransomware. (Always some compromised system rather then an actual SMTP server). Normally I get to relax after blocking about 100 IP's, Done or at least down to a very small trickle.

    This week I'm up to over 400 IP and there is no sign of abatment. And they are coming relatively fast. (several an hour). Now I could just ignore them as they are all blocked by my spam filter rules. bat as the are a.) a compromised system and there for undesireable. and b.) wasting bandwidth. I just prefer to blacklist the IP temporarily.

    I don't know what they've changed but best I can figure is they've set it up now so each new infection does an e-mail blast and then goes silent. I don't want to think this is true because if it is computers are getting infected at break neck speed. I pondered if it was an IoT thing but most of the stuff hitting my SMTP server seems to be from Infected PCs or servers.

    If I'm seeing this much on my tiny SMTP server I can't imagine the flood that must be hitting major e-mail providers.


    Might be an IoT thing after all.. just tried telnet'ing back to one that just Tried to spam me and got a "Login:" prompt. :/

    Aaaaah, thank you MSwindows... xD

    JanKusanagi at 2016-11-11T14:43:35Z