A feminist techie on the east coast.

  • Upstreaming...

    2016-09-20T19:55:55Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    A Good article about upstreaming
  • Downtown

    2016-09-14T15:00:21Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    Relaxing and having a nice coffee home made or built by a shop? Coffee details desired.

    Kevin Everets at 2016-09-14T16:07:05Z

    Shop in that case.. fresh, percolated, coffee at home is a fixutre and thus doesn't warrent exposition.

    Freemor at 2016-09-14T18:59:01Z

  • What a waste

    2016-09-11T13:37:43Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    Excellent article on the sad state of the "War on Terror"
    I cannot bring myself to "like" your post, but thank you for sharing it. It is a grim and necessary reminder.

    Charles โ˜• Stanhope at 2016-09-11T22:10:30Z

  • WiKey Whitepaper

    2016-08-30T14:03:34Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    Identifying keystrokes with WiFi signals: Not applicable to real world situations yet.. But very interesting work

    "In real-world experiments, WiKey can recognize keystrokes in a continuously typed sentence with an accuracy of 93.5%." Scary!

    James Dearing ๐Ÿฒ at 2016-08-31T01:12:01Z

  • So Long XO-1

    2016-08-30T13:26:21Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    After 10 years of regular almost daily service... My XO-1 is being put out to pasture.. I still love the thing but it time for it to retire
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    Yes, it's sad to see it go. I'll have a safe home on a shelf till I can figure out what it's next life will be.

    Freemor at 2016-08-30T14:05:31Z

    If you figure out what to do with it, let me know -- I still have two.

    Sarah Elkins at 2016-08-30T20:27:34Z

    Sure.. No Problem.. And maybe we can also figure out a new life for the Ben Nanonote that is sitting lonely on a shelf too.

    Freemor at 2016-08-30T20:32:56Z

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' likes this.

    My Ben is still sitting on the mess of my desktop as if it was still in use, but I haven't really done so in a while.

    Lately I had been using it to keep my shopping list while at the supermarket (and it works much better than a smartphone for the task, especially since I keep it on a lanyard and bouncing around while I have groceries in one hand and the checkout-while-you-shop device in the other), but then I went through a lazy period when I didn't update the "online" shopping list.

    Maybe I should go back keeping my shopping list updated, and go back to use it.

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2016-08-31T17:06:12Z

  • I'm cheering for ya Anita

    2016-08-24T12:09:35Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    Come on people compassion isn't a crime. Nor is providing the necessities of life. #StandWithAnita

    Charles โ˜• Stanhope , Christopher Allan Webber , Deunan like this.

    Christopher Allan Webber , Sarah Elkins , Deunan shared this. redirects on mobile to ... CBC still doesn't get the internet. Will look this up on laptop or spoof browser.

    Kevin Everets at 2016-08-29T01:21:08Z

    Yes, sadly the CBC's site is one of those awful messes that assumes everyone is using a "Modern Bowser" and even then fails half the time.

    Trying to read news on there with a text based browser is a mess with various things strewn through the body of the article.

    IMHO they need to scrap it and get a new webdev team..Or replace the management forcing the webdev team to do such foolish things.

    Freemor at 2016-08-29T11:31:17Z

  • D'oh...

    2016-08-16T13:58:39Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    That "D'oh!" feeling from stepping into the shower and realizing you still have your glasses on.

    Third time's the charm =)

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-16T13:59:55Z

    Yes another D'oh! all on it's own. :D

    Freemor at 2016-08-16T14:06:33Z

    Stephen Sekula likes this.

    Guilty!... :)

    Luis at 2016-08-16T21:07:14Z

  • Things I wish I had...

    2016-08-13T13:24:40Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Or had the time to write....

    A proxy that would spot the Cloudflare intercept (when using Tor) and auto redirect to or or something similar. (Seriously... it'd save me like 3 clicks :D )

    A bot that spoted and other tracking URLs and de-referenced them to the real URL.

    A Smarter version of the above that would realize that the link posted was to a site parroting the origional information and would de-reference it to the origional (and usually much more complete) article.

    A Libre AUR type repository and makepkg that works with all Libre Distros.. (Seriously.. being able to build from source with a simple "makepkg -si" command is a godsend. It has helped me keep using things (like Xombereo) that are falling behind/not maintained in the regular repos. Plus it's a good gateway app to get people building from source, using git, etc.

  • Bad Reporting

    2016-08-10T12:20:25Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Can't believe how many outlets a parroting this story:

    Serious security threat to many Internet users highlighted ...

    Without any linking to the actual study and NONE of then correct the syntax of the line to append so that it will actually work

    which should be: net.ipv4.tcp_challenge_ack_limit = 999999999

    And that is assuming that this is even the correct advice given that the syntax was totally fumbled I'd really rather see the full study.

    found one with a link to the actual study. Which is here:

    "Off-Path TCP Exploits: Global Rate Limit Considered Dangerous,"

    reading now....

  • New Chinstrap Woohoo

    2016-08-08T20:17:37Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    Excited to try my new chinstrap #CPAP #ThingYouNeverThoughtYoudSay
  • Dianara feature request...

    2016-08-05T11:33:24Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Love Dianara.. Seriously it's probably the best Pump client out there.

    But it seriously needs:

    • To run as a daemon
    • A socket or other IPC option for easy scripting
    • Preferably the socket would allow authenticated remote connections
    • Multiple front ends (especially Ncurses) that talk with the daemon

    No... Really.. it needs all that.. and like.. you know, Right now...


    The author of this note is in no way serious. Well he is serious about thinking Dianara is possilby the best client. But the rest is all "Porches and other pipe dreams" type rambling and should be treated as such.

    Mark Jaroski , sazius like this.

    Claes Wallin (้Ÿ‹ๅ˜‰่ช ) shared this.

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    Genuinely curious, not sarcastic: What would you do with DianaraD that you could not do with the Pump API directly?

    Claes Wallin (้Ÿ‹ๅ˜‰่ช ) at 2016-08-09T13:41:50Z

    >> Claes Wallin (้Ÿ‹ๅ˜‰่ช ):

    โ€œ[...] What would you do with DianaraD that you could not do with the Pump API directly? [...]โ€

    I imagine this daemon would make it simpler for other apps to interact with the network.

    Kind of an already-configured-already-authorized-ready-to-go library xD

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-09T14:21:26Z

    lets see:

    Save bandwidth

    daemon would pull updates every x mins and cache

    multiple clients would pull from the daemon

    Daemon could have simpler auth mechanism then the API

    Saving mor bandwidth

    reducing the number of Auth'd clients on the Pump server

    - especially since pump servers still lack a way to de-auth clients

    Daemon could serve from cache and cache posts while pump server was down

    Daemon could make it simple to have all clients connect Via Tor istead of having to set each client up fo do so manually

    and more that I can't think of right now

    Freemor at 2016-08-09T14:27:01Z

    All good points, thanks!

    In particular the auth one, auth could just be POSIX file system access to the dianarad socket.

    Also, dianarad could act like an MTA and CLI tools wouldn't have to know how to re-post, wouldn't have to wait for completion etc.

    Claes Wallin (้Ÿ‹ๅ˜‰่ช ) at 2016-08-09T19:29:26Z

  • 2016-08-05T10:55:19Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    Tzags to all, coffee to those that want it ๐Ÿ™‚โ˜•
  • WTF!! in some ways systemd is NOT progress

    2016-08-04T18:29:08Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    So needed to do a cronjob on my Parabola system..

    crontab -e

    crontab doesnt exist.. <sigh> ok there's probably a systemd way of doing it.. I should learn

    manually create 2 file in ~/.config/systemd/user

    Both files are overly verbose and Complicated

    And from what I understand I need to do this for EVERY job?!? I cant just add a new * * * * 8 /script/goes/here line

    at this point I'm like "Oh FFS I'll just install cron"

    Please somebody tell me I'm wrong and that they haven't gone from a single line per job to two verbose files per job...


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    Stephen Michael Kellat shared this.

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    Not that I've tried personally, but AFAIK, there's nothing preventing you from actually using cron, as usual. Just like you can still use syslog(ng) and ignore systemd's journald.

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-04T21:57:10Z

    The ONLY reasons to use systemd timers rather than cron are:

    1. When you can accomplish something with them that you could not accomplish with cron. There are several such things. Being able to accomplish them is a good thing.
    2. If you want to eliminate cron entirely from your system for whatever reason. One reason might be that the blasted thing wakes up every second to check its jobs and then goes back to sleep, which is not the most power efficient behavior. I suspect but have not verified that systemd is rather more intelligent about waiting for timers to fire. (It wouldn't be too hard to fix cron to sleep long either.. too much horrible crufty C code for me to do it tho.)

    joeyh at 2016-08-04T23:51:57Z

    Installalled cronie

    I'll ponder migrating away from systemd a while longer. Like I said, I am trying to give it a chance. But I seriously miss the straight forwardness and flexibility of older init systems.

    Freemor at 2016-08-05T00:00:38Z

    Well, it's not like cron was a component of sysvinit. And since it's just a service you can run, you can run it with any other init system =)

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-05T00:11:40Z

  • ESP8266 Core

    2016-08-04T13:57:01Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    Gettting my head around ESP8266 Core for the #Arduino IDE. is a big help.
  • Salutations!

    2016-08-04T12:53:01Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    TZAG's to all and TZAB's too (in my case Coffee)

    sazius likes this.

    TZAG, and enjoy your TZAB! xD


    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-04T13:49:46Z

  • The things you end up learning by reading the source

    2016-08-01T18:25:06Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Just learned about OG: HTML meta tags. Not that I'll ever use them, as they tie into proprietary silos that I hate.. But good to know about and know how they work.

    Thank-you for having nice readable source.

  • Last Check

    2016-08-01T16:42:59Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    hope this works right
  • Sorry for the timeline spamming

    2016-08-01T16:42:01Z via p To: Public CC: Followers

    needed to adjust #XMPP script so titles didn't go there..