Jacob Barkdull jacobwb@identi.ca

Apple Valley, United States

I'm a musician with an interest in Free Software. I write tech, science, and political articles for multiple publishers, online and in print

  • 非常感谢你!

    2017-03-21T22:19:25Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    HashOver-next just got a Chinese locale!

    Thank you to Mr.Q and Takeman for your work on the translation so far!

  • Just came across an old GIF of mine.

    2017-03-21T21:19:37Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    When I first started learning C, my first real program was a brute-force password cracker. It wasn't the fastest and didn't have a practical purpose, because it didn't crack a password of any specific program, just a known string.

    Uuuh, it even outputs to the screen, just like in the movies! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-03-21T21:26:21Z

    Yeah. I thought that was awesome when I wrote it. The program has two displays, one where it shows every guess, and another where it shows how many guesses it has made so far. Having just ran it with the display disabled, the execution time is...

    Matched "jacob" with 4589756 tries, in 1288/ms

    That's a big difference, so that fancy display actually does more harm than its worth :]

    Jacob Barkdull at 2017-03-21T22:00:24Z

  • I just found this old JavaScript code I wrote.

    2017-03-08T01:20:00Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I used to use it to write"secret" messages.

  • 2017-01-24T12:29:01Z via Identi.ca Web CC: Public

  • This would make an awesome Trisquel boot animation

    2017-01-24T12:28:15Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

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  • 2016-03-16T16:35:23Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    HashOver 1.0.2 released! It primarily includes fixes to problems many people have encountered using HashOver on Windows.

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  • 2015-12-24T13:17:58Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Some insight into the syntax for those of you interested.
  • **Happy Holidays!** HashOver 2.0-dev gets basic Markdown support!

    2015-12-24T13:16:19Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Thank you! To everyone who helped in 2015!
  • HashOver gets required fields!

    2015-12-17T23:29:36Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Useful when you really need to store your users' info, like for blocking by e-mail.

    But the screenshot lies: "other fields optional" :p

    JanKusanagi @i at 2015-12-18T00:59:24Z

  • Finally. It's so beautiful.

    2015-10-23T13:36:47Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    This change technically happened back in September with the release of GNOME 3.18. You could make the claim that it took far longer than 3 years, you could say it took 16 years to get this functionality, and I personally have been waiting for this since I first started using GNOME back in 2006 with Fedora Core 6. Also, the "Rename" and "Move to Trash" options aren't available in the "Open File" dialog, but in retrospect that's not really necessary.

    Haha, and @ChicagoLUG is favoriting the message

    Christopher Allan Webber at 2015-10-23T13:39:52Z

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  • 2015-10-16T17:40:52Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    HashOver 1.0.1 released!

    Anyone who has had trouble getting 1.0 working, should have better luck with this release.
  • 2015-05-02T17:54:23Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers, Public

    New blog post: HashOver Gets a Logo!

    Over the past few days I've been in talks with a nice fellow named Kamil Jablonski, a concept artist, graphic designer, and web developer who recently contributed a Polish locale for HashOver. He shared with me a logo design for HashOver, that after some back and forth became, in my opinion, a very cool design.

    Christopher Allan Webber, lnxwalt@microca.st likes this.

    It's pretty cool.

    Dana at 2015-05-02T19:20:34Z

  • 2015-02-19T10:50:21Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I just pushed my latest code for HashOver to Github, this includes changes to 55 files, with 5918 additions and 2264 deletions. That sounds like a lot, but it's mainly under-the-hood stuff.


    Some things users might find useful is the addition of the "Latest Comments" widget, that can display the latest X number of comments (default is 10) from either a specific page or from every page.

    You can also dislike comments now, if you enable it.

    You can set a "Break Point" where only a specific number of comments (default is 3) will be shown and then a link that will display the rest when clicked. This allows Reddit-style voting.

    Threaded versions of each comment sorting method. Meaning, you can sort by date, for example, and still read the replies in regular order.

    However, there are honestly too many changes to list here. So for those of you who are interested, be sure to check out the change log: http://tildehash.com/hashover/changelog.txt

    Oh yeah- and a resign of the default theme!
  • Tracker

    2014-11-02T01:53:57Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    This is what the tracker-* processes do to my CPU for a full minute right after every boot. Sometimes, it peaks a single core and causes enough drive activity that everything else on the system hangs, not just at boot. This is, of course, in Debian Jessie.

    I'm considering disabling it altogether :-|
  • 2014-10-15T06:45:05Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Around three months ago I wrote a blog post agreeing that the popularity of has been declining, and suggested that Mozilla should focus on advertising Firefox's newest web technology, such as Emscripten (asm.js), if they want to regain users.

    The popularity of Firefox is definitely waning!: http://tildehash.com/?blog=the-popularity-of-firefox-is-definitely-waning

    And sure enough, Mozilla is now doing just that, with the Humble Mozilla Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/?asmjs_bundle&utm_source=Firefox&utm_medium=Snippet&utm_campaign=Humble...

    Arcee, Arcee, Arcee shared this.

    We need more Firefox (and other web engines) and less "Webkit everywhere".

    Arcee at 2014-10-15T15:39:29Z

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  • 2014-09-26T15:17:37Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Once again we are seeing GNU erasure with this "Shellshock" bug, people are treating it as a Linux security issue when it's really a GNU security issue. One that quite possibly predates Linux itself. Shellshock isn't a Linux security issue, as it affects systems that don't use Linux, like Mac OS X, BSD and Windows systems running Cygwin.

    Systems that run Linux but not GNU, like Android, aren't affected. Embedded devices like routers often don't use GNU Bash either, and aren't affected. There are also a number of other shells available for systems running Linux that aren't affected.

    I hope someone steps up and helps fund the development of the necessary patches to Bash, and more than that I hope if someone does fund Bash they fund the GNU Project specifically, not some specific distribution or fork of Bash.

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    >> Jacob Barkdull:

    “GNU erasure with this "Shellshock" bug, people are treating it as a Linux”

    So true...

    Kyosuke at 2014-09-27T15:23:08Z

  • Regarding Identi.ca and Its Share Button

    2014-09-23T15:52:21Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    [Re-posting this publicly, my bad...]

    Although my Identi.ca share button has been dysfunctional since Identi.ca's move to Pump.io, it has now been officially deprecated. Anyone still using the button on their website will now see this popup upon clicking the share button.