Elena ``of Valhalla'' valhalla@identi.ca

  • 2017-12-09T21:47:33Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    via # debian-til (IRC channel, not tag :) )

    Evil indeed!
  • 2017-12-06T15:08:26Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Announcing sources.debian.org
    We're happy to announce that Debsources, the Web application that
    allows to browse and search the entire source code of all Debian
    releases, is now hosted on the official Debian infrastructure and
    available at https://sources.debian.org.

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  • 2017-11-30T20:51:27Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    How to get involved with open source if you're a cat
    With the right approach, anyone can contribute to open source. Even a cat.

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  • 2017-11-28T19:17:25Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Private Internet Access and an Anonymous Donor Challenge Donors in Largest Conservancy Match Ever!
    Today, Software Freedom Conservancy announces the launch of its most ambitious match challenge ever, generously brought forward by Private Internet Access and an anonymous donor. All donations up to $75,000 will be matched dollar for dollar until January 15. Sign up as a Supporter today to have your donation count twice, but please act soon. January 15th will be here before we know it!
    My annual renewal is almost due...
  • Backpack done! or is it?

    2017-11-20T19:59:51Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    My new backpack!

    I started this project in august (pattern and material list) / september (actual sewing) and finally, this evening, it is usable!

    It wasn't the only project running (not even the only *sewing* project), but still it took enough time that I'm glad I can finally use it, even if right now it doesn't really have any real advantage over what I could have bought from any store for less money than I spent on materials (but I have many leftovers — and plans to use at least part of them)

    It also was pretty challenging, both for my skills and for my home sewing machine, and there are a few things that could have been done better (and maybe they will, in the next backpack I'll make?)

    But is it really done? No, that webbing in the front (and sides) is there to attach extensions, and I have at least a couple planned (one easy, that I will do soon, and another complex one that will wait until I've recovered from the project fatigue with something completely different).

    I'm also still waiting for the buckles that will close the compression straps in the front (not that they are really needed now that there are no extensions to keep compressed), but they are details I can take care of later.

    P.S. I took pictures and notes, and the pattern is already on git, but a full tutorial will have to wait, probably even months, as now I have a bit of sewing backlog.

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    not yet :)

    but probably it will just be one (or three) pin(s), or something similar.

    Right now everything is basically functional.

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-11-20T21:04:11Z

    That's really impressive, must have been a lot of work!

    Ben Sturmfels at 2017-11-20T21:54:07Z

    I lost track of the numbers of hours spent, altought most of it must have gone into simple but repetitive (and boring) things like attaching all the webbing to the panels.

    (That caused a break in the project, when I did something else for a while to keep my sanity, and so did the zipper, that required 3 attempts before I finally managed to attach it correctly)

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-11-21T07:41:39Z

  • 2017-11-16T12:43:01Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    hacktor@diasp.de 2017-11-16 00:53:16:
    Arduino chip sticker label – todbot blog http://todbot.com/blog/2009/05/23/arduino-chip-sticker-label/
    #arduino Arduino chip sticker label – todbot blog
    Arduino chip sticker label – todbot blog

  • 2017-11-14T15:13:21Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    rants.org » Blog Archive » What You Need to Know About the Conservancy / SFLC Dustup.
    The Software Freedom Conservancy is responding appropriately to a surprising and unwarranted trademark action from SFLC (the Software Freedom Law Center). SFLC’s action is especially indefensible given their role in helping set up the Conservancy in the first place. SFLC’s own public statement on the matter does not stand up to scrutiny. If you...

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  • 2017-11-05T09:38:13Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    debacle@framasphere.org 2017-11-04 14:53:57:

    Dino in Debian experimental

    What is Dino?

    Dino is a modern IM client using XMPP (Jabber) with support for both OpenPGP and OMEMO. It looks very nice and can already be used for chatting and group conversations. It is, however, not yet stable nor feature-complete. If you are looking for something like Conversations (Android XMPP client), but for the desktop, Dino is for you. If you like to have something more stable and feature-complete, try Gajim instead. I use both! :~)

    Dino is written in C and Vala, uses the GTK+ UI toolkit and looks best in Gnome, XFCE, or other GTK+ based desktops. I heard about planned versions for Windows and MacOS, too, but don't hold your breath.

    How to install Dino on Debian?

    Since yesterday, the Dino IM client is available in the official Debian repositories, but so far only in the "experimental" distribution. To install it, Debian users have to:
    $ echo deb https://deb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/experimental.list
    $ sudo apt update
    $ sudo apt -t experimental install dino-im

    This should work on nine official and five unofficial architectures for at least unstable and testing. Not sure about stable. I'm pretty sure, that oldstable will not work.

    Why the "-im" suffix for Dino in Debian?

    There used to be another program, an "integrated MIDI piano roll editor and sequencer engine", by the same name in Debian. Many references to the old program still exist, so it would be problematic to recycle the name for a different purpose.

    Happy chatting!

    #xmpp #debian #dino #jabber #openpgp #omemo #im #federation #chat Debian Package Tracker - dino-im
    Debian Package Tracker - dino-im

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    They could have chosen a lesser used name:


    Swift also looks interesting and probably more mature than dino (which is still a bit raw around the edges), sadly it's not in Debian and I couldn't find anybody working on it.

    Any takers? :D


    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-11-14T14:36:07Z

    Well, there are a lot of *swift* packages in Debian, but they're mostly related to the Openstack thing, and Swift IM was there before Apple came with their "Swift" language, so it was not that used at the time of Swift IM's creation =)

    And Swift IM _is_ in Debian and has been for a long time (included in Wheezy), it's just not in Debian 9. AFAIK the Debian package is maintained directly by upstream, maybe part of the process could be improved somehow...

    JanKusanagi at 2017-11-14T15:37:00Z

    Thanks, I couldn't find it.

    I notice that it hasn't come back in buster, either, and has a couple of release critical bugs that have been open for about a year: that isn't exactly a good indicator of the health of a package; maybe upstream has just stopped caring about debian?


    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-11-14T15:48:42Z

    » Elena ``of Valhalla'':

    “[...] maybe upstream has just stopped caring about debian? [...]”

    I doubt that, as they maintain their own repos.

    Maybe it would be good if there was a Debian-specific person (or group) taking care of upgrading the package on Debian's repos?

    JanKusanagi at 2017-11-14T15:57:19Z

  • 2017-11-01T07:52:36Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Petter Reinholdtsen: Web services for writing academic LaTeX papers as a team
    I was surprised today to learn that a friend in academia did not know there are easily available web services available for writing LaTeX documents as a team. I thought it was common knowledge, but to make sure at least my readers are aware of it, I would like to mention these useful services for writing LaTeX documents. Some of them even provide a...

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  • 2017-10-25T13:43:07Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Help! Linux ate my RAM!
    But how do you count memory that is currently used for something, but can still be made available to applications? You might count that memory as "free" and/or "available". Linux instead counts it as "used", but also "available": This "something" is (roughly) what top and free calls "buffers" and "cached". Since your and Linux's terminology differs...
  • 2017-10-24T04:44:32Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    EtherDFS - The Ethernet DOS File System
    EtherDFS is an 'installable filesystem' TSR for DOS. It maps a drive from a remote computer (typically Linux-based) to a local drive letter, using raw ethernet frames to communicate. For years, I was using LapLink to transfer files between my various "retro" computers. It works, yes, but it's also annoyingly slow and requires constant attention. On...
    via @Fabio

    Now, it's a shame that nowadays browsers have lost support for gopher, as that's required to follow some links on that page...

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    Install OverbiteFF in Firefox and that issue with following gopher links goes away.

    Stephen Michael Kellat at 2017-10-24T17:37:56Z

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  • 2017-10-19T13:14:35Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Feed GL-Como.it 2017-10-04 21:42:00:
    Programma Linux Day 2017
    Il Linux Day è la principale manifestazione italiana dedicata alla promozione di GNU/Linux e del Software Libero; quest'anno si terrà il 28 ottobre in numerose città Italiane.

    Il GL-Como e il LinuxVar organizzano quest'anno una edizione congiunta, presso il FaberLab di Tradate.

    La giornata di quest'anno sarà divisa in due parti: il mattino dedicato specificatamente alle scuole e il pomeriggio destinato a professionisti, studenti e appassionati di informatica; entrambe sono accomunate dal tema nazionale: “privacy e riservatezza individuale”.

    Il programma dettagliato e tutte le informazioni pratiche sono disponibili all'indirizzo http://linuxvar.it/content/linux-day-2017

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  • 2017-10-16T17:37:30Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw
    Factorization weakness lets attackers impersonate key holders and decrypt their data.
    This includes ID cards, TPM and OpenPGP keys generated on a some card-like devices (e.g. yubikey) (as opposed to those generated on a computer, that are safe).

    I bet the stupid "DNI 3.0" Spanish ID is one of those...

    JanKusanagi at 2017-10-16T19:28:52Z

    I'm also wondering about the italian "experimental" ID cards. Luckily I still have one of those horrible paper ones that everybody abroad hate :)

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-10-19T10:06:32Z

  • 2017-10-16T13:34:03Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    KRACK Attacks: Breaking WPA2
    This website presents the Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK). It breaks the WPA2 protocol by forcing nonce reuse in encryption algorithms used by Wi-Fi.

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  • Navigation, ancients-style

    2017-10-15T17:46:39Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    The GPS on my firefoxOS phone has been acting up lately: it has never been exceptionally good, but the last couple of times I've tried to use it it gave errors of more than 1km.

    Saturday evening we were in a place with internet (and laptops) and had to go to a new-to-us restaurants, so I asked for routing from OSMR, took notes on paper and this is what I gave to my navigator/co-driver:


    Unbelievably we managed to get there in time, without missing even one of the turns, even if he wasn't able to decipher my writing on some of the street names.

    Italian readers may also appreciate the maturity of some of the labelling, if they are able to decipher the writing.

    Also, in case we decide to go back to that restaurant with the LUG, I guess I can just point them to this post and of course they will be able to get there, right? :D

    One day I will have a GPS-enabled device that is not designed to steal my data first and be useful to me as an aftertought. And one that works.

    Ancient style FTW!! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-10-15T17:58:13Z

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    polo2ro@framasphere.org 2017-10-12 14:38:45:

    Optimal Mouse by JohnSu on DeviantArt

    Optimal Mouse
    Well, seeing as this new Chinese year is my year, I suppose I should at least do something mouse related. I admit I was also tempted to have a mouse with blue teeth and a laser gun running through ...

  • 2017-10-13T18:00:10Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    The Slack Threat | Carl Chenet's Blog
    During a long era, electronic mail was the main communication tool for enterprises. Slack, which offer public or private group discussion boards and instant messaging between two people, challenge its position, especially in the IT industry. Not only Slack has features known and used since IRC launch in the late ’80s, but Slack also offers file s...

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  • Campingpunk

    2017-10-07T15:22:08Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public


    Today a friend of mine (meow if you want to be identified¹) mentioned that it would be nice to have a name like campingpunk for a look with less brass than steampunk and more anodized aluminum and paracord. Also a bit like crazy survivalists with less camo and more colors.

    I like the idea.

    ¹ no, that doesn't uniquely identify them: I tend to have many friends with feline tendencies.

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  • 2017-10-01T12:05:11Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Tonight I dreamt of an old man, dressed in grey with a wide felt hat, who was tending a small vegetable garden like the ones typically kept by retired men.
    He was using a tool that changed shape according to what he needed in that moment, but at every change it blinked a bit as if it wanted to return to its native shape of a spear.

    Now I'm a bit worried for humanity's sake. :)

    P.S. even more worryingly his usual associate wasn't around to be seen.

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