Planet Debian, ces 60 derniers jours

mercredi 16 avril 2014

mardi 15 avril 2014

lundi 14 avril 2014

  • Daniel Kahn Gillmor: OTR key replacement (heartbleed)
    I'm replacing my OTR key for XMPP because of heartbleed (see below). If the plain ASCII text below is mangled beyond verification, you can retrieve a copy of it from my web site that should be able to be verified. BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 OTR Key Replacement for XMPP (...)

  • Christine Spang: PyCon 2014 retrospective
  • Craig Small: mutt ate my i key
  • Chris Lamb: Race report: Cambridge Duathlon 2014
    (This is my first race of the 2014 season.) I had entered this race in 2013 and found it was effective for focusing winter training. As triathlons do not typically start until May in the UK, scheduling earlier races can be motivating in the colder winter months. I didn't have any clear (...)

  • Bits from Debian: DPL election is over, Lucas Nussbaum re-elected
    The Debian Project Leader election has concluded and the winner is Lucas Nussbaum. Of a total of 1003 developers, 401 developers voted using the Condorcet method. More information about the result is available in the Debian Project Leader Elections 2014 page. The new term for the project (...)

  • Andrew Pollock: [life] Day 76: Dora + Fever
    We had a bit of a rough night last night. I noticed Zoe was pretty hot when she had a nap yesterday after not really eating much lunch. She still had a mild fever after her nap, so I gave her some paracetamol (aka acetaminophen, that one weirded me out when I moved to the US) and called for a (...)

  • Matthew Garrett: Real-world Secure Boot attacks
    MITRE gave a presentation on UEFI Secure Boot at SyScan earlier this month. You should read the the presentation and paper, because it's really very good. It describes a couple of attacks. The first is that some platforms store their Secure Boot policy in a run time UEFI variable. UEFI (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: RcppBDT 0.2.3
    A new release of the RcppBDT package is now on CRAN. Several new modules were added; the package can now work on dates, date durations, "ptime" (aka posix time), and timezones. Most interesting may be the fact that ptime is configured to use 96 bits. This allows a precise representation of (...)

  • Steve Kemp: Is lumail a stepping stone?
    I'm pondering a rewrite of my console-based mail-client. While it is "popular" it is not popular. I suspect "console-based" is the killer. I like console, and I ssh to a remote server to use it, but having different front-ends would be neat. In the world of mailpipe, etc, is there room (...)

dimanche 13 avril 2014

samedi 12 avril 2014

  • Mario Lang: Emacs Chess
    Between 2001 and 2004, John Wielgley wrote emacs-chess, a rather complete Chess library for Emacs. I found it around 2004, and was immediately hooked. Why? Because Emacs is configurable, and I was hoping that I could customize the chessboard display much more than with any other console based (...)

  • Lars Wirzenius: Programming performance art
    Thirty years ago I started to learn programming. To celebrate this, I'm doing a bit of programming as a sort of performance art. I will write a new program, from scratch, until it is ready for me to start using it for real. The program won't be finished, but it will be ready for my own (...)

  • Andrew Pollock: [life] Explaining "special needs"
    I got one of those rare opportunities to calibrate Zoe's outlook on people on Friday. I feel pretty happy with the job I did. Once we arrived at the New Farm Park ferry terminal, the girls wanted to have some morning tea, so we camped out in the terminal to have something to eat. Kim had (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Accumulated haul
    Wow, it's been a while since I've done this. In part because I've not had much time for reading books (which doesn't prevent me from buying them). Jared Bernstein & Dean Baker — Getting Back to Full Employment (non-fiction) James Coughtrey — Six Seconds of (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Review: Cryptography Engineering
    Review: Cryptography Engineering, by Niels Ferguson, et al. Publisher: Wiley Copyright: 2010 ISBN: 0-470-47424-6 Format: Kindle Pages: 384 Subtitled Design Principles and Practical Applications, Cryptography Engineering is intended as an overview and introduction to cryptography for the (...)

  • Russell Coker: Replacement Credit Cards and Bank Failings
    I just read an interesting article by Brian Krebs about the difficulty in replacing credit cards [1]. The main reason that credit cards need to be replaced is that they have a single set of numbers that is used for all transactions. If credit cards were designed properly for modern use (IE (...)

  • Chris Lamb: My 2014 race schedule
  • Chris Lamb: 2014 race schedule

vendredi 11 avril 2014

  • Wouter Verhelst: Review: John Scalzi: Redshirts
    I'm not much of a reader anymore these days (I used to be when I was a young teenager), but I still do tend to like reading something every once in a while. When I do, I generally prefer books that can be read front to cover in one go—because that allows me to immerse myself into the (...)

  • Ian Campbell: qcontrol 0.5.3
    Update: Closely followed by 0.5.4 to fix an embarassing brown paper bag bug: Correct argument handling for system-status command Get it from gitorious or I've just released qcontrol 0.5.3. Changes since the last release: Reduce spaminess (...)

  • Steve Kemp: Putting the finishing touches to a nodejs library
    For the past few years I've been running a simple service to block blog/comment-spam, which is (currently) implemented as a simple JSON API over HTTP, with a minimal core and all the logic in a series of plugins. One obvious thing I wasn't doing until today was paying attention to the (...)

  • Lars Wirzenius: Applying the Doctorow method to coding
    When you have a big goal, do at least a little of it every day. Cory Doctorow writes books and stuff, and writes for at least twenty minutes every day. I write computer software, primarily Obnam, my backup program, and recently wrote the first rough draft of a manual for it, by writing at least (...)

  • Hideki Yamane: given enough eyeballs, but...
  • Andrew Pollock: [life] Day 73: A fourth-generation friendship
    Oh man, am I exhausted. I've known my friend Kim for longer than we remembered. Until Zoe was born, I thought the connection was purely that our grandmothers knew each other. After Zoe was born, and we gave her my birth mother's name as her middle name, Kim's mother sent me a (...)

  • Joey Hess: propellor introspection for DNS
    In just released Propellor 0.3.0, I've improved improved Propellor's config file DSL significantly. Now properties can set attributes of a host, that can be looked up by its other properties, using a Reader monad. This saves needing to repeat yourself: hosts = [ host "" (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: RcppCNPy 0.2.3
    R 3.1.0 came out today. Among the (impressive and long as usual) list of changes is the added ability to specify CXX_STD = CXX11 in order to get C++11 (or the best available subset on older compilers). This brings a number of changes and opportunities which are frankly too numerous to be (...)

jeudi 10 avril 2014

  • Steve Kemp: A small assortment of content
  • Joey Hess: Kite: a server's tale
    My server, Kite, is finishing its 20th year online. It started as, a 486 under the desk in my dorm room. Early on, it bounced around the DNS --,, -- before landing on The hardware has changed too, from a (...)

  • Craig Small: WordPress update needed for stable too
  • Michal Čihař: Heartbleed fun
    You probably know about heartbleed bug in OpenSSL as it is so widespread that it got to mainstream medias as well. As I'm running Debian Wheezy on my servers, they were affected as well. The updated OpenSSL library was installed immediately after it has been released, but there was still (...)

  • Andrew Pollock: [life] Day 72: The Workshops, and zip lining into a pool
    Today was jam packed, from the time Zoe got dropped off to the time she was picked up again. I woke up early to go to my yoga class. It had moved from 6:15am to 6:00am, but was closer to home. I woke up a bunch of times overnight because I wanted to make sure I got up a little bit earlier (...)

  • Christine Spang: a tuturial about search
    Today I gave a tutorial at PyCon 2014 entitled Search 101: An Introduction to Information Retrieval. It was an experiment of sorts: the first workshop I've run primarily by myself, my first tutorial at PyCon, my first paid teaching gig. It was an opportunity to take some of the lessons I (...)

  • Steinar H. Gunderson: Movit 1.1 released
    I just released version 1.1 of Movit, my GPU-based video filter library. This is basically for two things: A bunch of accumulated small fixed and tweaks, and support for GLES 3.0 (think mobile). So, what now? Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, releasing a library does not bring an army of (...)

mercredi 9 avril 2014


17 mai 2007 - Du GigaPixels sur IPsyn !

Depuis quelques jours IPsyn héberge la plus grosse image numérique au monde : (...)

22 mars 2005 - Cable reseau "perime"

Nous avons, ce soir (21/03/2005), ete victime du fameux probleme du cable RJ45 "perime". Apres (...)

13 mars 2005 - Perte de notre serveur de fichier

Nous avons perdu, vers 16h00 ce samedi 12 mars 2005, notre serveur de fichier sur lequel etait (...)

26 décembre 2004 - Exploitation d’une faille dans phpBB

Ipsyn n’aura pas ete epargne par la failel sur le forum phpBB (j’imae pas le forums (...)

7 janvier 2004 - Problème sur notre serveur mysql

Pour une raison indeterminee notre serveur mysql refuse de repartir. Nous basculons toutes les (...)