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Wednesday 26 November 2014

  • Gunnar Wolf: Guests in the classroom: @Rolman talks about persistent storage and filesystems
    On November 14, as a great way to say goodbye to a semester, a good friend came to my class again to present a topic to the group; a good way to sum up the contents of this talk is "everything you ever wondered about persistent storage". As people who follow my blog know, I like inviting my (...)

  • Enrico Zini: calypso-davdroid
    Calypso and DAVDroid calypso and DAVdroid appeal to me. Let's try to make the whole thing work. Update: radicale seems to also support git as a backend, and I plan to give it a try, too. A self-signed SSL certificate Generating the certificate: $ openssl req -nodes -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 (...)

  • Charles Plessy: Browsing debian-private via SSH
    I recently realised that one can browse the archives of debian-private via SSH. I find this a good compromise between subscription and ignorance. Here is for instance the command for November. ssh -t master.debian.org mutt -f (...)

  • Francois Marier: Hiding network disconnections using an IRC bouncer
    A bouncer can be a useful tool if you rely on IRC for team communication and instant messaging. The most common use of such a server is to be permanently connected to IRC and to buffer messages while your client is disconnected. However, that's not what got me interested in this tool. (...)

  • DSA-3077 openjdk-6
    security update

Tuesday 25 November 2014

  • Sune Vuorela: QImage and QPixmap in a Qt Quick item
    For reasons I don't know, apparantly a Qt Quick Item that can show a QImage or a QPixmap is kind of missing. The current Image QML item only works with data that can be represented by a URL. So I wrote one that kind of works. Comments most welcome. It is found on git.kde.org: (...)

  • Holger Levsen: 20141125-change
    Change Not many people adapt to fundamental changes easily, but at least people can change at all. I'm sure what looks funny now has also been a painful experience, but... - that's life. Sometimes it sucks. And suddenly...

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  • Enrico Zini: mock-webserver
    A mock webserver to use for unit testing HTTP clients With python -m SimpleHTTPServer it's easy to bring up an HTTP server to use to test HTTP client code, however it only supports GET requests, and I needed to test an HTTP client that needs to perform a file upload. It took way more than (...)

  • Thorsten Glaser: d-i preseeding is not the answer
    This post details what the d-i team currently shows as the only way. It has several shortcomings and one missing documentation part. Shortcoming: --purge is missing from the apt-get invocation. This leaves packages in “rc” state (requiring a manual dpkg --purge to completely (...)

  • Scott Kitterman: On being excellent to each other
    There has been a lot of discussion recently where there is strong disagreement, even about how to discuss the disagreement. Here's a few thoughts on the matter. The thing I personally find the most annoying is when someone thinks what someone else says is inappropriate and says so, it seems (...)

  • Chris Lamb: Validating Django model attribute assignment
    Ever done the following? >>> user = User.objects.get(pk=102) >>> user.superuser = True >>> user.save() # Argh, why is this user now not a superuser... Here's a dirty hack to validate these: import sys from django.db import models from django.conf import settings FIELDS = EXCEPTIONS = (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: Rcpp now used by 300 CRAN packages
    This morning, Rcpp reached another round milestone: 300 packages on CRAN now depend on it (as measured by Depends, Imports and LinkingTo declarations). The graph is on the left depicts the growth of Rcpp usage over time. There are 41 more on BioConductor (which is not included in the chart). (...)

  • DebConf team: DebConf14 final report (Posted by Uli Scholler, and the DebConf Team)
    The Final Report for DebConf14 is complete and the DebConf team proudly presents it to the world. DebConf14, which was held in Portland, Oregon, USA, in August 2014, was a big success. Our final report captures the essence of this year's conference in pictures and words: talks and how we (...)

  • Erich Schubert: Installing Debian with sysvinit
    First let me note that I am using systemd, so these things here are untested by me. See e.g. Petter's and Simon's blog entries on the same overall topic. According to the Debian installer maintainers, the only accepted way to install Debian with sysvinit is to use preseeding. This can (...)

  • Gunnar Wolf: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (also known as #10print )
    The line of BASIC code that appears as the subject for this post is the title for a book I just finished reading — And enjoyed thoroughly. The book is available online for download under a CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 License, so you can take a good look at it before (or instead of) buying it. (...)

  • Kenshi Muto: Bug #668001
    If the bug title of #668001 was not "debootstrap: cant install systemd instead of sysvinit", but was like "debootstrap ignores everything from the first pipe character to the end of Depends/Pre-Depends line.", it would be treated more carefully ;) My patch posting #20 aims to fix it. Well, I (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: YATORP -- Yet Another Tutorial on R Packaging
    What the world needs right now is yet another tutorial on R packages and their creation. Luckily, this last Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to present in a workshop organized by Frank DiTraglia at Penn's shiny new Warren Center, and held at Wharton. Given the Warren Center's (...)

  • DSA-3076 wireshark
    security update

Monday 24 November 2014

  • Rog?rio Brito: Problems with Emacs 24.4
    This is, essentially, a call for help, as I don't really know which program is at a fault here. Given that Emacs's upstream converted their repository from bzr to git, all the commits in mirror repositories became "invalid" in relation to the official repository. What does this mean (...)

  • John Goerzen: My boys love 1986 computing
    Yesterday, Jacob (age 8) asked to help me put together a 30-year-old computer from parts in my basement. Meanwhile, Oliver (age 5) asked Laura to help him learn cursive. Somehow, this doesn't seem odd for a Saturday at our place. Let me tell you how this came about. I've had a project going (...)

Sunday 23 November 2014

  • Dimitri John Ledkov: Analyzing public OpenPGP keys
  • Steinar H. Gunderson: Scaling analysis.sesse.net
    As I previously mentioned, I've been running live chess analysis during the Carlsen–Anand World Chess Championship match. Now it's all over (congratulations to Magnus!), so I thought I should write a few words about scaling, as we ended up peaking at (I think) 1527 simultaneous (...)

  • Iustin Pop: Debian, Debian…
    Due to some technical issues, I've been without access to my lists subscription email for a bit more than a week. Once I regained access and proceeded to read the batch of emails, I was - once again - shocked. Shocked at the amount of emails spent on the systemd issue, shocked at the number (...)

  • Matthew Palmer: You stay classy, Uber
    You may have heard that Uber has been under a bit of fire lately for its desires to hire private investigators to dig up “dirt” on journalists who are critical of Uber. From using users' ride data for party entertainment, putting the assistance dogs of blind passengers in the trunk, (...)

Saturday 22 November 2014

  • Steve Kemp: Lumail 2.x ?
    I've continued to ponder the idea of reimplementing the console mail-client I wrote, lumail, using a more object-based codebase. For one thing having loosely coupled code would allow testing things in isolation, which is clearly a good thing. I've written some proof of concept code (...)

  • Sune Vuorela: Is linux about choice?
    Occasionally, various quotes from people having an opinion if linux is about choice or not. Even pages like http://www.islinuxaboutchoice.com/ has shown up. My short answer is “YES”. Linux is about choice. And you get all your choices directly from your f/loss definition of choice (...)

  • Daniel Pocock: rtc.debian.org updated for latest browsers
    I've just updated rtc.debian.org with the latest versions of JSCommunicator and JsSIP. The version of JsSIP that had been on the site was actually quite old, from February 2014 and the browsers have evolved a lot since then. If you've tried it before and it didn't work (...)

  • Jonathan Wiltshire: Getting things into Jessie (#7)
  • Craig Small: WordPress 4.0.1 for Debian
  • Petter Reinholdtsen: How to stay with sysvinit in Debian Jessie
    By now, it is well known that Debian Jessie will not be using sysvinit as its boot system by default. But how can one keep using sysvinit in Jessie? It is fairly easy, and here are a few recipes, courtesy of Erich Schubert and Simon McVittie. If you already are using Wheezy and want to upgrade (...)

Friday 21 November 2014

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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 (...)