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Tuesday 8 July 2014

  • Steve Kemp: What do you do when your free service is too popular?
    Once upon a time I setup a centralized service for spam-testing blog/forum-comments in real time, that service is BlogSpam.net. This was created because the Debian Administration site was getting hammered with bogus comments, as was my personal blog. Today the unfortunate thing happened, the (...)

  • Matthew Palmer: Doing Password Complexity Wrong
    I just made an account on yet another web service. On the suggestion of my password manager, I attempted to use the password “W:9[$X*F”. It was rejected because “Password must contain at least one non-alphabet character, one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter”. OK, (...)

  • Joey Hess: laptop death
    So I was at Ocracoke island, camping with family, and I brought my laptop along as I've done probably half a dozen times before. An enormous thuderstorm came up. It rained for 8 hours and thundered for 3 of those. Some lightning cracks quite close by as we crouched in the food tent, our (...)

  • Steinar H. Gunderson: Blehnovo
    Here's my own little (ongoing) story about Lenovo's customer support; feel free to skip if you don't like rants. (You may remember that it took me several months to get to actually buy this laptop in the first place.) Everything within “quotes” are actual quotes from (...)

  • DSA-2974 php5
    security update

Monday 7 July 2014

  • Jonathan McDowell: 2014 SPI Board election nominations open
    I put out the call for nominations for the 2014 Software in the Public Interest (SPI) Board election last week. At this point I haven't yet received any nominations, so I'm mentioning it here in the hope of a slightly wider audience. Possibly not the most helpful as I would hope readers (...)

  • Jan Wagner: Monitoring Plugins release ahead
    It seems to be a great time for monitoring solutions. Some of you may have noticed that Icinga has released it's first stable version of the completely redeveloped Icinga 2. After several changes in the recent past, where the Team maintaining the Plugins used for several Monitoring (...)

  • DSA-2973 vlc
    security update

Sunday 6 July 2014

Saturday 5 July 2014

  • Mario Lang: I love my MacBookAir with Debian
    In short: I love my MacBook Air. It is the best (laptop) hardware I ever owned. I have seen hardware which was much more flaky in the past. I can set the display backlight to zero via software, which saves me a lot of battery life and also offers a bit of anti-spy-acroos-my-shoulder support. (...)

  • John Goerzen: The Heights of Coronado
  • Matthew Garrett: Self-signing custom Android ROMs
    The security model on the Google Nexus devices is pretty straightforward. The OS is (nominally) secure and prevents anything from accessing the raw MTD devices. The bootloader will only allow the user to write to partitions if it's unlocked. The recovery image will only permit you to (...)

Friday 4 July 2014

Thursday 3 July 2014

  • Wouter Verhelst: Docking and Undocking with LVM
    I have a number of USB hard disks. Like, I suppose, mostly everyone who reads this blog. Unlike many people who do, however, for whatever reason I decided to create LVM volumes on most of my USB hard disks. The unfortunate result is that these now contain a lot of data with a somewhat less than (...)

  • Steve Kemp: And so it begins ...
    1. This weekend I will apply to rejoin the Debian project, as a developer. 2. In the meantime I've been begun releasing some some code which powers the git-based DNS hosting site/service. 3. This is the end of my list. 4. I lied. This is the end of my list. Powers of two, (...)

  • DebConf team: Second set of talks accepted; 3 days left to submit yours (Posted by Ana Guerrero Lopez)
    There are only left 3 days to submit your talk. Submit yours before it's too late. From the submissions from the last week, we have accepted a second batch of talks: Validation and Continuous Integration BoF DSA Team round table/BoF debdry - Debian Don't Repeat Yourself Debian Contributors, one (...)

  • CR de la r?union du CA du 09 Juin 2014
  • Ian Donnelly: Hello Planet Debian!
  • Ian Donnelly: How-To: kdb mount
    I would like to go over the kdb mount command. The mount command is used to mount configuration files to the Elektra Key Database. Once a file is mounted, any changes to the file will be reflected in the Elektra Keys and any changes to the keys will be reflected in the configuration file. So (...)

  • Russ Allbery: remctl 3.9
    This release fixes an embarassing bug that caused the server to often abort sending information back to the client if the server-side program exited while the server was still sending data. It also fixes a more minor bug in which children of the server were spawned with SIGPIPE ignored instead (...)

  • Russ Allbery: rra-c-util 5.5
    The most significant change in this release is a somewhat embarassing bug fix: the network_read and network_write functions introduced in version 4.2 to support timeouts didn't correctly handle a timeout interrupted by a signal. This is now fixed by restarting the calls on EINTR. Also in (...)

  • Russ Allbery: C TAP Harness 3.1

Wednesday 2 July 2014

  • Tanguy Ortolo: PayPal cut a secure email project's funds
    It should be no news that PayPal have made an habit of opposing to projects that fight for the respect of freedom and democracy by cutting their funds. Anyway, they have just provided us another example of such an abuse, against the ProtonMail project. ProtonMail is a secure email service (...)

  • Osamu Aoki: debmake -- checking source against DEP-5 copyright
  • Mike Hommey: Firefox and Gtk+ 3
    Folks from Collabora and Red Hat have been working on making Firefox on Gtk+ 3 a thing. See Emilio's blog post for some recent update. But getting Firefox to build and run locally is unfortunately not the whole story. I've been working on getting Gtk+ 3 Firefox builds going on Mozilla build (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Review: Lockstep
    Review: Lockstep, by Karl Schroeder Publisher: Tor Copyright: March 2014 ISBN: 0-7653-3726-6 Format: Hardcover Pages: 351 Toby McGonigal's family fled an Earth dominated by trillionaires and vicious class conflict, and attempt, instead, a very risky and precarious settlement on a (...)

  • DSA-2971 dbus
    security update

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