Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux native since 1995. Working in Python, shell scripts, whatever gets the page up. Solving yesterday's problems tomorrow. https://social.heldscal.la/clacke https://viewer.scuttlebot.io/@iii/pg320nKa62v1ohHctlhrXYPmY5BzZ1dRjypd7Cg=.ed25519
2017-05-20T11:23:11Z via AndStatus To: Public
This looks really interesting. Good overview of distributed systems challenges. https://speakerdeck.com/caitiem20/distributed-sagas-a-protocol-for-coordinating-microservices /via https://lobste.rs/s/vhvkwr
2017-05-20T11:18:34Z via AndStatus To: Public
2017-05-20T09:09:21Z via AndStatus To: Public
> “For the wise man does not consider himself unworthy of any gifts from Fortune’s hands: he does not love wealth but he would rather have it; he does not admit into his heart but into his home; and what wealth is his he does not reject but keeps, wishing it to supply greater scope for him to practice his virtue.”
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Ansible's config system is also a turing tarpit, and the tarpit is getting deeper and stickier
- EUCJ says streaming of unlicensed material maybe illegal now, or maybe it doesn't say that, who knows.
Swedish TT: "[Streaming now illegal]"
- e2fsprogs 1.43 was released last summer and includes the inline_data option. I tried it out for /gnu/store. Conclusion: Not worth it.
I saved ~4% of the /gnu/store space, while losing ~5% of the partition space to larger inodes (and anything else on the same partition would probably benefit less than /gnu did).
Will try it for my hundreds of thousands of git-annex inodes some other time. My hypothesis is that it will be better than break-even on space, because I only need 512-byte inodes to house the symlinks (I used 1kB inodes for /gnu), but it might also be worth it for performance.
- That's not a great picture, and it should probably be a video to properly appreciate my rotating, blinky light "hello, world", but I'll just go with what I've got. After way too much time, I finally had an opportunity to sit down and try to play with the Lattice Semi IceStick dev board. But instead of using the proprietary tools, I used Project IceStorm tools. It was an amazing feeling to sit down with just open source tools and go from Verilog source to a binary that is sent to the FPGA. This should be as commonplace as using GCC to compile a program for a CPU, but it still isn't. Anyway, it's a start, and I hope it leads to more things.
2017-04-20T02:03:02Z via AndStatus To: Public
Its technocratic optimism is at the core of my love for Hong Kong.Fuzzier than I thought. The text says "Safe slopes -- save lives".
If you're out in a forest on a hill, walking along a trail, you will regularly see a sign along the lines of "This is registered slope AD-PQ123765. If you see anything wrong with this slope, please call district slope management at 1234 8765."
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git-ssb's permissionless model has an interesting consequence: anybody can push to anybody else's git repository. Coming from a GitHub background this probably sounds like madness, but folks on SSB have been using this model with good success.
Why yes it does. If it's been working well so far, I'd attribute that to the fact that not many people know about git-ssb. This is probably something that will have to become an option in the future.
2017-04-11T01:35:26Z via AndStatus To: Public
Ten minutes in Hong Kong, still in airport terminal with A/C. Already starting to sweat. Yup, this is how it's going to be now.
2017-04-10T10:08:25Z via AndStatus To: Public
A minute of silence at an international airport is quite a powerful thing.
Also, quite a lot of very visible nice men and women with automatic rifles here today.
- I have joined. joeyh has joined. Join, you too!
- YouTube is such a treasure trove. Another live Mike Oldfield performance I haven't seen/heard before. I love his meticulously edited and engineered studio albums, but once you know them by heart it's also cool to hear what they can and can't reproduce live, and what variations they make on them.
Ommadawn live at the Gateway Theatre Edinburgh in 1980 (incomplete)
- Here's what zero-knowledge is.
It's an amazing and very specific cryptographic model where I can, say, prove to you that I have transfered 1 coin out of my Zcash wallet, without telling you what my wallet is and how much I have left:
SpiderOak? Not zero knowledge. ZK does not mean "We don't have your keys". And SpiderOak even has your keys sometimes, if you ask them to. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/17/edward-snowden-dropbox-privacy-spideroak
"Grow your ideas together with shared documents while Zero Knowledge technology secures your privacy; even from us."
Raaa! Not ZK. #cryptpad doesn't have your keys. That's it. It's completely unrelated to zero-knowledge proofs, it's just an edit sequence on a blockchain, secured by a symmetric key that you provide in the fragment so it never reaches the server. Buzzword compliant. Just not that buzzword.
Hacker News has more information on why cryptpad.fr shouldn't use a blockchain, because other buzzwords would be more applicable: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13735814
No wait, actually it isn't a blockchain either. Wrong buzzword again. No proof-of-work, just an append-only log of operational transforms with some way of disambiguating who has the best log, and others will have to rebase on that.
Yes yes, it was written by cjd of #cjdns, and #hyberboria is probably awesome. I almost tried it out. And cryptpad does have a load of interesting ideas. Try it out, play with it a bit.
But ultimately, the state it is in now, it's an interesting toy. Not a tool to protect you from the NSA. Not if you have anything of value to protect.
#zk #zeroknowledgeRebuttal: Language changes and get off your high horse and this is so zero knowledge.
Also consider your acting forces and attack scenarios. Which is fair, I guess.
- I wrote a long post on OStatus at http://viewer.scuttlebot.io/%25RrX2XQXg5VemP3txbK%2B3CvMiZ6cablCRohp5n8MdJaU%3D.sha256 in response to http://viewer.scuttlebot.io/%257dM2WU45jYchvv9royGNx%2FM0kECsBqhYYpa3STvIHPc%3D.sha256 .
"With our passports we can travel all over the world, except to our house, that we built."
Hitchens back in 1989 talks to Greek Cypriot and Turk Cypriot people who remember and still live the invasion of 1974.
What's the situation like today, almost 30 years later? I know that the island is still divided, but are Turks and Greeks still forbidden from visiting the other side?