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4829 words in 3 posts (out of 94 total) between 2015–03–12 and 2017–05–30 (2 years, 11 weeks, 3 days)
316 words by attila written on 2017–05–30, last edit: 2017–05–30, tags: open-source, openbsd, pets, ports, tor, tor-browser
I never posted properly here on this subject so here goes belatedly: the Tor Browser ports the Tor/BSD Diversity Project worked on out of tree for a year and a half were accepted into the ports tree in November 2 16. … read more
3085 words by attila written on 2015–03–12, last edit: 2017–05–30, tags: open-source, openbsd, pets, ports, tor, tor-browser
Give Me Your Hackers Your Journos Your Activists Yearning To Be Only Lightly Surveilled
The NYC BSD User’s Group NYC BUG is full of firebrands and malcontents. This is why I like them even though I haven’t met any of them in person or even set foot in NYC in well over … read more
1428 words by attila written on 2015–09–18, last edit: 2015–09–18, tags: open-source, openbsd, perl, ports
You wouldn’t know it from reading this blog but I actually do write software on occasion. I’ve been changing the way I do things in general ditching old bad habits for new ones always the optimist that never changes . To death with Stinking Linux Thinking: … read more
5405 words in 17 posts (out of 94 total) between 2013–08–26 and 2017–05–25 (3 years, 38 weeks, 6 days)
182 words by attila written on 2017–05–25, last edit: 2017–05–30, tags: personal
When I was young I had a lot of issues unlike now where I’m totally fine. Totally.
I was an overweight kid. I became a vegetarian and took up martial arts when I was 13 which turned me around a bit. A mother’s friend … read more
84 words by attila written on 2016–03–14, last edit: 2016–03–14, tags: poetry, sql
gimme a thing with a thang that’s red or blue or true or newly minted and related to a thunk in some gunk from around the time this other thing happened but only if it’s valid … read more
1069 words by attila written on 2016–02–07, last edit: 2016–08–04, tags: rant
We are easily subjugated by those who would give us hope: it is one of our greatest weaknesses. Hope like its cousin belief are shams scams and ultimately shake-downs. It is an emotion that people are constantly told they must have precisely because it serves those who … read more
559 words by attila written on 2015–08–21, last edit: 2015–08–21, tags: open-source, openbsd, pets, ports, tor, tor-browser
This is all old news but I’ve been remiss about posting here so in the spirit of better late than never: the OpenBSD Tor Browser ports were updated to 4.5.3 on 3 July just a little while before 5. came … read more
316 words by attila written on 2015–06–26, last edit: 2015–06–26, tags: open-source, openbsd, pets, ports, tor, tor-browser
This is just a quick note to update anyone who cares on status.
A couple of days ago I tagged v4.5.2 of the OpenBSD ports which comprise the Tor Browser Bundle at release 4.5.2 as of 16 June. These are not official OpenBSD ports at the moment. I finally got off … read more
988 words by attila written on 2015–04–29, last edit: 2015–04–29, tags: open-source, openbsd, pets, ports, tor, tor-browser
A few bits of progress to report on the Tor Browser Bundle ports.
First my collaborator and I have set up a new GitHub account: The Tor BSD Diversity Project. We’ve moved all of our git repositories and are using GH to coordinate for … read more
243 words by attila written on 2015–03–17, last edit: 2015–03–17, tags: emacs, java, js, sh
I frequently come across things that strike me as something I really should’ve read but somehow missed. Here’s today’s haul:
Steve Yegge’s Execution in the Kingdom of Nouns
I wish I’d known about this when I was arguing for building my … read more
924 words by attila written on 2015–03–11, last edit: 2015–10–13, tags: markdown, open-source, openbsd, ports, text
Even in just doing the simple stuff I’ve tried so far in OpenBSD ports it is frequently an adventure that leads to good and unexpected places. I believe they call that fun or something.
My first idea was to do … read more
332 words by attila written on 2014–08–11, last edit: 2016–08–04, tags: rant
Nothing is ever fixed. It never gets fixed. It just gets pushed away until it isn’t in plain sight and then it’s still not fixed. Fixing things means breaking other things. The wrapper on a new screwdriver. Your own stupid brain. Whatever. Eggs. Omelettes. Fixing means … read more
89 words by attila written on 2013–09–26, last edit: 2013–09–26, tags: anglo, drone, empire, pigs
UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA’s view of drone opponents as ‘threats’ and ‘adversaries’ | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com.
So even opposing the use of drone strikes by the books inside of the system as a legitimately organized political organization is still … read more
125 words by attila written on 2013–09–24, last edit: 2013–09–24, tags: agro, asia, crash, env, food, poor, rights
India’s food security act: Myths and reality - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.
I feel compelled to post a pointer to any article I find by Vandana Shiva. She is a pissed off old campaigner for sensible non-corporate food on all levels. She also tirelessly calls out the powerful on their greed incompetence and arrogance when it comes to making decisions that destroy access to food for millions of people. I don’t understand how she maintains such a positive attitude as she is frequently writing about some of the most horrible things. In this article she is pointing out yet again the real reasons behind the “reforms” in India and what they really mean to millions of the poorest hungriest people on the planet. … read more
99 words by attila written on 2013–09–23, last edit: 2013–09–23, tags: aapl, biometric, hacking, phone, security
CCC | Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID.
I’ve always loved these guys but this is just too beautiful. The post is really good and everyone should read it but the punchline is one for the ages:
… It is plain stupid to use something that you can’t change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token. … … read more
76 words by attila written on 2013–09–10, last edit: 2013–09–10, tags: pigs, rights, syria, system, wot
Obama’s rogue state tramples over every law it demands others uphold | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian.
THANK YOU George Monbiot. Once again in a sea of mealy-mouthed bullshit and cluelessness there are a very few people who actually say … read more
89 words by attila written on 2013–08–30, last edit: 2013–08–30, tags: budget, narco, numbers, pigs, wod
Latin American Herald Tribune - Government Report Exaggerated Mexican Cartel Presence in U.S. Post Reports.
It turns out that inflation is everywhere not just at the grocery store. According to the DOJ those rascally Mexican narcos are EVERYWHERE now - why you can just throw a rock in any direction and hit one … read more
108 words by attila written on 2013–08–27, last edit: 2013–08–27, tags: capitalism, corp, future, positive
WinCo: Low-Key Low-Cost Grocer Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ | TIME.com.
Even when the world is falling down around your ears there are still opportunities to profit by not sucking. You’d think the powers that be would’ve made this illegal by now but somehow not yet. I’ve never … read more
64 words by attila written on 2013–08–26, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: media, metanews, oil, pigs, syria, wmd
Media Lens - ‘A Political Ploy’? The Guardian Editors Swallow US Claims On Syrian WMD.
I was really struck by the Guardian’s tone through this whole Syrian “gas attack” stuff and apparently it wasn’t just me being paranoid… I dunno something kind of stinks especially as it seems … read more
58 words by attila written on 2013–08–26, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: hacking, open-source, pigs, privacy, ratd, system
Hacktivists Want to Free the Net by Building a New One From Scratch | Motherboard.
See also: … read more
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