AboutLinux/FOSS, cyber sec, privacy and programming guy. Hardstyle/rawstyle freak.
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"Let's quickly make sure that the docker container can access a host database"
I guess I can put that quickly up my ass.
How motherfucking difficult can this be?!18
"Let's create a docker-swarm cluster thingy for this application with horizontal scaling to learn docker and run this application better!"
This stuff is so overwhelming and I don't understand half of how to possibly set this up 😅31
Colleague got a few statical electricity (or however you say that) shocks.
After yet another one:
Colleague: seriously, again?
Me: damn, that's quite shocking!
C: *blank stare* bro.... 😐
Never did programming professionally so none yet and I don't think that's going to change anytime soon 😄1
Spent multiple weeks preparing data for rendering. Part of this process is reprojecting coordinates of huge ass GeoJSON files (some files are 100gb+).
Compared one normal and one reprojected file with the head command and noticed no difference, then found out that this data already comes in the right projection....
Full-speed extraction it is!3
Wanted to automate some stuff through bash scripts but did want to separate tasks so I wrote two bash scripts for data processing.
Hmm.. two scripts..... how could I even further automate thi....
*writes script which executed those two scripts*
The company behind ads on dutch national news sites/tv stations is stopping with tracking ads.
The interesting reason behind that IMO is that they have this very simple 'banner' which asks in a very understandable way whether people want (or not) tracking shit/cookies placed/loaded on their browser.
Apparently 90% of all visitors go for the "No" option so they don't see the point in continuing to try it anymore.
Build a global, fast maps/tile hosting "platform".
Already working on this like mad and with a little bit of luck, I'll have a first version ready within a week.
Also learning Rust, becoming even better at/with Linux....10
Ordered a new high storage dedicated server (rented online) today.
The fucker wasn't delivered as soon as I hoped so decided to finally go to bed at 2am.
Aaaaaand then, of fucking-course, I got the email with the deployment notification literally the second before I went to sleep.
No sleep yet anyways, I guess 😅11
Finally fucking managed to setup quite fast map tile hosting including the tile generation after ages of research and trial and error.
I love this open (source) maps (openstreetmaps) project but man, figuring out what to do from a gazillion sources can be rather hard.
Now I'm just having some styling issues and the filesize is fucking insane (only the Netherlands with all data, 20gb+ if I remember correctly) so I'm just generating road maps for now. If someone knows some more about the styling as for the maps, please let me know!
Yeah, this is fucking satisfying.2
That moment that you realize that you forgot one critically important data tag in a very heavy multi-day render.
University of Maastricht right now:
(Klop (clop as pun in this context) is knock in Dutch)5
Biggest terminal hack I've discovered till now which is so fucking obvious I can't believe I literally just started using it:
Executing the date command right before and after another command/series of commands to see how long shit takes.
$ date; command or commands; date
This is incredibly useful when rendering loads of data in screen sessions!
I actually feel rather retarded for only thinking of this now.16
Many people want a cashless society. This is especially useful when:
- you just lost your bank card.
- the banks mobile payment app isn't working at all.
- its Saturday evening.
I'm so fucking glad that I've got some cash left at home and that cash is still a valid payment method 😅34
Is anyone here familiar with hosting maps through vector tiles and displaying them on webpages?
I'm fucking stuck on this and the forums aren't really replying/answering anything.
Any tips/help would be appreciated!11
Not entirely dev related but the year that the mass surveillance companies go away (Google, Facebook (and WhatsApp, Instagram etc), Microsoft and a few others), I'll call that the best fucking year ever.
I hope I'll get to experience that in my lifetime!6
Finally found a quite reliable way of generating mbtiles 'archives' for tile hosting!
Now I yet have to find a reliable way to fucking actually HOST it and a way to get it fucking displayed.
Spend my entire goddamn day on this and I'm hardly a step closer, for fucks sake.2
HOW COCKSUCKING DIFFICULT CAN IT BE TO CHANGE THE FUCKING MEMORY LIMIT FOR NPM PACKAGES?!
HOLY MOTHERFUCKING SHIT.6
Holy fuck, muscle memory just saved my ass.
At a train station wanting to do some work on my mini laptop which has disk encryption (LUKS I think). Realised that I forgot the password partly 😬
Few tries.... incorrect. FUCK.
*hey, let's try to let my hands do the work based on muscle memory!*
*starts typing the password (its insanely long) and presses enter*
*succesfully unlocked, booting...*
Facebook publicly announced that it won't build a backdoor into its services for the intelligence agencies as for the latest requests to weaken/remove the encryption.
I can only imagine the intelligence agencies going like this now:
NSA director: Alright, as expected they said no so they won't have more damage to their public image, lets go for plan A 2.0!
NSA employee: Aaaand that is?
NSA director: Serve them a FISA court order requiring them to do this shit anyways but also serve a gag order so they can't tell legally.
NSA employee: Ahh, fair enough, I'll get that rolling. By the way, how did we do this with WhatsApp's encryption again?
NSA director: Oh that one was simple. There's a backup function which nearly everyone uses on either Android/iOS which does plaintext backups to Google Drive/iCloud.
NSA employee: Oh, okay. How do we access that data again?
NSA director: PRISM/XKeyScore!
NSA employee: Right, but then still the issue of how we even collect the encrypted messages from Facebo...
NSA director: PRISM/XKeyScore as well, don't worry about that.
NSA employee: But, how'd we justify this....?
NSA director: We probably never have to as these programs operate outside of the public view but otherwise just call terrorism/pedophelia... BAM, done.
NSA employee: Gotya, let's put this into motion!29
A lot of times during holiday parties, I meet new people.
Afterwards, often a quick group chat is created to share pictures with all the people there.
Every goddamn time we come at this point again where this is done and since WhatsApp is nearly considered a requirement to function in society (Netherlands) and I refuse to use it and other mainstream media...
The moment that I have to explain why I don't use WhatsApp arrives, yet again. I don't find it awkward anymore but it doesn't improve the atmosphere and getting called paranoid for the rest of the party also isn't the most fun thing ever!
In the end I usually get the pictures emailed.19
The Dutch minister of justice and (national) security is joining the countries that are in favor of weakening encryption algorithms so law enforcement "can combat child pornography and terrorism better".
Oh yeah no fucking great, I was hoping that the Dutch ministers weren't as incompetent on this one as the ones from the US and Australia who want this as well (and probably even more countries).
Let's fuck over an entire country with false arguments while it won't help for shit!
If you ever completely want to waste your goddamn time, call Keolis (company behind Arriva I think) with a question regarding their app. They'll be able to provide you with no fucking usable help/information at all and will gladly guide you through the login process twenty-motherfucking-billion times again and have no single solution as to why its not working.
As a bonus, they'll ask for your details so they can investigate and call you back a little later to take you through the exact goddamn process you just did two-hundred-trillion times before with the exact same completely fucking useless result.11
I wrote a random string/int/other stuff API somewhere this year which I still regularly use because I'm a lazy fuck.
Never posted anything about it on here and the documentation isn't entirely complete (and not all the endpoints are extensively bug-tested yet) but if someone is interested I'll see if I can patch some stuff and put it on here as I find it useful!3
GitLab CE crashed after doing a reconfigure, something with the LetsEncrypt client. Hours of debugging later it suddenly works again and the letsencrypt client doesn't throw errors either.
Happy that it works again but I'd like to know WHY it suddenly works again after I pretty much changed nothing (or, I did, but I put everything back to the original values every time a suggestion doesn't work).
Wow, just wow.
The Dutch national security spy agency and also their military one are complaining that the organisation that was brought to life to check if they don't spy on innocent people (and execute illegal hacks and overstep their surveillance powers etc) is investigating too much and asking too many technical questions relating to ongoing operations.
Well, this shows that this is necessary apparently! I'm glad this organisation is doing their job.
Oh, the irony.12
I'm not sure if this entirely qualifies and I might have ranted about it a few years ago but fuck it.
My last internship. Company was awesome and my mentor/technical manager got along very well with me to the point that he often asked me to help out with Linux based stuff (he preferred Linux but was a C# guy and wasn't as familiar with it as me (Linux)).
We had to build an internal site thingy (don't remember what it was) and we delivered (me and some interns) and then the publishing moment came so I went to out project manager (a not-as-technical one) and asked if he could install a LetsEncrypt certificate on the site (he knew how and was one of the only ones who had direct access to the server).
He just stared at us and asked why the fuck we needed that since it was an internal thing anyways.
I kindly told that since it's free and can secure the connection, I preferred that and since its more secure, why the fuck not?
He wasn't convinced so it was off.
Next day I came in early and asked my mentor if he could do the SSL since he usually had access to that stuff. He stared at me with "what?" eyes and I explained what the PM said.
Then he immediately ssh'd in and got the damn cert with "we're going to go secure by default, of course!"
A minute later it was all set.2
I feel quite stupid asking this but what on earth is eng in English? In dutch it means scary but I don't think that that applies here 😄
(Translation services gave me the exact same word)12
I get it, for quite some stuff, async is very, very useful. But why on fucking earth do so goddamn many functions NEED this (and those callback functions) and can't do without?!
If there would be good and nicely understandable await documentation that actually fucking works, I'd be so happy.
I've currently got .then after .then after motherfucking then and its irritating me to no end as it, in this context, shouldn't even be necessary. This thing I'm writing doesn't give a fuck if something takes a few milliseconds before the rest of the program can continue!!