AboutLinux/FOSS, cyber sec, privacy and programming guy. Hardstyle/rawstyle freak.
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This is why I love working where I work. I worked extra hours until 9pm to get an ITest environment ready for one of my customer teams. I came in this morning to a little prezzie and a thank you card signed by the entire customer team. This is what awesome culture looks like.14
So, my data is not complete, but after an email exchange with dfox, I'll stop the data collection.
I have just under 40k of users in my database, but have searched less than 10% of the possible userids (although as the ids get larger valid ones get sparser.).
I'm missing A LOT of people, the average user in my db joined on December 1, 2016.
Also some of my data is now almost a day old.
But here are some analytics anyways.
---- DEVRANT USER STATS v0.1.1----
39457 users currently in the database.
---- Score (++):
>0 : 15828
>20 : 11090
>100 : 6726
>500 : 2561
>1000 : 1451
>5000 : 191
>10000 : 67
>20000 : 24
>30000 : 13
>40000 : 8
>50000 : 2
>70000 : 1
>100000 : 1
0< : 170
Most  : linuxxx
Least [-79] : bljj77
Avg : 175.86542311883824
>0 : 13755
>1 : 10195
>5 : 5235
>10 : 3198
>100 : 206
Most  : linuxxx
Avg : 4.043515725980181
>0 : 14838
>1 : 12078
>5 : 8149
>10 : 6104
>100 : 1448
>1000 : 121
>10000 : 1
Most  : linuxxx
Avg : 21.737993258483918
>0 : 23425
>1 : 20794
>5 : 16030
>10 : 13340
>100 : 5255
>1000 : 1014
>10000 : 56
Most  : dfox
Avg : 131.29799528600756
>0 : 4279
>1 : 2349
>5 : 1104
>10 : 744
>100 : 98
Most  : chilledfrogs
Avg : 1.5363813771954286
After have been a BIND9 peasant for years, I consider myself now converted to the church of PowerDNS2
Great, the EU passed a law that allows a huge EU-wide biometric mass surveillance database to be created.
Seems to me that 1984 is the founding manifesto of the EU.16
Your rights and liberties are at stake
Long story short, former tech exec who worked for Mozilla was detained when re-entering the United States (he is a citizen) because he was involved with an organization (Mozilla) that advocates privacy and took measures to try to protect its users from warrantless surveillance. He was detained in customs and interrogated, and (he works for Apple now) it was demanded of him to unlock his work computer so that the FBI could search it
This is truly disgusting and goes to show that forces of a great degree of power are throwing their weight against our civil liberties and rights. This isn’t just the case for Americans.
We need to stand up for our basic human rights against warrantless surveillance, and protect the people that enable us to do so through safe and good technical practices.
He’s now suing for unjust detainment. God I hope he wins. Fucking bullshit.
Thank you Andreas
**Colleagues Speaking about some political issues**
Me: Why what happened in that council?
Colleagues: Are you living under a rock or what?
Me: No, I have been living inside a shell. Why?
Colleagues: Stared for 5 seconds and continued with their topic.
I so badly want some programmers in my office ☹️8
all kinds of things:
2. Idiots working on WiFi firmware
3. Said idiots telling us that they found a compiler bug when a signed integer optimization screws their codes dependency on rollover. People like that shouldn’t be writing WiFi firmware.
5. Treating weapons of mass terror like machine learning like just a fun game to work on and then release open source
6. The fact that when assholes from all these companies like Facebook google and Amazon testify before Congress our political leaders are dumber than bricks when questioning them so they either a. Ask totally the wrong questions and people get off clean or b. When the witnesses do say something questionable is happening Congress doesn’t have the mental capacity to notice that something of concern was just said
7. despite the fact Linux has an easier to use UI than windows people bitch about how hard it is still
8. How defensive people are over their “own stuff.” “I like windows so if you say anything against it you’re insulting me” or “but I wrote this code you can’t refactor it that’s my mark!”
10. The fact that web assembly, though the superior technology, is going to become popular not because it’s fast but because it makes it harder to block ads and harder to read and analyze the code.
11. The fact that our obsession with web technologies has led to applications that are 10,000x less efficient than other alternatives, the carbon footprint of this is astonishing, and nobody cares. But they all want to save the environment. What?
12. The social disease of social media and how people have become addicted to a degree almost comparable to crack
13. People think being an influencer on Instagram is a real job.
14. People waste preposterous amounts of energy on crypto currency mining despite the fact that it doesn’t offer many real advantages over cold hard cash. It’s still trackable!!
15. Modern copyright law and how it’s been implemented in our web services that we use every day is insane; the music industry is a mafia and are using google as a club to beat us all down with. And google is fine with that.
16. All the music made today is fake and that’s done by leveraging all the “great” technology that (now defunct) digidesign avid and auto tune has brought to us
17. We design computers and software for the stupidest users that easily fall prey to all these things rather than the average person.
18. The Boeing 737 crashes are software related. That means some idiot fucked up and a bunch of people died. Need I say more?
The world will end some day and it will be because of software. You either accept that fact or live in denial.
If you are reading this donate 10 minutes to a great cause in need and scroll through your feed downvoting the Pooh meme reposts. It’s blatant reposting that is going to start a trend of that being funny and delegitimize great content10
Yeeeeeeeee! My granddaughter yelled up to me, "Grandpa, I'm programming!" She was doing some kid code game thing. Ten years old. I can hope, can't I? 😁16
What bothers me most with the Matrix hack is that so many people say oh look the secure messenger got hacked. From what I can tell it had nothing to do with their software nor their protocol. If you're running your own Homeserver you're totally unaffected.1
Way to fucking go, Austria wants to push a law that forces online platforms (if possible around the globe) with more than 100k users to provide an accurate way to identify them.
"Name, surname and adress"
I just listened to an interview with a guy who is for that proposal. He said the platforms can just take the data directly from mobile providers, using the phone number. Also, even buying a prepaid sim-cards will require you to provide an identity card.
Way to fucking go! They say it's rather unlikely that this proposal will get approved by the EU, but given the shit they just pulled on us, I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest id these fuckers just go with it.
Where is our precious privacy going? Some old pedophiles are taking it away from us, into their sex dungeons I suppose...
Unfortunatelly this is a rather new proposal, so I can't find an english article covering this story attack
Google is just a steaming pile of shit!!
I've recently installed LineageOS onto my phone and wanted to degooglify my life.
So my current Smartphone doesn't have any GApps installed and I get along fairly well.
Should I need anything, I should just be able to use it in my browser right?
Nono!! As soon as I want to log into a third party Service using Google (older acccounts with the other choice only being Facebook) I need to "verify my identity". And the only option are my old smartphone who still have Gapps on it but are slow and don't accessible when I'm away!
For those who say: "Google is just beeing secure. They don't want anyone to steal your account.". I USE 2FA AND HAVE BACKUP CODES.
BEFORE DEGOOGLING MY DEVICE IT NEVER ASKED SUCH A THING!!! WHAT A PILE OF SPYING SHIT!!!
And the best part, after I remotely started my PC at home and just want to take a screenshot of the message for this post before just using a working session, the message didn't appear.
Somehow google decided that me logging in 15 mins later (same ip) proves my identity?!?!?!
IF THIS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO AI. FUCK THIS SHIT. GOOGLED SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE AN ONLINE CASINO BECAUSE THE CHANCE OF JUST GETTING LOGGED SEEMS COMPLETELY RANDOM!!!
(I also had this prior when using my smartphone browser. There I couldn't "circumvent" this and I was at home. But having this shit on my browser which should've a session is unacceptable.)6
Finding a good Linux distro, part 3:
I am happy now. KDE Neon running very smoothly and...now you certainly will not believe me, but with least memory. 400MB of RAM after start up. That is stunning! Stock Ubuntu runs about 800-900MB on the same machine, holy shit!5
I have a large code review open for a couple of days now. All of my colleagues had the chance to give feedback, which I applied to my code where necessary. I had given them 3 feedback rounds and hoped that that would be enough for them. Now today, after I thought I was finally done, senior colleague A drops 24!!! comments on me about it, and tells me about it in a cheerful voice. Dude, you had the chance to request those deep-going changes 3 fucking times before today already. And you were the one complaining that the story wasn't done yet last Friday. Fuck off.4
The spam denier
An old phone conversation with a client:
Me : Hello
Client : My website and server are suspended? why is that?
Me : Your server sends spam messages.
Client : We do not send spam messages, we are on vacation, there is none in the office.
Me : Yes, but it is not necessarily you, according to our logs, your server sent spam messages in Chinese and Russian, so someone from Russia or China....etc.
Client : I do not believe you, we do not speak russian or chinese, how could we then write spam messages in those languages?
Me : I told you, maybe someone exploited some vulnerability in your website or server firewall. And if you want to activate your services, please check with your webmaster and sysadmin to secure your ....
Client: I tell you my son, because I am old and I have more life experience than you ... I am 60 years old and I tell you, spam does not exist, and YOU suspended my website and server, and created issues to sell me more of your solutions and services.
I won't check my server, I won't hire a webmaster or a sysadmin, AND YOU WILL ACTIVATE MY SERVER NOW !
(I suddenly realized that I am talking to a wall, so I switched to a robotic tone).
Me : Please resolve the issue to activate your services..
Client : YOU WILL ACTIVATE MY S...
Me : Please resolve the issue to activate your services...
Client : WHAT IS THIS SPAM STORY ANYWAY, I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU ...
Me : Please google that word and you will understand what is spam is...
Client : YOU ARE F**ING LIARS, SPAM DOES NOT EXIST... ACTIVATE MY WEBSITE N.... Beeeep !
I hang up.
Well, I thought about configuring an automatic response for this client, or a for-loop.
His voice was really unpleasant, as if he is a heavy smoker.8
The first Dutch devRant meetup 2019 was amazing, thanks everyone for attending, it was awesome meeting you all!32
Context: My father is a sysadmin and a redditor.
So recently, he read a post by a dude who built a router from spare laptop parts. My father was really impressed and told me how this dude documented everything, from what hardware he had to change (he had to manually solder an adapter for some wireless card) and how he even hacked his BIOS to interface with the new hardware. Very impressive.
So yesterday, my father found a couple of old laptops at his work. They essentially were only used for spare parts, since each of them malfunctioned in some way. But his company wanted to dispose of them.
My father took them home and Frankensteined a semi-working laptop from the spare parts. Then, he remembered this dude who built a router from laptop parts.
Guess who's now about to build a router.20
A command line tool built in Python that helps you analyse your git logs by exporting them into a csv/json file.
Can fetch the logs from a given file path or a git directory.
It's not the best but it's mine.
Distro: KDE Neon.
What do you guys use?
For those who are curious.
Dolphin has an integrated terminal (So that you can run commands in the directory you're looking at) and that's a fantastic feature.25
Crap.. got myself into a fight with someone in a bar.
Hospitalized, turns out that my knee is bruised and my nose is broken. For some reason the knee hurts much more than the nose though.. very weird.
Just noticed that some fucker there stole my keychain USB stick too. Couldn't care less about the USB stick itself, got tons of those at home and hard drive storage even more so (10TB) but the data on it was invaluable. It held on a LUKS-encrypted partition, my GPG keys, revocation certificates, server backups and everything. My entire digital identity pretty much.
I'm afraid that the thief might try to crack it. On the flip side, if it's just a common Windows user, plugging it in will prompt him to format it.. hopefully he'll do that.
What do you think.. take a leap with fate and see how strong LUKS really is or revoke all my keys and assume my servers' filesystems to be in the hands of some random person that I don't know?
Seriously though.. stealing a fucking flash drive, of what size.. 32GB? What the fuck is wrong with people?50
Ooohhh I feel GDPR is seriously kicking in. And frankly I like it :)
just minutes ago a spanish photographer asked me if he could take a photo of me and use it in his expo. The photo thing took like half a minute, but we spend another 10 minutes on explanations, documentations and signing of aggreements.
Poor photographer. But I love that I know what exactly is going to happen with my portrait and my email :)
Definitely andOTP, my two-factor authentication app for Android: https://github.com/andOTP/andOTP
The only thing cooler will be once I finished to rewrite it from scratch to get rid of the legacy code from before I forked it.7
I have those conversations with my coworkers about once a day. We use Linux at work and I am the only one with any real Linux experience.
C: I have a problem! I tried and googled everything already! Come help me...
M: *slowly walks over to their PC*
M: *copy-pastes the error into Google*
M: *clicks the first result*
M: *presses two buttons*
*everything works again*
M: So you tried Google already, have you?
When I leave there (it's a PhD position and I'm almost done) they will probably crash and burn...7
Guys i have made a huge mistake. I loved linux for years. But the true operating system is Windows. Its love. Its purely perfect. Its UI isnt fucked up. Its just awesome.
//This is Haxk20 BTW8
Me, whenever I attempt to use eyeliner...
(real talk, this is why I don't bother trying to use eyeliner)11