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So, whoami

I am working for a large German hoster/telco and heading a security team there. A fine team of skilled dudes.

I got into Linux at school (mid 90ies) and immediately loved it. My first was 2.5 and I run that for a while. Over the years I experimented with and finally stuck at where I am also a committer.

Nowadays, my business systems have to run Linux while all my personal devices run . Our wireless support In Dfly sucks :/

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FOSS is free as in toilet

Excellent statement, absolutely true

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To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!

Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:

Control Your Platform.

Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.

They all go away. Every one of them.

Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.

Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.

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DragonFly 5.4 released!

DragonFly 5.4.0 has been released.  This release bring a new compiler (gcc 8.0), asymmetric NUMA support, and a number of new and updated drivers for virtual machine devices and network. My users@ post has the details on upgrading, as do the release notes.  Note there's a step in there to update initrd, which has been available for the…[...]

dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/03

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Just donated to the #OpenBSD Foundation again, total of €1,730. It's amazing how many people continue to express their interest in using #OpenBSD and helping the project.

Thank you @mlarkin @reyk @cobracmder @oribernstein and all the others!

#RUNBSD

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@stsp @florian I agree and frankly think this is downplayed: writing C using system manpages on anything but OpenBSD is painful. (And that's only documentation---not even to mention OpenBSD's functions like strlcpy, reallocarray, etc.) And it probably turns people away from C. Or worse, encourages error-prone idioms, which throws fuel on the flamewar.

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npm's module count is growing at an average of 456 ... PER DAY.

I wouldn't bet the recent compromised package was unique or that npm will get a handle on the problem soon. At 732k packages and growing, that's a lot of reviewing to do. #infosec

modulecounts.com/

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"If there is something you cannot solve or you are unsure about, you just ask for help. Nothing is wrong with a MAINTAINER who
asks for help when he needs it." -Ingo

marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=1

#OpenBSD

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#malloc is a general purpose allocator. If you know more about your typical memory usage, you can probably write a faster special purpose allocator. But wait with writing your own until you have evidence that malloc is the bottleneck, remember the features of #OpenBSD's malloc.

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The CCC video operations center is no joke. Two hours after I gave my talk, it is available for download and streaming. Amazing!

Anyway, watch my talk if you're into networks and stuff.

media.ccc.de/v/denog10-31-pres

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