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One year ago today I first plugged in my new ThinkPad (and Cortana scared the ribbons out of me). Then I installed OpenBSD on it, and became a not-Windows user, and that turned out pretty well, I think.


“We couldn’t cross the street because the traffic lights didn’t work.”, said the teen.

Awake early due to jet-lag after arriving in NY state, I tune into TV news to learn of the horrors that happened last night in the Big Apple.

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You don't have to read the entire patent application, just search for "sorry":


(via @qbi)

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Announcing the pkgsrc-2019Q2 release

>> The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the 63rd quarterly release of pkgsrc, the cross-platform packaging system.

pkgsrc is available with more than 20,000 packages, running on 23 separate platforms; more information on pkgsrc itself is available at <<

I last updated my DNSSEC reference card in June 2012 Entice me to bring it up to date by sending in suggestions jp()

Minisign, by @jedisct1, is a dead simple tool to sign files and verify signatures, and its signatures can be verified using ’s signify

"selbst dann wäre es eine schlechte Idee, allen DNS-Traffic aller Mozilla-Kunden über Cloudflare zu tunneln"

Did I tell you I'll be giving a full-day tutorial about "Managing Unix systems with Ansible" at @EuroBSDCon ? Probably, and I'll tell you again sometime. :-)

A chilled cold of "Moeder Overste Trippel". Not bad.

For years nobody's changed the comments at the top of this file. Good things persist: deploy BIND version 4!

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@jpmens extreme-right/alt-right social network which failed and now trying to be reborn in the Fediverse (and getting shitlisted as fast as possible).

I learn new things by rereading the fine manuals occasionally : today I realize `rndc sync' has a -clean option which removes journal files after the flush. <3

Hash for commenting in BIND's named.conf looks unnatural to me /* thursdayConfession */

Three years ago [ (C)2016 by Jan-Piet Mens] I stumbled over the fact that BIND will accept an update for adding a DS RRset but won't do or say anything if there's no NS RRset at the domain. The update is accepted:

adding an RR at '' DS 7273 ....

Which is reasonable.

Three years later (that's today), I'm ameding the code, and relearned that same fact while testing.

RPZ Zone Files to Block DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) “Block it, don't block it. It's entirely up to you.”

I love this detail!

$ named-checkconf -z
/etc/namedb/named.conf:13: has been shut down

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