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Stefan Sperling @stsp@mastodon.social

Friendly reminder to all Americans that Open Enrollment for health insurance ends December 15th so if you need insurance be sure to go to healthcare.gov right now!! If you can't afford a premium you can get subsidized plans without premiums

Due to the open source firmware for USB atheros wifi devices, I am learning some interesting facts about "free-as-in-libre" hardware shops out there.

Friends of free software don't overcharge users of free software!

marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=15

After 250 seconds of stressful F-Key mashing, I have tickets, I'm coming to Leipzig 🙃

#JRES2017 J'ai ajouté mon poster sur la sécurité des applications sous X et Wayland, l'article qui va avec et les slides de mon lightning talk consacré à :mastodon: Mastodon sur homepages.laas.fr/matthieu/tal

ghre bestr partt abvout mastodon is that i can be pretentding to install openbsd but actually shitpost but one of the open bsd devs actually follows me

Occasionally, I work with someone who's named Dave. And every once in a great while, Dave will ask for something that just can't be done, for one reason or another; and I get to say:

"I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."

I'm scared of parsing text data... I usually start with strings until I discover it's getting too conplex... Then I attempt to write some grammar which I can feed to lex&yacc (never finished any substantial grammar). Alternative are parser combinators which are icky: bad error messages, easy to end up in infinite loops.. Usually binary is so much easier ;)

But today I took same yacc grammar and removed everything I didn't need, and it works: I can parse zonefiles now \o/

Ooooh Julia Kotowski has released a new album last Friday! 🎸 🎵 🦋

eftb.bandcamp.com/album/sun

A new Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) on ports+packages progress undeadly.org/cgi?action=articl

Late #introduction:

I'm Klemens, a passionate hobby #cook who's hacking on various projects whenever there's time and need.

I work as systems administrator and fix things to make the world a tiny bit less broken.

Striving for simple and reliable designs, #freesoftware eventually brought me #coreboot and #OpenBSD.

You may also find me on #IRC or at local hackerspaces in #cccffm, #cda.

#introductions

(Stupid laggy mastodon text input box in firefox 5.6 makes my toots lose letters 😞)

Get your name in the new "SSH Mastery!" Help make the Internet slightly less terrible, and help an author pay his mortgage. blather.michaelwlucas.com/arch

I've got the open source firmware for atheros USB 802.11n devices working on 😀

marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=15

(firmware source code is at github.com/qca/open-ath9k-htc-)

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@LaQuadrature And why SIP?

I was living in Ireland at the time, but used my Berlin landline number relayed to me via SIP.

Free movemet between member state implies that internet censorship in one member state affects sizable portions of the populations of any other member state. My MEP could not disagree with that, at least not during our conversation (you'll never know what they'll say after hanging up).

Regarding calling your MPs for some cause: It's fun! I would encourage you to try at least once.

Years ago when the "3-strikes" issue came up in France, @LaQuadrature provided a list of european MEPs with phone numbers, which made it super easy. I called, and explained that having my internet cut for whatever reason would block me from participating in the democratic process. The initial response was "Well,but you could still call us!" - Then I explained I was on the line with them over SIP...

Hey people in USA

In december FCC plans another vote to end net neutrality. If you can, call your senator, and make sure they're aware that nobody wants to kill net neutrality besides cable companies. Let the people, not the highest bidder decide. Do what you can