Open Source

Crap that’s happening in the open source world.

APNG has very slowly (but steadily) gaining popularity. One of the recent things I was told about is the current list of most popular ideas Ubuntu Brainstorm: APNG Support. I’ll put a screenshot here for posterity: That’s pretty cool. The thing that makes me feel best is the overwhelming positive votes. Looking at the rest …

Continue reading The people want APNG!

Suspend and hibernate have been a sad story on Linux for a very long time. Typically the hardware makers are blamed, saying “oh they all do it differently none of it’s documented”. That may be true but it’s a bunch of horseshit anyway – hardly any of the hardware that works at all or perfectly …

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At some point in the distant past I’ve set up my own email server, running Sendmail for SMTP and the UWO imapd server for IMAP. Part of the setup process is creating certificates – so that you can have a secure tunnel for free, using self-signed certs. Like a good boy I followed the instructions …

Continue reading Certificate expiry

I’ve been running my more-or-less regular backup of littlesvr.ca, and found that yet again the online APNG assembler data directory is the one taking most of the time. Turns out that even though I cleared it a few months ago there is over 4GB of PNG files in there (half of that – 5800 APNG …

Continue reading APNG is still alive

Here’s a stupid post, it’s been a while. I’ve upgraded Slackware from 12.2 to 13.0 and now it is messing with me. Believe it or not the stupid thing knows when I’m annoyed and pisses me off even more. Here’s how it works: Sometimes my pointer starts jumping all around the screen, for no good …

Continue reading Slackware 13 knows how I feel

I’m marking the first assignment for the data structures and algorithms course. Two problems – a painful but well-defined majority element and the other a linked list. I’m reading this code and I’m getting a headache. I need to take a break every 30 minutes, it’s so hard. The problem is I’m looking at the …

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I left off with my server almost completely back up, but not yet Apache. I’ve had to make sure the web apps off the internet weren’t full of security holes before allowing access to them again. Though this is my third post 4 days later – in real time it’s been less than 24 hours …

Continue reading Hacked! Part 3 – Teaser