Open Source

Crap that’s happening in the open source world.

SVG has been a nightmare over the last decade. It used to be that every implementation is different, no one software created files compatible with any other software. These days the situation is a lot better, but I’m still suspicious of SVG. But I’m thinking of using it for a Processing.js project, so how do …

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Grumble grumble, me back to NFS from SSHFS (previous post). Turns out that: root has no permissions to do anything on the SSH mount, which sort of makes sense but I wonder if it’s security through obscurity. Regardless – I need root to be able to do stuff in there like “make install”. For some …

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For years I knew about the security issues related to NFS, but there wasn’t really a solution to that and I didn’t have a multiuser environment to worry about so I lived with it. More recently though I’ve experimented with sshfs and found it to work really well. So I figured why not try to …

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