Open Source

Crap that’s happening in the open source world.

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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I was going to show the OSTO to Chris Tyler and earlier that day, because demos never work, I tried it, from the Seneca network. Turns out already the OSTD is a victim of its own success. When translating the ISO Master POT file I get almost 6000 translated strings in 153 languages. I you …

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Finally a couple of days ago the import of all the translated strings from most of the software in Debian into OSTD has been completed. Now there is a grand total of 11236263 translated strings! It took 1059647 seconds, which is just over 12 days. That’s 0.094 seconds per translation. I’m sure it could be …

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Most of the po files in the Debian tarball follow the naming convention packagename_version_languagecode.po So for all of those I could figure out the language code using a regular expression (or three) on the filename. Armed with that and the exceptions I mentioned in the last post on this topic I was able to get …

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I mentioned that I’ll talk about the software migration from the old littlesvr.ca hardware to the new machine. The neat thing is – I accomplished it in less than a minute of downtime while preserving all my data/metadata. Here’s the long story (shorter version at the bottom): First step was to install the OS on …

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While analyzing the files I got from Debian I ran into a lot of language codes that weren’t in my database already. It was an interesting exercise, involving me learning about the existence of languages such as Javanese and countries that I already forgot about. The problem is that some of the language codes are …

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For the longest time I’ve been using a tiny piece of hardware to run littlesvr. I loved it. Low power consumption, very unlikely to break due to a hardware failure, and fast enough for anything I wanted to do on it. But now I want to run MySQL and insert gigabytes worth of rows into …

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I’m generating a new certificate for myself, and I still remember the frustration I ran into a long time ago where the problem was my certificate expired needlessly and completely unexpectedly. So this time I figured what the hell, I’ll set it to expire in 100 years. I thought that was the end of it, …

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