Anarc : Python
02h03 23  mars
Major email crash with syncmaildir
TL:DR; lost half my mail (150,000 messages, 6GB) last night. Cause uncertain, but possibly a combination of a dead CMOS battery, systemd OnCalendar daily, a (locking?) bug in syncmaildir, and generally, a system too exotic and complicated. The crash So I somehow lost half my mail: anarcat...
13h30 19  mars
Securing my IRC (irssi, screen) session with dtach and systemd
A recent vulnerability in GNU screen caused some people to reconsider their commitment to the venerable terminal multiplexing program. GNU screen is probably used by thousands of old sysadmins around the world to run long-standing processes and, particularly, IRC sessions, which are especially...
20h50 13  janvier
New phone: Pixel 4a
I'm sorry to announce that I gave up on the Fairphone series and switched to a Google Phone (Pixel 4a) running CalyxOS. Problems in fairy land My fairphone2, even if it is less than two years old, is having major problems: from time to time, the screen flickers and loses "touch"...
15h08 19  octobre
SSH 2FA with Google Authenticator and Yubikey
About a lifetime ago (5 years), I wrote a tutorial on how to configure my Yubikey for OpenPGP signing, SSH authentication and SSH 2FA. In there, I used the libpam-oath PAM plugin for authentication, but it turns out that had too many problems: users couldn't edit their own 2FA tokens and I had...
21h30 18  octobre
CDPATH replacements
after reading this post I figured I might as well bite the bullet and improve on my CDPATH-related setup, especially because it does not work with Emacs. so i looked around for autojump-related alternatives that do. What I use now I currently have this in my .shenv (sourced by .bashrc): export...
17h21 30  septembre
Presentation tools
I keep forgetting how to make presentations. I had a list of tools in a wiki from a previous job, but that's now private and I don't see why I shouldn't share this (even if for myself ). So here it is. What's your favorite presentation tool? Tips if you have some text to present...
18h44 21  septembre
PSA: Mailman used to harrass people
It seems that Mailman instances are being abused to harrass people with subscribe spam. If some random people complain to you that they "never wanted to subscribe to your mailing list", you may be a victim to that attack, even if you run the latest Mailman 2. TL;DR: IKR HOW DO I FIX...
02h07 15  juillet
Goatcounter analytics in ikiwiki
I have started using Goatcounter for analytics after reading this LWN article called "Lightweight alternatives to Google Analytics". Goatcounter has an interesting approach to privacy in that it: tracks sessions using a hash of the browser's user agent and IP address to identify the...
22h15 13  juillet
Not recommending Purism
This is just a quick note to mention that I have updated my hardware documentation on the Librem 13v4 laptop. It has unfortunately turned into a rather lengthy (and ranty) piece about Purism. Let's just say that waiting weeks for your replacement laptop (yes, it died again) does wonders for...
23h58 12  juillet
On contact tracing apps
I have strong doubts about the efficiency of any tracing app of the sort, and even less in the context where it is unlikely that a majority of the population will use it. There's also the problem that this app would need to work on Apple phones, or be incompatible with them, and cause...