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Another piece of phone home software on #Ubuntu Linux: Have a look at /etc/update-motd.d/50-motd-news

# Piece together the user agent
USER_AGENT="curl/$curl_ver $lsb $platform $cpu $uptime"

At least no unique identifier, but why do they transmit the platform, CPU and uptime?

They are honest about ubuntu-report and popcon and allow you to disable it in the installer, but this file is installed by default without asking the user.

After a lengthy Autobahn trip, I have arrived at Leipzig for .

Toot me if you're interested in a meetup at , or ask for timj at the assembly.

It turns out that is about to shutdown (being just a hobby project after all), but jsDelivr stepped up to provide the same functionality now.

So the previously posted snippet for using the CharisSIL5 webfont now becomes:

@import url('');

html { font-family: "CharisSILW", serif; }

The behind jsDelivr is cloudflare and the content is served with a Cache-Control max-age of 365 days.

I just ran across the blog of André Staltz, Scuttlebutt author and creator of He's got lots of thoughtful and interesting articles, excerpt:

> And [...] an internet experience that violates my privacy, profits behind my back, silences my voice, steals my attention for ads, and forces me to read and accept regulation banners, [is not] a good enough sales pitch.

Wow, a declarative cross-browser crash, purely in .

(Link goes to explanation, not the payload)

Ecuador and US plot to have Assange extradited for show trial.


USA und Ecuador planen Assange zur Aufgabe zu zwingen um Schauprozess zu initiieren.

Deutsche Übersetzung:

Have been chasing a build bug on 28 for several days now.

Turns out it's actually a 8 regression, the one thing I usually expect to be least likely:

So with closing down G+ and the new Birdsite terms (that I've never accepted so I can't login to my account anymore), I've started asking my remaining contacts to consider moving to .

Interestingly enough, the non-conglomerate, non-monopoly, but community powered and decentralized technologies have started to look a lot more robust, attractive and reliable than the rest in recent years.

It must be 2 or 3 weeks now that I've been working on
a) static code checks for Beast;
b) making libbse fully relocatable to build an AppImage.

Travis-ci has finally completed the newest builds which produces a single .x64 executable for Beast, reports from cppcheck, scan-build and clang-tidy.

It all gets built from a single Dockerfile and is automatically uploaded to a bintray file area:

Today's lessons learned from debugging an evasive CI segfault:

- Docker run needs --cap-add=SYS_PTRACE to support gdb.
- Docker stack size is limited to 8MB by default.
- A clang++ compiled program may need vastly more stack space than a g++ compiled one.
- A clang++ -O1 compiled program using 6MB stack size may need around 12MB if compiled with -O2.

When I got up this morning, I would have expected none of these points to be true.

Just figured it is really easy to setup and test a instance with :

docker pull nextcloud
docker run -p 8080:80 nextcloud
firefox http://localhost:8080/

Also the Android "nextcloud" app is easily installed and can be pointed to the dockerized nextcloud instance if you know what the hostname or IP of "localhost" is in the local WLAN.

More details:

Just released Beast-0.12.0.

We fixed a couple regressions since the last beta, got rid of some intricate dependencies since the last stable release and we are developing a new based UI. This is the first release that features a preview of the new UI.

Hm, my travis-ci jobs seem to fail due to network errors, not code changes...

It'd be great if you could switch instances but take all your toots, follows and followers with you. I'd more inclined to move to another instance to lessen the server load on this main one if I didn't have to start over.

@cblte Dein Profil sagt: "- randon ramblings - " -- "randon" oder "random" ? ;-)

Mit diesem Bild will ich euch dann mal in die Nacht lassen. Bis morgen!

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