uspol, ranty, long
your government has failed to keep you safe.
they have neglected the systems meant to care for the populace, raided them wholesale to the benefit of big business and billionaires.
they did not suddenly gain enlightenment and decide to pivot to being good and moral due to this crisis.
they want nothing more nor less than a return to how things were mere months ago, when they were spending less time trying to make concessions to you and more time restricting your freedoms and abusing your resilience.
please for the love of all of us stop giving them any benefit of the doubt.
stop giving them blessing to continue putting all of us in harm's way at every turn.
start demanding better from the world we share.
it doesn't have to be like this. it has never had to be like this.
Speeding up Linux disk encryption
> At one point we noticed that our disks were not as fast as we would like them to be. Some profiling as well as a quick A/B test pointed to Linux disk encryption. Because not encrypting the data (even if it is supposed-to-be a public Internet cache) is not a sustainable option, we decided to take a closer look into Linux disk encryption performance.
> To be fair the request does not always traverse all these queues, but the important part here is that write requests may be queued up to 4 times in dm-crypt and read requests up to 3 times. At this point we were wondering if all this extra queueing can cause any performance issues. For example, there is a nice presentation from Google about the relationship between queueing and tail latency. One key takeaway from the presentation is: A significant amount of tail latency is due to queueing effects
Ohh this is cool. Jeff Geerling is making an #Ansible 101 series on Youtube: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2020/ansible-101-jeff-geerling-new-series-on-youtube
Ah, there's an undocumented ?number= query parameter... Wonder why someone on reddit had the same question just four days ago (it's the active-users API call on a Pulse VPN appliance)...
An jeder Ecke wird gerade Zoom für Videokonferenzen empfohlen. Wer die Datenschutzerklärung gelesen und verstanden hat, wird Zoom vermutlich nicht nutzen wollen. Absolut gruselig.
@laura Personally, I don't like feed readers that download all the entries and give me an unread count. I'm in the "river of news" camp. I've written a little script that fetches all the feeds and creates a static web page; I call it every four hours. In the tradition of Planet, Planet Venus and Planet Pluto, I call mine Planet Jupiter.
What is a River of News aggregator?
I got interviewed for an article in IEEE Spectrum about censorship monitoring: https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/internet/how-to-detect-a-governments-hand-behind-internet-shutdowns
Does anyone have suggestions for an online software for organizing mutual aid in a neighborhood? I'm thinking something like forum software, less ephemeral than things like Mastodon, and with email digest functionality. I'd prefer to avoid proprietary stuff like google groups, and definitely not locked into a certain social network e.g. Facebook.
Oh, da hat jemand mitgedacht... Unsere Kantine macht jetzt täglich wechselnde Wraps zum abholen - und die Bestellung läuft über das Framadate bei https://nuudel.digitalcourage.de/
Note I still have that Psygnosis Terrorpods poster on the wall above my desk even today (I think the poster was the best thing about that game)...
Today: Copying data from the old disks of my file server (that has been moved into a VM half a year ago) onto a third disk before reusing its drives for something else.
I think I have another copy of everything on there on the NAS? But then maybe not?
Not that there was any reason to look at anything on there ever since I switched off the machine.
I'm by myself.
"Da gerade Telefondaten gesammelt werden für Bewegungsprofile, hier der Hinweis für Opt-Out-Seiten, falls mensch das nicht will:
O2: https://www.telefonica.de/dap/selbst-entscheiden.html "
COVID-19, Freiburg, Arbeitszeit
Oh, die zulässige Höchstarbeitszeit ist für einige Berufsgruppen auf 12h/Tag hochgesetzt, incl. "[..] bei der Aufrechterhaltung der Funktionsfähigkeit von Datennetzen und Rechnersystemen".
"Ausnahmebewilligung zur Beschäftigung von Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmern an Sonn-und Feiertagen und für Abweichungen von bestimmten Beschränkungen des Arbeitszeitgesetzes aus Anlass der Ausbreitung des Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) [..]"
generic computer and internetworking geek
network and systems administration, infosec, retrocomputing
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