This Youtube video is an amusing satire of EULAs and copyright law as applied to uploading consciousness .
Washington’s Blog has an insightful article about the way that the lack of trust in the US is killing their economy . It seems that as long as the 1% are allowed to get away with breaking […]
Don Marti has written another blog post about targeted advertising . His main point is that when a company uses the most targeted adverts (such as Google advertising) everyone knows that they are paying a small number of cents per click and nothing for the people who don’t click. This compares to TV adverts which […]
I’ve just uploaded a new SE Linux policy for Debian/Wheezy. It now works correctly with systemd and Chromium, two significant features that I wanted for Wheezy. Now it turns out that we have until the end of the month for Wheezy updates, so I may get another version of the policy uploaded before then. If […]
After upgrading a mail server to Debian/Unstable (which will soon be released as Wheezy) I started getting SASL errors.
535 5.7.8 Error: authentication failed: no mechanism available
The SMTP protocol gave the above error for both LOGIN and PLAIN methods.
SASL LOGIN authentication failed: no mechanism available
The postfix/smtpd process logged messages like the above […]
It’s almost the Wheezy freeze time and I’ve been working frantically to get things working properly.
At the moment I’m preparing an upload of the policy which will support KDE (and probably most desktop environment) logins and many little fixes related to server operations (particularly MTAs). I would like to get another version […]
I’ve just released a new version of Memlockd, a daemon to lock essential files in RAM to increase the probability of recovering a system that is paging excessively .
The new features are: Using Debian/Wheezy paths for shared objects on i386 and amd64.
Added a new config file option to not log file not found […]
I’ve read quite a few articles about the value of a degree. Most of them come from the US where the combination of increasing tuition fees and uncertain job market makes a degree seem like a risky investment. I think that most analysis of the value of a degree are missing some important points.
Recently I was walking through a park and heard a women call out “Take off that stupid helmet”. Usually I ignore what other people are saying but that seemed noteworthy. It turned out that a young boy (maybe 4yo) was being taught to ride a bike and his parents seemed to think that wearing a […]