‘Planet Freitagsrunde’ Archive

Expat 2.2.2 released 2017-07-14 No Comments

Includes security fixes, a short article about the release is up here: Expat 2.2.2 released (XML.com)  

Expat 2.2.1 with security fixes has been released 2017-06-18 No Comments

Expat 2.2.1 has been released. It’s a security release with a variety of security fixes, for instance: An infinite loop denial-of-service fix (that Rhodri James wrote more about), introduction of SipHash against sophisticated hash flooding, use of OS-specific high quality entropy providers like getrandom, integer overflow fixes, and more. We also got better code coverage, […]

Fwd: Issues with window.opener (HTML, not just JavaScript) 2017-06-11 No Comments

About rel=noopener (mathiasbynens.github.io)

Fwd: Facebook’s manual on credible threats of violence (theguardian.com) 2017-05-24 No Comments

Interesting and disturbing: Facebook’s manual on credible threats of violence (theguardian.com)

Re-introducing app-portage/fetchcommandwrapper 2017-05-16 No Comments

Hi! When I started fetchcommandwrapper about 6 years ago it was a proof of concept: It plugged into portage replacing wget for downloads, facilitating ${GENTOO_MIRRORS} and aria2 to both download faster and distribute loads across mirrors. A hack for sure, but with some potential. Back then public interest was non-existent, fetchcommandwrapper had some issues — […]

Disqus(ting) / Fwd: What’s Wrong with Disqus? 2017-05-08 No Comments

What’s Wrong with Disqus? / Replacing Disqus with Github Comments (donw.io)

Fwd: An der Basis gegen Amazon 2017-04-09 No Comments

An der Basis gegen Amazon (jetzt.de, Eva Hoffmann)

Fwd: Wer ist eigentlich meine verrückte Nachbarin 2017-03-27 No Comments

Ohne viele Worte: Wer ist eigentlich meine verrückte Nachbarin (ZEIT Online)

Why I recommend Debian over Ubuntu by now 2017-02-28 No Comments

I recently noticed that I would clearly suggest Debian over Ubuntu to someone about to make that choice. A few reasons why: The Chromium browser lagged so much behind Debian in Ubuntu recently, that payment on AirBnB would fail on Ubuntu (16.10) while working well on Debian; the update/fix took way too long. The corefonts […]

Creating Fedora chroots on Debian, Gentoo, … easily 2017-02-18 No Comments

Hi! Just a quick tip on how to easily create a Fedora chroot environment from (even a non-Fedora) Linux distribution. I am going to show the process on Debian stretch but it’s not be much different elsewhere. Since I am going to leverage pip/PyPI, I need it available — that and a few non-Python widespread […]