‘Planet Gentoo Universe’ Archive

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: x11-misc/safeeyes: Protect your eyes from eye strain / asthenopia 2017-04-30 No Comments

Hey there! If you are not subscribed to the new Gentoo packages feed, let me quickly introduce you to SafeEyes that I started using on a daily basis. It has found it’s way into Gentoo as x11-misc/safeeyes now. This article does a good job: SafeEyes Protects You From Eye Strain When Working On The Computer […]

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 […]

Fwd: Security (or lack of) at Number26 2017-01-09 No Comments

Hi! I would like to share a talk that I attended at 33c3. It’s about a company with a banking license and accounts with actual money. Some people downplay these issues as “yeah, but the issues were fixed” and “every major bank probably has something like this”. I would like to reply: With a bit […]

Gimp 2.9.4 now in Gentoo 2016-07-18 No Comments

Hi there! Just a quick heads up that Gimp 2.9.4 is now available in Gentoo. Upstream has an article on what’s new with Gimp 2.9.4: GIMP 2.9.4 Released

Loop variable collisions in Bash 2016-04-30 No Comments

Let’s have a look at this simple Bash script: #! /bin/bash inner() { for i in {1..4}; do echo ” $i” done } outer() { for i in {1..3}; do echo “$i” inner done } outer The output is .. 1 1 2 3 4 2 1 2 3 4 3 1 2 3 4 […]

Disable Komodo IDE debugger (bound to 0.0.0.0, run by default) 2016-03-14 No Comments

Komodo IDE starts a debugger bound to 0.0.0.0, by default. Maker ActiveState’s reaction was rather unprofessional at the time when I asked for an option to bind to 127.0.0.1, instead. I can no longer add links to that post, but I can link to my demo Komodo IDE exploit script up here. Now it seems […]

Uses Gentoo: PS4 Linux demo by fail0verflow at 32c3 2016-01-05 No Comments

Demo start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A7V3GLWF6U&feature=youtu.be&t=37s Where “OpenRC 0.19.1 is starting up Gentoo Linux (x86_64)” scrolls into display: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A7V3GLWF6U&feature=youtu.be&t=1m21s

XScreenSaver unlock dialog tuning 2015-12-19 No Comments

I’m having a bit of trouble accepting that one of the dialogs that is presented to me as frequently as the XScreenSaver unlock window below is by far the least shiny part of my daily Linux desktop experience. Tuning just the knobs that XScreenSaver already comes with, I eventually got to this point: The logo […]