Category: free software

Purism making progress on Librem5 SmartPhone
27.02.2019

more latest news on: https://puri.sm/news/ Progress has been quick and steady, and because we only use components that respect both our ethical values and your personal privacy and freedoms, you can imagine the layers of complexity that go into delivering […]

how to subscribe to rss feed vs newsletter
18.02.2019

rss feeds with Thunderbird (tested on version 60.6.4) provide you with a pretty convenient way to stay up to date on blog posts/site news. imho all sites should have an rss feed in a standardized format that people can subscribe […]

lnav – like less but more colorful output of log files
03.02.2019

how to monitor all logs… https://dwaves.org/2017/06/15/linux-monitor-all-logs-in-real-time-d-follow-all-show-changes-to-log-files-under-varlog/ as i was wondering what combination of less -R with or without ccze would allow me to view log files colorful (because a desert of black and white… does not give you a good […]

The Y2038 Problem – cars and embedded systems
23.01.2019

in comparison to Y2K: „The issue became when it became 2000 because that would be stored as 00 in the program. This caused many to believe that say, bank software wouldn’t be able to get your money out because it […]

17.12.2018

Thanks! thanks to all the contributors of open source soft- and hardware and people that share their knowledge online for free 🙂 i hope/think that better technology could possibly also change humans to the better… freely sharing information surely does […]

OpenBios CoreBoot a BIOS and EFI replacement
21.05.2018

…and it is even FAST! hardware support: 250 mainboards supported in 2012! Chromebook (IvyBridge / Thinkpad X60 / Thinkpad T 60 It comes with OpenBoot = also good and a direct rival to Intel’s EFI adoption. (checkout: https://www.coreboot.org/, coreboot interview: […]

systemd – why and what is it?
02.05.2017

while test running debian linux journald uses almost 100% cpu… „The daemon will implicitly collect numerous metadata fields for each log messages in a secure and unfakeable way. See systemd.journal-fields(7) for more information about the collected metadata.“ https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-journald.service.html systemd: Using […]

The Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful
02.05.2017

src: https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s07.html The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]

02.05.2017

Update: 2019.01: Redhat CPU fixes overview: Is CPU microcode available to address CVE-2017-5715 via the microcode_ctl package? https://access.redhat.com/articles/3436091 Update: https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Intel-Prozessoren-undokumentierter-Debugging-Zugriff-erforscht-4256525.html update: from FSF: Dana Morgenstein: If there is an event at your university or in your community addressing the Intel chip […]

The Problem with Closed Source Drivers
01.05.2017

Unfortunately Debian – and i guess the rest of the Linux world as well – users have a pretty hard time finding WIFI and LAN cards but also grafix cards that can run with 100% free software. (FSF! STALLMAN! HELP! […]

30.03.2017

massive amounts of recordings now available for those who did not get a sponsored flight on an hydrogen powered spaceship… 😀 (me). https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/tag/libreplanet-2017-video/ libreplanet’s media with tag libreplanet-2017-video The GNU philosophy: Ethics beyond ethics Algorithmic bias: Where it comes from […]

27.09.2016

Table of Contents Introduction to Mach Advantages of GNU Mach Status of the project Introduction to GNU Mach GNU Mach is the microkernel of the GNU system. A microkernel provides only a limited functionality, just enough abstraction on top of the hardware to […]

23.09.2016

https://dwaves.org/2014/11/24/how-nsa-surveillance-free-is-mozilla-firefox-and-thunderbird-landuke-says-they-are-fucking-capitalists/ Checkout: IceCat Ok, let’s put this straigt. Mozilla HAD (!!!) a contract with Google from 2012 – 2014 that showered them with money – which they probably got a lot of shitstorms, and online-bashing. But even worse: Google stole […]