George Rosamond | 25 Feb 16:30 2015

[talk] perl script to submit to dmesgd

From AFresh1...

post_dmesg_to_nycbug.pl

https://gist.github.com/afresh1/99cdd481184147f0e8c0

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George Rosamond | 25 Feb 05:22 2015

[talk] Moxie on GPG

"GPG and Me"

www.thoughtcrime.org/blog/gpg-and-me/

Wonderfully realistic assessment, with the depressing aspects and all.

"Looking forward, however, I think of GPG as a glorious experiment that
has run its course."

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George Rosamond | 23 Feb 01:24 2015

[talk] Fwd: [announce] NYC*BUG Upcoming

Since there are a lot of people on talk <at> , but not announce <at> , forwarding
here.  That shouldn't stop you from subscribing to announce <at> .

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [announce] NYC*BUG Upcoming
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:21:02 -0500
From: NYC*BUG Announcements <announce <at> lists.nycbug.org>

We are putting the finishing touches on the next SEVEN meetings. This is
likely the best stretch of meetings we've assembled since we officially
launched in 2004. Note that we are in the process of overhauling how we
manage the web site.  Web site updates and details for some meetings are
in the pipeline.

Additionally, there are two BSD Cons upcoming:

AsiaBSDCon 2015, March 12-15 in Tokyo, Japan
BSDCan 2015, June 12-13 in Ottawa, Canada

The quick list of upcoming meetings.  All meetings will be in Stone
Creek's backroom at 6:45 PM at this point, but NOT all on the first
Wednesday of the month.

March 4: George Neville-Neil on the "DTrace", based on the new release
of "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System."
Introductory comments from the books editor. Hors d'oeuvres will be
provided, in addition to copies of the book.

April 8: Christos Zoulas "Blacklist'd"

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George Neville-Neil | 22 Feb 19:13 2015

[talk] Odd query about modeling...

A photographer friend of Kaz's (my husband) got ahold of him for this:

"Do you know any tech / IT friends in NYC who may do a model for this?  
http://www.azcasting.com/videos/2014/12/14/dice-geek-models"

And he passed it along to me.  Anyone of you geeks interested in 
modeling?

Do I win the prize for strangest query on talk <at>  now?

Later,
George
Isaac (.ike) Levy | 22 Feb 01:47 2015
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[talk] How I stopped worrying, and learned to love GPG


Hi All,

So I'm sure many of us have seen bits and pieces of the recent
monitary shot in the arm the GPG project has received,

http://www.propublica.org/article/the-worlds-email-encryption-software-relies-on-one-guy-who-is-going-broke

> Update, Feb. 5, 2015, 8:10 p.m.: After this article appeared,
> Werner Koch informed us that last week he was awarded a one-time
> grant of $60,000 from Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure
> Initiative. Werner told us he only received permission to disclose
> it after our article published. Meanwhile, since our story was
> posted, donations flooded Werner's website donation page and he
> reached his funding goal of $137,000. In addition, Facebook and the
> online payment processor Stripe each pledged to donate $50,000 a
> year to Koch’s project.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/once-starving-gnupg-crypto-project-gets-a-windfall-but-can-it-be-saved/

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/02/gpg_financial_d.html

--
To me, this whole thing begs some very serious and important questions:

Who really trusts GPG these days?
As the article states, it's written by one guy.  Werner's work is
obviously a classic- I don't want to rip on his implementation, nor do
I want to dive into tinfoil hat bits- but it's really serious when one
human being is the sole contributor to a tool with such relative
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Pete Wright | 17 Feb 21:46 2015

[talk] New pkgin binaries available

saw this on twitter yesterday:

http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2015/02/11/msg021047.html

I've been using pkgin on my OSX systems for quite a while and have zero
issues with it.  esp. when compared to the alternatives that have gone
south on my rather quick (macports, brew etc.).

i've actually been impressed enough that i'm seriously considering using
pkgin on my linux nodes as it will give us a nice exit strategy from
linux once systemd and all those shenanigans take full effect in penguin
land.

-pete

--

-- 
Pete Wright
pete <at> nomadlogic.org
twitter =>  <at> nomadlogicLA

Brian Callahan | 17 Feb 19:28 2015
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[talk] FreeBSD RNG issue on -current only

Just in case anyone is running a recent FreeBSD -current:
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2015-February/054581.html
George Rosamond | 15 Feb 17:13 2015

[talk] m0n0wall project ending

Mark S. noted this:

http://m0n0.ch/wall/end_announcement.php

The end of m0n0wall...

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Brett Mahar | 13 Feb 22:18 2015

Re: [talk] apmd issue last night


| > 
| > | | If you look at OpenBSD apmd(8), you won't see -C listed.  It was 
| > | deprecated at some point IIRC.  The correct flag to have in |
| > /etc/rc.conf.local is: | | apmd_flags="-A" | | This will autoadjust
| > the sysctl knob hw.setperf depending on how the | laptop is powered. 
| > |
| > 
| > In current, you can now set hw.setperf (via sysctl or
| > /etc/sysctl.conf) to -1. This will run your computer at hw.setperf=0,
| > and raise it to 100 when the machine is under load. This is better
| > than using apmd in many cases.
| 
| Ok.
| 
| But then you still need apmd running, right?  With any flags?

Hi George,

No need for ampd at all then. 

Brett.
Siobhan Lynch | 13 Feb 02:00 2015

[talk] Its been a while, but wow... (and a call for devs?)

So I took a year and a half off to go to school… and didn’t work on much on *BSD for a while… but I have to
say… I am quite impressed with some of the new stuff and how pkgng has turned out. I was a bit confused that
cvsup was deprecated, but subversion works fine.

I’m really enjoying getting back to this, it’s like seeing an old friend.

Also, the guy I am working on a contract for is looking for developers (php/java, but some strength in erlang
and python would be nice too) - I can get a job description, but if anyone is interested, they are in
Williiamsburg - and you’ll be working with me :)

Also, some knowledge of amqp and celery as well as nosql dbs, and mysql would be nice. I am doing the general
architecture, so things are subject to change based on developer input. We are using nginx and the Phalcon
framework on the front end. Most development can be done on local VMs and I am building vagrant boxes for the
devs. So knowledge of any of that is a plus.

I pushed them to use FreeBSD on the server side (partly because I can get things up and running faster, and I
have always had better luck with Java on FreeBSD performance-wise - funny that.

Anyway, great to be back, maybe I’ll get out to a meeting again soon!

-Trish

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Brett Mahar | 12 Feb 22:07 2015

Re: [talk] apmd issue last night


| 
| If you look at OpenBSD apmd(8), you won't see -C listed.  It was
| deprecated at some point IIRC.  The correct flag to have in
| /etc/rc.conf.local is:
| 
| apmd_flags="-A"
| 
| This will autoadjust the sysctl knob hw.setperf depending on how the
| laptop is powered.
| 

In current, you can now set hw.setperf (via sysctl or /etc/sysctl.conf) to -1. This will run your computer
at hw.setperf=0, and raise it to 100 when the machine is under load. This is better than using apmd in many cases.

Cheers,
Brett.

Gmane