Monthly Archives: November 2020

Swiss companies and IT security

Given there’s a rather (in?)famous Swiss messenger touted as secure — but not open source — and the same was said about Crypto AG products until someone lifted the lid off the conspiracy surrounding that I’m wondering how one can … Continue reading

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Meine Seele hat es eilig

Ein Gedicht mit interessanten Einsichten: Ich habe meine Jahre gezählt und festgestellt, dass ich weniger Zeit habe, zu leben, als ich bisher gelebt habe. Ich fühle mich wie dieses Kind, das eine Schachtel Bonbons gewonnen hat: die ersten essen sie … Continue reading

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Oh, so that’s what Republican stands for …

While Trump manages to avoid a concession speech, here’s what one of his most vocal boot-licking sycophants had to say: If we don’t challenge and change the US election system, there will never be another Republican president elected again. President … Continue reading

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Running old Ubuntu versions as chroot with proot

Currently I am working on building a modern Clang/LLVM-based toolchain for ancient Ubuntu versions. In order to do that I wrote a few helper scripts I am using in conjunction with proot to run old Ubuntu rootfs ((retrieved from older … Continue reading

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Alacritty as default GNOME terminal application

Personally I prefer Super+T as my primary shortcut for opening the terminal from anywhere in my desktop environment. However, how can I replace the existing terminal application in GNOME so that the keyboard shortcut setting applies to an alternative terminal … Continue reading

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I’m in love with my Rust, turning angel wings to dust 😁

Sing to the tune of “I wish I had an angel” from Nightwish. The more of Rust I am learning, the more I fall in love with it. Behold this beautiful and expressive use of the match keyword: let leapyear: … Continue reading

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