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Depending on the time of the day a friend, a colleague, a wise guy. The beauty of the world is its sense of humor to show humans their way by letting them search their own.


  1. How FLoC incentivises more, not less tracking

    Google recently published a new standard called “Federated Learning of Cohorts”, short FLoC. Google would like to see this standard adopted by the wider internet to keep its ad/tracking business floating after basically every browser nowadays, soon including Google’s own Chrome and Chromium browser, blocks 3rd-party cookies.1 At least according to Justin Schuh, director at engineering for Chrome: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/14/21064698/google-third-party-cookies-chrome-two-years-privacy-safari-firefox ↩ …


  2. FSF - Stop riding a dead horse

    Today the FSF published two statements, one by their board and one by Richard Stallman (RMS) himself, both trying to explain the currently rather awkward situation, where by some sort of back-room meetings RMS somehow made it back onto the board of the FSF and wasn’t welcomed as much as they might expected by the broader free software community. …


  3. Carving little helper scripts

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been writing some scripts and bash commands to generate version numbers as well as to automate compliance around repositories. Since I usually just throw them into the Snippets section on SI-GitLab or even more often some repository there, let me share them here, so you’ll have an easier time finding them. …


  4. Print what you enjoy

    Today I went ahead and handed out a copy of my University thesis to the professor who mentored me while writing it. And I recalled why I recently spend more than 100€ to print multiple copies. …


  5. Zero downtime LUKS + LVM volume resize

    On my server backends, all volumes are encrypted. The raw block storage is provided by my hosting provider. Therefore it on top of the block storage, a LUKS volume is created to ensure secrecy of all data stored there. To keep management easy and allow easy filesystem snapshots for backups on top of this encrypted volume, there is a LVM volume set up. …


  6. Debug your DNS traffic with systemd-resolved

    It happens from time to time, that you wonder why DNS is not working, where things are breaking and, especially in case of proprietary software, what DNS requests applications are making. …


  7. Configure DoT on systemd-resolved

    I run own DNS-over-TLS (DoT) and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) servers at dns.shivering-isles.com for quite a while now. Finally I made it to configure my Fedora system to use these DNS servers for all DNS queries, not just the ones from the browser. …