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systemd haters resource page

Posted Yesterday at 11:05 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I've been putting links to relevant systemd resources into this page for my own reference, but enough folks have appreciated it that I thought y'all might like it too:

http://ciar.org/ttk/public/systemd.html

It's very ugly and primitive at the moment. I might turn it into a "real" web page later, or might not.
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New ##slackware-help community support channel on Freenode

Posted 08-23-2017 at 04:58 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

A new channel for providing Slackware community support has been created on Freenode.

It is similar to the previous existing ##slackware channel, in both charter and composition (a lot of the users in ##slackware-help are also in ##slackware).

The differences are mostly of tone and technology -- the new channel has a factoid-bot for easily pointing newbies to existing resources. For instance:

Code:
<ttks> !tutorial
<tiddy> ttks: https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide
...
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Reorganizing My Personal Programming Projects

Posted 08-04-2017 at 04:05 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I've been working somewhat directionlessly on my various programming side-projects, and decided to take a couple of days to organize them all a bit and decide on some priorities.

The numbers came up better than I'd feared -- of my seventy-one projects (11 C projects, 2 python projects, 50 perl projects), twenty-two are in working condition. That's nearly a third of them! Six of those projects have been published, either to CPAN or to github or to my own codecloset web page.
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Finally Published Physics::Ballistics to CPAN!

Posted 07-09-2017 at 05:57 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

Around 2007'ish I started collecting/writing formulae related to the physics of ballistics, but they were a disorganized mish-mash. In 2014 I decided to straighten them out, write unit tests and documentation, and publish them to the CPAN central code repository.

This weekend I finally got it submitted!

https://metacpan.org/pod/release/TTK.../Ballistics.pm

I feel like it should be a huge milestone, but it gives me...
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Another systemd zero-day security vuln

Posted 07-06-2017 at 11:26 AM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

Systemd falls back to root privileges when an invalid user account is specified.

Shadow-tools allows the creation of invalid user accounts.

Face, meet palm.

https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/6237

The systemd devs aren't being gracious about it, either.
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