ooh err – or testing debian kde

midgetI like kde (my blog) rather than those midgets that come in sevens from Potterang (my blog) and his band of gnome sjw warriors and when the debian testing update for kde came down it was mainly broken even ffmpeg* is is a bit of a state in regard to the back end in kde so i ran lxde in the meantime.

This is not a rant, but when the keyboard does not work, applications work full sized only like the midgets like gnome then thank you and im off to something else.

It comes with the territory.  So one evening i removed all my xwindow and gubbins and reinstalled kde, where in testing \ stretch i found you dont need kdm as it runs non root and my music player changed from once more.

kde works but is radically different to old kde.  Still very compatible once you remove the old.  I like kde and debian.

*another change in progress.

the unscheduled lets encrypt renewal by 21 days

are-you-serious-wtf-meme-baby-faceLets encrypt is a free tls thing and a bit of a game for me to do email in tls i had to make a web site just to get the bloody tls that assumedly lasts three months and then i have to redo my tlsa records for dane.

I wrote down the date but 21 days early it got renewed all on its own, i only know this since i got an email about this fucked up renewal as the tlsa recrds where wrong.  How the fuck did 90 days become 69.  That’s with the zoo doing some pruning of lets encrypt cron jobs and me not knowing precisely what calls the update in debian (not me).

I renewed my tlsa records (my blog) but its process to call for updates and inform you is something i have to figure out and that’s even looking at the logs in /var/log/letsencrypt which is a joy to read due to stack traces.



A picard moment for you (shodan.io)

Oh yes its our friendly scumbags from shodan (my blog) – over to you captain

connect from 

Its from our beachhut scanning outpost in the Seychelles (my blog) and a small /24 this time if you want to mass block this scammy isp and its lovely client.

So shields up, and i hope you never get this recycled ip addresss once shodan.io have fucked it up reputation wise.  I never delist shodian.io ip addresses from who ever the isp is.

Enjoy your day.

an odd reboot

keyboardThe zoo’s server had a weird issue with its keyboard doing [^b [^a etc and so one evening i decided to fix it, fortunately it appears that a simple reboot restored it use without the [^ thing.

The keyboard on the server gets very little use and i am able to shut it down remotely and fix many things that way as well but it is nice to have a functional thing on it just in case.

strange ink economics

Have you played the overpriced ink game?

Have you played the overpriced ink game?

I was looking to supply our hated printers with ink not from that supplier.  I had asked the zoo if they wanted to change brands of printer but was told no they will suffer with them.

One genuine original cartridge would buy four (high capacity) cartridges – two of each.

Colour page estimate was the same, but the black one varied by over 10% more for the non hp cartridge.  I guess the tco arguments mean do not buy genuine ink from hp.

routing issues out of my control

uncle albert

uncle albert

Bananas decided to sign some dnssec zones and happened to do it on the day when our routing which is out of my control was poor not totally obvious there’s a fault.

I guessed something was up when i could not browse certain bits of the internet that are usually pretty good most of the time.

Time to do something else.


Kate (a text editor)

somebody also called kate

somebody also called kate who needs a zoo visit and is not a text editor

Kate is a text editor i like and depending upon my version of linux (my blog) i use (my blog) one is not compatible with another, its a bit like minified files (my blog)

So one version can and another thinks there read only files although vi can read and write them. So i edit locally and test remotely.  Ho hum

end of the road for the non duplex printer?

Sisyphus is still a role model

Sisyphus is still a role model

Bananas turned on the printer this week, first job was a report a computer made – it went on and on and on.  In email it looked small.

The second was a list of bad urls and that too ran out of paper before i cancelled it.  The zoo would love a duplex printer.  Or maybe we are good with what works but limited printing.

I known you can buy duplex things for simplex printers and its on my wishlist for our next non hp printer the zoo buys since hp printers are encumbered with other issues that make them untrustworthy.

Life.  In the meantime i will limit my printing habits.

debian 8.7

tux_and_beasty_costumesIs released, hplip (my blog) will not show ink levels any longer not that i care but t shows somebody at hp possibly trying to kill the zoo’s network printers with bullshit.

My issue (my blog) with

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index", line 97, in <module>

Continues. That is about all.