I am declaring victory in my fight against the Yamaha MTX3 mixer, PulseAudio, and Fedora. The livestream production workstation is now pulling sufficiently good quality audio from the church sound system.

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Got a nastygram from about excessive CPU usage on my server. The VPS was not compromised, and was in fact running their minecraft server image, and they wouldn't provide any troubleshooting support and kept threatening to shut the instance down. It seemed like the best solution was to back up the data and shut it down myself.

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If you want to try #dlang on #OpenBSD using the reference DMD compiler, I posted a port on openbsd-wip:


If you try it, let me know how it works out for you.

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The #XMPP Newsletter for May 2021 is out!

Read this month's XMPP news on project, clients, server, libraries and the XEP editor work. Thanks to everyone contributing!

Enjoy reading! 📰 ☕

#federated #decentralization #standards #jabber #xep #newsletter

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:flan_sign:​ The #OpenBSD iwm(4) driver is now using updated firmware images with #fragattacks fixes in -current.

If you need 100% safety from fraggattacks, upgrade to -current. There are no plans to backport firmware updates to 6.8/6.9, given the large amount of driver changes required. Additional follow-up fixes will likely be needed to improve the stability of this driver. The dust will have settled by the time OpenBSD 7.0 comes out.


“The forces of money and power would certainly like us to forget all about this year and go back to exactly the way things were, like a teacher intoning, ‘All right, class, back to your desks,’ while the first flurries are falling outside. Maybe we will; insights are evanescent, and habit has a leaden inertia. But a lot of people went very far away over the course of this past year, deep into themselves, and not all of us are going to come all the way back.”


Successfully updated to 3.4.0. Lots of scary warnings from yarn, but everything seems good.

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This must be the silliest error message I’ve ever seen.

Tweak it to add some symbols, and you have a reasonable password generator using only base system utilities:

jot -r -c 1280 32 125 | tr '\040-\071\072-\123\124-\135\136-\175' 'A-Za-z0-9!-/:-@[-`{-~' | rs -g0 80 | rs 0 4

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Now fill your screen with 80 such strings:

jot -r -c 1280 65 126 | tr '[-`{-~' '0-9' | rs -g0 80 | rs 0 4

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Generate a random 16-character string consisting of A-Za-z0-9 in , :

jot -r -c 16 65 126 | tr '[-`{-~' '0-9' | rs -g0

Eric Carle’s books thrilled both of my kids... and I enjoyed them in my own childhood as well. Rest in peace...


Toasting homemade granola when it’s 90°F is no fun, but should pay off at breakfast for the rest of the week.

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Installed on the machine that will be live-streaming church, because I want something that just works and stays out of the way. Looks good so far!

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