Planet Debian, ces 60 derniers jours

mardi 12 mai 2020

  • Jacob Adams: Roman Finger Counting
    I recently wrote a final paper on the history of written numerals. In the process, I discovered this fascinating tidbit that didn't really fit in my paper, but I wanted to put it somewhere. So I'm writing about it here. If I were to ask you to count as high as you could on your fingers you'd (...)

lundi 11 mai 2020

  • Markus Koschany: My Free Software Activities in April 2020
  • Julien Danjou: Interview: The Performance of Python
    Earlier this year, I was supposed to participate to dotPy, a one-day Python conference happening in Paris. This event has unfortunately been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Victor Stinner and me were supposed to attend that event. Victor had prepared a presentation about Python (...)

  • Gunnar Wolf: Certified printer fumes
    After losing a fair bit of hair due to quality and reliability issues with our home laser multifunctional (Brother DCP1600-series, which we bought after checking it was meant to work on Linux… And it does, but with a very buggy, proprietary driver — Besides being the printer itself (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: #1 T^4: Adding Some Color to the Shell
    The first proper video (following last week's announcement) is up for new T^4 series of video lightning talks with tips, tricks, tools, and toys. Today we just to a little enhancement for the shell enabled color output (if not already on by default). The slides are available here. Next week (...)

  • Enrico Zini: Fraudsters and pirates
    Adele Spitzeder - Wikipedia history people 2020-05-11 Adelheid Luise "Adele" Spitzeder ([ˈaːdl̩haɪt ʔaˈdeːlə ˈʃpɪtˌtseːdɐ]; 9 February 1832 – 27 or 28 October 1895), also known by her stage name Adele Vio, (...)

dimanche 10 mai 2020

  • Ben Hutchings: Debian LTS work, April 2020
    I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative, and carried over 8.5 hours from March. I worked 26 hours this month, so I will carry over 2.5 hours to May. I sent a (belated) request for testing an update of the linux package to 3.16.82. I then prepared and, after (...)

  • Russell Coker: IT Asset Management
    In my last full-time position I managed the asset tracking database for my employer. It was one of those things that “someone” needed to do, and it seemed that only way that “someone” wouldn't equate to “no-one” was for me to do it – which was ok. We (...)

  • Norbert Preining: Updating Dovecot for Debian
    A tweet of a friend pointed me at the removal of dovecot from Debian/testing, which surprised me a bit. Investigating the situation it seems that Dovecot in Debian is lagging a bit behind in releases, and hasn't seen responses to some RC bugs. This sounds critical to me as dovecot is a core (...)

  • NOKUBI Takatsugu: Virtual Background using webcam
  • Russ Allbery: Review: Golden Gates
    Review: Golden Gates, by Conor Dougherty Publisher: Penguin Copyright: 2020 ISBN: 0-525-56022-X Format: Kindle Pages: 249 This review, for reasons that will hopefully become clear later, starts with a personal digression. I have been interested in political theory my entire life. That sounds (...)

samedi 9 mai 2020

vendredi 8 mai 2020

  • Petter Reinholdtsen: Jami as a Zoom client, a trick for password protected rooms...
    Half a year ago, I wrote about the Jami communication client, capable of peer-to-peer encrypted communication. It handle both messages, audio and video. It uses distributed hash tables instead of central infrastructure to connect its users to each other, which in my book is a plus. I mentioned (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: Rcpp Virtual Talk on June 5
    We had to cancel R/Finance 2020 due to what is happening all around us. But I plan to present the one-hour workshop I often give in the tutorial session preceding the first day—but this time online! To keep it simple, we will stick with the same day, and possibly the same time: Friday (...)

jeudi 7 mai 2020

  • Norbert Preining: KDE/Plasma 5.18.5 for Debian
    After the KDE Apps update 20.04, now the recently released Plasma 5.18.5 is ready for Debian. Furthermore, since the most recent version of the KDE frameworks have been uploaded to Debian/experimental, I have adapted the packages to make upgrades to the versions in experimental – and (...)


17 mai 2007 - Du GigaPixels sur IPsyn !

Depuis quelques jours IPsyn héberge la plus grosse image numérique au monde : (...)

22 mars 2005 - Cable reseau "perime"

Nous avons, ce soir (21/03/2005), ete victime du fameux probleme du cable RJ45 "perime". Apres (...)

13 mars 2005 - Perte de notre serveur de fichier

Nous avons perdu, vers 16h00 ce samedi 12 mars 2005, notre serveur de fichier sur lequel etait (...)

26 décembre 2004 - Exploitation d’une faille dans phpBB

Ipsyn n’aura pas ete epargne par la failel sur le forum phpBB (j’imae pas le forums (...)

7 janvier 2004 - Problème sur notre serveur mysql

Pour une raison indeterminee notre serveur mysql refuse de repartir. Nous basculons toutes les (...)