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Wanted to advance my `ansible` setup and add another host. Now I'm kinda lost debugging this SSH issue which *only* happens when `ansible` connects. Basically it drops the MasterConnection after a few seconds for no apparent reason.

Connecting over `ssh` to that host, with these exact settings from my ~/.ssh/config works perfectly fine.

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Vyznání-vyznanie
Krásně zní-krásne znie
Táto melódia ozaj zázračne

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Die Scheiße von 2020 wird nicht magisch verschwinden. Bitte keine überzogenen Erwartungen. 2021 wird, was wir draus machen. Bleibt solidarisch mit den Schwachen und den Held*innen im Hintergrund. Bleibt kämpferisch gegenüber Egoismus und Machtmissbrauch. Beißt euch durch. ✊

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To end 2020 positively:

Remember 2017-07-25?
That's the day when Adobe officially announced the deprecation of Flash.
blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2017

Today is the day, that Flash is officially End-of-Life.
adobe.com/products/flashplayer

May the ghosts of Macromedia rest in pieces.

Whoever built this Potemkin-Karaoke-Both in world…
Thanks, you made my day!

I'm really missing hosting

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Morgen 16:30 gibt es in der Aaaaaaaaaaaa Assemblie ein Vernetzungstreffen für österreichische Hackspaces und Chaos nahe Organisationen: rc3.world/rc3/event/vernetzung

Und wer vor den vielen Aaaaaaaaaaaa's Angst hat kann sich den Dome sweet Dome schon jetzt ansehen.
rc3.world/rc3/room/586b6936-53

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Technologie und Wissen schaffen Verantwortung.

Lasst uns den nutzen, um über diese Verantwortung zu sprechen und der nach fast 40 Jahren ein Update zu verpassen!

leah.is/posts/technologie-wiss

More shots of the heatpipes, and cleaned up PCB and components. Further details of the parts are in the image descriptions.

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Finally I was able to take the time and do some *really* necessary maintenance to my MacBook Pro.
Thoroughly cleaned inside and replaced all the almost a decade old thermal compound.
No luck with the spare fan I had in mind, as that one had already been replaced. Need to order a new one.
Otherwise surgery concluded successfully.

So I have this USB Footswitch, called “FS1-P” made from finest Chinesium. It's mechanically sturdy, and the switch is clicky.

HID is recognised as:
Product ID: 0x2019
Vendor ID: 0x5131
Version: 0.00
Serial Number: SW
Manufacturer: GZIOT

Looks like many others, but seems to use a different chip: CHG551

The configuration software is Windows only, and more importantly: Chinese only, which my computer cannot even display. It's needed to configure the switch.

Any hints how to configure this?

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sec4dev, a security conference & bootcamp for developers is going all virtual for the next event:

sec4dev.io/

I miss in-person events, but it's great to be able to attend events like this from far away.

Unsolicited Webserver performance suggestions 

@dvl I noticed your grief about freshports.org performance. I found a few things that could be improved easily

I'm assuming that you serve your static assets, like .css, .js, images from nginx directly.

- Turn on HTTP/2 in nginx: In your HTTPS vHost listen directive, simply add `http2` between `ssl` and the closing `;`.
- Turn on gzip compression
- Optimize image
- minify .js, .css, .json

Here's a pad with more details!
pads.c3w.at/code/#/2/code/edit

Dear Mac mini Server!

You delivered emails, Jabber, websites, static and dynamic alike, cared for databases, calendars and contacts, kept a user directory, authenticated them on the WiFi in your RADIUS, served files and updates, resolved hostnames, collected backups, compiled source code, maintained packages and many more things.

Today, I release you from your server duties, you've been conducting 24/7 since early 2009.
Henceforth you'll watch over my dashboards.

Thank you!

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RT @blinkenrocket@twitter.com

BLINKENROCKET SALE

We are giving away our Blinkenrocket Kits (Both BIG and MINI) for 15,- instead of 26,- including a lanyard.

If you order NOW, you can still get them before christmas!

hackerspaceshop.com/products/m
hackerspaceshop.com/products/b

Ho Ho Ho.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/blinkenrocket/stat

OH:
A: Was ist eigentlich der Fachterminus für Gummiwuppel?
B: Nubsi

corresponds to which actual hardware.

Turns out, mapping the SATA controller of which your hypervisor is booted from, into a VM has catastrophic consequences for the Hypervisor. Not unexpected, just inconvenient if trial and error is the only way I know of to enumerate which PCI device does what. :-)

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