Liebe netzpolitische Zivilgesellschaft!


In all dem Getümmel zur geht gerade unter, dass die Bundesregierung das Gesetz zur diese Woche durchboxt. Verabschiedung Donnerstag.

Das ist das mit den IP-Adressen, die die Plattformen direkt ans BKA liefern müssen.

Was tun? Call your MdB. Oder schickt Mails.
Morgen wird es durch die Ausschüsse gewinkt.

Corona-App nutzen?

2319. Large Number Formats 

alt text: 10^13.4024: A person who has come back to numbers after a journey deep into some random theoretical field


fun with linux 


I have the Zoom client installed on my computer (the only things I use it for don't need encryption). And every time I leave the computer for any length of time, when I come back, the Zoom client has started on its own.

It's not a specific interval. It's not a specific time. It just seems to be any time I'm away from the computer for more than 15 minutes; when I wake the computer back up, Zoom's sitting there, waiting.

I check running daemons, I poke at background tasks - nothing.
Finally, it occurs to me: "when I wake the computer up". So on a hunch, I check xscreensaver - which has an oooold screensaver called "zoom". I don't have that screensaver installed, but it's listed in the possible screensavers, so xscreensaver checks for it - and it doesn't just check the screensavers directory, it checks $PATH too.

I remove the "zoom" line from ~/.xscreensaver - and the problem goes away.


Q: When I was 4, my sister was 2. I am now 44. How old is my sister?

Programmer: 44 - (4 - 2) = 42



Today we announced that I'm building together with @rixx, @rash, and the team. Let me know what you think – and please share the word with anyone you think this might be relevant for!

Gegen Web-Monopolisten sein, aber Chrome bzw. Chromium benutze. Genau mein Humor.

Ich: Das Problem ist, dass Teile der FLOSS-Community nicht bereit sind einzusehen, dass manche ihrer Lösungen für viele Leute zu kompliziert sind.

Teile der FLOSS-Community: Quark das ist doch voll einfach. Wer das nicht hinkriegt ist selber schuld.

Ich: QED.

Wo kauft man denn Domains und warum dort? :)
Vielen Dank im Voraus!


A good article putting some facts and figures in perspective:

Multiple translations available.

There are 10 kinds of people:
Those who understand binary
Those who don't

One of my favorite sites for learning about Linux distro's has seemingly been dead for a while. So I decided to fork it, and have now started working on it as a new project.

Check it out here:

The year is 2025

There are five browser cores:
- webkit
- chromium
- gecko
- servo
- youtube-dl, which ended up implementing a full-fledged browser in python to keep successfully downloading videos

Pro-tip for Firefox users: open a new tab, now prefix whatever you type in the address bar with "%" to search your open tabs and switch to one.

Finally! Nach 2 Monaten und 3 Techniker-Terminen bin ich wieder online!

Holy shit, you can create a disk which is ext2 and FAT at the same time

I only now realized that the ANSI color codes for red (1), green (2), and blue (4) are arranged on powers of two and that the rest correspond to addition of the primaries: 3=yellow, 5=magenta, 6=cyan, 7=white.

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