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This page contains random thoughts and impressions by me.

  1. 2017-04-18
    Christian Kruse,

    Brave new world: my Arch Linux now boots with systemd-boot and systemd-cryptsetup 🎉

    20:30
  2. 2017-04-07
  3. 2017-04-06
    Christian Kruse,

    Just discovered: DigitalOcean blocks outgoing SMTP traffic via IPv6

    09:16
  4. 2017-03-09
    Christian Kruse,

    In reply to https://jeena.net/notes/824

    Be aware, this is Enterprise grade hardware, it needs a controller to work. The controller can be installed on any computer you own (there is a version for the three major OS), but this controller software has to run when you want to use the wifi.

    08:08
  5. 2017-03-08
    Christian Kruse,

    Once you bought UniFi access points you will never want something different. 😍

    08:49
  6. 2017-03-07
  7. 2017-03-01
    Christian Kruse,

    Maybe we can now take most of the services off Amazon? Centralizing the Internet sucks…

    09:03
  8. 2017-02-22
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  10. 2017-01-27
  11. 2017-01-25
    Christian Kruse,

    The ScanSnap ix500 was for sure a really good invest. I scan every mail I receive and put the original into a file. I put the file onto the attic at the end of the year and done. If I need a document I just send the scanned version.

    12:32
  12. 2017-01-19
    Christian Kruse,

    A repost of http://lunduke.com/lunduke-hour-jan-17-2017-dell-linux-hardware-wbarton-george/

    Bryan Lunduke talks in his new show with Barton George about Dell and their Linux Laptops (the developer lines). Interesting interview: he states that Dell has sold tens of millions’ dollars’ worth of Linux laptops.

    He also states that Dell has no intentions to deliver their laptops with other Distros other than Ubuntu. While I think this is sad I can understand it: it would be a lot of work to do that.

    14:13
  13. Christian Kruse,

    A repost of https://80x24.net/post/the-problem-with-amp/

    Kyle Schreiber writes about The Problem With AMP:

    While the intentions of the project seem good, there are a number of issues with AMP that both promote lock-in and provide a poor user experience.

    He states that AMP is all about the lock-in for Google:

    Make no mistake. AMP is about lock-in for Google. AMP is meant to keep publishers tied to Google.

    I see it the same way, besides disliking the technical solution. However, it is an interesting read even if you are pro AMP.

    06:25
  14. 2017-01-18
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  16. 2017-01-16
    Christian Kruse,

    Cory Doctorow wites about DRM products and that they are defective by design. He asks a good question: if DRM is so good for us, then why aren't DRM products labeled as such?

    In our open letter on DRM labelling – a letter signed by a diverse coalition of rights holders, public interest groups, and publishers – we ask the FTC to take action to ensure that people know what they’re getting when they buy products encumbered with DRM.

    He further points out that DRM is often designed as a kill switch:

    What’s more, most modern DRM is designed for “renewability” – which is a DRM-vendor euphemism for a remote kill-switch. These DRM tools phone home periodically for updates, and install these updates without user intervention, and then disable some or all of the features that were there when you bought the product.

    Interesting read!

    22:46
  17. 2017-01-13