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Stuff V

  • I have started looking into SELinux on Debian recently. SELinux provides mandatory access control for Linux, which gives you great control over which process may do what with which files, other processes, network connections etc. I've still got a lot to learn and read (more posts will probably follow), but if you're inclined to try it yourself here are a few tips:
    • First, read the SELinux and especially the SELinuxSetup pages in the Debian wiki. Also checkout the SELinuxStatus page.
    • There are currently a few bugs I noticed, which cause some trouble: bug #369852 prevents a correct install of the selinux-policy-default package, but the work-around mentioned in the bug report works fine. I reported bug #372543 yesterday, but there's an easy work-around for that, too.
    • I had to change "SELINUX=enforcing" to "SELINUX=permissive" in /etc/selinux/config (at least for now), otherwise my system won't boot up anymore because of SELinux denied permissions (I think). I'm pretty sure this is either a bug or me doing something wrong, but I haven't figured out yet what that is.
  • Robert Nunnally (a.k.a Gurdonark) has created a photo collage video (YouTube, requires Flash) for Marco Raaphorst's "Blowing Snow" song. He used some of the Creative Commons licensed photos from my photoblog for the video.
  • Wow! Today the number of people subscribed to my music podcast (via RSS) exceeded 200 for the first time! Thanks everyone for listening!
  • GNU/Hurd 1.0.0 has been released. Finally! And they've built it on top of an interesting "middleware"...

Stuff IV

  • Finally. I finished the Battle for Wesnoth campagin Heir to the Throne. If you're interested you can download replays of my games (425 KB). Level 23 is missing, as I accidentally deleted the replay file :(
  • Some of you might already know this - SNES Mega Man X & X2 played simultaneously. "This movie is essentially constructed by taking one controller and wiring it into two SNES emulators at once. The same input is used to play both games to completion. In other words, the player plays two games simultaneously with one controller". This is a 48 minutes video. Absolutely insane!
  • Interesting concept - Multi-Cursor Window Manager, "allows multiple users to simultaneously interact with a Unix desktop environment".
  • Hm, invisibility...

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Stuff II

Hm, this was a good day.

  • I have unsubscribed 10 mailing lists or so today. More time. Good feeling.
  • My btscanner package has entered Debian unstable today. btscanner is a Kismet-like tool "designed specifically to extract as much information as possible from a Bluetooth device without the requirement to pair. A detailed information screen extracts HCI and SDP information, and maintains an open connection to monitor the RSSI and link quality".
  • I have upgraded my DSL contract to another one which is almost as cheap as the previous one, but gives me ca. 700 K/s instead of 120 K/s. Good deal ;)
  • I have upgraded to Xorg 7.0 today, and nothing broke!!!1 Great stuff.

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