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sept 2018 balccon?

BalCCon2k18, Novi Sad, Serbia: international hacker community gathering, by LUGoNS (Linux Users Group of Novi Sad).

september 2018: 25 years of eternity / eeuwig september

In september 2018, the september which started in 1993 will have lasted for 25 years.

Ieper Hardcore Fest, aug? 2018

august? 2018, Belgium: Ieper Hardcore Fest.

2018: debconf taiwan

august? 2018: Debconf18 in Hsinchu, Taiwan, see debconf18.debconf.org. And maybe in 2019: Curitiba, Brazil (or in Bratislava, Slovakia?).

idiopolis 2018

zomer 2018 idiopolis, nederland

may 2018: Ring Ring, Belgrade, Serbia

May 2018, likely the excellent Ring Ring cultural festival will take place in Belgrade, Serbia.

OSCAN, Tirana, may 2018?

may 2018: OSCAL Tirana, Albania? (yearly since 2014)

rond zo 20 mei 2018, Appelscha: Pinksterlanddagen

(Eerder op zo 4 juni 2017, en nu) op zo 20 mei 2018 (en later op zo 9 juni 2019, zo 31 mei 2020, zie deze tabel met de data van Pasen, Hemelvaartsdag en Pinksteren op wikipedia): Pinksterlanddagen in Friesland. Belangrijke onderwerpen zijn antimilitarisme, arbeidsverhoudingen, dierenrechten, eigen media, opbouwen van de beweging en de geschiedenis van het anarchisme. De kosten voor de PL bedroegen ooit, in de jaren 2010, € 17,50 voor het hele weekend. Hierbij is kamperen inbegrepen; vergeet je kampeerspullen niet. Kom je één losse dag, dan betaalde je toen € 9,00. Voor anarchisten en iedereen die zich door het anarchisme laat inspireren: een driedaagse bijeenkomst die in het pinksterweekend plaatsvindt; als altijd - jaarlijks sinds 1927 (!) - op het anarchistische, alcoholvrije kampeerterrein 'Tot Vrijheidsbezinning' aan de Aekingaweg 1a te Appelscha in Friesland. De PL is alleen mogelijk als iedereen mee helpt. Je kan het terrein schoonhouden, een workshop geven, biologisch/vegetarisch/veganistische gaarkeuken 'Den Troag' van Federatie Kollektief Rampenplan helpen met groente snijden en de afwas, een radiouitzending maken of een lied zingen. Zie tzt op de Pinksterlanddagen website de aankondiging met meer details.

lente 2018: Open Kloosterdag?

Mogelijk gaat er in de lente/zomer van 2018 weer een Open Kloosterdag plaatsvinden.

In de lente van 2017 was er een Open Kloosterdag, o.a. in Tilburg. Eerder werd geschreven: "Na het succes van zes Open Kloosterdagen / Roepingen(zater)dagen (respectievelijk in maart 2000, in maart 2003, in mei 2006, in april 2008, in juni 2012 en in mei 2014 heeft het Bestuur KNR besloten om in 2015 een extra Open Kloosterdag te organiseren en wel op 14 juni 2015. Dit vanwege het Jaar van het Godgewijde Leven." In 2016 was er niet zo'n dag, voorzover ik weet. Zie www.openkloosterdag.nl.

maart 2018: Open Dag Nederlandse Hackerspaces

Net als iedere andere laatste zaterdag van maart: w/s ook in maart 2018: open dag bij de nederlandse hackerspaces

za 3 en zo 4 feb 2018: FOSDEM


küstendorf, jan 2018

küstendorf, serbia, filmfestival, likely january 2018. kustendorf-filmandmusicfestival.org (earlier on 17 - 23. jan 2012 and/or 17 -23 jan 2011)

dec 2017: Nederlandse Big Brother Awards

De Big Brother Awards 11 december 2017 in Amsterdam.

Warandeloop 2017

zondag 26 november 2017: warandeloop.

sat 18, sun 19 nov 2017: T-DOSE

sat nov 18 and sun nov 19 2017: T-DOSE Open Source Software Event, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. There'll be a Debian booth.

nluug, do 16 nov 2017

do 16 nov nluug najaarsconferentie

13 nov 2017 Wire @ Haarlem

Monday 13 November 2017, Wire plays live at Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands

di 7 nov, enosig-bijeenkomst

di 7 nov, enosig-bijeenkomst @ jochem.

aug 2017: Debconf 17 @ Montreal

DebConf17 was held in Montreal, Canada, from 6 to 12 August 2017. For the days before DebConf the local organisers have set up DebCamp, a session for some intense work on improving the distribution, and the Debian Day on 5 August 2017, aimed at the general public.

august 2017, .nl: SHA2017: The Dutch Hacker Camp

There was a hacker camp in The Netherlands in 2017; a follow up of

1989 GHP
1993 HEU
1997 HIP
2001 HAL
2005 WTH
2009 HAR
2013 OHM.
It's called SHA2017; brought to you by the ifcat-crew e.a.

As of april, 2016, rumour has it: preferred was for Mon-Fri or Tue-Fri in first week of August 2017, location: zeewolde, flevoland waarschijnlijk: de jongste, niet door samenvoeging ontstane, gemeente van Nederland.

june 2017, Coliberator Conference, Bucarest, Romania

June 2017, Coliberator Conference, Bucarest, Romania. See also previous 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions.

may 2017: Debian SunCamp

Debian SunCamp 2017 aka DSC: Lloret de Mar, Catalonia, Spain May 18-21, 2017.

25 may 2017: Bitori

25 May 2017: Bitori live in Paradiso, Amsterdam "africadelic". 16:30 zaal open, 19:30 - 22:00 concert, entree 15,- + 3,50 lidmaatschap.

maandag 1 mei: Dag van de Arbeid

Onder het motto "tegen de haat - voor elkaar!". ma 1 mei 2017, 17.00 uur, Heuvel, Tilburg. Zie o.a. AFA Eindhoven/Tilburg voor meer details.


Bikewars Every Wednesday Vegan Food, 19.00 + sometimes live music Utrechtseweg 341, De Bilt near Utrecht

Graffiti in Belgrade


сре, 18. окт 2017.: ren

ren: 34 minuten: black box, bruggetje in reeshof, vijver in oude warande, black box

уто, 17. окт 2017.: tilburg en eindhoven

tilburg en eindhoven, volgens de russen in 1942

okt 2017: Afghani and other refugees stuck in Belgrade

"Afghan Exodus: Notes from a Belgrade squat" by Jelena Bjelica and Martine van Bijlert, november 2016, for the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), an independent non-profit policy research organisation.

sept 2017: the global jukebox

The Global Jukebox is nice. Thanks Alan Lomax.

5. авг 2017.: debconf

I've managed to remember: I've attended

DebConf0 and DebConf1 were in Bordeax, France, at the RMLL / LSM event. DebConf2 was in Canada. DebConf3 was the first DebConf which published Tshirts.

Did running in Montreal: Ran alone, with breaks, did record distance nor time. Did do 10 km in 51 minutes (including about 2 minutes of traffic lights), with Tollef. Also: ran with Kartik, about 10 km, some rain. Also: ran in Laval, north of Montreal, about 5 km I guess, in the rain.


5. авг 2017.: systraq

New systraq Debian package upload: 20160803-2. This makes planned and passed systraq versions in Debian:

        sid     (unstable)         20160803-2
    ?   bullseye(newtesting)     ?
    ?   buster  (testing)          20160803-2 ?
    9   stretch (stable)           20160803-1
    8   jessie  (oldstable)    0.0.20081217-3
    7   wheezy  (oldoldstable) 0.0.20081217-3
    6   squeeze                0.0.20081217-1+squeeze2.1
    5   lenny                  0.0.20070301-4
    4   etch                   0.0.20050213-8
    3.1 sarge                  0.0.20050213-4 (ITP: #276627, Oct 2004)

You can read about the changes in the Debian package and view some Debian developer information on the package.

14. јул 2017.: raag

Nice website about hindustani classic music from India: raag-hindustani.com by "Sādhana".

26. апр 2017.: ren

42 minutes wed apr 26 aloft dadeland - crocodile crossing near temple beth am - sw 85 str - ludlam rd - aloft

сре, 19. апр 2017.: ren

50 minuten, dadeland pinecrest kendall, miami, florida, usa: aloft dadeland - crocodile crossing near temple beth am vv

сре, 19. апр 2017.: Дмитрий Богатов

Debianite Дмитрий Богатов (Dmitry Bogatov) was arrested early april 2017 and is in a russian jail now. My thoughts are with him. See also rosuznik.org and this statement from the Tor Project.

сре, 19. апр 2017.: transformap

cool mapping project: transformap.

уто, 18. апр 2017.: "smart" phone

Sold my soul to the devil: Bought me a "smart" phone: NUU Mobile A1-AM running Android not-GNU/Linux 5.1, patch level 2016-06-01, kernel A1-RV01, build A1-US-09, with 1300mAh battery, 1.3 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM, Dual SIM, Dual Standby. Payed USD 42,67 for it, at BrandsMart USA and payed USD 32,50 to T-Mobile for data and call minutes. I could pay all of that with cash, which is cool. One can now contact me on a US phone number.

сре, 5. апр 2017.: ren

ren: half uurtje

3 april: Saul Alinsky

Interview with Saul Alinsky (tnx sytse).

сре, 29. мар 2017.: ren

ren: 26 minuten: berkenboompje, om hockeyveld heen

сре, 15. мар 2017.: Peers, Pext

there is peers.community and pext.

сре, 15. мар 2017.: ren

ren: 45 minutes

пон, 13. мар 2017.: poetry, albania, ...

Recently found a very nice post by 'Just An other Creative Commoner' Puneet Kishor (@punkish): L'Amour Vrai est Impossible.

пон, 13. мар 2017.: moodle

Uploaded moodle 2.7.19+dfsg-2 to Debian/unstable. An unofficial backport to current stable/jessie is available from "deb http://non-gnu.uvt.nl/debian jessie uvt". ETA next (and last!) upload: May 8, 2017. See the message "again: future of Moodle in Debian: ship with Debian 10 Buster in 2019?" for the "future" of Moodle in Debian.

сре, 8. мар 2017.: Outreachy

This year, Debian again participates in the Outreachy program. Check it out if you're a member of a group which is underrepresented in the Free Software community (woman, hispanic living in US, ...). And/or: if you care about this cause, do help us!

Mon, 06 Mar 2017.: GNU/Hurd, #debian-in, ...

Found back an old post: 16 years ago (Nov 2001) I was fiddling with GNU/Hurd. If I would have time, these days I'd enjoy fiddling with 9front , the Plan 9 operating system fork. Thanks वासदव for mentioning that.

Sat, 04 Mar 2017.: plan

plan: publicfile; debian-flyer; debian installation manual, release notes, freedict; debian faq (Bug#787152); mongovi sponsored upload.

сре, 15. феб 2017.: 2e kamer verkiezingen, 15 maart

Prachtige website: partijgedrag.nl: kijk niet naar wat er beloofd wordt, maar wat er gedaan is (en vergeet niet daarnaast ook nog naar de partijen die nu 0 zetels hebben te kijken).

сре, 15. феб 2017.: ren

42 minuten: "de ronde van de 3 vrije bruggetjes": spoorwegovergang zwartvenseweg, spoorwegovergang baron van voorst tot voorstweg, bruggetje naar reeshof, ander bruggetje bij reeshof, bruggehoofden bij vijver, hoofdingang, altaartje.

feb 1 2017: dutchhackersceneblog

"naimajim" interviewed me.

пон, 30. јан 2017.: ren resultaten

eerdere resultaten:

сре, 25. јан 2017.: 40 minuten, naar huis met plastic dak, naar n wild bruggetje en naar tempeltje waar nu iemand woont

пон, 26. дец 2016.: 14 minuten: naar 't Laar en weer terug
сре, 16. нов 2016.: 55 minuten: spoorwegovergang zwartvenseweg, spoorwegovergang baron van voorst tot voorstweg, bruggetje naar reeshof, trap reeshof, Kapel van Porfyrios, pompstationweg, vijver aan zuidkant bels lijntje
чет, 10. нов 2016.: 45 minuten: Korvel, Mill Hillcollege, SG De Keyzer,  Dr. Leo Kannerhuis Brabant, Korvel
сре, 12. окт 2016.: 28 minuten: UvT, infobalie clay tentoonstelling fundament foundation, hockeyvelden aan rechterhand, altaartje, HvB, grotto, UvT
пет,  7. окт 2016.: 27 minuten: tiu - hart van brabant - 1 of ander raar hek wat in de weg stond (w/s hvb) - hvb - tiu
сре, 21. сеп 2016.: 28 minuten: UvT, bredaseweg-baron vVtVweg, bels lijntje, veldje met jonge berk in oude stronk, spoorwegovergang, UvT
пон, 22. авг 2016.: 50 minuten: sportcentrum, Nudistenvereniging Hart van Brabant, baron vVtVweg overgestoken, bredaseweg overgestoken, pompstationweg, bels lijntje, sportcentrum
wo       aug 2016.: ??        : sportcentrum, centraal station, sportcentrum
чет,  4. авг 2016.: 59 minuten: sportcentrum, om hockeyclub oude warande heen, bruggetje reeshof (na 22 minuten), trap reeshof, terug via kronkelweg
  di 27  jul 2016 : een uur of zo?
пет,  1. јул 2016.: 53 minutes: sportcentrum - kerk - wilde bruggetje in reeshof. schoenen en sokken doorweekt.  daarna sauna \o/
сре, 22. јун 2016.: 31 minuten: UvT - oude vijver in warande - spoorwegovergang zwartvenseweg - Bredaseweg 546 - bredaseweg-baron vVtVweg - UvT
сре,  1. јун 2016.: 35 minuten. spoorwegovergang zwartvenseweg, spoorwegovergang baron van voorst tot voorstweg, bruggetje, bredaseweg-baron vVtVweg, du bonheur.
сре, 11. мај 2016.: 31 minuten: UvT - Bredaseweg 546
сре,  4. мај 2016.: 38 minuten: UvT, spoorwegovergang TiU, Kinderboerderij in Wandelbos, spoorwegovergang, bijna bij bruggetje bij spoorwegovergang, oude vijver in warande, UvT.
сре, 27. апр 2016.: 55 minuten: Fokkerhof, brug over de Nieuwe Leij bij St. Elizabeth, Volkstuin Leijpark, Stadstuin bij Piushaven, Koningsplein, Fokkerhof (met korte pauzes)
сре, 20. апр 2016.: 32 minuten, tot aan het bruggetje naar reeshof, achter het kronkelpaadje achter de spoorbrug
пон, 11. апр 2016.: 30 minuten, naar Gilzerbaan, iets voorbij Bels Lijntje en weer terug
сре, 16. мар 2016.: 30 minuten  UvT - spoorwegovergang - Viaduct over spoor - Huis Vrede en Vrijheid 1941
Wed  Mar   9 2016 : 47 minuten, UvT - 18 minuten - kerkje - 29 minuten - weer terug 
сре, 17. феб 2016.: 18 minuten, bijna bij spoorwegovergang, en bij Auberge en Warande-vijvers (zowel de oude als de nieuwe). t Vroor.
сре, 10. феб 2016.: 20 minuten, naar de spoorwegovergang
пет,  5. феб 2016.: 40 minuten: Hoofdgebouw Tilburg University - Kapel van Porfyrios vv

пон, 21. дец 2015.: 20 minuten: rondje Oude Warande.
сре, 16. дец 2015.: 31 minuten, naar Gilzerbaan en weer terug, motregen.  (Ook: afgelopen vrijdag.)
сре, 18. нов 2015.: 36 minuten, Hoofdgebouw Tilburg University - Huis Vrede en Vrijheid 1941 - Viaduct over spoor
Thu  Nov 12  2015 : 40 minuten: Hoofdgebouw Tilburg University - Kapel van Porfyrios vv
суб,  5. сеп 2015.: 42 minuten. Geen idee hoe ver m'n rondje was.
пон,  3. авг 2015.: 50 minutes, "Olympia" - Pompstationweg/Bredaseweg vv. (10, maybe 11 km.)
чет, 30. јул 2015.: 60 minutes, from TiU studentssportcenter "Olympia" -  Bredaseweg 546 vv.  (10, maybe 11 km.)

нед, 22. јан 2017.: filetraq

filetraq_0.2-15_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable; tnx Joerg Jaspert

нед, 25. дец 2016.: new laptop: "perun"

Got myself a new laptop; I've named it "perun". It's a lenovo thinkpad X200 with 500 gb ssd, 4 gb ram and dual core intel cpu 2400 MHz. Debian GNU/Linux stable preinstalled and Libreboot preinstalled \o/. Thanks Paul van der Vlis!

How to use your laptop as a "walkman": carry it in your bag, use a headphone playing music:

root@perun:~# vi /etc/systemd/logind.conf

and change "#HandleLidSwitch=suspend" into "HandleLidSwitch=ignore". Now if you reboot your laptop and start playing music, and then close the lid, your music should keep playing. Tested on Debian jessie running systemd. See logind.conf(5) for more information. (A full reboot might not be needed, you might get away with just hibernating your laptop (e.g. by running "obsession-exit --hibernate", as non-root) and power it on again.)

нед, 25. дец 2016.: RT SLA Extension

rt-extension-sla_1.04-2 uploaded to Debian unstable

пон, 19. дец 2016: publicfile

Uploaded publicfile-installer_0.12-1_all.deb to ftp.upload.debian.org:/pub/UploadQueue/

Published publicfile_0.52-8.debian.tar.xz.

сре, 14. дец 2016.: pgp

Found article: Giving up on long term pgp. See also mickens @ USENIX.

нед, 27. нов 2016.: ren

Warandeloop 2016 Tilburg

Startnummer 9179
Naam        Joost van Baal
Woonplaats  Tilburg University 1
Afstand     Bedrijvenloop 10 km
Plaats      60 / 380
Snelheid    13,554 km/uur
Tijd        44:16

Resultaten tot nog toe zijn daarmee geworden:

nov 2016 10   km   44:16 13,55 km/h Warandeloop
nov 2016 15   km 1:16:40 11,74 km/h Zevenheuvelenloop
sep 2016 10   km   44:31 13,48 km/h TTM

nov 2015 10   km   43:22 13,84 km/h Warandeloop
sep 2015 16.1 km 1:29:03 10,85 km/h TTM

nov 2014 5    km   23:16 12,89 km/h Warandeloop

sep 2013 16.1 km 1:26:16 11,20 km/h TTM

nov 2012 10   km   46:15 Warandeloop
sep 2012 16.1 km 1:26:09 TTM

nov 2011 10   km   45:03 Warandeloop
sep 2011 16.1 km 1:29:22 TTM

nov 2009  5   km   24:30 Warandeloop

Sun, 20 Nov 2016: ren

Nijmegen Zevenheuvelenloop 2016

Afstand          Scholten Awater Zevenheuvelenloop - 15 km
Startnummer      25617
Naam             Joost van Baal-Ilic
Woonplaats       Tilburg
Categorie        M45
Totaal plaats    8163 / 23213
Categorie plaats 1176 / 2688
Snelheid         11.741 km/uur
5 kilometer      26:01 (26:01)
10 kilometer     52:15 (26:14)
Nettotijd        1:16:40 (24:25)
Bruto tijd       1:43:18

15 nov 2016: rt-extension-repeatticket

Uploaded rt-extension-repeatticket

14 nov 2016: blogs

Subcultures and Geeks, Mops, Sociopaths and (tnx tg): "I don't like computers"

пон, 7. нов 2016.: ssh

Useful when deciding upon ssh-genkey's -k flag: Remember: ed25519 > rsa > ecdsa > dsa. Tnx Fruit.

суб, 5. нов 2016.: validns, dimbl, t-dose

worked (fsvo of worked) on validns bug 828591

filed dimbl Bug#843328: O: dimbl (which later got fixed by Bálint Réczey; thanks Bálint!)

tried to upload r-cran-semtools 0.4.12-3; failed (later got fixed by Andreas Tille, tnx)

tried to upload filetraq 0.2-15; failed

t-dose: posted on debian-events-nl

сре, 12. окт 2016.: de correspondent

De Correspondent is een heel tof medium.

сре, 12. окт 2016.: plan: flatline, fruitbak, rt-extension-sla

plan: post ITP's and upload fruitware to debian: flatline and/or fruitbak

incoming: Bug #840427: ITP: rt-extension-sla -- Service Level Agreements for RT.

planned: filetraq. planned: some python stuff? planned: installation manual / debian-faq

чет, 22. сеп 2016.: privacy, onderwijs en kinderen

Privacyrede 2016 door Mireille Hildebrandt -- Research Professor Interfacing Law and Technology. Deze Privacyrede werd op 6 september 2016 uitgesproken in de Senaatszaal van het Academiegebouw in Utrecht. Deze jaarlijkse rede wordt georganiseerd door SETUP in samenwerking met Studium Generale (Universiteit Utrecht) en SURF.

сре, 21. сеп 2016.: rt, plan

uploaded rt repeatticket to NEW. incoming: pics.

пет, 16. сеп 2016.: mh

Modern Mail Handler, a Master's Thesis by Markus Schnalke for Ulm University, 2012. MH started in 1978. Of course, both Markus's MMH and it's predecessor NMH are packaged for Debian. When I visited the BalCCon conference, I met a MH user. I was pleasantly surprised to find out the MH-project was still alive and kicking.

13 sept 2016: ilk

Thanks to Anton Gladky and Maarten van Gompel:

 Sep 13 Maarten van Gompel (2,9K) Accepted frog 0.13.5-1 (source) into unstable
 Sep 13 Maarten van Gompel (2,7K) Accepted ucto 0.9.2-1 (source) into unstable

sept 12, 2016: xkcd

XKCD 1732: Earth Temperature Timeline; also discussed at Explain xkcd.

BalCCon, 9 - 11 sept 2016

BalCCon2k16, September 2016, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia: international hacker community gathering, by LUGoNS (Linux Users Group of Novi Sad). 9,10,11 september. Best conference I've attended, ever.

4 sept 2016: Tilburg Ten Miles

4 september 2016: Tilburg Ten Miles.

mannen recreatie 10 EM: de UvT-ers (zie uitslagen.

plaats startnr                      uitslag        bruto netto
 248 20230 Menno van Zaanen      ●    123e Mrec  1:09:49 1:08:56
 525 20222 Dennis van Ginneken   ●    370e Mrec  1:17:24 1:13:54
 625 20231 Benoit Hendriks       ●    461e Mrec  1:20:21 1:15:08
 788 20223 Diederik van Iwaarden ●    606e Mrec  1:21:04 1:16:44
 982 20247 Andrew van Vliet      ●    783e Mrec  1:25:25 1:18:34
1033 20233 Reyer Gerlagh         ●    828e Mrec  1:22:35 1:19:00
1115 20244 Corno Vromans         ●    905e Mrec  1:22:05 1:19:35
1327 20246 Abdelkader Oughris    ●   1087e Mrec  1:27:51 1:21:00
1443 20221 Maarten Cuypers       ●   1189e Mrec  1:23:48 1:21:53
1837 20220 Jeroen van Alphen     ●   1521e Mrec  1:29:04 1:24:44
1922 20241 Koen Becking          ●   1587e Mrec  1:27:42 1:25:12
2085 20228 Zilong Niu            ●   1721e Mrec  1:32:59 1:26:07
2740 20249 Mickel Keyzer         ●   2220e Mrec  1:31:41 1:30:10
2768 20240 Eric van Damme        ●   2242e Mrec  1:37:34 1:30:22
2970 20243 Harrie Verbon         ●   2390e Mrec  1:37:27 1:31:47
3080 20235 Frank van Oirschot    ●   2464e Mrec  1:39:49 1:32:32
3197 20229 Ruishen Zhang         ●   2540e Mrec  1:40:07 1:33:13
3379 20232 Mitchel van Gool      ●   2669e Mrec  1:34:20 1:34:20
3388 20238 Tobias Gossling       ●   2676e Mrec  1:41:40 1:34:24
3468 20248 Edo Ridder            ●   2730e Mrec  1:41:46 1:34:56
3566 20237 Adele Roelofs         ●   2797e Mrec  1:42:58 1:35:38
3804 20239 Emiel Jerphanion      ●   2934e Mrec  1:44:48 1:37:31
4495 20236 Luc Jeurissen         ●   3325e Mrec  1:52:30 1:45:13
uitslagen 10km mannen
  56 22556 Jelle Sijtsema        56e Mrec  45:28 44:13
  61 22560 Joost van             61e Mrec  45:49 44:32
 138 22558 Giovanni Piana       138e Mrec  49:42 48:25 (invaller)
 481 22559 Sander Smit          481e Mrec  58:18 57:00

Kobus: "de traagste wedstrijdloper deed er 1:23:31 over"

пет, 2. сеп 2016.: systemd

What a beautiful post: Russ Allbery on the systemd debate:

From: Russ Allbery
To: debian-devel
Subject: Re: Is missing SysV-init support a bug?
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:24:44 -0700

уто, 30. авг 2016.: r-cran

Good news in my inbox this morning:

18691 N Aug 30 Debian FTP Master (2,3K) r-cran-mi_1.0-4_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable
18692 N Aug 30 Debian FTP Master (2,7K) r-cran-sem_3.1.7-3_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable

пон, 29. авг 2016.: automaken

Keep this in mind when shipping autoconfiscated sources:

releases of debian and version of automake (and aclocal)

10   buster  2019?                                                ?
 9   stretch 2017-02?                                        1.15?
 8   jessie  2015-04                                      1.14
 7   wheezy  2013-05                                   1.11
 6   squeeze 2011-02      1.4         1.7     1.9  1.10
 5   lenny   2009-02      1.4         1.7     1.9  1.10
 4   etch    2007-04      1.4         1.7 1.8 1.9  1.10
 3.1 sarge   2005-06      1.4     1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9
 3.0 woody   2002-06      1.4 1.5
 2.2 potato  2000-08      1.4
 2.1 slink   1998?    1.3

(See e.g. https://archive.debian.net/ and https://www.debian.org/releases/.)

Between 2002 and 2013, Debian supported multiple automaken. Now one would have to use apt pinning/backports/other tricks when dealing with automake version skewness.

сре, 24. авг 2016.: r-cran

Posted an ITP (r-cran-mi); created a git repo (r-cran-mi); did some uploads (r-cran-mi, r-cran-sem). Current state of my r-cran work for Debian:

                  oldstable/stable  testing/unstable   watch     git
 r-cran-corpcor                          1.6.8-3                 1.6.8-3
 r-cran-formatr    1.2.1-4~bpo8+1        1.2.1-4       1.4   !   1.2.1-3+7 !
 r-cran-highr       0.5.1-2~bpo8+1       0.5.1-2       0.6   !   0.5.1-1+14
 r-cran-httpuv      1.3.3-3~bpo8+1       1.3.3-3       1.3.3     1.3.3-3
 r-cran-kernlab  uvt:0.9-24-1~bpo8+1
 r-cran-knitr       1.12.3-1~bpo8+1      1.12.3-1      1.14  !!  1.12.3-2
 r-cran-lavaan                           0.5.20-2      0.5.20    0.5.20-2
 r-cran-lavaan.survey                                            1.1.3-2
 r-cran-lisreltor                                                0.1.4-1
 r-cran-markdown    0.7.7-1~bpo8+1       0.7.7-1       0.7.7     0.7.7-2
 r-cran-matrixcalc                       1.0.3-2       1.0.3     1.0.3-2
 r-cran-mi                                NEW:
 r-cran-mime        0.4-2~bpo8+1         0.4-2         0.4       0.4-2
 r-cran-nfactors                                                 2.3.3-2
 r-cran-qgraph                                                   1.3.4-2
 r-cran-rockchalk                                                1.8.101-1
 r-cran-sem                               NEW:                   3.1.7-2
 r-cran-semplot                                                  1.0.1-1
 r-cran-semtools                         0.4.12-2                0.4.12-2
 r-cran-shinydashboard                                           0.5.1-2
 r-cran-simsem                                                   0.5.12-2
 r-cran-survey                                                   3.30.3-2
 r-cran-yaml       2.1.13-4~bpo8+1       2.1.13-4      2.1.13    2.1.13-5

Package r-cran-qgraph has lots of build-dependencies. Of those, 9 are still not shipped with Debian. Package semplot needs qgraph.

Planned: I might get to packaging (some of) lavaan lavaan.survey lisreltor nfactors rockchalk shinydashboard simsem survey soonish.

PS: Was pleasantly surprised when I saw:

Now signing changes and any dsc files...
 signfile r-cran-sem_3.1.7-2.dsc 0x0B86B067
gpg: starting migration from earlier GnuPG versions
gpg: porting secret keys from '/home/joostvb/.gnupg/secring.gpg' to gpg-agent
gpg: To migrate 'secring.gpg', with each smartcard, run: gpg --card-status
gpg: key 06069CF2969457F0: secret key imported
gpg: To migrate 'secring.gpg', with each smartcard, run: gpg --card-status
gpg: key 57930DAB0B86B067: secret key imported
gpg: migration succeeded
 signfile r-cran-sem_3.1.7-2_amd64.changes 0x0B86B067
Successfully signed dsc and changes files
gbp:info: Tagging 3.1.7-2 as debian/3.1.7-2

Thanks dkg!

пон, 22. авг 2016.: r-cran

posted 2 ITP's:

Bug#835082: ITP: r-cran-semplot -- GNU R Path diagrams and visual analysis of various SEM packages output -- semPlot
Bug#835083: ITP: r-cran-sem -- GNU R functions for fitting structural equation models -- sem

upcoming: ITP for r-cran-mi

пон, 22. авг 2016.: caspar

caspar_20140919-2 uploaded to Debian

нед, 21. авг 2016.: doc-debian

doc-debian bugfix, prepared for upload Please update doc-debian to reflect new version of the constitution (1.7) by Laura Arjona Reina

нед, 21. авг 2016.: rt

librt-extension-repeatticket-perl uploaded to Debian NEW; see also current changelog

нед, 21. авг 2016.: apt

reported an apt bug


суб, 6. авг 2016.: ilk: timbl, timblserver, mbt, mbtserver

uploaded: timbl 6.4.8-1, timblserver 1.11-1, mbt 3.2.16-1, mbtserver 0.11-1

суб, 6. авг 2016.: python-django-casclient, timbl

uploaded: python-django-casclient_1.2.0-2 closing ITP Bug #818266; here's upstream (also at github.

чет, 4. авг 2016.: systraq

New systraq release: systraq version 20160803. Latest releases:

systraq version 20160803 - The Pidjiguiti Release
systraq version 20160316 - The Sơn Mỹ Release
systraq version 20160303 - The තංගලල release.
systraq version 20151218 - The חנכה Release
systraq version 20151214 - The Čhaŋšúška Wakpá Release
systraq version 20151105 - The Blaak Release
systraq version 20150913 - The de Sy à My release

Systraq monitors your system and warns when system files change.

чет, 4. авг 2016.: plans

Plans: Upload of python-django-cleanup. Also: uploads of python-pynlpl, python-clam.

чет, 28. јул 2016.: ilk

Uploaded ticcutils 0.13.1-1 to Debian. Thank proycon for help in getting this done.

Planned: note on status of moodle in Debian in upcoming release notes.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016: systemd

A lot has been said about systemd. This contribution is worth reading, imho. For those who seek alternatives, there's an overview. I myself would like to try some of runit (and maybe daemontools-encore, nosh, OpenRC, s6). Now just find some time...

уто, 26. јул 2016.: blog: Scott "Dilbert" Adams

Two very nice blog posts by Scott Adams, the author of the Dilbert comic: How Persuaders See The World, on 2016 US Elections and Team America, and Truck Buying Advice on "confusopoly".

сре, 20. јул 2016.: r-cran

Posted some ITP's (corpcor, lavaan, matrixcalc, semtools); created some git repo's (corpcor, lisreltor, matrixcalc, qgraph, rockchalk, sem, semplot, semtools); did some uploads (corpcor, lavaan, matrixcalc, semtools). Current state of my r-cran work for Debian:

                  oldstable/stable  testing/unstable   watch     git
 r-cran-corpcor                        NEW: 1.6.8-2              1.6.8-2
 r-cran-formatr  uvt:1.2.1-2~bpo8+1      1.2.1-4       1.4   !   1.2.1-3+5
 r-cran-highr           !                0.5.1-2       0.6   !   0.5.1-1+14
 r-cran-httpuv      1.3.3-3~bpo8+1       1.3.3-3       1.3.3     1.3.3-3
 r-cran-kernlab  uvt:0.9-24-1~bpo8+1
 r-cran-knitr           !                1.12.3-1      1.13  !   1.12.3-2
 r-cran-lavaan                         NEW: 0.5.20-2             0.5.20-2
 r-cran-lavaan.survey                                            1.1.3-2
 r-cran-lisreltor                                                0.1.4-1
 r-cran-markdown        !                0.7.7-1       0.7.7     0.7.7-2
 r-cran-matrixcalc                     NEW: 1.0.3-2              1.0.3-2
 r-cran-mime        0.4-2~bpo8+1         0.4-2         0.4       0.4-2
 r-cran-nfactors                                                 2.3.3-2
 r-cran-qgraph                                                   1.3.4-2
 r-cran-rockchalk                                                1.8.101-1
 r-cran-sem                                                      3.1.7-2
 r-cran-semplot                                                  1.0.1-1
 r-cran-semtools                       NEW: 0.4.12-2             0.4.12-2
 r-cran-shinydashboard                                           0.5.1-2
 r-cran-simsem                                                   0.5.12-2
 r-cran-survey                                                   3.30.3-2
 r-cran-yaml            !                2.1.13-4      2.1.13    2.1.13-5

уто, 28. јун 2016.: OpenHUB

Got myself an account on BLACKDUCK OpenHUB. Check it out to get some statistics on my Free Software contributions.

суб, 25. јун 2016.: Natalie Svit-kona Eïfyran

Natalie Svit-kona Eïfyran did a performance in the Toulouse Hackerspace Factory aka THSF. The result is beautiful:

(planned: patch debian faq on systemd)

пет, 24. јун 2016.: timbl and other ilk software

News for Natural Language Processing scientists interested in Memory-Based Learning (dealing with classification tasks, generating part-of-speech taggers or chunkers and related subjects): Real Soon Now, updated versions of

 mbt mbtserver ticcutils timbl timblserver dimbl
will get uploaded to Debian/sid. Furthermore,
 frog frogdata libfolia ucto

are scheduled to get removed from testing; the upcoming Debian stretch release will ship without that software (as agreed upon in a discussion between me and upstream developers, march 9 2016).

These 10 pieces of software are developed by the LAnguage MAchines group by Antal van den Bosch. Functionality of frog and ucto is also available as a webservice from the Centre for Language and Speech Technology Webservices.

In 2010, this software entered the Debian archive; and since march 2013, users of Ubuntu and Debian systems should just run:

$ sudo apt-get install science-linguistics

once, and, from then on, one's system is automagically kept up to date w.r.t. LAMA software.

Current versions of ILK-tools as shipped with Debian; "upstream" what we would like to get shipped with upcoming stretch release, if time permits.

            wheezy    jessie      stretch   upstream

dimbl       0.11-1            0.12-2         0.15
mbt         3.2.8-1   3.2.10-4    3.2.10-5   3.2.15
mbtserver   0.5-2     0.7-3       0.9-1      0.10
ticcutils             0.4-5.1     0.7-2.1    0.11
timbl       6.4.2-1   6.4.4-4     6.4.6-1    6.4.7
timblserver 1.4-2     1.7-4       1.8-1.1    1.10

frog        0.12.15-3 0.12.17-7.1 0.12.20-1  0.13.0
frogdata    0.3-2             0.4-1          latest
libfolia    0.9-2     0.10-4.2    0.13-2     0.13
ucto        0.5.2-2   0.5.3-3.1   0.8.0-2    0.8.2

See this TODO list for more details.

See the previous FIXME august 2013 report for more information.

уто, 21. јун 2016.: plans

planned: zoem

сре, 8. јун 2016.: r-cran-shinydashboard, r-cran-simsem

Preliminary packaging of r-cran-shinydashboard (0.5.1-1~bpo8+1) and r-cran-simsem (0.5.12-1) Get it (for now) via:

deb http://non-gnu.uvt.nl/debian jessie uvt

чет, 2. јун 2016.: draai, ruby

Uploaded draai 20160601-1 (The Јадар Release) to Debian/unstable

Uploaded to Debian backports: ruby-nio4r (1.2.1-1~bpo8+1), ruby-rspec (3.4.0c3e0m1s1-1~bpo8+1), ruby-simplecov-html (0.10.0-1~bpo8+1) ruby-thread-order (1.1.0-1~bpo8+1). As of june 4, they're waiting to be processed, in the backports-new queue.

сре, 1. јун 2016.: ruby

ruby-nio4r: ruby-nio4r_1.2.1-1 and ruby-ami_2.4.0-1 ACCEPTED into unstable. see also, for now, tmp/ruby for some backports to jessie/stable.

уто, 31. мај 2016.: Eben Moglen @ Re:publica

Guardian of the GPL: Online advertising is becoming “a perfect despotism” - "Eben Moglen, on the tyranny of online advertisers and the end of human freedom" by J.M. Porup, May 31, 2016 for art technica UK. About the talk by Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary, both of the Software Freedom Law Center, at the Re:publica conference in Germany, may 2016.

пон, 9. мај 2016.: blog: hp on corner-cutting

Professional corner-cutting by Havoc Pennington (who has a wikipedia page.)

How can we [as software developers] do a better job cutting corners? I think we can learn a lot from people building tables and dressers.

сре, 4. мај 2016.: r-cran-lavaan.survey, r-cran-highr, r-cran-markdown, r-cran-knitr

Preliminary packaging of r-cran-lavaan.survey (1.1.3-1). Get it (for now) via:

deb http://non-gnu.uvt.nl/debian jessie uvt

r-cran-highr 0.5.1-2, r-cran-markdown 0.7.7-1 (ACCEPTED in unstable) and r-cran-knitr 1.12.3-1 (in NEW) uploaded, thanks Andreas Tille.

сре, 4. мај 2016.: Laurie Penny

Don’t Be A Dick: On Atheism, Cruelty and Kindness by Laurie Penny.

пон, 2. мај 2016.: ELF

A Whirlwind Tutorial on Creating Really Teensy ELF Executables for Linux by Brian Raiter (tnx jj for pointer).

суб, 30. апр 2016.: blog

"A Protocol for Dying" by Pieter Hintjes of ZeroMQ fame, on his cancer and euthanasia. A well written and interesting piece.

zaterdag 30 april 2016: Open Source Event Bibliotheek Tilburg

Zaterdag 30 april 2016 van 12:00 tot 17:00: Open Source Event in Openbare Bibliotheek Tilburg Centrum, Koningsplein 10, Tilburg. Zie ook Rene Houben's Linux Educatie.

чет, 28. апр 2016.: mirror/clone for caspar and uruk on github

I've just created repositories for caspar and uruk on github. Plan is: these will mirror the repositories at git.mdcc.cx.

уто, 26. апр 2016.: r-cran-survey

Preliminary packaging of r-cran-survey (3.30.3-1). Get it (for now) via:

deb http://non-gnu.uvt.nl/debian jessie uvt

уто, 26. апр 2016.: plan

New pending uploads: python-clam, publicfile-installer. Watch this space...

сре, 20. апр 2016.: blog

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber, august 2013.

пон, 18. апр 2016.: blogs: US politics, John Goerzen

Scott Kitterman blogs about Futrure of secure systems in the US: s/Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016/Technology Jobs Off-Shoring Act of 2016/.

John Goerzen's blog.

пон, 18. апр 2016.: cpqarrayd

Uploaded cpqarrayd 2.3.5 to Debian/unstable

суб, 16. апр 2016.: Ink and Feet

inkandfeet.com, beautiful writing by "Steven".

пет, 8. апр 2016.: PHP Oracle

Mathieu Parent's php-oci8 Debian package backported to jessie; see also Debian bug #774765.

Get it (for now) via:

deb http://non-gnu.uvt.nl/debian jessie uvt

пет, 8. апр 2016.: R

r-cran-kernlab backported to jessie. Get it (for now) via:

deb http://non-gnu.uvt.nl/debian jessie uvt

dinsdag 5 april 2016: Debian packaging met git @ project073, Den Bosch

Op dinsdag 5 april 2016, van 20:00 tot uiterlijk 23:30 was er een bijeenkomst van Project 073 bij Knoflook / Vereniging Ontspoord, Havendijk 3 in Den Bosch. Daar vond dan ook een gratis toegankelijke workshop Debian Packaging met Git plaatsvinden, door Joost van Baal-Ilić. Er was een man of 10 publiek aanwezig: een geslaagde en leerzame avond. Zie verder http://mdcc.cx/debian/ voor het document waar de workshop op gebaseerd is.

Mon, 04 Apr 2016: "This version of XScreenSaver is very old! Please upgrade!"

I was shocked when my beloved and trusted XScreenSaver on my Debian/stable system started behaving differently, and show me this annoying message "This version of XScreenSaver is very old! Please upgrade!". After reading Bug #819703 I decided XScreenSaver and I should depart (after a lot of years). So I ran:

root@incagijs:~# apt -V install xtrlock && apt -V purge xscreensaver
joostvb@incagijs:~% xtrlock -b

and was happy again. (BTW, i3lock and suckless-tools' slock do the job too.) XScreenSaver's author Jamie Zawinski wrote "I would like Debian to stop shipping XScreenSaver". In a reponse, Matthew Garrett wrote the insightful "There's more than one way to exploit the commons". People also discess the issue at LWN. And the "bug" got "fixed".

And I wrote this crude 1 minute hack (a1-lock needs a1-prompt) tweaking xtrlock's behaviour.

нед, 3. апр 2016.: fiets

gefietst: van Croy bij Aarle-Rixtel naar Korvel in Tilburg, 17:00 tot 19:30: twee en een half uur (inclusief 2 pauzes) over ongeveer 45 km: 18 km/h. Mogelijk 22 km/uur gemiddeld gedurende de rij-tijd. Op een fiets met normale dikke banden; geen tuupjes.

Resultaten uit het verleden:

пет, 20. јун 2014.:       ongeveer 85 minuten, 32 km.  op de renfiets, keiharde tuupjes.
     12. мар 2014.: time unknown.
уто, 25. феб 2014.:  7:29 -  8:54: 76 minuten, 32 km: 25,3 km/h.  Zelfde materiaal als 2013-12-13.  wind mee?
чет, 16. јан 2014.: 11:47 - 12:27: 90 minuten, 32 km.  Zelfde materiaal als 2013-12-13.
пет, 13. дец 2013.: 08:00 - 09:38: 98 minuten, 32 km.  Frame te klein, zadel te laag, geen
toeclips, geen tuupjes maar stadsfietsbanden.
  пет,  6. сеп 2013.: 07:57 - 09:19: 84 minuten, 32 km.
  уто, 27. авг 2013.: 08:51 - 09:10: 79 minuten
  уто, 25. јун 2013.:                90 minutes
  пет, 21. јун 2013.: 08:15 - 09:39: 84 minutes
 about 14  jun 2013.: unknown
  уто, 21. мај 2013.: 07:58 - 09:22: 84 minutes
       12  apr 2013:   8:19 -  9:41: 82 min
 rond   1  apr:             ongeveer 88 min
  чет, 21. мар 2013.:  7:33 - 08:59: 86 min
  чет, 14. мар 2013.:  7:32 - 08:59: 87 min
        7. мар 2013.:  7:53 - 09:15: 82 min, 32 km, 23.4 km/h.

Tijden tot nog toe, in minuten (32 km):

18 août  75
21 août  80
30 août  85
 6 sept  80
11 sept  77

 8. окт  85
18. окт  80
22. окт  83
31. окт  85
 5. нов  87
28. нов  88
 5. дец  89

 4. јан  98
 9. јан  90
 5. феб 108
12  Feb  88
21. феб  90
 7. мар  82

29 maart 2016: moerenburg, Tilburg

Was in Moerenburg. Gert Brunnink komt daar ook wel 'ns.

vrijdag 23 maart 2016: python-django-cleanup

Did preliminary packaging of Python's django-cleanup 0.4.2.

13 maart 2016: berken in de tilburgse binnenstad

Voormalig Van Gend en Loosterrein in het centrum van Tilburg. Er is ook www.tilburgaanzet.nl. "Niks meer aan doen", zou ik zeggen.

чет, 3. мар 2016.: Debian archaeology

(About old work of me in Debian: my first presence at a Debian release was in Debian 3.0 woody; it shipped with blackened (snapshot, changelog); lire and manpages-nl. Do NOT follow these links unless you're interested in archaeology.)

чет, 3. мар 2016.: pynlpl

python-pynlpl_0.7.7.1-2_amd64.changes uploaded and entered Debian/unstable.

уто, 1. мар 2016.: python-django-adminsortable

Created git repo, python-django-adminsortable_2.0.10-2_amd64.changes uploaded to NEW.

Also: uruk_20160219-1_amd64.changes uploaded to sid/unstable.

чет, 18. феб 2016.: hearing

24/192 Music Downloads ...and why they make no sense: Nice article by xiph.org's Monty, 2012, on hearing, perception, music compression and more. .

чет, 18. феб 2016.: uruk

uruk version 20160218 - The Snijders-Chaam Release. Uruk is a very small firewall script, for configuring Linux iptables and thus securing your GNU/Linux system. You can read what's new in the uruk tarball.

An updated uruk Debian package preview is available from non-gnu.uvt.nl. The Debian package will get uploaded to the Debian sid/unstable repository RSN.

уто, 16. феб 2016.: python-django

Bug#814532: "RFP: python-django-adminsortable -- Generic drag-and-drop ordering for objects and tabular inlines in Django Admin". Here's upstream (also at github). A first packaging attempt is available from the non-gnu.uvt.nl apt-able package archive at Tilburg University; get it by running dget http://non-gnu.uvt.nl/debian/sid/python-django-adminsortable/python-django-adminsortable_2.0.10-1.dsc.

пон, 15. феб 2016.: node.js, software distribution mechanisms, developers and system administrators

Why I am not touching node.js, nice blog post by Martín Ferrari.

нед, 14. феб 2016.: ilk

mbtserver 0.9-1 MIGRATED to testing.

нед, 14. феб 2016.: cran

r-cran-httpuv_1.3.3-2_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable.

Current status of my R CRAN work:

суб, 13. феб 2016.: ilk

ucto 0.8.0-2 MIGRATED to testing

суб, 13. феб 2016.: hand picked: fosdem talks

Here's a selection of talks from FOSDEM 2016, by Jose M. Calhariz.

чет, 11. феб 2016.: r-cran-yaml

Uploaded and ACCEPTED in unstable: r-cran-yaml 2.1.13-4.

чет, 11. феб 2016.: ilk

Version of ILK-tools. testing: what is currently in Debian testing/stretch. planned: what is planned to get uploaded, targetted for stretch. better: what would be better to end up in stretch; we'll get to that if time permits.

            testing     planned    better
dimbl       0.12-2      0.12-3     0.15-1
frog        0.12.20-1   0.12.20-2  0.13.0-1
frogdata    0.4-1       0.5-1      ?
libfolia    0.13-2      0.14-1     ?
mbt         3.2.10-5    3.2.12-3   3.2.15-1
mbtserver   -           0.9-1      0.10-1
ticcutils   0.7-2.1     0.7-3      0.11-1
timbl       6.4.6-1     6.4.7-1    -
timblserver 1.8-1.1     1.8-2      1.10-1
ucto        0.5.3-3.1   0.8.0-3    0.8.2-1

See this TODO list for more details.

уто, 9. феб 2016.: ilk

уто, 9. феб 2016.: frog 0.12.20-1 MIGRATED to testing. Thanks Andreas Beckmann, Ko van der Sloot, Andreas van Cranenburgh and Luk Claes.

нед, 7. феб 2016.: timblserver 1.8-1.1 MIGRATED to testing. Thanks Andreas Beckmann.

суб, 6. феб 2016.: ilk

uploaded ucto 0.8.0-2; accepted in unstable.

пет, 5. феб 2016.: R

r-cran-formatr_1.2.1-3_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable \o/


De orthodoxe parochie van de Heilige Porfyrios in Tilburg viert nog steeds diensten in Kapel "Mariahof" Bredaseweg 568, Tilburg:

Dierbare Broeders en Zusters!

De Orthodoxe parochie van de Heilige Porfyrios in Tilburg viert: Zaterdag, 30
Januari 2016: 16.00...17.00 biecht; 17.00 Vespers en Zondag, 31 Januari 2016:
vanaf 9.00 biecht; 9.30 Uren; +/- 10.00 Liturgie Zacheas Zondag.  Kalender van
onze diensten zie op de web-site: www.orthodox-tilburg.nl.

We nodigen u, uw familie en al uw vrienden en kennissen van harte uit op deze
diensten in de Orthodoxe parochie van de Heilige Porfyrios.

De Kapel voor onze diensten moeten wij huren en wij hebben uw steun nodig.  De
rekening van onze parochie is: NL41ABNA0477603378  Orthodoxe Parochie H.
Porfyrios, Tilburg.

Ik was er zondag 7 februari, bij de dienst "Ontmoeting des Heren".

чет, 4. феб 2016.: ilk

ACCEPTED into Debian unstable: mbtserver_0.9-1_amd64.changes, ucto_0.8.0-1_amd64.changes, frog_0.12.20-1_amd64.changes, libfolia_0.13-2_amd64.changes. See also "5 jaar in 16 minuten" (https://youtu.be/1qSjFBpmvr0 .)

уто, 2. феб 2016.: r-cran

My R CRAN work; some history:

2016-01-24 r-cran-yaml_2.1.13-3_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable

чет, 7. јан 2016.: r-cran-mime_0.4-2_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable

сре, 23. дец 2015.: Bug#808807: ITP: r-cran-formatr, Bug#808808: ITP: r-cran-highr

уто, 22. дец 2015.: r-cran-mime 0.4-2 uploaded.

пон, 21. дец 2015.: duploaded to NEW: r-cran-httpuv 1.3.3-2 (and r-cran-jsonlite_0.9.17-2).

уто, 15. дец 2015.: some GNU R packages:

jan 2016: fosdem

I was not at FOSDEM 2016. IIRC I've attended every year. I've attended the first edition "OSDEM" in 2001, and attended in 2002. I solemny pledge not to miss FOSDEM 2017... :)

пон, 18. јан 2016.: Ian Murdock

Ian Murdock (★ 28 April 1973 - † 28 December 2015) was best known as the creator of Debian.

Ian Murdock died a victim of mental illness. It’s horrible that such a genius, someone who did so much good, went through that disease and had such a meaningless, unfair, undignified death.

writes Bruce Perens.

More obituaries: Bradley Kuhn, Docker, Inc, Debian Project mourns the loss of Ian Murdock And: arstechnica, LWN and LWN: In Memoriam: Ian Murdock.

нед, 17. јан 2016.: comic, love

nice: Phillipa Rice. (The copy at digitalsynopsis.com allows for more comfortable reading.)

пет, 15. јан 2016.: Smartphones, ownership and hope for the fate of humanity

Nice blog post by Elena ``of Valhalla'': Smartphones, ownership and hope for the fate of humanity at her blog.

уто, 12. јан 2016.: consumerism

Modern consumerism and the waste problem, nice essay by John Paul Adrian Glaubitz, july 2011.

jan 2016: serbia

6 jan 2016: systemd

Problems with Systemd and Why I like BSD Init by Randy Westlund.

уто, 5. јан 2016.: apt-mark


# apt-mark auto $( apt-mark showmanual | grep '^lib' ) && apt-get -V autoremove

пон, 4. јан 2016.: balccon videos

BalCCon2k15 videos are online, see speakers list or youtube.

old news: 2015

уто, 22. дец 2015.: language

Has been online for a while, but still great indeed: The Great Language Game: test your language guessing skills using voice sound samples, by Lars Yencken. Some background.

уто, 22. дец 2015.: poetry

More poetry.

уто, 15. дец 2015.: vcs, again

   2008-03    2008-11     2011-06    2012-06       2012-09            2015-03                   2015-12

                 6 Mtn      42 Mtn     29 Arch     16 Arch  0.06       9 Arch  0.02 v ( .33)       9 Arch  0.02
     33 Darcs   18 Arch     59 Darcs   51 Mtn      60 Mtn   0.22      20 Cvs   0.05 v ( .19)      19 Cvs   0.04
     41 Arch    41 Darcs    60 Arch    70 Cvs      70 Cvs   0.26      97 Mtn   0.25 ^ (1.14)      99 Mtn   0.22
     60 Hg      59 Hg       65 Cvs    156 Hg      153 Hg    0.56     130 Hg    0.34 v ( .61)     122 Hg    0.27
    116 Cvs    135 Cvs     181 Hg     666 Bzr     801 Bzr   2.92     641 Bzr   1.66 v ( .57)     626 Bzr   1.38
    329 Bzr    398 Bzr     745 Bzr   1106 Darcs  1862 Darcs 6.79    2348 Darcs 6.10 v ( .90)    2031 Darcs 4.48
   1132 Git   2156 Git    9167 Svn   8697 Svn    8304 Svn  30.30    8955 Svn  23.27 v ( .77)    8383 Svn  18.50
   4979 Svn   5970 Svn   10539 Git  14883 Git   16141 Git  58.89   26274 Git  68.29 ^ (1.17)   34016 Git  75.08
                                                -----     ------   -----     ------            -----     ------
                                                27407     100      38474     100               45305     100

12. дец 2015.: loonse en drunense duinen

сре, 9. дец 2015.: crypto

The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work by Phillip Rogaway was published december 1, 2015.

Abstract: Cryptography rearranges power: it configures who can do what, from what. This makes cryptography an inherently political tool, and it confers on the field an intrinsically moral dimension. The Snowden revelations motivate a reassessment of the political and moral positioning of cryptography. They lead one to ask if our inability to effectively address mass surveillance constitutes a failure of our field. I believe that it does. I call for a community-wide effort to develop more effective means to resist mass surveillance. I plea for a reinvention of our disciplinary culture to attend not only to puzzles and math, but, also, to the societal implications of our work.

Here's a PDF.

сре, 9. дец 2015.: uruk rpm

An updated Uruk RPM: uruk-20151118-2.noarch.rpm is released.

vr 27 nov: 15 years joostvb *at* debian *dot* org

joostvb *at* debian *dot* org started on nov 27, 2000: 15 years ago today.

zo 22 nov 2015: Warandeloop

Warandeloop Tilburg, vr 20 t/m zo 22 november.

Ik (start nr. 9377) liep 10 km in 43:22, ik eindigde als nr 51 van 427 lopers. in de "Bedrijvenloop 10 km". nr 1, 2 en 3 liepen voor Tilburg University.

сре, 18. нов 2015.: Āne-wātak, uruk

Remember Āne-wātak. FreeBSD's calendar.history, as shipped with bsdmainutils (9.0.6) says: "nov 18 First hydrogen bomb blasts Enewetok, 1952".

uruk version 20151118 - The Āne-wātak Release published; new Debian package will get uploaded RSN. Uruk is a very small firewall script, for configuring Linux iptables and thus securing your GNU/Linux system. You can read what's new in the uruk tarball.

A even newer uruk version will, deo volente, get shipped with the up-upcoming Debian buster release. Version 2015091 - The Prishtinë Release (or a newer one) will likely end up in the upcoming Debian stretch (testing, upcoming stable) release. Debian jessie (stable) ships with 20140627-1; Debian wheezy (oldstable) ships uruk 20120608.1-1. (Debian squeeze (oldoldstable) ships uruk 20080330-1.; lenny shipped 20080330-1; etch shipped 20051027-1; see archive.debian.net.)

Uruk is shipped with Ubuntu Linux, via the universe component. Ubuntu xenial comes with 20150921-1, wily with 20150401-1, vivid with 20140627-1, utopic with 20140627-1, lucid with 20080330-1.

Latest Uruk RPM is still: uruk-20150608-2.noarch.rpm: special build for ancient Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.

пон, 16. нов 2015.: paris

friday 13th of november 2015, Paris. There's a Wikipedia page on the november 2015 Paris attacks. And: What ISIS really wants by Graeme Wood, published by The Atlantic.

Craig Timberg wrote about the "Net of Insecurity" for the Washington Post: Part 1, Part 3, The Kernel of the Argument.

Very nice documentary online: The Internets Own Boy - The Story of Aaron Swartz.

'Our results shown that more than a decade and a half after "Why Johnny Can’t Encrypt", modern PGP tools are still unusable for the masses.' Read the whole story at Why Johnny Still, Still Can’t Encrypt: Evaluating the Usability of a Modern PGP Client by Scott Ruoti, Jeff Andersen, Daniel Zappala and Kent Seamons from Brigham Young University; October 2015. (arXiv:1510.08555v1 [cs.CR] 29 Oct 2015)

How to secure your communications, using PGP and friends: mailz in tails.

vr 30 okt 2015: enosig

vrijdag 30 oktober 2015: 15 jaar enosig! \o/

eerste weekend oktober 2015: 25 jaar burgers

Eindhovense ontmoetingsplaats (en één van de uitvalsbases van vrije software-groep enosig) Burgers werd in de nacht van 11 op 12 augustus 1990 gekraakt. Daarom: vr 2, za 3 en zo 4 oktober 2015: feest! 25 jaar burgers.

уто, 29. сеп 2015.: blog post by Rodney Folz

"Selling Out and the Death of Hacker Culture - We’ve sold each other for profit and lost what makes us happy." by Rodney Folz, about hackatons, past and present:

"[...] there was now a judging process; there were now first, second, and third places, with associated prizes. I remember these prizes being alluring — people were less willing to talk about what they were building, less willing to help others debug, because that was time they could spend building their hack. And if they had the best hack, they could beat everyone else and take first place. Yahoo! might even hire them."

Selling Out and the Death of Hacker Culture

чет, 24. сеп 2015.: another talk by Maciej Cegłowski

What happens Next Will Amaze You, about Privacy, Advertising, Communism; text version of a talk given on September 14, 2015, at the FREMTIDENS INTERNET conference in Copenhagen, Denmark by Maciej Cegłowski.

2015:09:24: nee ja nee nee nee nee ja ja nee nee nee ja nee nee nee ja

Wed Sep 23 2015: the internet of incompatible things

The Internet of Incompatible Things, a nice blog post^Wrant by Matthew Garrett:

The dystopian future we're heading towards isn't Gibsonian giant megacorporations engaging in physical warfare, it's one where buying a new toaster means replacing all your lightbulbs or discovering that the code making your home alarm system work is now considered a copyright infringement. Is there a market where I can invest in IP lawyers?

уто, 22. сеп 2015.: tilburg debates its city center

Tilburg Stad van Mensen - Actiecomité Behoud StadsKantoor 1, over "Rondje Leegstand" Brabants Dagblad bericht erover. Suzan de Groot-Fikke geeft in haar "Nummer 23"-blog een ode aan Tilburg (9 augustus 2015).

пон, 21. сеп 2015.: incubate

Incubate: A festival of music and independent culture. 14 - 20 September 2015, Tilburg. Jostijn Ligtvoet took a nice picture of me:

Saw 2 very nice movies @ incubate festival 2015: Do it together: A Documentary about independent music. Featuring OCCI, Vrankrijk, Steve Albini, The Ex, Repetitor e.a. And: Death Metal Angola, by Jeremy Xido, 2012 (also on IMDB).

Other things learned @ this years' incubate: Marc Ruijgrok (★ 1953) is a great artist. My personal musical highlights for this edition:

Did an impromptu DJ set @ Incubate Stadscamping, on saturday late morning / early afternoon; got positive feedback from those present.

сре, 9. сеп 2015: rip de vloek

De Vloek is ontruimd. Laatste cultureel aktieve kraakpand in Nederland voor zover ik weet. (BTW: vergeet niet: Knoflook in Den Bosch!)

zo 6 sept 2015: Tilburg Ten Miles

zo 6 september 2015: Tilburg Ten Miles. Ik liep 16,1 km.

Previous results:

nov 2014 5    km   23:16 Warandeloop

sep 2013 16.1 km 1:26:16 TTM

nov 2012 10   km   46:15 Warandeloop
sep 2012 16.1 km 1:26:09 TTM

nov 2011 10   km   45:03 Warandeloop
sep 2011 16.1 km 1:29:22 TTM

nov 2009  5   km   24:30 Warandeloop

Resultaten van TTM van dit jaar, voor Tilburg University-mensen (de namen zijn modulo mensen die op t laatste moment invielen voor anderen die er niet bij waren) en enige anderen: link . ik

1  M1  Bernard Koech        Kenia              45:20
2  M14 John Langat          Kenia              45:37
3  M9  Yohanes Ghebregergis Eritrea            45:36
4  M3  Gilbert Kirwa        Kenia              45:40
5  M7  Vincent Chepkok      Kenia              45:49
6  M2  Kenneth Kipkemoi     Kenia              46:26
7  M8  Wilson Too           Kenia              46:34
8  M5  Abdi Nageeye         Cifla, .nl         46:39
9  M4  Khalid Choukoud      Haag Atletiek, .nl 46:40
10 M13 Scott Overall        Groot-Brittannië   47:54

20450 Menno van Zaanen      1:05:53
20462 Barend Wind           1:07:25
20451 Sander Wetzels        1:10:24

20465 Jelle Sijtsema        1:13:04
20468 Dennis van Ginneken   1:14:29
20453 Reyer Gerlagh         1:15:11
20467 Diederik van Iwaarden 1:16:28
5889  Debian Stappers Breda 1:16:38
685   Corno Vromans Goirle  1:17:07

20457 Frank Diepmaat        1:19:39
20452 Sander Smit           1:20:01
20458 Janneke Janssen       1:21:52
20454 Ron Dijkstra          1:23:36

20463 Per van der Wijst     1:26:33
20461 Frank van Oirschot    1:26:59
20469 Jeroen van Alphen     1:28:14
20464 Joost van Baal-Ilić   1:29:03
M195 Philip Eijlander Tlbrg 1:30:29
20459 Harrie Verbon         1:30:42
20455 Eric van Damme        1:31:03
20456 Adele Roelofs         1:31:06

20466 Petra Dickhaut        1:34:50

20460 Karen Leurs           1:40:00
Naam             Joost van Baal
Woonplaats       Tilburg University
Afstand          Brabants Dagblad Tilburg Ten Miles
Categorie        B10EM
Totaal plaats    3194 / 5346
Categorie plaats 594 / 992
Snelheid         10,842 km/uur
5 km              27:45
10 km             56:30
Bruto tijd      1:38:18
Netto tijd      1:29:03

нед, 6. сеп 2015.: publicfile

publicfile-installer_0.11-1_all.deb and sources got uploaded to anonymous-ftp-master at ftp.upload.debian.org:/pub/UploadQueue/ . New publicfile installer .deb which installs publicfile_0.52-7.debian.tar.xz. publicfile is DJB's webserver. See also this publicfile patch collection and Debian Bug #122614.

Fri Sep 4 2015: de vloek independence

De Vloek declares independence / De Vloek roept de onafhandelijkheid uit Hellingweg 127, Den Haag / Scheveningen, weekend zaterdag 5 en zondag 6 september

August 2015: Gran Canaria

Fri Aug 7 2015: publicfile

Date: Fri Aug  7 18:39:17 2015
From: Debian testing watch
Subject: publicfile-installer
 0.10-1 MIGRATED to testing

Fri Aug 7 2015: docker

Docker: evil spawn or useful tool: nice blog post by Jamie McClelland.

уто, 4. авг 2015.: irc

I'm using IRC for online chat since about 2000. (joostvb @ oftc, freenode, ...). Here's some history of IRC.

2 aug 2015: dnssec

Working on hardening my DNS zones with DNSSEC. I'll keep you posted: watch this area. (Credits: Casper Gielen.)

уто, 28. јул 2015: not webdesign

Nice essay, not about webdesign but about much more interesting topics: Web Design: The First 100 Years by Maciej Cegłowski (thanks, Randy Bush, Vesna Manojlovic and the unciv list for passing.

уто, 28. јул 2015: publicfile

From: Debian FTP Masters <ftpmaster@ftp-master.d.o>
To: Joost van Baal-Ilić <joostvb@d.o>
X-DAK: dak process-policy
X-Debian: DAK
X-Debian-Package: publicfile-installer
Subject: publicfile-installer_0.10-1_amd64.changes
 ACCEPTED into unstable, unstable
Message-Id: <E1ZJqS0-0006lJ-Ab@franck.debian.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:48 +0000

after 2 months: accepted \o/

publicfile-installer_0.10-1_all.deb and sources got uploaded to anonymous-ftp-master at ftp.upload.debian.org:/pub/UploadQueue/ on may 20.

Jul 17 2015: plaatje

Piet De Vaere shared his insightfull SHA2017 Joke Flowchart .

суб, 11. јул 2015: hrast drvo

A 600 year old holy oak tree (hrast drvo) in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia, is planned to get chopped down to make way for the "Koridor 11" road.

GORNJI MILANOVAC - Hrast-zapis star 600 godina koji se nalazi na trasi Koridora 11, biće posečen, a na mestu gde se nalazio izgradiće se spomen-park, saopštilo je Ministarstvo građevinarstva, infrastrukture i saobraćaja Srbije.

Kurir newspaper reports.

Wed Jul 8 2015: Cyanide & Happiness

Cyanide & Happiness is nice.

Wed Jul 8 2015: Oracle, Autotools

Created a patch for autoconf-archive's m4/ax_lib_oracle_oci.m4: Add support for Oracle 12: do not try to link to nnz10 but to nnz12.

Update Fri Sep 25 2015: it got applied \o/

5 juli 2015: Rabarber voor Joost K en Marit

Rabarber uit eigen tuin.

Some good reads: English Paul Ford on "What is Code?" for Bloomberg Businessweek june 11, 2015; and Dutch De gevolgen van het kraakverbod: hoe in Nederland belangrijke podia verdwijnen door Niels Backer for noisey.vice.com. Also: rediscovered Learn Python the Hard Way by Zed A. Shaw.

2015-05-10: biesbosch

2015-05-10: biesbosch. .

Thu Apr 2 2015: password expiry on old Unix systems

How to extend user account lifetime on a Tru64 Unix OSF1 V5.1 system: we use usermod(8) (Modifies a user's login information on the system) and login(8) (Signs the user on to the system).

 root@slagroom /# uname -a
 OSF1 slagroom V5.1 2650 alpha

 root@slagroom /# login -f rms

 Last   successful login for rms: Thu Apr  2 14:16:12 CEST 2015
  from monty-python.example.com
 Last unsuccessful login for rms: NEVER
 Your password will expire on Wed Apr 22 13:38:16 CEST 2015
 Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.1B (Rev. 2650); Wed Nov  3 15:27:29 CET

 rms:slagroom> exit

 root@slagroom /# usermod -x administrative_lock_applied=0 \
  -x passwd_lifetime=0 -x passwd_expire_time=0 \
  -x passwd_min_change_time=0 -x passwd_expire_date=01/01/2020 \

 root@slagroom /# login -f rms
 Last   successful login for rms: Thu Apr  2 14:37:00 CEST 2015
  on pts/24
 Last unsuccessful login for rms: NEVER
 Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.1B (Rev. 2650); Wed Nov  3 15:27:29 CET

 rms:slagroom> exit

 root@slagroom /#

пон, 30. мар 2015.: Johan Bävman

Lynzy Billing reports on Johan Bävman's "Swedish Dads" photo project, for BuzzFeed, march 2015.


пет, 27. мар 2015.: doghousediaries

Doghousediaries by willrayraf: still good: .

сре, 25. мар 2015.: ucto

Uploaded ucto version 0.5.5-1 to Debian experimental.

Fresh .deb's of foliatools, libfolia, timblserver, mbtserver, dimbl, frog and frogdata will get uploaded RSN. And issues as mentioned at this TODO list will get dealt with.

See the previous november 2014 report for more information.

6. мар 2015.: nina


нед, 1. мар 2015.: music

statistics! yearly growth of my music collection, in gigabytes:

1999  11
2000   9
2001   9
2002   7
2003   6
2004   7
2005   8
2006  13
2007  11
2008  86 (79 G + one bunch of 7 G donated by a friend)
2009  35
2010 113 (50 G + one bunch of 63 G donated by a friend)
2011  41
2012  35
2013   8
2014  45 (15 G + in total 30 G donated by friends)
2015   2 (and counting)
430 GB in total

As of aug 2013, I had 381 GB of music. Running "mpc stats" tells me about this 381 gigabytes:

Artists:   7836
Albums:    4262
Songs:    50961
DB Play Time: 168 days, 22:47:55

That's 14597275 seconds per 381 GB, a 70 minutes CD takes 112 MB, a 5 minute song takes 8 MB. (I store songs in ogg, mp3, flac, m4a, you name it.)

Recent additions, in MBs:

  8900   201211

  6300   201308

  6200   201401
   260   201405
 14300   201406  (14 G donated by my wife)
  1060   201408  (another 2 G donated by my wife)
 18400   201409  (13 G (out of 19) donated by friends)
  4010   201410
   580   201411
   300   201412

   990   201501
   790   201502

Dunno why 2013 was such a lousy year wrt music. strange...

нед, 1. мар 2015.: VCS

My current VCS-preference list is:

  1. git (Currently using it)
  2. darcs
  3. cvs
  4. svn (Subversion, Currently using it)
  5. rcs
  6. hg (mercurial) (Never used that)
  7. bzr (Bazaar)
  8. mtn (monotone) (Never used that)
  9. tla (GNU Arch)

I'm an experienced user of 7 of those 9. Still have a love/hate-relationship with git btw. CVS wasn't that bad after all. I'm getting more and more annoyed by Subversion. I'd _love_ to start using darcs again one day; hrm... maybe I can convert systraq's svn repo to darcs... Otoh, at one point I was not using just 2, but 5 of those systems concurrently. That's proven to be next to impossible for me...

нед, 1. мар 2015.: version control systems and debian

Which version control systems are used by Debian developers to maintain packages? Lucas Nussbaum gave statistics about the 2005 - 2013 period: .

   2008-03    2008-11     2011-06    2012-06       2012-09            2015-03

                 6 Mtn      42 Mtn     29 Arch     16 Arch  0.06       9 Arch  0.02 v ( .33)
     33 Darcs   18 Arch     59 Darcs   51 Mtn      60 Mtn   0.22      20 Cvs   0.05 v ( .19)
     41 Arch    41 Darcs    60 Arch    70 Cvs      70 Cvs   0.26      97 Mtn   0.25 ^ (1.14)
     60 Hg      59 Hg       65 Cvs    156 Hg      153 Hg    0.56     130 Hg    0.34 v ( .61)
    116 Cvs    135 Cvs     181 Hg     666 Bzr     801 Bzr   2.92     641 Bzr   1.66 v ( .57)
    329 Bzr    398 Bzr     745 Bzr   1106 Darcs  1862 Darcs 6.79    2348 Darcs 6.10 v ( .90)
   1132 Git   2156 Git    9167 Svn   8697 Svn    8304 Svn  30.30    8955 Svn  23.27 v ( .77)
   4979 Svn   5970 Svn   10539 Git  14883 Git   16141 Git  58.89   26274 Git  68.29 ^ (1.17)
                                                -----     ------   -----     ------
                                                27407     100      38474     100

Precise dates of measurements: 2008-03-29, October 11, 2008, June 3, 2011, june 5, 2012 (thanks Folkert 'flok@#tosti' for that one), 2015-03-01. The command used was:

 % apt-cache showsrc $(apt-cache pkgnames) | grep \^Vcs | \
    grep -v Browse | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n

(There's (still) a bug in this script: it mixes debian source packages with debian binary packages. Thanks to JanC for pointing this out. I don't think fixing it will yield another ordering in the different version control systems, 'though.)

суб, 28. феб 2015.: draai

New draai release: version 20150228 - The Nieuwe Leij Release. draai is a command line music player, implemented as a wrapper around mpc(1). You can read about what's new in this release.

A new draai Debian package: draai 20150228-1 got published. (version 20140828 - The Nuuk Release will likely never get packaged for Debian.)

    .... (.....)           20090615-1 (ITP: #519838, Jun 2009)
    squeeze (oldstable)    20100511-1
    wheezy (stable)        20110603-1
    jessie (testing)       20131212-1
    stretch (newtesting)   20150228-1 (?)
    buster (newnewtesting) ?
    sid (unstable)         20150228-1

draai 20150228-1 has entered the Debian archive, and will likely end up in the next upcoming Debian stretch release. (Debian jessie will likely get shipped with draai 20131212-1.) You can read about the changes in the Debian package.

If you'd like to use draai on your Ubuntu Linux system, you're lucky: draai gets shipped with Ubuntu since the "lucid" release. This new draai release will likely get shipped with the upcoming Ubuntu Linux release.

Fri Jan 9 2015: Nina

Nina Ida van Baal, sinds woensdag 7 januari 2015, 6:54. Moeder en dochter voelen zich prima.

older news: 2014

нед, 28. дец 2014.: sneg

Sneeuw in Tilburg.

dec 2014: greenwheels

Ik was een greenwheels deelauto-klant van oktober 2005 tot december 2014: bijna 10 jaar...

17 december 2014: GNOME Keyring

Trying to understand GNOME Keyring. My efforts. Haven't succeeded yet...

14 december 2014: Debian Bug Squashing Party @ Kennismakerij, Tilburg

14 december 2014: Debian Bug Squashing Party @ Kennismakerij, Tilburg

nov 2014: Orthodoxe Kerk in Tilburg

De Orthodoxe Parochie van de Heilige Porfyrios van Kavsokalivia Tilburg heeft sinds kort een website \o/.

nov 2014: debian systemd init stuff

Nice blog post by Stefano "zack" Zacchiroli about Debian's General Resolution: init system coupling:

The winning option is not as crazy as its label might imply (voting to declare that the vote was not required? WTH?). [...] With this GR the Debian Project affirms that the procedures we have used to decide the default init system for Jessie and to arbitrate the ensuing conflicts are just fine. People might flame and troll debian-devel as much as they want (actually, I'm pretty sure we would all like them to stop, but that matter wasn't on the ballot so you'll have to take my word for it). People might write blog posts and make headlines corroborating the impression that Debian is still being torn apart by ongoing init system battles. But this vote says instead that the large majority of project members thinks our decision making and conflict-arbitration procedures, which most prominently include the Debian Technical Committee, have served use "adequately" well over the past troubled months.

нед, 23. нов 2014.: Warandeloop 2014, Tilburg

I've ran 5 km at the Warandeloop. It took me 23:16 . Not bad: It took me 24:30 in 2009 (last time I did 5 km). All results.

нед, 23. нов 2014. LogReport's lire, djb's publicfile

I've requested for Lire to get removed from the Debian archive since it's buggy, upstream development is stalled, nobody wants to maintain the Debian package, and there aren't that many users. Lire, the full-featured log analyzer and report generator, has been shipped with Debian since woody, it entered April 19, 2001. 13 years ago.

    July 2002  woody                20020214-7
    June 2005  sarge                2:2.0.1-4
    Apr  2007  etch                 2:2.0.2-3
    Feb  2009  lenny                2:2.0.3-1.1
    Feb  2011  squeeze (oldstable)  2:2.1-1.1
    May  2013  wheezy (stable)      2:2.1.1-2
    ?    2015  jessie (testing)     2:2.1.1-2.1^W

I've been part of the upstream team. It has been good; moving on now.

Thanks to everybody who helped me maintaining Lire in Debian. Here's the names I've found; to those I've missed: you're thanked even more! De aftiteling:


 gregor herrmann

Running, Cheese and Good Vibes

 Christian Perrier


 Vietnamese Clytie Siddall
 Swedish    Martin Bagge
 Basque     Piarres Beobide
 Italian    Vincenzo Campanella
 Russian    Yuri Kozlov
 Portuguese Ricardo Silva
 German     Helge Kreutzmann,
             Jens Seidel and
             Sebastian Feltel
 Czech      Martin Šín
 French     Thomas Huriaux
 Dutch      Kurt De Bree
 Swedish    Daniel Nylander

Bug reporters

 Noah Slater
 Hamish Moffatt
 Marco Gaiarin
 Vincent Danjean
 Andrew Pollock
 Cosimo Alfarano


 Wolfgang Sourdeau
 Francis J. Lacoste

My mailbox looked like this this morning:

 Nov 22 Debian FTP Mast (0,7K) Bug#770532: Removed package(s) from unstable
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (6,4K) ├─>Bug#158635: marked as done (lire: ipchains lexer doesn't support REDIRECT target)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (7,6K) ├─>Bug#263360: marked as done (lire: please implement new sa-exim service for spamfilter reports)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (8,0K) ├─>Bug#291063: marked as done (lire: chokes on apache combined log)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (7,3K) ├─>Bug#311564: marked as done (lire postfix reports have no content)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (7,3K) ├─>Bug#316298: marked as done (Globbing support for lire.d/*.cfg "logfile" parameter.)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac ( 24K) ├─>Bug#336059: marked as done (limits problem with nested groups in reports)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (7,3K) ├─>Bug#399731: marked as done (lire: Lire dies in confusion when creating lambda-based reports from large logs)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (8,2K) ├─>Bug#463992: marked as done (lire: spamassassin2dlf does not work with spamassassin's 3.2.3 logs)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (9,4K) ├─>Bug#526180: marked as done (lire: lr_log2report crashes with apache's access.log)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (8,4K) ├─>Bug#543363: marked as done (lire: Include source log file path name in report (heading))
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (8,7K) ├─>Bug#570342: marked as done (buggy regexp in config-spec/lire.xml)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (9,1K) ├─>Bug#574148: marked as done (lire: Wrong path configuration and missing dependencies for PDF reports)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac ( 13K) ├─>Bug#584299: marked as done (lire: Perl problems with SQLite2::{st,db} in analyzing iptables)
 Nov 22 Debian Bug Trac (8,2K) └─>Bug#689359: marked as done (paragraph-separating blank line in debian/control before contents)

Yay! Time for new stuff:

Getting DJB's webserver publicfile in Debian. Wish me luck.

нед, 2. нов 2014.: Debian packaging using git, nllgg: za 15 november, Utrecht

Er was een bijeenkomst van de Nederlandse Linux Gebruikers Groep op zaterdag 15 november, 2014, vanaf 10:00 bij Kranenburg praktijkonderwijs, Tamboersdijk 9, 3582 TZ Utrecht.

Ik en Jeroen Dekkers verzorgden een workshop over het beheren van Debian packaging-werk met git.

Er is meer informatie.

суб, 1. нов 2014.: ILK NLP software

Good news for Natural Language Processing scientists interested in Memory-Based Learning (dealing with classification tasks, generating part-of-speech taggers or chunkers and related subjects). In the last 4 months, the Induction of Linguistic Knowledge Research Group, Tilburg University, together with the Language Technology Research group of CLiPS, Antwerp released new versions of their software packages:

 ticcltools-0.1.tar.gz	14-Aug-2014 17:10 	389K
 foliatools-0.1.tar.gz	14-Aug-2014 17:51 	384K
 ticcutils-0.7.tar.gz	23-Sep-2014 10:02 	437K
 libfolia-0.12.tar.gz	23-Sep-2014 10:13 	424K
 ucto-0.6.0.tar.gz	23-Sep-2014 10:24 	434K
 timbl-6.4.6.tar.gz	23-Sep-2014 10:34 	547K
 timblserver-1.9.tar.gz	23-Sep-2014 10:42 	402K
 mbt-3.2.12.tar.gz	23-Sep-2014 10:49 	685K
 mbtserver-0.9.tar.gz	23-Sep-2014 10:54 	648K
 dimbl-0.14.tar.gz	23-Sep-2014 14:57 	409K
 frog-0.12.19.tar.gz	25-Sep-2014 18:15 	486K
 frogdata-0.6.tar.gz	29-Sep-2014 09:48 	19M

The Debian packaging infrastructure is being moved from Subversion to git, on alioth.debian.org. The first results are visible:

 Oct 28 Debian FTP Master: mbt_3.2.10-5_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable
 Oct 30 Debian FTP Master: ticcutils_0.7-2_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable
 Oct 31 Debian FTP Master: timbl_6.4.6-1_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable

Fresh .deb's of ucto e.a. will get uploaded RSN. They'll end up in the upcoming Debian stretch release. Jessie will ship with:

dimbl       0.12-2
frog        0.12.17-7.1
frogdata    0.4-1
libfolia    0.10-4.2
mbt         3.2.10-4
mbtserver   0.7-3
ticcutils   0.4-5.1
timbl       6.4.4-4
timblserver 1.7-4
ucto        0.5.3-3.1

. For people running Debian "stable": In may 2013, Debian 7.0 "wheezy" was released. It comes with timbl 6.4.2-1, timblserver 1.4-2, mbt 3.2.8-1, mbtserver 0.5-2, libfolia 0.9-2, frog 0.12.15-3, frogdata 0.3-2, ucto 0.5.2-2 and dimbl 0.11-1. It will likely be supported till about late 2014.

See the previous august 2013 report for more information.

NB: there is Debian LTS thanks to Raphael Hertzog, Holger Levsen, corporate sponsors, e.a.

суб, 27. сеп 2014.: four freedoms, privacy and safety

My free software will respect users or it will be bullshit, nice blog post by Matthew Garrett.

19 sept 2014: caspar

caspar 20140919-1

пет, 29. авг 2014.: DebConf14, Portland, OR, USA

Visiting Debian Conference 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA: DebConf14 took place august 23 till august 31, 2014, at Portland State University conference facility, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201, USA.

More pics at Aigars Mahinovs's Google Plus page and links to other people's DebConf14 pics on the DebConf Wiki. See also Aigars' group photo. I've made a private copy of Aigars' stuff here.

Tue Jul 8 2014: more pics

Found back some more pics: from may 2014, Eindhoven:

Wed Jul 2 2014: pics

Found back some pics, from feb-may 2014:

mardi 1 juillet 2014

"Per 1 juli 2014 kan de politie bij een plotselinge gebeurtenis sneller fouilleren ter handhaving van de openbare orde." Zie rijksoverheid.nl.

samedi 28 juin 2014: ruit

Platform Noordoostcorridor "Stuit de Ruit" mobiliseert burgers ter voorkoming van de aanleg van de ruit om Eindhoven. Het Eindhovens Dagblad schrijft erover. Ook op Wikipedia is iets te vinden. En koef heeft plaatjes van (historisch) materiaal.

сре, 4. јун 2014.: pgp and amazon s3 backup tools

Published new tools a1-s3dup and a1-groupenc. a1-s3dup is a wrapper around duplicity, to facilitate handling pgp encrypted incremental file backups on amazon-s3. a1-groupenc is a wrapper around gpg: it encrypts and signs a file, so that a specific group of people can read and update it, while nobody else can read it. Typically useful for storing secret passwords which are shared among a group of people.

Ring Ring, Belgrade, may 2014

may 15 - may 28: Ring Ring Festival, Belgrade, Serbia. I've missed it, due to the flooding.

10 mei 2014: Open Kloosterdag

Op 10 mei 2014 was het Landelijke Open Kloosterdag. Ik heb missiezusters in Boxtel bezocht, die vertelden over hun werk in Afrika, oa. in Rwanda tijdens de burgeroorlog daar, en heb t klooster van de Redemptioristen bezocht. Zie voor inspiratie ook de apostolische exhortatie Evangelii Gaudium van paus Franciscus: "Liever een kerk die verwond en vuil is omdat zij op straat vertoeft, dan een kerk die ongezond is omdat zij zich opsluit in haar eigen veiligheid".

пет, 18. апр 2014.: talk: The birth and death of Javascript

Nice talk: https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/the-birth-and-death-of-javascript.

Tachanka, by Нестор Махно

Nice: Нестор Махно invented this one: .

za 5 april 2014: puscii en pinknoise benefiet

zaterdag 5 april PUSCII & PinkNoise Benefiet in De Vloek, Scheveningen. . Met o.a. MC Broko, Harry Merry, DJ Chaos K "Weg met de Ultra" en DJ joostvb \o/

zaterdag 1 maart 2014, 14:00: Puscii Privacy Party, Boekhandel Rooie Rat, Utrecht

Puscii Privacy Party. ppp, 1 mrt 2014,

Seg Fev 24 2014: grub

Finally wrote down how to fix a broken grub: published new tiny document "how to restore a borken grub2" on how to escape from GRUB's rescue shell.

Sex Fev 21 2014: Debian @ Hacker Public Radio

Eternal fame: I've made it to Hacker Public Radio: Ken Fallon has interviewed me at the Debian booth at this year's FOSDEM conference. You can hear me in the 00:56:48 - 01:08:04 slot.

чет, 20. феб 2014.: moving pics around

In the process of moving pics to another server. You'll likely encounter broken links. Please bear with us.

чет, 20. феб 2014.: BeWelcome

Just donated to the BeWelcome hospitality exchange service; an online community with more than 50,000 members in more than 150 countries all around the world, who offer free accommodation and help during travel. Donate too! See the public financial reports to check where your money would go. I like BeWelcome, for many reasons. One is: "We work voluntarily, that is why we love it so much.".

17. феб 2014.: xkcd

XKCD nº 1331 "Frequency" is a beautiful piece of poetry. Thanks Randall Munroe.

Fev 2014: fosdem

Attended FOSDEM, enjoyed nice african food at Le Matonge ASBL, Petite Restauration Spécialités Africaines in Matonge, BXL: chiquengue, fufu, madame jeanettes, viande de chèvre, halve liters jupiler, soukous. See pics by Vipul Agarwal.

3 feb 2014: caspar

New caspar releases: version 20140203 - The Matonge, BXL Release; new caspar Debian package (20140203-1) 05 Feb 2014; new release version 20140106 - The Bakertand Release. The .deb entered in the Debian archive, and this version (or a newer one) will likely end up in the upcoming Debian stretch release. This caspar release has entered Debian jessie (testing). (Debian wheezy (stable) ships caspar 20120530-1; Debian squeeze (oldstable) ships caspar 20100624-1; lenny 20070729-1; etch 20060618-1; sarge 20050302-1.)

You can read about the changes in the Debian package, and about what's new in the caspar tarball.

If you'd like to use this new caspar on your Debian wheezy system, you can just fetch the unstable package and install that one: there are very few (and only harmless) dependencies. Or, even better, you might like to try to track this package using apt pinning.

If you'd like to use this new caspar on your Ubuntu Linux system, you'll have to wait for a few weeks. It entered the upcoming stable Ubuntu trusty release, as 20140106-1ubuntu2. The current stable saucy (13.10) release ships with caspar 20120530-1. (raring (13.04) ships 20120530-1, quantal (12.10) ships with 20120530-1, precise (12.4) ships with caspar 20101204-1, oneiric (11.10) ships with 20101204-1, natty (11.4) with 20100624-1, maverick (10.10) with 20100223-1.) Caspar is shipped with Ubuntu Linux, via the Universe component.

чет, 16. јан 2014.: doghousediaries

The Doghousediaries is good.

чет, 16. јан 2014.: mdcc.cx

En: mdcc.cx headquartersmdcc.cx headquarters.

oldest news: 2013

nov 16, 2013: Nijmegen, iirc

Hoog water in de waal bij nijmegen, november 2013.

2013-10: Serbia

See buiten for pics.

zondag, 1 september 2013: Tilburg Ten Miles: 1:26:16

I ran 10 miles (16 kilometer and 93 meter) in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 16 seconds, (last year I was 7 seconds faster: 1:26:09; in 2011: 1:29:22) at the Tilburg Ten Miles. See some of the other results and .

Startnummer      8323
Categorie        B10EM
Totaal plaats    2727 / 5410
Categorie plaats 528 / 983
Snelheid         11,192 km/uur
5 km             25:25
10 km            52:57
15 km            1:21:09
Bruto tijd       1:34:10
Netto tijd       1:26:16

31 aug 2013: druten, wageningen

Picture taken during a trip to Wageningen, around "Voetveer Druten-Dodewaard", crossing river Waal. .

See buiten for more pics.

чет, 29. авг 2013.: news from the Natural Language Processing front: updated Debian packages

News from the NLP-front, since the latest june 2013 report:

Have just uploaded source packages ticcutils (0.4-5), mbt (3.2.10-4) and timbl (6.4.4-4). If everything works out fine, this should fix the build failures we've seen on Debian autobuilders recently. See also the library transions of timbl ticcutils and mbt.

See the previous june 2013 report for more information.

чет, 29. авг 2013.: slike

Uploaded some new pictures: Cambridge in november 2012:

Ely, UK, in april 2013:

Eindhoven, in mei 2013:

Mijn stervende EeePC, op 7 augustus van dit jaar. Mijn fietswiel probeerde hem te versnipperen.

нед, 16. јун 2013.: news from the Natural Language Processing front: Debian packages

News from the NLP-front, since the latest march 2013 report:

Good news for Natural Language Processing scientists interested in Memory-Based Learning (dealing with classification tasks, generating part-of-speech taggers or chunkers and related subjects). In the last 4 months, the Induction of Linguistic Knowledge Research Group, Tilburg University, together with the Language Technology Research group of CLiPS, Antwerp released new versions of their software packages.

With help from Ko van der Sloot, I've updated a few of the ILK Debian packages: The packages frog_0.12.17-7 (was 0.12.16-4), libfolia_0.10-4 (was 0.9-2), ticcutils_0.4-4 (was 0.3-1), timbl_6.4.4-3 (was 6.4.3-1), mbt_3.2.10-3 (was 3.2.9-2), timblserver_1.7-3 (was 1.6-2), ucto_0.5.3-3 (was 0.5.2-2) are uploaded to the Debian incoming area, and are now being inspected by the Debian FTP masters. If everything works out as planned, they'll get propagated to Debian "unstable".

For people running Debian "testing": The packages mbtserver (0.7-2, was 0.6-1), frogdata (0.4-1, was 0.3-2) dimbl (0.12-2, was 0.11-1) succesfully entered the Debian unstable suite. If everything works out as planned, and the problems shown this Debian Maintainer TODO list (especially release.debian.org ("ticcutils more excuses for ticcutils not being in testing")) gets dealt with, they'll get propagated to the Debian testing (aka "jessie") distribution, likely to be released late 2014.

Here's the previous march 2013 report with some more information:

march 2013: News from the NLP-front, since the latest july 2012 report:

Good news for Natural Language Processing scientists interested in Memory-Based Learning (dealing with classification tasks, generating part-of-speech taggers or chunkers and related subjects). In the last half year, the Induction of Linguistic Knowledge Research Group, Tilburg University, together with the Language Technology Research group of CLiPS, Antwerp released new mbt (3.2.9), mbtserver (0.6), frog (0.12.16), frogdata (0.4), timbl (6.4.3), and timblserver (1.6) software packages. (The libfolia (0.9), ucto (0.5.2), and dimbl (0.11) software hasn't changed much since july 2012.) With help from Ko van der Sloot, I've updated all related Debian packages: mbt (3.2.9-2), mbtserver (0.5-1), frog (0.12.16-4), frogdata (0.4-1), timbl (6.4.3-1) and timblserver (1.6-2). (Packages libfolia (0.9-2), ucto (0.5.2-2) and dimbl (0.11-1) haven't changed a lot recently.)

These all succesfully entered the Debian unstable suite. The changes of last 6 months (as well as upcoming work) will get included in the Debian jessie release, likely to be released late 2014, and the recent work will get shipped with the upcoming Ubuntu "Raring Ringtail" release. The situation of the ILK/CLiPS software for the upcoming Debian wheezy release (scheduled for stable release, early this year), hasn't changed since july 2012. The current stable Ubuntu release (Quantal Quetzal) ships with pretty recent versions of the software.

I wrote (well, work in progress...) some documents for the ILK developers: a short introduction to the Debian project infrastructure, covering the parts which are relevant for ILK/CLiPS software packagers; and a document on how to create packages: Debian packages, Fedora RPM packages and Fink packages for Mac OSX.

Now, users of Ubuntu stable and Debian testing should just run:

$ sudo apt-get install science-linguistics

once, and, from then on, one's system is automagically kept up to date w.r.t. ILK software.

BTW, Debian squeeze (stable) ships science-linguistics version 0.12, while wheezy (testing) and sid (unstable) ship 0.16. For Ubuntu: Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal (current stable release) ships science-linguistics version 0.16ubuntu2. (For the ILK-trick to work, a version > 0.15 is needed.)

See the science-linguistics package page and the introduction to the Debian science project for (a lot) more information.

суб, 25. мај 2013.: ubica

Ubica ontruiming. Ikzelf bewaar mooie herinneringen aan die prachtige plek.

mercredi 22 mai 2013: photography

Photography by Nicholas Nixon (born 1947 in Detroit, USA): "In 1975, Nixon began his project, The Brown Sisters consisting of a single portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters each year, consistently posed in the same left to right order. As of 2010, there are thirty-six portraits altogether."

уто, 21. мај 2013: this website and IPv6

This website has been available via IPv6 only, for a couple of weeks. For those relying on IPv4: sorry for that.

Opening uitbreiding Inkijkmuseum, Eindhoven

vrijdag 26 april 2013, Dommelstraat 2A, Eindhoven: 10 jaar Inkijkmuseum: Receptie, publieke opening en feest. Vanaf 26 April 2013 heeft het Inkijkmuseum twee tijdelijke zalen beschikbaar voor de mondiale mobiele expositie Show Your Hope. Het Inkijkmuseum begon ooit als een gigantische kijkdoos. Het is inmiddels het kleinste museum van het land met wellicht de grootste hedendaagse internationale kunstcollectie van Nederland. (opening info)

vendredi 19 avril 2013: hacked bozohttpd

Patched bozohttpd ("a small and secure http version 1.1 server. its main feature is the lack of features, reducing the code size and improving verifiability.") to deal with utf-8 in .html-files. See http://mdcc.cx/tmp/bozohttpd/ and Debian Bug #705736. Now this site looks OK again. \o/

dimanche 14 avril 2013

Switched server software from thttpd to bozohttpd. Excuse me for the mojibake: work in progress. [...] Hrm, bozohttpd's -M flag seems borken.^W No it's not! (Should I use mathopd?)

16 maart 2013: Sy, Ardennes, Belgium

Enjoyed a trip to Sy, Ardennes.

mardi 19 mars 2013: 'The Artist Is Present', Marina Abramović @ MoMA, 2010

Belgrade performance artist Marina Abramović was in MoMA in 2010 for her piece 'The Artist Is Present'. There, she encounted her ex-partner Ulay. See the YouTube upload Marina Abramović e Ulay - MoMA 2010 (uploaded by MiticoMazz) for what happened. She also this Zen Garage posting.

samedi 9 mars 2013: /buiten

Moved some stuff about walking and sports from this page to buiten/.

jeudi 28 février 2013: wm: dwm?

Switching from fvwm to a new window manager. It should be lightweight, simple and feel like Unix (i.e. have a decent manpage and understand the pipe symbol). It's a pity ratpoison is no longer maintained. The shortlist: xmonad (haskell), wmfs, Spectrwm, Snapwm, monsterwm (no-config), i3, herbstluftwm, dwm (no-config), dswm (lisp), awesome (lua), notion (lua). For now, I'm playing with dwm (the "Dynamic Window Manager"). I guess I'll stick with that one, for the last about 2 weeks I've been pretty happy with it.

4 feb 2013: FOSDEM 2013

FOSDEM 2013 took place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February 2013, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Beer event: Friday 1 February 2013. It was good as ever.

oldest news: 2012

Radionica u Coq-u @ Haklab Beograd

zondag 9 december 2012, 17:00 to 20:00, Haklab Beograd, Daničareva 23, Београд, Србија: Radionica Coq-a prema kursu "Software Foundations" (CIS 500), Benjamina Piercea. Contact: irc:freenode/#hklbgd. Missed that one :( Hope to be able to attend another time.

jeudi 6 décembre 2012: repetitor

repetitor tour netherlands

Belgrade Garage Rock Band Repetitor tours The Netherlands. Woohoo!

нед, 2. дец 2012. ...Wazige Mannen...

Published some historic recordings of ...Wazige Mannen... (aka "De Wazige Mannen", uit Helmond, 1989 - 1993).

нед, 2. дец 2012.: DJ joostvb

Stuff about DJ joostvb has moved.

нед, 2. дец 2012.: platenzaken in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Still there are some nice record stores in Eindhoven. Don't buy online, but hang out at these friendly places!

CD Teek Eindhoven, sinds 1989. Kleine Berg 52, Eindhoven, Tel: +31 (0)40 2451337. Open: ma t/m do: 12:00 - 18:00, vr: 12:00 - 21:00, za: 10:00 -18:00. CD

Ray Elpee, Kleine Bleekstraat 18, Eindhoven. Open afternoons.

суб, 1. дец 2012.: aephea

I've uploaded aephea_10.008-2 to Debian's testing-proposed-updates. An unblock request has been filed as Bug#694365, if everything works out as planned it'll get shipped with the upcoming Debian wheezy release.

нед, 25. нов 2012: aephea

I've uploaded aephea_12-248-2_all.deb. Thanks Andreas Beckmann for spotting a bug. You can read more about the changes in the Debian package.

aephea is a text-based authoring tool for HTML. If you'd like to generate manpages, but don't like troff syntax, and find Perl's POD too limited, Aephea's Portable Unix Documentation is likely useful for you.

The new aephea package has entered the Debian archive. This version (or a later one) will show up in the upcoming upcoming Debian jessie release.

I am working on getting it in wheezy too. If I fail, wheezy will ship with aephea 10.008-1. (And zoem 11-166-1. squeeze ships zoem 08-248-1. Debian ships zoem since March 2004.)

23 november 2012: hyperbole and a half

Allie Brosh of HYPERBOLE and a Half fame, kicks ass.

samedi 27 octobre 2012: afnog

joostvb teaching at afnog2010 kigali

Found back a picture of me teaching at the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology - Scalable Internet Services, part of the 11th AfNOG Meeting and the AfriNIC-12 Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, may 2010.

суб, 20. окт 2012.: uncanny

Uncanny Valley Graph

Did some reading about the Uncanny Valley.

dimanche 7 octobre 2012: comics

Here's Matthew Inman's The Oatmeal on Nicola Tesla. Another nice Oatmeal: The Oatmeal Comic. And Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: nice too.

dimanche 7 octobre 2012: ecotribe teuge

Met dank aan Omslag vond ik de mooie documentaire De Bewoners Van... Ecotribe Teuge uitgezonden door TV Gelderland op 21 juni 2009.

суб, 25. авг 2012

Recently discovered 2 nice (and full-length) documentaties on Youtube: De Stad Was Van Ons directed by Joost Seelen, 1996, about Amsterdam squatters scene in 1980ies. and: Crass - There Is No Authority But Yourself directed by Alexander Oey, 2006, about the UK anarcho punk band and collective called Crass.

mercredi 22 août 2012

Some beautiful pics taken by Jelena at Cabo Verde, in 2010: Tarrafal, Sao Nicolau Tarrafal, Sao Nicolau

Mon Aug 13 2012: djb software in Debian

The current status of software from Daniel Bernstein in Debian:

I didn't find any Debian packaging efforts for publicfile. There has been a bit of non-productive noise in Bug #122614.

djbdns is not shipped with any Debian release, it's available in unstable only, due to Bug #516394. There's an alternative for djbdns: dbndns, a fork of the djbdns package, including patches for e.g. providing IPv6 functionality. That one is not in any stable release either; due to the same bug.

daemontools is shipped with Debian stable since the squeeze release. \o/ (There's an alternative for daemontools: runit and socklog.)

qmail will ship with the Debian wheezy release. \o/

Zaterdag 16 juni: Linux packaging workshop, RevSpace, Den Haag

Vanaf 10.00: .deb en .rpm packaging workshop, RevSpace, Den Haag. Ikzelf was één van de sprekers.

уто, 12. јун 2012

Het document Debian packaging met Subversion en debhelper wordt nog steeds bijgewerkt. Als je naar de dpkg and RPM packaging workshop in Den Haag gaat, bekijk dan hier de laatste versie.

12 mei 2012: module-assistant

Published first draft of document: How to get a patched alsa kernel module installed on your Linux system. WIP.

samedi 5 mai 2012: HOWTO: Debian packaging met Subversion en debhelper

Een eerste embrionale versie van het document Debian packaging met Subversion en debhelper is gepubliceerd. Met dank aan o.a. revspace.

Carnaval: za 18 t/m di 21 februari 2012

Eindhoven de Gekste! Pwned!

Jan 29, 2012: diaspora

I joined the DIASPORA* nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network. It's based upon the free Diaspora software. I am Joost van Baal-Ilić at the diaspora Serbia pod.

oldest news: 2011

22 oktober 2011: Melchior

Melchior spends almost every night outside, in the garden. During the day he helps me doing paperwork.

25 september 2011: bruiloft

Jelena and me got married today (voor de gemeente, deze keer).

9 september 2011: hunebedden

Visited hunebedden in Schoonoord, Sleen, Havelte and other places. See also this beautiful hunebedden website by Hans Meijer.

lundi 29 août 2011: opal

Machine opal.mdcc.cx is niet meer. (Machine emerald.mdcc.cx wordt nog steeds door Virtual Concepts te Tilburg gehost.)

23 augustus 2011: brood

Jelena made me a bread .

30 juli 2011: DebConf11 Banja Luka

24th to 30th July 2011: I've enjoyed DebConf11 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. See also debconf11.debconf.org.

wo 20 juli 2011: Soleus

Deze website draait niet langer op "opal" maar op "beskar": een VPS server die bij Hostingvereniging Soleus gehost wordt. Nu dus ook via IPv6 te bereiken \o/. (Daar merk je, als het goed is, helemaal niks van trouwens.)

mercredi 15 juin 2011: pics

Graffitti in Belgrade, june 1, 2011 Uploaded a bunch of pretty nice pictures: Београд and Serbia.

Belgrade surroundings, 26 may 2011

25 mei 2011: Proba @ Mikser

I've enjoyed the Mikser Festival, in Beograd, may 2011. I am a member of Proba. This choir is an initiative of the Škart collective for poetry and design. Our performance was a succes! :)

may 4, 2011: honeymoon

Jelena and me have spent a very nice honeymoon.

friday 29 april 2011: huwelijksinzegening

Jelena and me got married today!

vendredi 11 février 2011: blog

Yes, I finally have a "real" blog, at http://www.bewelcome.org/ and you can subscribe to it via RSS.

oldest news: 2010

mercredi 18 août 2010: kookhoekje

't Is ongelofelijk maar waar: na meer dan zes jaar is er weer een aflevering van Joost's Kookhoekje verschenen. Overheerlijke Nassi deze keer.

dimanche 6 juin 2010: rwanda

Downtown Kigali, by Jenny and Randy aka hellotrain on their blog The Other Side of the FenceI'm back home from my first trip to Rwanda. Have visited the cities of Kigali (pictures) and Butare; have been working as a volunteer at the AfNOG-11 meeting's AfNOG Workshop 2010 at Kigali Institute of Technology. Furthermore, I've visited the IT department of Rwanda Development Board as well as National Universitsity of Rwanda. I've learned to enjoy Zingaru with Pilipili while having a "Mintzig" and am happy to have met the very kind people of Rwanda. I'll be back.

Melchior, Vuurfeest

Melchior, april 2010, door Yndra Tijdens het 6e vuurfeest maakte Virginie mooie foto's van o.a. Melchior.

Paris, M'Bilia Bel

Discovered the beautiful soukous as sung by Tabu Ley Rochereau and M'Bilia Bel M'Bilia Bel

Zondag 24 januari 2010: Jean Bosco Mwenda, Eekboek

Jean Bosco Mwanda aka Mwenda Wa
Bayeke Discovered Jean Bosco Mwenda's beautiful Congolese acoustic guitar music.

And did some Eekboek Debian uploads, too.

oldest news: 2009

Dinsdag 29 december: Melchior

Melchior door CSer Toni, maart 2010Melchior is in da house.

Sat 1 Aug 2009: debconf9

joostvb at DebConf9 Enjoyed (more pics, thanks to Wouter Verhelst e.a.) DebConf 9 in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, 23 - 30 July 2009. (And the Museo del Prado in Madrid, too; as well as yet another very good Couchsurfing experience.)

update: Even more and more pictures.

Wed 17 Jun 2009: fiets

Fietstocht gemaakt. Fiets- en wandeltochten staan sinds vandaag op de buitenpagina.

Sat, 13 Jun 2009

Patched ogg2mp3; see also the patched script.

Februari 21, 2009

Inspired by this post by Mark van Dijk, I wrote huisrekening, a script to compute payment schemes for payback among people who've all contributed (different) amounts of money to some common good. (A typical scenario for communities like student dorms.)

January 29, 2009

Released pgp-kspkeyserver-0.0.1.tar.gz.

January 28, 2009

Inspired by Philipp Wesche's whohas, I've written the first version of whohas2html. I've ran

$ update-whohashtml -d \
   archlinux,debian,fink,freebsd,gentoo,macports,netbsd,openbsd,ubuntu,fedora \
   < whohas.packages.txt > whohas.html

and collected the in- and output files.

January 27, 2009

Uploaded new Eekboek (Bookkeeping software for small and medium-size businesses) Debian package: eekboek 1.04.02-1 has entered the Debian archive. It will likely enter Debian unstable soonish. You can read about the changes in the Debian package. This version (or a later one) will likely end up in Debian squeeze (the current unstable). lenny (the current testing) won't ship eekboek. It'll also likely get shipped with Ubuntu. You can view some Debian developer information about the package, and browse its Version Control repository.

January 12, 2009

Monday january 12: Talk at Chaos Seminar in Ulm, Germany: mailman-pgp-smime, een project dat ondersteuning voor OpenPGP en S/MIME aan GNU Mailman wil toevoegen.

January 8, 2009

Uploaded the freedict-tools-dev 0.3-2 Debian package , as well as the freedict-eng-ara_0.6.1-1, freedict-ara-eng_0.6.1-1, freedict-lit-eng_0.4-1 and freedict-eng-lit_0.4-1 Debian source packages, as prepared by Kęstutis Biliūnas to Debian experimental. See the pkg-freedict page on Alioth if you'd like to help: there's still quite some work to do.

oldest news: 2008

December 21, 2008

De 2e aflevering van het poeziefestival Westelbeers was zo mogelijk nog beter dan de eerste aflevering: met lekkere zelfgemaakte erwtensoep deze keer. Zie ook het verslagje van de vorige aflevering.

December 17, 2008

Published smallmailclient_0.2-beta-1_all.deb, a Debian package for the mail client for the Small Sister privacy system.

November 3, 2008

Found out about this nice and insightful article on How to recognise a good programmer at Daniel Tenner's blog.

October 12, 2008

Ik heb eindelijk het filmpje gevonden dat Source21.nl van me maakte over PGP. Dank aan John Jaarsveld voor de tip.

June 5, 2008

Released tremble 0.0.3.

May 5, 2008

The system I've bought in March is finally up and running. It's called bruhat.mdcc.cx, after Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat who wrote Analysis, Manifolds and Physics in 1977 with Cécile DeWitt-Morette. It's running Debian GNU/Linux, and powered by lvm, xfs, reiserfs, runit, socklog, netqmail and maildrop, a.o. See also my list of packages I can't live without.

April 10, 2008

Finally published ad1810-tachod. It's a simple script to annoy the user and chase her away from the computer when she shouldn't be working. (Published some other old scripts too.)

April 6, 2008

Found back a 1998-08 post of mine. Jee...

January 23, 2008

I am working on muladhara. Details will follow Real Soon Now.

The beginnings of the modern right cross
demonstrated in Edmund Price's The Science of Self Defense: A Treatise on
Sparring and Wrestling, 1867

oldest news: 2007 and earlier

august 7, 2001

[Here's an old entry, for people interested in history:] This site has moved to [topaz,] a machine with a somewhat more reliable internet connectivity. Read about the disasters which happened last two weeks here. You might find broken links, due to this move. I'm working on it. The documentation will stay at my homemachine.


Joost van Baal-Ilić

...is maintaining this site. Read about Joost van Baal-Ilić and about DJ joostvb.


The mdcc.cx domain is dedicated to the year AD MDCCCX, in which journalist and women's rights activist Margaret Fuller was born. The quote

When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.

is attributed to her.

(Thanks to Ferdinand Francino and vormveranderaar Virginie Moerenhout for helping me finding this dedication for the domain.)


I am a happy yasigi.org, soleus and L² Transfinite Technologies www.conuropsis.org customer/participator. Hosted somewhere there are

Evan Prodromou has summarized all reasons for choosing hosters like conuropsis and Virtual Concepts on his 9_Thermidor_CCXIV blog entry.

If you're looking for hosting, you also might want to contact Moving Art Studio / all2all in Brussels. I never did any business with them. Their website however seems to indicate these people at least have some clue.


The http://doc.mdcc.cx/ webpages are brought to you by a webserver, running on a host called stegun.mdcc.cx.

I've collected some history about the machines at the mdcc.cx site / my home network.

xs4all, chello and connectivity

I bought internet connectivity from UPC Nederland from April 2000 until September 2003. Their product (which includes dhcp via a cable modem) is called Chello Broadband. (At that time they owned a monopoly on "permanent" internet connectivity in the area I live, btw.) If you buy your connectivity from chello in The Netherlands, be sure to check out COAX, "de landelijke belangenbehartiger van chello gebruikers". Other interesting link: Telekabel Gebruikers Vereniging (which does some UPC/Chello stuff too, it seems).

I've uploaded an .ini file for Thomson SpeedTouch modem.

Since September 2003, I'm using the XS4ALL account I bought in April 1999 for my connectivity. I'm much happier now :)

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