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Transitioning to a new GPG key

  I have generated a new GPG key to replace my old one which was based on a 1024-bit DSA primary key. The new primary key is 4096-bit RSA. I will be transitioning away from my old one. The old key will continue to be valid, but i prefer all future correspondence to use the new key. I […]

I can not believe you Americans fell for him

But I fear the same will happen here in four months. It is a black day.

Priorities

I am being laid off by my employer, IBM. Jobs in the Netherlands move to lower-wage countries like Poland and India, while IBM changes course towards a “cognitive” future in which there is less interest in the traditionally skilled technical IT jobs. Unparalleled (because forced) job cuts in the Netherlands are the result of that change […]

Bear is working for its money

This is the bandwidth graph of the last 24 hours for my “bear” server, which I could rent thanks to donations made after the old “taper” server kept buckling under the load of serving Slackware Live ISO images. Since I made the new Slackware 14.2 data available 24 hours ago, the server has been pushing out 1.67 Terabytes of […]

Ten years of SlackBuilds.org

 This week marks the tenth anniversary of SlackBuilds.org. Many of us will remember the time when a true Slacker did not bother herself with build scripts. The “configure && make && make install” mantra was at the forefront of everyone’s mind when it came to installing new software. Slackware made this possible. Unlike the other […]