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Encrypted Media Extensions on the World Wide Web

Today, a post about Digital Rights Management. I am not going to bore you with the pros and cons of restricting your freedom, but I do want to point to a meaningful event which happened this week. Before I continue, I want you to fully realize that with Slackware Linux, your rights are not taken […]

Palemoon browser

The Pale Moon browser was forked off the Mozilla Firefox codebase a couple of years ago, before Firefox switched to the Australis User Interface. Since then, the project has steadily been diverging from the Firefox codebase, optimizing its Gecko layout engine and rebranding that to ‘Goanna’ (which is the name of just another lizard). The community […]

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.

Procmail config woes

Damn… last friday I updated my ~/.procmailrc file on slackware.com to get rid of some persistent spam, and forgot to actually check the validity of that change. I wish I had checked the logs… on sunday I started wondering why the mail had stopped arriving for alien at slackware dot com, on monday I asked Pat […]

Terror does not kill freedom

Bear with me – I need to make this statement. The terror attack on a  french satirical magazine, killing 10 of its cartoonists and journalists, is an attack on Freedom of Speech. Only morons are afraid of words and images. Who in his right mind kills journalists unless he is afraid of the truth? Wars […]