Slackware Linux has released an updated kernel package:

slackware.com/security/viewer.

"This kernel removes the unnecessary vmacache_flush_all code which could have led to a use-after-free situation and potentially local privilege escalation.

In addition, it fixes some regressions which may have led to diminished X performance."

B.B. King with Slash, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Ronnie Wood and Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall.

youtube.com/watch?v=3uneA-cstZ

Almost time to go back to work! 🎸

I may be forced to resign from Alpine, because I cannot see an ethical path forward that allows myself to contribute to a product Microsoft consumes in their attempts to promulgate Linux to an “app you download from the Windows Store.”

Where I am from, you don’t negotiate with terrorists, and Microsoft continue to terrorize many projects, companies and individuals with their software patent portfolio.

There is a strong reason why at work, we will only ever touch free software when building solutions for our customers. This is because software freedom is the most important concern when providing infrastructure and solutions to the most vulnerable among us. Software freedom keeps them safe.

To assist Microsoft in their efforts of promulgation is to assist them in their ongoing efforts to undermine software freedom. WSL is a trojan horse. It is not our friend, and we should not tolerate it’s consumption of our distributions.

Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice
AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing people's data "for purposes which they would not have expected".
bbc.com/news/technology-455890

"If May had been armed with political judgment, or merely cognisant of reality, she would have prepared the British people – and government – for that concession. She has instead wasted nine months denying she ever made it. It comes as little surprise that the EU has now taken the initiative where the UK refused."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Everything is just peachy, really. 🍑 🇬🇧 🇪🇺

I'll add these poor Indian guys I was on the phone with had never touched a single Linux server in their entire lives.

More whisky. 🥃

- Me: so to update your servers with no downtime... bla bla bla... yum update... bla bla bla... Load Balancer... bla bla bla...

- Bangalore guy: OK, so "yum update"...

- Server: yum: fr2.remi.net timeout, could not connect to remote server.

- Me: aaaaaargh

Long story short: stupid server was set up by "Digital Marketing" with outdated PHP manure, by a guy that is not even in the company anymore.

Whisky 🥃
Then more whisky 🥃
Then Lunch, because FML.

Looks like #Apple screwed GPG Suite over with an update again.

For the record, this is literally putting journalists and their sources in danger (while we strongly suggest moving to Thunderbird, not everyone does).

Let that sink in: Apple is putting journalists in danger on a regular basis, because they cannot be bothered to test Mail App against GPG Suite.

#InfoSec

- But apart from that, Ms May, how was the weather is Salzburg?

theguardian.com/politics/2018/

Title: "May humiliated by Salzburg ambush as she fights to save Chequers plan". Ouch.

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Si Macron avait sa carte des "Républicains", Benalla ne serait même jamais passé devant eux.

Ou alors, pour recevoir la Légion d'Honneur.

Et ils auraient même crié au complot politique et médiatique, comme plein de gens sont en train de le faire aujourd'hui même.

Pour les Français qui se réjouissent de l'audition de Benalla au Sénat :

Souvenez-vous simplement que l'immense majorité des sénateurs sont des hommes âgés, blancs et particulièrement conservateurs. Et que le Sénat est dominé par un parti de droite "extrême", opposé à Macron.

Ils ont voulu auditionner Benalla, non pas parce qu'il avait commis des actes violents et inacceptables, mais parce que cela leur donnais l'occasion de critiquer le Président.

Old boss offered me a transfer into his new team ASAP, for an architecture position. Yeah, baby!

Current boss is so freaking incompetent he will never know what hit him.

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An article about the Public Access UNIX System from the National Public Radio:

"In Noisy Digital Era, 'Elegant' Internet Still Thrives" n.pr/IuZ7VQ

(audio of the podcast also available on the site)

Please join our online community (go to sdf.org for more info) and follow @SDF !! 🤓😎👍

VPN is OK. ICMP works, so you can ping.

Everything else is refused.

BGP routes stable, no changes on the FW for the past 48h.

Time for a 2nd cup of tea, methinks.

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