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March ‘Rosehill’  – Enfield Citadel Band – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/30

Interesting piece of music: March ‘Rosehill’  – Enfield Citadel Band – YouTube

We’re going to play this as well.


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Organizational Doxing – Schneier on Security

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/26

X-mas day 2 thought:

best defense might be to refrain from doing things that don’t look good on the front pages of the world’s newspapers

Source: Organizational Doxing – Schneier on Security


via: »Organizations are increasingly getting hacked, and not by criminals wanting to steal credit card numbers or account information in order to commit fraud,… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

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Single Malt Fiber…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/24

Via [WayBack] Office so, am Nebentisch: “Mumble, mumble, single mode, mumble, single mode fiber, mumble””Ich höre die Hälfte der Zeit Single Malt. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

While you’re waiting for the packet exchange anyway, enjoy 45 minutes of uninterrupted Lagavulin™ Single Malt Scotch Whisky-drinking bliss with Nick Offerman by the Yule Log Fireplace… and you don’t even need to exchange words… (thanks René Riech).

Or as a close friend would describe it: genitaal…

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Hydrogen – a free and open source cross platform drum machine…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/21

Features | Hydrogen

via: Hydrogen – a free and open source cross platform drum machineHydrogen is a software synthesizer which can be used alone, emulating a drum machine based… – Danie van der Merwe – Google+


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OpenSuSE and logging: no more syslogd; journald is default, you can use rsyslog or syslog-NG as syslogd replacements

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/15

In the 1990s and early 2000s I did a lot of Unix-Like (Minix, SunOS, HP-UX, Xenox) and later Linux (mostly RedHat and SuSE) work. The internet and Linux weren’t as big as they are now and old stuff was still in use including syslogd.

So recently wanting to do more on the Linux side of things using OpenSuSE (as 15+ years ago, I spent most of my time with SuSE Linux) and assumed logging was still done using syslogd like Mac OS X does.

Boy, I was wrong. Like the internet and lots of other things, logging on OpenSuSE has fragmented in at least these three categories of which two syslog implementations (but syslogd is deprecated and – according to the URC #SUSE Channel – unmaintained):

  • journald (installed by default on my Tumbleweed text-only systems)
  • rsyslog (which is supposed to be default on modern OpenSuSE installs but somehow isn’t on my Tumbleweed but is on 13.1 and 13.2)
  • syslog-ng
  • proprietary logging (of many applications in /var/log like named, apache, etc)

There seems to be heated debates on what to use when, so I’ll try to stick with the defaults as much as possible.

A few things I need to sort out:

  1. where is journald persisted?
  2. how can journald being rotated?
  3. what to do with packages that require one form of syslog or the other?
    • not sure yet
  4. can I direct journald to a syslog implementation?
  5. how does this apply to other distros?
    • not sure yet

Tonu Su (TSu2) posted an elaborate answer on the above questions on the OpenSuSE forums.



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