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In this episode of Hacker Public Radio @sigflup talks about some of the pitfalls of programming as well as her story as a programmer.
Now it is time to take a look at practical uses of encryption, and the number one use is for e-mail. Encrypted communication via e-mail is very desirable if you want to keep a secret. In the U.S. the current legal precedents say that any e-mail left on a server is not protected since you would have no expectation of privacy. This precedent was set many years ago when POP3 was the standard for all e-mail and people did not usually leave e-mail on a server. These days, many people use web-based e-mail or use a newer standard called IMAP which by default stores everything on the server. Perhaps you are one of these people, and thought that you had a right to expect privacy, but in the U.S. you dont, and I would expect that in many other countries the situation is no better.
There have been attempts to provide encrypted e-mail service from a service provider, but the problem here is that the provider usually has to have to the key in order to encrypt the e-mail, and if they have the key they can be compelled to give it up. Recently in the U.S. there was a case involving Ladar Levison who ran such a service called Lavabit. Lavabit encrypted mail in transit using TLS encryption, and he had the keys. When his service was used by Edward Snowden, the government came to get the keys. Now, Levison would have given them the key for Snowdens e-mail if he had been served a warrant, as he always made clear to his customers that he would obey proper legal demands. But in this case the government demanded that he turn over all of the keys for all his customers, and this was too far for Levison. He shut down his service rather than cooperate, and is a bit of a hero for that. But it illustrates that you are at the mercy of the service provider. If the government made this demand to Lavabit, you are safe in presuming they had made the same demand to other providers, and that they all cooperated with the government and said nothing to their customers. So it would be mistake to rely on 3rd party mail service providers to give you privacy. You need to control it yourself. But of course, after the last few lessons you know how to do that, and have your secure keys created. You just need to put them to use.
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I attended FOSDEM 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. During the conference there was a key signing event which I attended. These are my impressions of the process and the follow-up.
Podcasting from the car Knightwise shows us his favorite command line applications and how he connects to them from anywhere.
- SSH server on Ubuntu. : Sudo apt-get install open-ssh-server
- Irssi : Sudo apt-get install irssi
- Centertim : sudo apt-get install centerim
- Alpine : sudo apt-get install alpine
- Connectbot https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.connectbot&hl=en
- botsync https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.botsync&hl=en
- Putty : http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
- Secure Shell : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/secure-shell/pnhechapfaindjhompbnflcldabbghjo?hl=en
- Knightwise.com : http://www.knightwise.com
In this episode, deepgeek suggests that adding and old, and perhaps laughable by modern standards, device to your mobile lifestyle. Deepgeek reveals that said device is the pager, but he eventually gives good reasons for doing so.
The primary reason is that the paging company does not know where you are, so they can't tell "the man" where you are. Other reasons are reduncancy and trouble interpreting audio. But in the end, you find out why first responders and medical and fire personal still use these devices, and how you, as a privacy lover, may reap benefits from using this technology also.
Some links mentioned in case you want to follow them...
Duck Duck Go search on locational privacy https://duckduckgo.com/?q=locational+privacy
"privacy is dead" audio
USA's two remaining paging companies
- http://www.usamobility.com/ don't forget to check out resellers for deals, like "free pager with one year prepaid
A good sms via email webpage
This interview with Julia Velkova and Konstantin Dimitriev will shed some light on free culture, open animation, Synfig Studio and the Russion animé being developed by the Morevna Project. Today, on Hacker Public Radio.
"Support Open Animation projects! Because they cary a lot of potential for inovation."
FSCONS 2012: "Open animation projects: state of the art, problems and perspectives"
We all know of the Blender Projects, like Elephants Dream, Big Buck Bunny and Sintel, but do you know of any more? Creating an animated movie is hard. Many enthusiasts start projects up that soon thereafter unfortunatly die off.
The state of this area of interest is what Julia Velkova has concentrated her resarch on. At FSCONS 2012 she gave the first part of a presentation, painting a picture of the state of matters, then followed by open animator Konstantin Dimitriev who introduced both the Morevna Project and the free and open source tool Synfig Studio.
At this presentation Konstantin showed the premiere trailer for his animé movie "The Beautiful Queen Marya Morevna", a modernized version of a traditional Russian tail. Both the trailer and Julia and Konstantins presentations are availible on YouTube.
Konstantin has used indiegogo to crowdfund a full time developer for Synfig Studio. He wrote: "I am mentoring a full-time developer Ivan Mahonin, who is working on Synfig code. We have funded his work in previous months by running similar fundraising campaigns for October, November, December, January and February." So go help them with the rest of 2014 as well!
Go help the Morevna Project and Synfig Studio, follow both Julia and Konstantin on Twitter to get updates on this very interesting part of the free and open community that I suspect we sometimes might forget.
Stuff referenced in the episode
- Julia Velkova, Twitter: @JVelkova
- Konstantin Dimitriev, Twitter: @K_Dimitriev
- Slideshare - "Open animation film projects. State of the art, problems and perspectives" http://www.slideshare.net/JuliaVelkova/open-animation-film-projects-state-of-the-art-problems-and-perspectives
- "Julia Velkova & Konstantin Dmitriev: Open animation projects": http://youtu.be/yNGov5v6jpM
- "The Beautiful Queen Marya Morevna: Demo [HD version]": http://youtu.be/PThy9_RZQ8c
- The Morevna Project: http://morevnaproject.org/
- Synfig Studio: http://www.synfig.org/cms/
- "ILoveSketch": http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~shbae/ilovesketch.htm
- "Sita Sings the Blues": http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/
- "Set YOUR priorities for Synfig development in March 2014": http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-march-2014
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This episode is a review of several topics ranging from linux bug community participation, linux installation experiences, hosting services, and blogging using Markdown.
Here is a brief list of the topics covered in this episode:
- Xubuntu: UEFI support, easy to use, and community driven.
- Kali Linux on EeePc 1000H, old hardware revived.
- Blogging in Markdown: Scriptogr.am, ghost.org, Mou App, Redmine, Tumblr.
- Hosting Services and low end VPSs: Arvixe and Prometeus.
- PogoPlug v4 with Arch linux: simple, cheap and extensible.
- Gmail webclips: sometimes pretty cool.
- Check out some music, thanks to risky.biz.
A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month.
|1413||ohmroep hpr live 3, 01-08-2013, (Power)DNS||Nido Media|
|1414||ohmroep hpr live 4, 31-06-2013, operating lights at Observe Hack Make||Nido Media|
|1415||18 - LibreOffice Writer Working with Page Styles||Ahuka|
|1416||HPR New Year Show Part 1 2013-12-31T10:00:00Z to 2013-12-31T16:00:00Z||Various Hosts|
|1417||HPR New Year Show Part 2 2013-12-31T16:00:00Z to 2013-12-31T21:00:00Z||Various Hosts|
|1418||HPR New Year Show Part 3 2013-12-31T22:00:00Z to 2014-01-01T04:00:00Z||Various Hosts|
|1419||HPR New Year Show Part 4 2014-01-01T04:00:00Z to 2014-01-01T10:00:00Z||Various Hosts|
|1420||HPR New Year Show Part 5 2014-01-01T10:00:00Z to 2014-01-01T12:00:00Z||Various Hosts|
|1421||Statistics and Polling||Ahuka|
|1422||Setting up and using SSH and SOCKS||Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)|
|1423||Monty - The man behind your databases||Seetee|
|1424||ohmroep hpr live mini, 03-08-2013, Censorship and Hacking in the Netherlands||Nido Media|
|1425||Ahuka 20 LibreOffice Writer FramesIntroduction and the Type Tab||Ahuka|
|1426||A Visit to Reglue||David Whitman|
|1427||Decoding HPR1216 the easy way and a bit more||mirwi|
|1428||Coffee Stain Studios and the Sanctum games||Seetee|
|1430||thebestofyoutube.com download script||Ken Fallon|
|1431||Talking Twenty Fourteen||NYbill|
|1433||Ubuntu Quickly Ebook Template||Mike Hingley|
|1434||Why I made an account free android||ToeJet|
|1435||21 - LibreOffice Writer Frame Properties Completed||Ahuka|
Other Page Layout Options
As we mentioned in beginning our look at Page Layout, you have some options other than just Page Styles and Frame Styles, useful though they are. So let’s spend a few moments looking at these other options and see how they work.
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HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014
The following are a series of interviews recorded at FOSDEM 2014.
FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.
Day 2 Part 3
Free as in BEER
00:00:28 Perl Community
I chat with Wendy G.A. van Dijk who, while not selling cute camels, is promoting the Perl Community.
perl nlpw::2014 Dutch Perl Workshop 25 April Utrecht
Powerful, stable, mature, portable. Perl 5 is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development. Perl 5 runs on over 100 platforms from portables to mainframes and is suitable for both rapid prototyping and large scale development projects.
A big camel
Fredric Hornain talks to us about G6 Containers, AS7, Qpid and much more.
Oliver-Rainer Wittmann from IBM takes some time to chat with us about OpenOffice.
Swag at the OpenOffice booth
Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
Honza Kral takes some time out to chat with us about the Elasticsearch ELK Stack.
Honza Kral from Elasticsearch
By combining the massively popular Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana we have created an end-to-end stack that delivers actionable insights in real-time from almost any type of structured and unstructured data source. Built and supported by the engineers behind each of these open source products, the Elasticsearch ELK stack makes searching and analyzing data easier than ever before.
We have a great conversation with Cor Nouws, who proves that you can earn a living supporting Free Software.
The hard working Libreoffice booth team
LibreOffice is the most widely used free open source office software. It is a community-driven project of The Document Foundation. LibreOffice is developed by professionals and by users, just like you, who believe in the principles of free software and in sharing their work with the world in a non-restrictive way. At the core of these principles is the promise of better-quality, highly-reliable and secure software that gives you greater flexibility at zero cost and no end-user lock-in. LibreOffice works natively with the Open Document Format, but also brings you support for by far the most file types for office-documents. It comes with support for over 80 languages and with a whole amount of other unique features to work with your texts, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and data.
Rogier Baig talks to us about the roll out of peer to peer networks.
guifi.net is a telecommunications network, is open, free and neutral because is built through a peer to peer agreement where everyone can join the network by providing his connection, and therefore, extending the network and gaining connectivity to all. guifi.net is owned by all who join. Is a collaborative project horizontally managed composed by individuals, organizations, enterprises, education institutions and universities and government offices. Is open so everyone can participate in same terms and conditions within the scope of the Wireless Commons.
Jörg Steffens explains that bareos is not "bare os" but rather Bareos - Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced.
Bareos is a 100% open source fork of the backup project from bacula.org. The fork is in development since late 2010, it has a lot of new features. The source has been published on github, licensed AGPLv3.
01:05:30 XMPP realtime lounge
Lights, Sensors, Switches, Dimmers and of course the obligatory RaspberryPi and a bread board. So what is this you ask ? Well Ralph Meijer, Edwin Mons and Joachim Lindborg explain the "Internet of things" and how they want to use the XMPP protocol to "chat" with your devices. The plan is simple: set-up each device so it can talk to XMPP, then you can use Jabber or any other XMPP client to talk to them.
The lads from the XMPP realtime lounge
The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an open technology for real-time communication, which powers a wide range of applications including instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data. The technology pages provide more information about the various XMPP “building blocks”. Several books about Jabber/XMPP technologies are available, as well.
We have a chat with Emil Ivov, the project lead of Jitsi.
Jitsi (formerly SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo! and many other useful features. Jitsi is Open Source / Free Software, and is available under the terms of the LGPL.
To wrap up the show I managed to track down Jan-Frederik Martens from the FOSDEM team.
01:36:36 Music - Entire Song
Track name : Free Software Song Performer : Fenster Recorded date : 2002 Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002, Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved. Performers: Paul Robinson (vocals), Roman Kravec (guitar), Ed D'Angelo (bass), Dave Newman (drums), Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), Tony Moore (trumpet). Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio