Sorry, I do not value($$$) your privacy. :^)

real names

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Whatever the fuck is a "real name", is my handle unreal? If it's a "legal name" is my handle illegal? If it's a "government alias" am I "James (lanodan) Bond"? Is that latter name less real than the others? If you find my "true name" can you control my soul?

Regarding the legal name, in France (where I've been living since birth), at least last time I checked (few years and this might have changed, this is not a legal source), a name is considered to be what other people call you, meaning that for changing your name in your ID/passport you need someone else to testify (paper is fine) you actually answer and use this name and send that to IIRC the mayor of your city. Meanwhile for administrative documents (rent, university, …) you should be able to just ask for another name to be used or use another one, which can also serve as testification.

It is not perfect and still causes trouble (such as the mayor refusing the name change even if they shouldn't be able to), my stance for years has been "whatever name you give me or other people use, I'll consider it a name". I think most people have experienced someone getting a nickname and it got stuck for years and when the given name is used no one recognises it including people like teachers, in that case I consider that the given name doesn't works (kind of like a "not found" error).

Now for what motivated this post: I find real "real name" enforcements stupid and baseless (no offense, it's the act/behavior, not you). Here's why:

Also practical example, if a door-to-door marketer comes and I want to be sure they are who they claim to be employed by, do I ask for their ID? Nah, can't verify it at all. I would ask for their business card or similar and ID of their corporation (SIRET in France, which is public data). Latter being the most important as it's verifiable for me in few seconds that it is registered.

And here's a bonus: "Family name" doesn't applies to a fuckton of cultures/jurisdictions, similarly I don't have a middle name.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-07-15T16:25:50Z, last updated on 2020-07-15T16:27:00Z

Linux Audio Output APIs

About a month ago I took a long afternoon being like "Okay whatever let's see how deep the rabbit hole of linux audio playback goes" (previously, previously). That was a mistake I guess but let's at least avoid others from doing the same and so share what I did as it's fairly complete (patches with reference/citations welcome btw).

I consider here as an Audio Output API any reused code which takes a PCM audio stream as input and which is designed to end up to the sound card at some point. In a simple system there should just be some decoders and cross-platform librairies going to the system native API (ones which are nicely desgined being SunAudio and Plan9 audio).

You'll definitely need a large screen if you want to see the whole thing at once.

Other formats

A similar kind of thing was done by an Adobe employe in 2006~2007 in an article named Welcome To The Jungle.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-06-30T07:10:20Z, last updated on 2020-06-30T08:07:00Z

2020-05 Summary

OpenPGP → reop; pass(1) → secret(1)

I never really used OpenPGP for email but now you can email me (much more) securely via reop, my key is available on / I've yet to decide how to manage it since key rotation isn't always that great.

This got accompagnated with a move from pass(1) to creating secret(1), which is based on POSIX shell + reop instead of bash + GnuPG (or go + GnuPG if you use gopass), the code is also much simpler but still quite experimental. It also lacks something like an agent (which I'll probably write as something separated).

This means that the Nitrokey Start that I've been using on my laptop as a workaround on GnuPG bugs (yes…) is getting quite useless now, I'll see if I could make it hold my reop keys with a custom firmware.

And it means that app-admin/pass-otp that I maintain in gentoo is going to be up for grabs.

This website


1.0.0 got released (about a month ago)! A 1.0.1 will soon get released as there is few bugs.


I mostly did code reviews, a lot of them, other devs have been in code writing mode I guess. Anyway other than these:

I also didn't touch things other than the backend except doing a bundle for MastoFE (which still freezes into WebKitGTK, this doesn't happen in regular mastodon so glitch-only bug I guess…).


I would quite wish to have a forge for my projects (stagit having quite a lot of limitations). I tried SourceHut but that wouldn't really fit my needs well (it's quite community-oriented) and I ran into some issues while setting it up. Not a huge surprise to me, it's an alpha software and to be honest I didn't much motivation as I wanted something that would be quite free of maintainance and community-management.
That being tried, I would gladly use and recommend SourceHut for communities as I think it's really well done for this. Also would remind that gitlab is a slow pain as it's user interface doesn't scale. For example I often open diffs with curl $url | vis - for large code reviews because scroll speed is very slow, and it's API sucks enough that I can't give annotations back without doing a representation similar to their frontend.

I'll see how gogs/gitea works (used it a bit in few places) but IIRC it has some limitations and not sure how hackable it's codebase is but probably not so much.

Otherwise I'll do my own forge, will see if ForgeFed could be interesting but probably not so much, compatibility and sharing code with projects like SourceHut will try to be done.

Anyway kind of wishlist / destination:

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-06-15T02:20:00Z, last updated on 2020-06-15T02:25:00Z

blocking cloudflare IP-range be like

So, like an absolute madperson I tried blocking cloudflare IP-ranges on my laptop, cloudflare nicely provide the list their website (otherwise there is stuff like peeringDB and ISPs looking glasses). Also my laptop has it's own DNS resolver (with unbound) with no forwarding so I ended up getting a bunch of unreachale hosts just because they where using a cloudflare-bound nameserver.


configuration file for nftables

#!/sbin/nft -f

flush ruleset

table inet filter {
        set cloudflare_ipv4 {
                type ipv4_addr
                flags interval
                elements = {

        set cloudflare_ipv6 {
                type ipv6_addr
                flags interval
                elements = {

        chain output {
                type filter hook output priority 0
                policy accept

                #ct state invalid drop

                ip daddr @cloudflare_ipv4 counter reject
                ip6 daddr @cloudflare_ipv6 counter reject

        chain input {
                type filter hook output priority 0
                policy accept

                #ct state invalid drop

                ip saddr @cloudflare_ipv4 counter reject
                ip6 saddr @cloudflare_ipv6 counter reject

Unreachable services

Unreachable hosts

Here is some notable ones, reduced to the NS zone when applicable:

Note: most of the time the www.domain.tld host is a CNAME to Which at least means that the rest of the domain should be reachable.

I applied this filterting on the 2020-05-17 and ended up reverting it few days later because I needed access to most of these sites and I couldn't use Tor for the few of them because cloudflare is basically anti-tor by design and opinion.

This means that quite a lot of websites can be censored, same goes for domains. And cloudflare litterally declares that they are basically an extension of the cops as they are taking actions based on their own morality compass (juridiction) and actively working with the states.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-06-02T20:00:00Z, last updated on 2020-06-02T20:13:00Z

2020-04 Summary


1.0.0 is so ready it feels like it's going to pop-out at any moment, only thing is few tweaks as I dogfood it, you can probably expect it very soon™.


I helped get gstreamer 1.16.2 get bumped into the main tree, patches for make 4.3 compatibility weren't so easy but at least the rest of the community is there to provide some patches, which I reused. I also upstreamed a bit of my changes to the webkit-gtk ebuild, let's see where that goes.

Linux Audio, Livestreaming

As ALSA is a broken API where a regular application can take over and block others from using it, I moved to sndio, of course few days later I discovered that a linux weenie deleted support for it into mpv's git master branch. Next release of mpv is gonna be great.
Anyway, sndio also allows me to easily record from a microphone and the system sounds, which will be useful for livestreaming if I ever do that, I tested HLS a bit as webkit-gtk can support it natively (with the right gstreamer plugins) and it's pretty easy to setup, feel free to ask me for some livetsreaming things, I'll probably do some once I get the Valve Index that I ordered, expect me doing some sign language (I learned French Sign Language, I have basic skills) as an anime girl I guess.
Apparently OBS Studio doesn't have support for sndio but the sndio API is great so I'll probably code a plugin if no one already did that, I could use ffmpeg or gstreamer directly but that's quite painful to set up and not easily flexible.


I created a basic CLI-based client / toolbox for ActivityPub Client-to-Server, available on /git/ap-client/. It's also yet another thing I done with perl, feel free to do some review of it or some patches if you're familiar with perl.

For now it's very barebones but I expect it to become a usable client over time.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-05-09T01:40:00Z, last updated on 2020-06-15T02:44:00Z

BadWolf, one year later

Bits of History and Present

A bit more than a year ago I started writing my own browser based on WebKitGTK, which I named Badwolf (the name is actually from ~2013, similar project but it didn't went far). I quickly ended up using it as a daily driver, before it was even ready for that in my opinion but I was left with no choice simply because rustc is a pain to compile (I love having to do handpatches…) and that's needed for firefox to compile (which is also painful), and chromium taking 11+ hours to compile (with often having to resume it because it would have got OOM-Killed) was just a major pain, meanwhile WebKitGTK takes about one hour to compile on my desktop or laptops (yeah even the one with an Intel i3 first-gen).

In the meantime I done an archlinux chroot for some painful programs to go in (Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice, Steam), but other than the very rare broken website I don't use it (and I'd rather use another distro in that chroot). Not even for tests as I don't do much of frontend and I don't really use modern HTML features anymore in my website.

It made me drop a bunch of the stuff I had on Firefox/Chromium:

But! In my opinion WebKit is already much better than Firefox at privacy, for example ephemeral sessions (hardcoded mode in badwolf) will save absolutely nothing to the disk, which is something that is quite how Apple (or at least their employees) seems to want in a browser anyway. Mozilla could try to dance around with finally picking some of the modifications done in the Tor Browser but as far as I can tell there is still very large differencies between the two.

As far as RAM usage goes… well it's a modern web browser so it'll eat whatever is available, a laptop with 4 GB seems to still be quite confortable with it, WebKit seems to not clean up WebKitNetworkProcess when I close a tab but it's basically the only thing that stays so I can just close a bunch of tabs and get back some percents of memory. (and after something like 2 months close some windows) I haven't needed to put my browser in a cgroup to limit it's memory usage like I still do with firefox/chromium.
On the other hand, startup time is so fast that I don't feel the need to have badwolf [url…] commands try to hook to an already running session. I litterally just spawn a new one for each link in my RSS/Atom feed and it's fast enough on my desktop with some quite slow (but reliable) SATA 1 HDDs.

On the developer side of things: WebKitGTK is unusable with overcommit disabled thanks to GLib (it's calling abort() when malloc returns NULL which is great as it kills the whole browser when doing stuff like opening a new tab…), can't be fixed now because that would break the ABI/API because some parts are no return value, this is why you should use int which is the default as a return value and one that you should use unless you're absolutely sure that it will never fail.
Linux maintains bugs because the userland also does so…


BadWolf 1.0.0 should arrive soon™, main blocker is documenting the interface so it can be properly put as stabilized. I'll also try to finish installing SourceHut on my setup so I at least get a tracker and CI from it.

Suggestions based on Bookmarks have been done in a branch but it's a pain to make it work in multiple tabs and I get a crash deep into GLib when 2+ tabs are opened and I close one. Anyway, I will also write a standalone bookmark editor at some point, probably using GTK so I could also spawn it into badwolf.

History should also be done at some point, it'll be properly isolated from WebKit to not lower the privacy. Only issue is a code-design/tools one so far, I wish to have the data saved into flat files with a separated index, I could try to write an agent(for multi-processes) and use SQLite but I'd rather avoid it because the data would be very close to a binary blob.

Proper configuration (with profiles/presets) is something that could be nice to have, I'm not a huge fan of putting the configuration in a C header, probably will also add some command lines options to change some settings (like javascript).

Download overview tab has been done, needs a bit more work but it's close to ready for production use.

And that's basically it, Minimalism is already an existant feature, let's try to keep it, WebKit already has extensions, I will maybe add some public API that you could use for the browser-specific parts but that's basically it.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-04-17T10:31:00Z, last updated on 2020-04-17T12:36:00Z

2020-03 Summary


Finally 2.0.0 is released (with a bunch of great pleroma-tan drawings), which means that old OStatus code got removed, it broke a bit of current federation with some instances but all software including GnuSocial are ActivityPub-compatible so it's just a matter of time.

In the neat things that I done among a bunch of others (some yet to be merged): Remove use of the User.source_data blob, Only keep useful data in attachments, fix using them in AP C2S, remove usage of \n in formatting, <br/> is now always used, Audio activities+Funkwhale channels.


GURU is is much better shape now, should have been just taking time for it to take off the ground, which isn't really a bad thing as rushing this kind of thing could end up in a huge mess. I started moving few things from my overlay to it and became a Trusted Contributor so been helping on keeping the master branch up-to-date. It also got added into repology which is great for visibility of the packages inside it. I wonder a bit what this will mean for the ::gentoo (aka main) repository and proxy-maint but so far it looks like a testing+helping ground before good ebuilds wanting to be maintained get there, which should mean better ebuild quality and less work for proxy-maint project which has been overwhelmed for quite a while.

My large changes addressing the inconsistent uses of USE=gles2 to mean either adding support or using it instead of full OpenGL got merged and deployed in stable ebuilds.

COVID-19 Lockdown

As I'm full remote basically nothing changed here other than much less motivation to go to store (I bought a bit more than usual beforehand, so quite far from crazy stocking) and not going to the hackerspace every Wednesday evening. Only part which is really annoying is that I had some paperwork which required physical meeting and that I can't buy any hardware (at least I done part of it before the lockdown).

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-04-14T22:50:00Z, last updated on 2020-04-14T22:55:00Z


So I bought a Lenovo T495 few weeks ago and received it on 2020-03-05 afternoon, as when you order from Lenovo you can customize it, here are my specs:

So far it has been a great laptop (will probably update this article later-on if this changes). I ran into some issues with AMDGPU when installing gentoo on it but I probably failed somewhere in the kernel config (sys-kernel/gentoo-sources, which reuses archlinux config as a base works fine, uses the same kernel version).

On the neat/great side of things:

On the meh/nitpicks side of things:

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-03-07T07:30:00Z, last updated on 2020-03-07T07:36:00Z

2020-02 Summary


Was a great weekend, specially meeting other pleroma contributors and users (we got an actual pleroma gang of at least 20 people…) as well as some operating system booths (you could compile your own badge at gentoo's), will definitely go next year. We didn't went to many talks but for me FOSDEM seems to be more like about meeting up, it's something like Free and Open-Source Developer European Meetup after all.

Sadly I missed going to OFFDEM on Saturday afternoon to meet SocialHub (ActivityPub forum) folks, I realised it was the afternoon way too late.

I went by train, 4 hours and basically direct in both directions in a mostly straight line versus 6+ hours (with having to get up early) via plane by going trough Amsterdam or Lyon (I'm in Rennes) is just not it. Also costed something like two times more.

Pleroma and AFK life

I got hired for more pleroma work two weeks before FOSDEM so now I'm dedicating most of my time for pleroma and I don't have to worry about where the hell I would end up (I got no diploma nor had paid work experience). Currently having to suddenly manage a huge pile of paperwork for transfering or cancelling rent/subscriptions/… from my Dad to myself, hopefully everything will go well with the bunch of different deadlines (thanks France for not making it easier in some forms).


GURU is a mess, it's been two months since any push from dev to master. I think I'll try to become a gentoo-dev and move my stuff into the main repository instead.

My two important packages, app-shells/mksh and app-editors/vis got stabilized, I'll try to get app-shells/mksh stabilized on more arches as now that klibc got dropped as an optionnal-dependency it is available on more arches. Might also try to get my other packages stabilized after this but they're less important to me.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-03-03T05:28:00Z, last updated on 2020-03-03T05:30:00Z


First thing first: Well done, this is the first article where I had to drop a letter from the title to keep the orthogonality between the title and the filename.

I went to the HTTP/3 talk at FOSDEM, it was quite interesting until I got reminded that the Web can't get it's shit right: QUIC basically has tracking of how good your connection/browser/… is, hello fingerprinting.

So none of my computers will have support for HTTP/3 or QUIC, I run gentoo and I have my own browser which reuses existant parts of the system, I wish other browsers would do the same but I have no hope there. At worst I will have a reduced implementation of the protocol (for example no 0-RTT "Handshake") for compatibility if I get forced to use it. But I don't see it coming other than maybe for less pain in Google ReeCaptcha (fuck your website if it's using it) as I still support HTTP/0.9 throught HTTP/1.1, and HTTP/2 is only enabled on my HTTP server just because nginx has support for it.

If there is one thing to fix in your broken protocol it's the fact that ETag is also great at being a fucking tracker, but HTTP 304 Not Modified is the same so congrats, we have caching with also having it being tracked. And of course the lawsuits went against KISSmetrics and Hulu instead of browser vendors or protocol designers, because if I had time for this shit (and any trust in the Justice) I probably would sue them, not the ones merely watching their logs.

The client should only do a HEAD to get new metadata and then do it's own side-effects. It's not tracking-proof but it would at least mean having to do tracking on multiple requests and with a risk of false-positives (HEAD and then sometimes GET being used by some software for link previews), while currently you can basically be 100% sure because it's part of the protocol.

The solution adopted by most frontend folks for cache managment was to put a hash into the filename, and it's quite a good way to do it in their case. It should only have been into headers rather than into the filename so it could be used by other folks and a hash/version in the filename would get more rare, thus having better caching.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-03-01T02:00:00Z, last updated on 2020-03-01T02:01:00Z

201? Summary

Operating Systems

> decade started with Sun Microsystems being acquired

Glad this decade is DONE.

So yeah, the 201? decade started with Sun Microsystems being acquired by Oracle… meaning the incoming death of OpenSolaris, the Operating System I was using at the time. I used it until ~2013 where I switched to Ubuntu, which I then dropped for debian in 2014-01 (with a try of a release candidate of FreeBSD 10 for about a week), which I ultimately dropped for Gentoo on the 2015-05-26 (date is from zpool history) and it's a system I'm still using and will likely continue using in the coming years.


Hosted Software/Services

Self-hosting is something I started around 2013~2014 for a group of friends with a website, a Minecraft server and quite quickly an IRC server (with a chatroom linked to the server's chat). As at the time registrars web interface where quite poor and public APIs not as popular I hosted my own DNS at home. First with bind9, added DNSSEC support with a cron+some tool for few months but it's such a mess that I stopped (with few retries with other stuff like Knot DNS and PowerDNS, never again), switched to NSD when I had some kind of a DoS on my network happening only when DNS was reachable.

Started doing my own blog style website on 2014-02-28 with this commit, it changed a bit on the aesthetic (moved from pre-2010 3D-ish panel to terminal-style flat), the code didn't change much other than moving from PHP for the includes to Server-Side-Includes and daemon changed from apache to nginx.

Hosted my own XMPP server with prosody when Jappix went down, still using it, I often forgot I even run this one because of how smooth it's going.

Hosted my own git-daemon and git web view, mostly because I don't like forges. You can see how it evolved in My git server setup, it might evolve further as I need public tickets and a CI setup for running tests on my software and recipes.

I tried hosting my own Friendica node at some point but it failed quite quickly (do not put a database on a SD card…), real hosting of a fediverse node was with Pleroma in late 2017, which I ended up becoming a co-maintainer after doing some good commits. Which I quite done because gentoo has a tradition in upstreaming their changes and that Pleroma is nicely welcoming, Pleroma also quite made me change between "admin which can write patches in few languages" to "some weird mix of admin and developer".

2019-01 marks when I started hosting my own email server (I was using as a forwarder and as a hoster).

I've tried setting up a Usenet server but INN is a bloated pain, configuration awfully reminds me of sendmail (which I gladly never touched). I could try NNTPChan or similar but I want to be compatible with the existing network (which is less active than when fedi was only GnuSocial but still), mostly for the archives and not really the software because they suck, one of them litterally does. Interest in it is killing mailing lists btw, I hate them, I had to setup DKIM (let's have your emails signed in a recorded signature with a key that could easily be retained as no one rotates it but me) because of this crap.

Hosting Hardware

This one is going to be weird but basically used my laptop, desktop, Raspberry Pi model B (2012/First Gen), BananaPi, … could even consider my Google Nexus 4 smartphone as I reused it for piratebox needs when the screen died.

Place to Place

Bits of family moves, 4 years in my own flat (which was great) which included 3 years of reaching to hotspots around, made me learn the hard way of how horribly bloated the web is, also made me learn routing to share one or more connections (multi-hotspot drifting!) and sharing data (like .deb files and later tarballs).

I travelled in Japan with my dad in Spring 2014 (photos) and Prague in 2019 (mostly for the ActivityPub Conference, thanks a lot to everyone there btw).

2019 Summary? What happened in the last months?

A summary of the least 3 months of 2019 will be done, there isn't much to say as AFK issues happened, doing a summary for 2019 is meh but might be interesting to do as well.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2020-01-01T05:10:00Z, last updated on 2020-01-01T05:48:00Z

Bootstrapping signify for my assets

As you might know, I'm not a huge fan of OpenPGP so when I learned about OpenBSD's signify(1) I wanted to use it on doing my next software release, now is the time.

In a way similar to OpenBSD I'm going to rotate keys at least once every 6 months, I'll not probably not write blog articles on each rotation unless it nicely syncs with my status updates but I'll copy them into and post them on the fediverse (like this) or any other place.

keys and their signatures

2019-10 is the first key present to have both key signed, actual assets will be using 2019-11 (the second key), first key being there only to show how the rotation is done.

untrusted comment: minisign public key C99CEA24AB65873

untrusted comment: signature from minisign secret key
trusted comment: timestamp:1572560484

untrusted comment: minisign public key 5F06B43D63F98329

untrusted comment: signature from minisign secret key
trusted comment: timestamp:1572560509

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2019-10-31T23:08:00Z, last updated on 2019-10-31T23:08:00Z

2019-09 Summary


Bumped few things in GURU, done a clean of my overlay as pkgcheck is now quite more usable than it was, sent patches for mksh without klibc (as the ebuild is quite deprecated on gentoo) no answer yet will ping about it a month after I sent it.

As for the dbus thing: I'm just going to maintain the few modifications that I have for now in my overlay and I still haven't unbroke wine.

I'm early-testing clang-9 on my desktop (I run all my gentoos in stable except for few things where I pin the version if possible) as it allows to get LLVM/Clang without python-2, which I've been cleaning out for quite a while now and I'm starting to see the end of it for the stuff I have installed, specially on my servers.

Web browsing and mobile OS

I tried out WPE WebKit with the Qt API, I think I'm going to do a port of badwolf for it this way Qt could start to get a useable browser which isn't QtWebKit (seriously undermaintained) or QtWebEngine (Chrome in disguise… go away), also will try to have it working on SailfishOS but the whole environement is so ancient that I don't have so much hope for it unless maybe I do a chroot/LXC (probably alpine).

I will try again to build PostmarketOS on my gentoo desktop and otherwise in an Alpine chroot/LXC.


I got a few bucks per month dedicated server at online, 2 slow CPUs, 1 Gbps of bandwith, 1 TB of storage. I haven't installed in on gentoo yet but it was quite a surprise that the Ubuntu ISO came with ZFS by default so I don't have to hack on too much around to manage to install gentoo. Sad thing about it is that there is no console so I can't do Entire Disk Encryption and the only recovery possible is via SSH. So I'm not sure I'll keep this server for a long time given this limitation but it will be quite useful for finally doing offsite backups (and encrypted "client-side" for these, thanks I hate it).

Also this server might be nice for doing livestreams so I might give a shot to configuring it if there is enough people interested in the whatever I feel like streaming (like: coding, sysadmin, gaming, stupid challenges, languages?, …).


I'm trying to get a PowerMac G4 running at the local hackerspace, this way I could try to do a bit of arch-testing on this architecture as well and I haven't installed my Ultra 10 on anything yet either but I wish I could get an (Open)Solaris and NetBSD dual-boot on it.

As the season ended I updated my animelist, here are the commits: 1af23d616bcf7dffa8dbd6cab70d6731dbec740a, 6b7ebf150559cdcfbd42df22dff09dea67a19163.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2019-10-09T06:54:31Z, last updated on 2019-10-09T06:58:26Z

2019-08 Summary

I managed to take it quite easy this month, which well is quite nice, mainly watched animes, (re)watched some movies, re-readed entire webcomics (Rain and El Goonish Shive), discovered some (The Legend of Jamie Roberts (same author as Validation), Venus Envy, Lunar Baboon, Closet Space …)

Gentoo (or lack thereof)

I crash tested NetBSD-daily on 2019-08-29 with ZFS on root, without success but I still have it on my laptop, tried asking on #netbsd on freenode but I got no answer. The way I did it was: create a zfs for NetBSD, extract the binary sets and reuse the grub+libzfs that I have with gentoo (also used for booting alpine), add grub entry for NetBSD such as:

menuentry 'NetBSD' {
	knetbsd /ROOT/NetBSD/@/netbsd
	knetbsd_module /ROOT/NetBSD/@/stand/amd64/9.0/modules/solaris/solaris.kmod
	knetbsd_module /ROOT/NetBSD/@/stand/amd64/9.0/modules/zfs/zfs.kmod

2019-10-22 Update: Also note that I tried a bunch of stuff in the nice kernel prompt for picking a boot device, and yeah the first disk isn't encrypted on my laptop, but the second disk is and I got integrity checks.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2019-09-01T13:01:00Z, last updated on 2019-10-22T20:12:00Z

Rust sucks as a system language

I've been ranting against rust on social media from time to time and I quite want to put down why I just basically ban rust and specially consider it harmful as a system language, by that I mean stuff like libraries, as I might have to grow okay with rust for applications… (or maybe not, for now I'm ignoring update/new stuff done in rust, specially with rust as an argument)

There is no system libs

There is only Static Linking… another thing where a lot of stuff was thrown around, my take about linking is:

Additionally as far as I know, there is also no shared location on the system for static libraries (.a files in C) nor source code either (instead of binaries it could be the source).

So we end up with applications packages that are easy to spread out but difficult/impossible to maintain in the long term… I would call that a virus, good or evil.

npm-like scene for libraries

In npm you often end up with way too much parts, node_modules directory in my install of mastofe has 1063 modules, this is basically the amount of stuff you get on a basic (but not minimalist) Linux system. Rust has a quite similar way of ending up with a pile of dependencies for a simple application.

Now I want you to imagine that there is a patch or bump to be done on a library almost everyone uses, it will have to be applied on each dependent of the software (see previous section), which is probably going to take a very long time (like 2 weeks for a slow validation of a package maintainer and add a bit of QA testing time), there is two three ways I currently know on how Rust is packaged:

Extra: The main and only de-jure complete implementation is unstable

You probably heard it before "Rust has no specification", which means that rustc is the de-facto only implementation of rust, the rest is something similar to reverse-engineering (like clang/LLVM has to do on some GCC extensions but it's the whole language instead). It also happens that rustc tends to break a lot, I often end up editing it's code for it to work with LibreSSL or other C issues almost no software has these days, funny for a language which tends to be branded as a C replacement.


So we end up with code than cannot be realistically be updated in a timely manner for security, yet there is C/C++ libraries moving to Rust (with a Foreign Function Interface to keep API compatibility), I would quite appreciated if libraries wouldn't do that of all the things.

Also, there is nothing in here specifically about the language, I didn't learn it, I don't consider it to be something I would want to use. Go has been in the same position for me until the modules came and I'm quite glad there is a more high-level language which is great with networking and parsing because for me that's been a pain point in C.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2019-08-28T16:35:00Z, last updated on 2019-08-28T17:00:00Z

2019-07 Summary

So, third monthly summary, started it seriously late. It's something I want to do anyway, as I find regular work summaries to be very helpful. And I didn't do the draft thing I though about going in the previous one.


No real news on this one other that I hate NVidia GPUs and being completely stuck with nouveau because it's on the legacy branch 340.xx of NVidia which is stuck on a old kernel branch so I can't really check if my bugs are hardware issues or not. At least I moved to an AMDGPU on my desktop in late April and it's been quite an improvement even in pure performances (OpenCL vs. CUDA, hardware support for HEVC, less wattage).


I'm slowly designing a library to parse XBEL files as Foreign Function Interfaces from C (Badwolf) to another languages are quite bad. I want it to be a good one so I looked at other implementations of XBEL and similar data storage libraries.

I've been thinking of adding history to Badwolf, one which WebKit wouldn't have access to (this one should be basic since at least Snowden…), could be in XBEL format as I want to have at least the timestamp, URL and title, might just be a log file that is to be used against syslog and/or logrotate. I just wanted it to be with XBEL so this way I don't have more stuff to do, but knowing how long XBEL is probably going to take…


Just reviewing most of the Pull Requests and sending the occasional patches.

I'm going to the ActivityPub Conference, plus two extra days in Prague (leaving in the late-afternoon of September 20th) as I never went in Czech at all (done Berlin and Amsterdam for the strictly east of France countries). I'm interested in quite a lot of the talks there so I'm quite hyped for it, specially as there is other people I quite want to meet.

Also while I wasn't really trilled about the migration from OStatus (nonstandard mix of small standards) to ActivityPub (loose own standard), the future of it seems to be going in quite the right direction. I'm thinking about OCAP, as "followers-only" and "unlisted" are pure hacks which have almost no reality in ActivityPub once you put interactions and different implementations behaviors.


Meh. I called for an agenda item on the issue with real names (Gentoo Archive). Probably opinionated summary of mine would be: They think it's okay to have {ano,pseudo}nymous developers being stuck on committing by proxy, which feels like You are part of the Jedi council, but you can't have a seat), and they picked the Linux Kernel as a sort of base… which isn't really a good example of a nice working environment (might have changed when Linus Torvalds stepped down to treat people better). Here is their summary and full log.
Whatever but I guess I might pick a distribution I like more on how they politically goes and manage, I have few ideas I'll try to dig a bit into: Adélie which dropped portage because of issues with Gentoo, Exherbo, NetBSD (only technical limitation being their support of ZFS on root so I can switch easily).

Without dbus

On evince without dbus: news about the PR, I should have sent it by email to gnome@ instead, will try this one. Honestly the one from the Gentoo gnome project wasn't really welcoming it but whatever, worst case it will keep being in my chaotic overlay.

I definitely broke wine in the process, haven't tried to repair it again. I don't use it often anyway, specially as quite a lot of games are either native by design or have been reverse-engineered to be native. And I don't have any other Windows API-only programs to run.

pure Real Life things

Having stopped my remote courses, I'm looking for certifications or jobs (the former being quite helpful in finding the latter when you didn't manage to get a diploma because the system doesn't works for you), I'll try on my own but any help is appreciated.

Summary of Summary

I feel like I've done much less things this month but well, for me it's the typical Summer Holiday and it should be my last one, and I quite expected theses summaries to actually be shorter the the first one as it wasn't only strictly about one month. And while I like holidays, I quite hope it's going to be the last two-months one, I seriously want to move on.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2019-08-10T01:25:00Z, last updated on 2019-08-09T01:47:00Z

2019-06 Summary

Okay, here goes the second summary, started it a bit late IMHO, maybe I should try taking notes in a draft when I feel like there is something important in the month.


I finally switched to Wayland, full time for my laptop and just for some tests on my desktop. I didn't found a way to fix Waymonad for it to work on my machines so I went with Sway, which is quite nice yet lacks few things and in another way has too much stuff.

I ended up discovering with a bug that a window could resize itself out of it's allocated space. And in Sway it is quite invisible because the borders aren't updated, yet it will catch the mouse events. This quite reminds me of one reason on why I really love XMonad by comparison to i3: XMonad doesn't listen by default to windows asking to basically manage themselves, XMonad is the only one that should manage them (there might be few exceptions given that it's Xorg but still).

So I looked at creating a Wayland Compositor which will do it this way, even if I have to break some of Wayland in the way. I called her Inaban, in reference to the character in Koroko Connect which quite leads the group yet, doesn't have much trust in her peers. It's far from ready, regard it as a early WIP state and something quite experimental. Repository is at and it is gui-wm/inaban in my Gentoo overlay.


I released version 0.3.0, which adds few things, I'm awfully stalled on a lot of things so I guess I'll ask around to other developers that might be interested in sharing some code.

One being bookmarks: I would highly prefer it for the native format to be XBEL for direct interoperability and just write a CLI tool for the Unix needs, problem is that AFAIK there is no standalone C XBEL library (KDE has a XBEL implementation but I'm no going to pull half of KDE for bookmarks), so I'll ping web browser developers that have XBEL in a more or less working state and are using the C language. If this works this would at least means that they would have a more complete XBEL implementation.

On the Content-Blockers: I haven't retried again, will look into other WebKitGTK browsers to see if they implemented it. Otherwise it's going to be digging in MiniBrowser again.


We finally released version 1.0.0, alias 0.999… I'm slowly getting more active in it and restarted on reviewing most of the code. Credo almost skipped my mind and haven't started re-reading the code to see if there could be stuff to improve.


On the migration from my overlay to GURU, I'm cleaning my ebuilds in my overlay to clean them so they can be sent to guru, taisei for example should be there soon.

Without dbus

On evince without dbus: no news on the PR, sent a ping as I was writing this.

I probably broke wine, even with USE=-udisks (I have this USE flag set like that for years, one reason was trying mdev instead of eudev and it stayed like that). But so far everything else has apparently been working fine.

I have yet to find a native Wayland terminal which works without dbus and isn't in a broken language/ecosystem (like alacritty in rust). I tried wlterm, needed a patch to work with a years old glibc change, and then it fails at linking time, might look into it again. The terminal that I've been using for quite a long time is st - simple terminal, so I would quite prefer to keep on using something about as light on it's code as it's really neat to patch if you have anything you want to change in it.

Gentoo Dev

I sent one email on becoming a co-maintainer for cjk@, got no answer, I guess I might just get more involved on exiting packages to know the devs better so it's less of a shot in the dark.

Random things of last Summary

Still haven't managed to get Perl from pkgsrc to work on my phone, even with seriously hacking the Makefile. I guess I'll try it with Gentoo/Prefix instead as SailfishOS build recipes are based on shell and I'm much more familiar on how ebuilds are working than pkgsrc

Revamping HackerAgenda is still in my todo but I've quite been avoiding it as it's in python and I failed to get it to work in it's current state. Will see if I manage to fix that.

I quite failed to continue Russian on Duolingo, it's too much in a homework-like way and I haven't looked for Russian media to read, so just been using wiktionary from time to time on what I have in some of my search results and Fediverse posts

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2019-07-06T01:45:00Z, last updated on 2019-08-09T01:51:00Z

2019-05 Summary

I'm trying to start regular summaries of what I done, for now I think theses will be done monthly but might be done each two-weeks instead as that's what I was used to for four years until a year ago (at the "Lycée Expérimental de Saint-Nazaire”). Might also end up being in French as that's my native language (even if I almost never use it on the internet). This should also help in finding what I have done as most of my work is scattered around.

So here goes a summary of what I've been doing this month and a bit before so you get context.


So I started doing a web browser WebKit interface, named Badwolf, I quite wanted to for years (in fact the name dates back from around 2014 if not even older as I started watching DrWho in 2010~2012). I looked at a bunch of other WebKitGTK browsers but none really fit for me. Either it's Qt-based so you get either the seriously unmaintained QtWebKit (btw you might be interested in Introducing WPEQt, a WPE API for Qt5) or QtWebEngine which is basically chromium code more or less cleaned up to become a WebKit-like library and updated on the regular Qt release cycle. What's left is GTK, why not but the issue was that none were really useable, either they were quite large ones that would take a long time before being able to hack confortably on it (Midori, Epiphany), or ones that were really opiniated on how to do a true Unix-Philosophy browser and often were using vi shortcuts which I love for edition but hate for browsing (specially as it's broken with Web Apps), I find it even meh in a Shell so not surprising to me.

Badwolf is useable as a daily driver, if you do not mind going back to just /etc/hosts blocking and a simple JS-toggle for now (this one is seriously going to get fixed), I would consider it to be in a Beta state. I tried to add Content-Blockers to it but I can't seem to be able to get it to work… and I don't have errors so I’m waiting for a browser other than WebKitGTK MiniBrowser to look at how it's done. I'll try to also merge in proper WebKitExtension support (for now I have a patch as the path isn't definitive, might end up being a #define to uncomment in config.h).

Slowing-down on Pleroma for a bit

I tried to do a sort of pause on development and code review (even updating my instance…) as it's been more than a year, I think this is more or less done so I guess I'll soon come back on it as there is still stuff I want to do. Like: Getting credo to be used in a more fuller way, auditing more of the code in a global way.


I became part of the Gentoo GURU Project as a Trustee Committer, so I'll be reviewing commits with a bit of non-blocking reviews, and pushing more things from my overlay to it (if you use or want to use stuff from my overlay ping me because I would prefer to have it into GURU, my overlay being quite experimental), specially stuff that I do not use much but quite want to share to others. Of course, the only hard-exception from GURU being my overrides on gentoo ebuilds/profiles (I try to upstream them in the main repo, recent one being evince without dbus).

Also as I only stated it on the fediverse so far: I really dislike the real name part of GLEP-76: Copyright Policy, it's sad because I quite like how we finally have some clear way on how to do copyright. I hope this won't stay a pain point, specially as how it's basically a barrier for fellow trans people (I which I could at least proxy your code if some wanted to…).

In pull-request #11441, I became the maintainer for app-shells/mksh as I wanted to fix a packaging bug in it but it was maintained-needed for few months.
It's a shell that I have been using and liking a lot for quite some years now, I would seriously recommend it if you want a POSIX-compatible Korn Shell.

I still proxy-maintain www-plugins/passff{,-host} but I will probably look for other people to co-maintain it or take it over at some point because of my lack of firefox usage in the last months.

I am still undecided if I should become a Gentoo Dev or not, I think I should try it, specially as that would mean having more power (and more reponsabilities) on the distro I'm quite stuck to.

Random things

I'm trying to get out of SailfishOS on my phone (OnePlus One) in small steps, it's a wonderful phone distro but compared to other nicely maintained generic distro it sucks a bit as it's missing stuff like tmux and compiling on it is a pain (like any other binary-based distro). I tried Gentoo/Prefix and it failed, same goes for pkgsrc (which is mainly from NetBSD). So I guess I'm going to go Linux From Scratch in a quite GoboLinux-like way so it's quite manageable without a package manager.

I'll probably revamp HackerAgenda which is an events aggregator by using APIs/Scrapping on a lot of platforms. As I want to do a local instance for events I am interested in (and why not a bunch of others but meh at centralisation to me), I wanted to do that when I came back to Rennes about a year ago but I'm not a pythonist so I guess I quite dropped it easily.

I still quite like to learn other languages so I started Russian on Duolingo, but if you have easy to understand stuff done in Russian I would quite like it. Stuff like Series/Films, Comics, Games, Music, Poems, … probably not books as even in English/French I don't read them much.

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Install Gentoo via Floppy

Okay, so here are the files I generated for it:

Some people might be wondering why I did this: Well, I saw this blogpost of cramming Windows 3.1 + some extra in the coreboot virtual floppy. And looking at how my kernel images where relatively well stripped down (5 MB for the kernel of my VPS and about the same size for my other machines) and that busybox is damn small (~700 Kilobytes), yet has all the neccesarry userspace tools required to install gentoo (iproute2, udhcpc, fdisk, mkfs, wget, …).

Also while the floppy version isn’t very useful nowadays, the kernel+initramfs is quite useful for netbooting or installation on a VPS which already has a Linux Install but doesn’t have a good enough ISO, which I basically never have since I use ZFS and interestingly Alpine Linux, which can be used for that, isn’t much present (I already had a quite generic kernel+initrd but 4 times bigger).

It was quite fun to do, even if I needed to launch the VM quite a lot of time until I got all the drivers for QEMU to work. And so, here is what is present in the kernel:

Note: The permissions for the /dev files are wrong, which is probably why udhcpc is broken. And it requires you to put FEATURES="-userfetch" in /etc/portage/make.conf. I guess this will make me fix some stuff in make-initrd.

btw I managed to not hit the floppy limit (except when I tried without XZ on the initramfs), but I didn’t find a way to see the occupied size on the floppy. I would probably have tried to cram more stuff in it like tinyx / tinyxserver and/or useful recovery tools. Such a floppy-based linux was Basic Linux from 2005 but it’s apparently dead and it used either DOS for booting or two floppies.

Fediverse post for comments, published on 2019-04-10T15:21:04Z, last updated on 2019-04-10T15:52:20Z

My email setup


OpenSMTPd config

pki cert "/srv/certs/"
pki key  "/srv/certs/"

queue encryption [REDACTED]

smtp max-message-size 4M

listen on enp3s0 port 25  tls         pki hostname
listen on lo

table aliases file:/etc/mail/aliases
table domains file:/etc/mail/domains
# Lines with <cloudsdale> are legacy because of libasr-1.0.2 under musl, now fixed
#table cloudsdale { 2a01:4f8:1c17:4b6d::1, }

action "local" mbox alias <aliases>
action "relay"        relay helo host smtp+tls://
#action "relay"        relay helo tls no-verify
action "backup_relay" relay helo backup mx

match from local for local action "local"
match from local for any   action "relay"
#match from src <cloudsdale> for any action "relay"
match from any for domain <domains> action "backup_relay"

For now minion/NightmareMoon doesn’t store my emails but this is what is expected at some point, thus inverting backup and main too. It is configured to be a backup MX and to send internet emails to cloudsdale (because of the broken rDNS).


OpenSMTPd config

pki cert "/srv/certs/"
pki key  "/srv/certs/"

queue encryption [REDACTED]

smtp max-message-size 4M

# internet
listen on eth0 port 25  tls         pki hostname tag IN no-dsn
listen on lo tag IN

# If you edit the file, you have to run "smtpctl update table aliases"
table aliases file:/etc/mail/aliases
table domains file:/etc/mail/domains

action "deliver" maildir alias <aliases>
action "relay"   relay tls no-verify
# Legacy: libasr-1.0.2 tarball is broken with musl, use git
#action "relay"   relay host smtp+tls://

match from any   for domain <domains> action "deliver"
match from local for local            action "deliver"
match from local for any              action "relay"

DNS Records

This is what I have in all my zones (I use a $INCLUDE, which supported by nsd):

@       86400   MX      1
@       86400   MX      10
@       86400   TXT     "v=spf1 a mx ?all"
_dmarc  86400   TXT     "v=DMARC1; p=none;;; fo=s; adkim=r; aspf=s"
_smtp._tls 86400        TXT     "v=TLSRPTv1;"


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Pretty Bad Privacy

This article is in early drafting process, made public so I get comments and more people can be aware
Pretty Good Privacy standard, derives from the original PGP implementation. "PGP", "Pretty Good", and "Pretty Good Privacy" are trademarks of PGP Corporation. The term "OpenPGP" refers to the protocol described in this and related documents.
Gnu Privacy Guard, main/only implementation of OpenPGP

OpenPGP standard


   Furthermore, compression has the added side effect that some types of
   attacks can be thwarted by the fact that slightly altered, compressed
   data rarely uncompresses without severe errors.  This is hardly
   rigorous, but it is operationally useful.  These attacks can be
   rigorously prevented by implementing and using Modification Detection
RFC4880, November 2007

Not sure about this one, I’ll go check but this cause few issues in SSH and TLS, so I wouldn’t be surprised that it was also the case for OpenPGP.


The OpenPGP standard mandates that some ciphers must be present in the implementation, they are broken and well known to be.

9.1.  Public-Key Algorithms

ID           Algorithm
--           ---------
1          - RSA (Encrypt or Sign) [HAC]
2          - RSA Encrypt-Only [HAC]
3          - RSA Sign-Only [HAC]
16         - Elgamal (Encrypt-Only) [ELGAMAL] [HAC]
17         - DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) [FIPS186] [HAC]
18         - Reserved for Elliptic Curve
19         - Reserved for ECDSA
20         - Reserved (formerly Elgamal Encrypt or Sign)
21         - Reserved for Diffie-Hellman (X9.42,
             as defined for IETF-S/MIME)
100 to 110 - Private/Experimental algorithm

Implementations MUST implement DSA for signatures, and Elgamal for
encryption. […]
9.2.  Symmetric-Key Algorithms

ID           Algorithm
--           ---------
0          - Plaintext or unencrypted data
1          - IDEA [IDEA]
2          - TripleDES (DES-EDE, [SCHNEIER] [HAC] -
             168 bit key derived from 192)
3          - CAST5 (128 bit key, as per [RFC2144])
4          - Blowfish (128 bit key, 16 rounds) [BLOWFISH]
5          - Reserved
6          - Reserved
7          - AES with 128-bit key [AES]
8          - AES with 192-bit key
9          - AES with 256-bit key
10         - Twofish with 256-bit key [TWOFISH]
100 to 110 - Private/Experimental algorithm

Implementations MUST implement TripleDES. […]
9.4.  Hash Algorithms

ID           Algorithm                             Text Name
--           ---------                             ---------
1          - MD5 [HAC]                             "MD5"
2          - SHA-1 [FIPS180]                       "SHA1"
3          - RIPE-MD/160 [HAC]                     "RIPEMD160"
4          - Reserved
5          - Reserved
6          - Reserved
7          - Reserved
8          - SHA256 [FIPS180]                      "SHA256"
9          - SHA384 [FIPS180]                      "SHA384"
10         - SHA512 [FIPS180]                      "SHA512"
11         - SHA224 [FIPS180]                      "SHA224"
100 to 110 - Private/Experimental algorithm

Implementations MUST implement SHA-1.  Implementations MAY implement
other algorithms.  MD5 is deprecated.
RFC4880, November 2007

Some additionnal ciphers got added later on, but this basically mean that you cannot be sure that a OpenPGP message you sent wasn’t done in more-or-less plaintext. DES was broken by the EFF in 199x, 3DES is basically now on about the same size (NIST: 80 bits of security) but computing power got much better, SHA1 was probably still known as okay but could be better (as SHA2 was already a thing), DSA was probably not now enough as good to be hardcoded, no idea for Elgamal.

I tried few years ago to build a GnuPG without support for theses broken ciphers, and I failed doing so. One can note that SSH requires 3DES-CBC, but it can be disabled or non-implemented (tinyssh).

13.4.  Plaintext

   Algorithm 0, "plaintext", may only be used to denote secret keys that
   are stored in the clear.  Implementations MUST NOT use plaintext in
   Symmetrically Encrypted Data packets; they must use Literal Data
   packets to encode unencrypted or literal data.
RFC4880, November 2007

I guess this one is related to SigSpoof

14.  Security Considerations

   * As with any technology involving cryptography, you should check the
     current literature to determine if any algorithms used here have
     been found to be vulnerable to attack.
   * There is a somewhat-related potential security problem in
     signatures.  If an attacker can find a message that hashes to the
     same hash with a different algorithm, a bogus signature structure
     can be constructed that evaluates correctly.

     For example, suppose Alice DSA signs message M using hash algorithm
     H.  Suppose that Mallet finds a message M' that has the same hash
     value as M with H'.  Mallet can then construct a signature block
     that verifies as Alice's signature of M' with H'.  However, this
     would also constitute a weakness in either H or H' or both.  Should
     this ever occur, a revision will have to be made to this document
RFC4880, November 2007

$ gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.10
libgcrypt 1.8.3
Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Home: /home/haelwenn/.gnupg
Supported algorithms:
Hash: SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, SHA224
Compression: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB, BZIP2


It leaks a pile of metadata (time, implementation name+version, …)

There is no deniability possible, there is quite a difference between no-authentication and deniability, to be elaborated on

Your public key/identity will end up on the keyservers at some point, no exception.

There is no forward secrecy

OpenPGP in real life

Real Name policy and other stuff that should be optionnal in the Public Key Verification process (An ID card? Seriously?).

The keyservers/Web-of-Trust is architecturaly vunerable to a DoS by spam.

Bonus: Keybase is a fuck

Keybase is what you get when you want crypto (just the math), but you do not care about security (they are called secrets for a reason) or privacy (social-media with a cryptographically verified graph that lives forever…).

As an alternative (and if you still want OpenPGP), I think putting your fingerprint everywhere you can and putting you minimal public key on your blog is a much better way, and it can be automatised a bit (OPENPGPKEY DNS record, IndieWeb rel="openpgp", …).

See also


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AtlAASian: The Bullshit factory

This is a port of a loose-thread I made on the Fediverse while trying to delete an account on that was supposely linked to BitBucket (Atlassian service).

Start of this bullshit: 2019-02-15 17:28

So after trying to log into Codacy via BitBucket via Atlassian while not remembering either the email nor the password (yeah it was already a huge mess), I guessed the email would be the same as the one Codacy send me the notification.

So I go to account recovery, it sends me a email with a overly large link (~1180 characters) to reset my password, google recaptcha greeting, fill the password, omit filling the Full Name, “Submit”, help train the Google AIs, “Full name must not be empty” (at this point I’m quite aware that they are fucking noobs at doing web), fill it, “Submit”, “I’m not a Robot”

Screenshot: Page headed “Are you using the right account?” and choosing for either Signing for BitBucket or using a different account
Wait… did they just send me a password reset link while my account is non-existent?

Whatever, I end up on, which goes into a redirection loop (noobs). Well let’s see if there is another way to delete the account. Search for “GDPR Atlassian Delete”, after a bit I end up on a heavily bugged webpage headed “Request deletion of personal data”.

Screenshot: Functionality is not ready yet (it’s broken) Screenshot: Form to request deletion of your personnal data (it works)
First image is without accepting launchdarly in uMatrix, second is why accepting it. Enjoy the non-sensical error message.

So once their widget works: There was an error during form submission. Please try again later. Well I try right away (with google recaptcha allowed in the meantime): it works

And few seconds later I receive this in my emails:

Your request to delete your personal data

We received a request to delete your personal data. Because you have an Atlassian account, you need to delete your account, which will delete your personal data along with it. To do so, log in to your account and go to the
*Delete account* tab. If your organization manages your account, ask an organization admin to delete the account for you.
Log in to your Atlassian account ( )
If you didn't make this request, you can ignore this email. We won't delete your personal data. Report this email. ( ) Thanks, The Atlassians

( )

So back where I was…

I fiddle a bit with uMatrix on the loop-redirecting, end up creating a clean firefox profile, disable referer spoofing on it and it finally loads.

Screenshot: We’ll permanently delete your account Screenshot: Firefox pop-up about “How tracking protection works”
Finally… Extra: Enjoy this mozilla pop-up.

End of this bullshit: 2019-02-15 18:17 so about 45 minutes.

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I’m removing defaults to eternal cryptographic signatures

Quick Notes on how to


It’s something that weirdly doesn’t seems very popular in cryptonerds circles. Long-term signatures in a computer world basically is that everything that you send can and will be used against you and people you interacted with or wrote about and there is absolutely no deniability about it.

For example with DKIM: The content of the message is known to not be modified and to have been send by the right provider. What is required? The email and a DNS record (which is usually not changed). No interception whatsover is required. Also this standard absolutely doesn’t help against receiving unwanted messages (aka SPAM), so in my opinion it’s a waste of human time(configuration) and computing power.

Did you ever send a message that can be used against you or someone else? Probably (I surely did, please do not continue on this). Also if it can’t be used against you right now, it might be later.

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Email to about nouveau blacklisting

Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2019 01:54:46 +0100
From: Haelwenn Monnier <>
Subject: Nouveau blacklisting
Message-ID: <>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline
User-Agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)


I would like to complain about the blacklisting of nouveau in the
chromium graphics stack, nouveau is a useful replacement to the proprietary
driver and linked tools from NVidia, notably, because of the following cases:

- Ethics/Choice, nvidia being a proprietary driver, that litterally gets
about everything graphics related passed to it, it can be very sensible, be it
for privacy or politics (they could ban applications or some API).

- Wayland, as the nvidia driver wrongfully provides their own API that only
a very few compositors provide. wlroots, created for usage in Sway for example
will never support their API[1].

- Up-to-date software, the proprietary driver has quite the history of lagging
behind on the software it depends on, for example the 304.xx legacy branch
needs a vulnerable Xorg branch(1.19.x) and when spectre/meltdown arrived a
legacy branch was incompatible with the stable branch of the linux kernel
at that time.
Which honeslty is quite funny considering that you apparently banned it
because of outdated mesa builds[2], which just cannot be fixed with the legacy
branch. Something which I think will probably get even worse if WebGL will have
to use the slow and power-hungry software rendering.

I do not think that chromium is very liked in a lot of the linux community,
probably because of the overly large codebase and the link to Google, but doing
this will probably raise quite a large and visible flag to even non-maintainers.


Haelwenn (lanodan) Monnier

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Few updates about this website

Atom syndication

I finally added a syndication feed, using the Atom format (and xHTML for the articles)! (seriously after all theses years?) I’m pretty sure the URL for it isn’t backward-compatible with what I had a long time ago, so you’ll have to update.

The link is available on the navbar and have proper metadata so it should show up in your browser, but here it is for completeness sake:

New colorscheme for this website

Few weeks ago I changed the colorscheme of my terminal from solarized (which has quite too much blue even with redshift) to gruvbox (by the way here is a commit to patch st-0.8.1 with switch from light and dark), which also has better contrast and something I wanted for a long time: all the colors are viewable nicely, unless you set the same color on fg and bg and maybe few similar things.

And having a colorscheme which has poor contrast even for my probably good eyes on a website is totally not something I wanted to keep. And so with this colorscheme default foreground with the soft background nicely passes the WCAG AAA level with a ratio of 9.57:1.

Screenshot of the colors of gruvbox dark in my terminal

Anyway if you don’t like it, use the atom feed. 😜

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My issue with Github (and Microsoft buying it)

Embrace; Extend; Extenguish

Microsoft and similar Corporations are well-known for doing this kind of thing, we cannot have permanent links or main forges based on something like that. Also microsoft may like Open-Source (and probably not GPL), but the same goes to Google, do we all trust Google with our and others data? Also Google Code created a pile of dead links.
And this post will probably evolve as Microsoft apparently haven’t finished aquiring Github.

Lack of Transparency / OpenData

Currently all the tickets aren’t available in a open manner (I know gitlab can import them, but AFAIK you need a Github account for that and control over the repository).
One true alternative to this that is used in real life is debbugs (used at debian) by using emails, and bugzilla with their RSS feeds.

I also see some projects and their owner from time to time being removed from GitHub with no messages at all on their side. And looking at their Terms of Service there is a bunch of ways you can be banned. (search for "suspen" and "terminat")

Centralisation of Power

Never put all your eggs in the same basket

/usr/portage $ cat metadata/timestamp.commit
932f2215d9f814c7ef2dd8de6593af58e2c16048 1537662482 2018-09-23T00:28:02+00:00
/usr/portage $ grep -l 'github' -r */*/metadata.xml | wc -l
/usr/portage $ find */*/metadata.xml | wc -l
/usr/portage $ bc -l

So if I didn’t mess up the math there is at least over 26% of software in gentoo ports/packages that are more-or-less hosted on github. I think a better version could be obtained by incrementing one package if there is github in the metadata or the latest ebuild. It would be awesome if could have some stats on VCS providers usage btw.

Github is a bad interface

(This parts also applies to most git-based Forges)

Pull Requests shouldn’t be the only way to send modifications, they are meant to maintainers/frequent contributors, not someone that send patches from time to time. (I love sending months of commits to github…).
Pull Requests also puts more burden on the contributor than on the maintainer, it means that whatever modification often have to be done by the contributor otherwise it’s not mergeable, which may know nothing about your coding policies. I’m pretty sure this is how you have long-standing PRs that became broken because other stuff came in.

Also GitHub is very inpopular with designers and others non-coders, and for a good reason, git is meant for versioning code/text files and it does that well. But for other stuff? No, it’s basically a hack and every contributor shouldn’t have to learn git. (note: coders don’t all know git and not having PRs would just mean knowing how to use diff(1)).
And one of my favorite thing from coders is but GitHub allows you to edit with a web browser. Yeah, but where is rebase, ammending commits, …? There is just only one commit and a broken push. Could be acceptable for a patch, not really acceptable in most cases for something that is made to be directly merged in a branch.

GitHub is a registered trademark of Github Inc. ; Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

False Security

I posted about this on the fediverse before, probably on (RIP). So here github with their dark pattern (Update is highlighted, so not enough privacy given?) is randomly asking me to confirm my account recovery settings. And it is actually bad for security because here it means that Facebook could gain access to Github Accounts. What could go wrong? (Note: I do have a bit of write access to few projects on github).

Also I use the TOTP token regularly and I have recovery codes in case I would lose it (actually all stored and encrypted with pass, maybe I should change that).

Github asking me to confirm my account recovery settings, I could risk getting locked out of my account Same but tooltips extended to see that “Recovery Tokens” is actually a sign-in with facebook in disguise

One thing I wonder is: Is github putting a similar thing to people not using token?. 2FA is quite useless in my case so I could remove tokens, and I could quite imagine other people doing that but on which 2FA actually increases security. Woops, less people being secure because of a bad design. (Also security ≠ usability is bullshit, but that will be for a later time)

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Multi-posting on micro-blogging is a nightmare

As a user of micro-blogging platform, I see people doing a pile of micro-posts that are probably already redacted elsewhere. I’m calling it multi-posting and it’s also known under the name of “thread” (which I’m not using because it could be confusing). I want to ask y’all to stop doing theses things and ask you to use stuff like a blog or even just a pastebin/twitlonger. Here is few of the reasons I don’t like theses:

And this is just without the social part of it, with the social part you can have stuff like:

I know this will probably not stop the whole thing as it have been going for quite a long time, but it will allow me (and you too, I hope) to easily link to this post from time to time and so I can avoid yelling at people or repeating myself.

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I changed my OpenPGP keys

The keyset(not OpenPGP vocabulary I know) I had before was becoming quite a mess, I had lost my subkeys quite often or sometimes they were not reachable (available on desktop but being on the laptop for few weeks and the desktop is ~200 km away). This keyset should be quite state of the art for late-2017. Terminal output with some modifications so I’m sure I don’t leak stuff.
$ gpg -K
sec   rsa2048/0xC87384794BBEBBAD 2014-03-15 [SC] [expires: 2018-06-09]
      Key fingerprint = 8E4B AA5E E6FB D5A8 D04F  3BE5 C873 8479 4BBE BBAD
uid                   [ultimate] Haelwenn Monnier (lanodan, forwarded) 
uid                   [ultimate] Haelwenn Monnier (lanodan) 
uid                   [ultimate] Haelwenn Monnier (lanodan) 
uid                   [ultimate] lanodan 
uid                   [ultimate] Haelwenn Monnier (lanodan) 
uid                   [ultimate] Haelwenn [elwenn] (OStatus) 
uid                   [ultimate] Haelwenn[elwenn] Monnier (Friendica;Ostatus;Diaspora) 
ssb   elg4096/0x5FD41C2FFDDC88D7 2016-12-16 [E] [expires: 2018-06-09]
ssb   rsa4096/0x01969693A30C8732 2016-12-16 [S] [expires: 2018-06-09]

sec#  ed25519/0x90D93ACCFEFF61AE 2017-12-11 [C] [expires: 2018-06-09]
      Key fingerprint = DDC9 237C 14CF 6F4D D847  F6B3 90D9 3ACC FEFF 61AE
uid                   [  full  ] Haelwenn Monnier (lanodan; 2nd key) 
ssb>  ed25519/0xD5B7A8E43C997DEE 2017-12-11 [S] [expires: 2018-06-09]
ssb>  cv25519/0x473C9CA78949B492 2017-12-11 [E] [expires: 2018-06-09]
$ gpg --card-status

Version ..........: 2.0
Name of cardholder: Haelwenn Monnier
Language prefs ...: [not set]
Sex ..............: unspecified
URL of public key :
Login data .......: [not set]
Signature PIN ....: forced
Key attributes ...: ed25519 cv25519 ed25519
Max. PIN lengths .: 127 127 127
PIN retry counter : 3 3 3
Signature counter : 0
Signature key ....: F85B DC63 FD9B 4AF4 4BF6  B812 D5B7 A8E4 3C99 7DEE
      created ....: 2017-12-11 12:36:31
Encryption key....: 2DBA EF5E F602 78FE 28CE  F33B 473C 9CA7 8949 B492
      created ....: 2017-12-11 12:37:04
Authentication key: F85B DC63 FD9B 4AF4 4BF6  B812 D5B7 A8E4 3C99 7DEE
      created ....: 2017-12-11 12:36:31
General key info..: sub  ed25519/0xD5B7A8E43C997DEE 2017-12-11 Haelwenn Monnier (lanodan; 2nd key) 
sec#  ed25519/0x90D93ACCFEFF61AE  created: 2017-12-11  expires: 2018-06-09
ssb>  ed25519/0xD5B7A8E43C997DEE  created: 2017-12-11  expires: 2018-06-09
                                  card-no: FFFE 67082019
ssb>  cv25519/0x473C9CA78949B492  created: 2017-12-11  expires: 2018-06-09
                                  card-no: FFFE 67082019
Also I have moved my previous public key to so the current one stays at To verify this is I have detached-signed this file with my old key and my current key.

Lojban×dotsie alphabet

I've read about dotsies which is a way to map a to z to letters of 5 horizontal bits. It felted a bit nice even if way too cybre and not human enough (a bit like our current keybaords are for entities with 10 tentacles and not 2 hands/arms that aren’t parallel on such a space).

But well, I though about lojban, a logical neutral language. This language only uses 28 non-blankspace characters(abcdefgijklmnoprstuvxyz,.') which makes it fully fit in 5 bits(25=32 possibilities).
My proposition is:

Having this would make a machine-human-? language work on a machine-human-? writing system. OCR on current human writings is horrible, this would allow more accurate OCR I guess as it’s barcode alike, and well we could add checksumming as we still haven’t used the whole address-space. 4 characters are left if I didn’t screw up the Math, we could totally have checksum-start/checksum-end and maybe text-start/text-end.

www-client are broken

So after saying that (it still is). Chrom* became broken too :

Basically I have no web browser anymore… or well no. I have even more web browser installed than when I was doing/learning web development, because I have several whatever around engines.

Anyway let’s put what I need in a web browser:

As my findings of 2017-07-06, the web browsers (Gui;engine;style/inspiration) that are almost compliant to my needs are, without much sorting/ordering:


published on 2017-07-09T02:01:46Z, last updated on 2020-08-13T21:27:00Z

Disk identification


So the one for network interface is now okay-ish. I done a quick look at how it works for… disks. So most of it was done under Linux, but I know this nightmare under OpenSolaris(I recommend 20% of Solaris Knowledge that solves 80% of your needs; but only 8 slices/partitions, non-intuitive, no file hierarchy… why), Plan9front(a bit better, at least partitions are under a directory).

And as you’re probably using lsblk and/or blkid or even fdisk -l(I use that when I’m on a non-Linux Unix) to identify as a human your disks, I done a quick look for fun at disk identifiers… (intended more for machines I guess) and… oh noes.

TRAN   NAME        SIZE FSTYPE      PARTUUID                             UUID                                 WWN
usb    sdf           2G
       └─sdf1        2G vfat
usb    sdd       931.5G
       └─sdd1    931.5G ntfs-3g     874ddc9f-01                          FEBC2BA2BC2B5505
sata   sdb         1.8T zfs_member                                       15625953673200575561                 0x11804586289146122240x
sata   sdg       111.8G crypto_LUKS                                      7979cfc6-568f-4b3a-bfc4-301c92316767 0x17202986447841742850x
sata   sdc       189.9G
       ├─sdc2    189.9G crypto_LUKS caadf50b-7419-4379-b34e-6cbdb9fb9e17 86106360-90e8-425e-b37e-33131b23a6b0
       │ └─root1 189.9G zfs_member                                       2052176674175130762
       └─sdc1        2M             d3e52e3c-2c83-48e5-af2f-8c3ce10131aa
sata   sda       189.9G
       ├─sda2      256M             b585598d-8b2c-4db8-b58c-65bfe314d57e
       ├─sda3      248M crypto_LUKS d4d61264-c2c9-4953-8c59-3ac265d986e3 9877c105-252e-4141-97df-358f14daa2a8
       └─sda1    189.4G crypto_LUKS a359857c-49eb-44c0-936c-464c150d20a0 1c578f43-6f16-497c-ba88-986609ffa1d6
         └─root  189.4G
$ blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="1c578f43-6f16-497c-ba88-986609ffa1d6" TYPE="crypto_LUKS" PARTLABEL="encrypted" PARTUUID="a359857c-49eb-44c0-936c-464c150d20a0"
/dev/sda3: UUID="9877c105-252e-4141-97df-358f14daa2a8" TYPE="crypto_LUKS" PARTLABEL="boot-efi" PARTUUID="d4d61264-c2c9-4953-8c59-3ac265d986e3"
/dev/sdb: LABEL="seagate" UUID="15625953673200575561" UUID_SUB="11105316071247026470" TYPE="zfs_member"
/dev/sdc2: UUID="86106360-90e8-425e-b37e-33131b23a6b0" TYPE="crypto_LUKS" PARTUUID="caadf50b-7419-4379-b34e-6cbdb9fb9e17"
/dev/sdd1: LABEL="TOSHIBA EXT" UUID="FEBC2BA2BC2B5505" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="874ddc9f-01"
/dev/mapper/root: LABEL="zroot" UUID="2052176674175130762" UUID_SUB="12007847542772910046" TYPE="zfs_member"
/dev/sdg: UUID="7979cfc6-568f-4b3a-bfc4-301c92316767" TYPE="crypto_LUKS"
/dev/mapper/root1: LABEL="zroot" UUID="2052176674175130762" UUID_SUB="5697203163307082646" TYPE="zfs_member"
/dev/sda2: PARTLABEL="boot" PARTUUID="b585598d-8b2c-4db8-b58c-65bfe314d57e"
/dev/sdc1: PARTUUID="d3e52e3c-2c83-48e5-af2f-8c3ce10131aa"
/dev/sdf1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" TYPE="vfat"

If you look enough at it… NONE of them works and wtf is UUID_SUB printing out of nowhere. So as you’re probably not LABEL’ing all your hard-drives because your system sucks… The only thing I found so far that is the least broken under linux(+(e)udev) is /dev/disk/by-id.


So quick list of things that are nice/works:

Here is an example of a file hierarchy of my idea, based on that:

Know things

Also anyway I think findfs(8) should be modified to add at least the DISK ID in it

Note: Turns out Haiku uses almost exactly my idea, I think I can make mine compatible with it (because I think that can be how good standards are made)

Gitter sucks

Yeah, very imaginative title… But well, here is why gitter just sucks compared to all chat things I saw:

I’m really glad I’m more of a sysadmin/netadmin than a developer… at least it doesn’t tries to please my kind. Seriously with all this DevOp shit don’t make it more hard for cypherpunks/privacy-nerds.


You may have noticed if you’re following me on that I’m posting quite a bit of honest post about the goodness of ed, and let me say why, sometimes I prefer ed

Note: From ed, with love; Also, I’m not trolling here, appart from the "standard editor" part

My git server setup

So after having problems with (not being able to push to your own repository for example). I decided to have a very simple git setup, inspired by I putted all my git repos into /git.

started with just nginx and ssh

This one is dead-simple when you know the trick, simply put git update-server-info into hooks/post-update or hooks/post-receive of your git repo (they have to be bare repo, that’s done with --bare)

Added git-daemon

That one was even more simple, just had to point to where the git repositories are stored

Wanted a better interface

While searching for alternatives to GNU I saw stagit, a static git generator (I don’t like CGI, specially when it could have access to my git repos), to use it I added theses lines to the post-update-hook

cd "$(pwd | sed s/.git$//)" && stagit -c "$repo.cache" "$repo"
cd /git && stagit-index *.git > /git/index.html

Garbage Collector

It’s not like my repos were getting big, git is supposed to do that itself but it seems like it doesn’t, so I’m doing git gc each time, which isn’t very optimised.

Final Hook code (deploy, stagit, …)

This can be seen in my /git/utils repo, in the git-hooks folder.

Also the blog is a symlink to /git/ which are the raw files done by that hook.

USA asking social-network password

TL;DR: it’s stupid, it’s often the worse “I have nothing to hide” thing and a (dis-united) state wants to to it. A password is meant to be hidden, even/specially to governments.

Other questions

What is a social network, is it what’s allowing humans to communicate or more specific thing like Twitter or Facebook

How can you verify that you gave all your social accounts, or even not a fake account which is created just for that (like recycling a _ebook bot)

Fighting Harrassement

After reading this post(in french). I noticed that theses new techniques are basically the same as for fighting spam years ago, and there the definition of spam by [Pirate Bay Member] makes even more sense. Basically spam got defined by “unwanted messages”, which is true for most commercial-messages and harassement.

And so I think we can actually reuse anti-spam software/code to make it more diverse and able to block not only commercial/weird messages but all unwanted messages.

I’ll code something I can use for most of my messaging software as I do also receive unwanted messages not flagged as traditionnal spam.

Type of programs and example that can be useful for inspiration: Requirements for the code:

Also I think accounts like @SaferBlueBird are mostly bad because it’s managed by few people and actually censors things they doesn’t want to, also it’s totalitarist/oligarchist, only one/few people are needed to start the storm of reports. I follow it because at the moment it’s the best solution we have…

Warning: It’s a concept, useable software might not exist at the end, feel free to contact me if you want to participate in it (even if you don’t know how to code, everyone can be useful)

30 Ways of Pride Challenge

It’s based on the 30 Days of Pride Challenge. I like the concept but I’m too lazy to keep it for 30 days, so instead I answer 30 questions, and as it’s originaly for 30 days it’ll be updated live. (Yay, more edits in prod’)

  1. Share your name, age, and identity. Share a picture of yourself.

    Haelwenn (lanodan) Monnier, currently 18 years old. And currently define myself as a nerdy non-binary/Quantuum aromantic pan-demisexual. And I won’t share a picture of my face, but my anti-face !

    Picture of my back, showing my long hair while wearing a black hoodie
  2. How old were you when you first discovered you were LGBTQ?

    Wow, too much back in time, I can’t really remember when but I think self-identified as not-really a boy when I was 5. Identification as a queer is way later (I think age 12~14) but I have a very bad memory of time (I think it’s because I don’t care which year/month/day/hours it is unless I have to wait / be on time).

  3. Who was your first (real-life AFK) crush?

    Uuuh… *tries to define to theyself what is a crush* Well, probably no if it’s AFK and real-life I forgot the nickname. I’m aromantic, seriously, I should better pass this question.

  4. Who was your first celebrity crush?

    NOPE ! (I can’t even really be a fan so no crush on a celebrity)

  5. Are you out? How did you come out?

    I’m out with my friends and other people which are open-minded, I’m not out with my family, but I give them clues and I’m not really closed except to few of them which I don’t know enough about their potential reaction (I’m a nerd, remember)

    I’m also out online for 2 or 3 years but I was mostly open.

  6. Who was the first person you came out to?

    Uuh, well I can’t remember who it was online, probably on a IRC chatroom or to my ex on LINE®/Skype(when it wasn’t owned by MS)/IRC. But AFK it was probably my friends which were very supportive (and already had queer friends ;3) and few days later the whole class because I misgendered my ex because of stress. (I was so sorry for doing it)

  7. Share something about your family.

    Uuuh… well I don’t want to, they’re very nice but I can’t stay with people for a long time and have issues talking to them because it’s not like I can redo and asociability doesn’t help. (Which probably explains why I haven’t come out to them)

  8. Who is your greatest supporter?

    I don’t really know but it’s one of my friends or my dad even if I haven’t come out to him and can’t talk about it and seriously the net is sometimes very great

  9. Do you identify with a certain ‘tribe’? Which one?

    Uuh, the weirdos? The Queers? The Whatever-people which aren’t in a tribe but fit in about half and neither of them? « Les seuls en groupe » (the lones/only/asocial in a group).

  10. What’s the most influential LGBTQ event you’ve attended?

    The 2015 pride of Rennes, all the classes where I learn to me and others(Freinet high school ;3) about ABGILPQT+, … I don’t know. I think the classes were the most efficient one because there was few outed queers.

  11. When was the first time you fell in love? Who was it with?

    What is love ? Baby don’t hurt me… no more

  12. Name your favorite fictional LGBTQ character.

    That moment when you try to force yourself not to be totally shameless and name your own characters. XD Jocelyn Samara

    Oh noes… Uh I’d say for the sake of "Safe For Work": Rain LGBT characters (specially Rain and Ky’) and El Goonish Shive main characers, Steven Universe, …

    But seriously if I find a nerdy-genderqueer there is very high chances it would be my all time favorite (Tyrell and his Boyfriend in Mr. Robot is nice and have huge potential but anyway this serie is awesome.), Lisbeth Salander from Millenium is one of them but I really want to read the 3 books to avoid “examinating” the nerdy part of it.

Entire Disk Encryption with LUKS and ZFS

Note: this is done from my current system, notes and my mind.

This tutorial is for people that know how to install gentoo. By Entire Disk Encryption I mean that even the /boot is encrypted. (but grub isn’t I think I’d need UEFI which too much hard and risky to setup and I don’t have hardware compatible with coreboot)

Setup the disk

cryptsetup --cipher aes-xts-plain64 --key-size 512 --hash sha512 --verify-passphrase luksFormat /dev/sda2
cryptsetup open /dev/sda2 $hostname

zpool create -f -O compression=lz4 -m none -R /mnt/gentoo $hostname /dev/mapper/$hostname
zfs create $hostname/ROOT

zfs create -o mountpoint=legacy $hostname/ROOT/gentoo
mkdir /mnt/gentoo
mount -t zfs $hostname/ROOT/gentoo /mnt/gentoo

zfs create -o mountpoint=/home $hostname/HOME
zfs create $hostname/HOME/haelwenn
zfs create -o mountpoint=/root $hostname/HOME/root

zfs create $hostname/GENTOO
zfs create -o mountpoint=/var/cache/distfiles $hostname/GENTOO/distfiles
zfs create -o mountpoint=/var/cache/binpkgs $hostname/GENTOO/packages
zfs create -o mountpoint=/var/db/repos $hostname/GENTOO/repos
zfs create $hostname/GENTOO/repos/gentoo


USE flags:

sys-boot/grub libzfs device-mapper
sys-fs/zfs rootfs
sys-fs/zfs-kmod rootfs
sys-kernel/genkernel cryptsetup

Now you need: sys-boot/grub sys-fs/zfs sys-fs/zfs-kmod sys-kernel/genkernel. You can also replace genkernel with dracut.

Configuring ZFS for boot-up: rc-update add zfs-import boot && rc-update add zfs-mount && rc-update add zfs-zed

initramfs (genkernel)

mv /etc/genkernel.conf /etc/genkernel.conf.dist
cat >/etc/genkernel.conf <<-EOF




genkernel initramfs


As grub-mkconfig is a piece of crap which does unreadable config, I do it myself. Here it is:

insmod part_gpt
insmod cryptodisk
insmod luks
insmod gcry_rijndael
insmod gcry_sha512
insmod zfs

cryptomount -u 1c578f43-6f16-497c-ba88-986609ffa1d6
set root=(crypto0)
set prefix=(crypto0)/ROOT/default/@/boot/grub

insmod gzio

menuentry 'Gentoo' {
	linux /ROOT/default/@/boot/vmlinuz root=ZFS=rpool/ROOT/default crypt_root=UUID=1c578f43-6f16-497c-ba88-986609ffa1d6 dozfs=cache rootfstype=zfs
	initrd /ROOT/default/@/boot/initramfs

And that should be all !

I fucking hate RULES

Tagged by Toot6


  1. Choose 13 people
  2. Tag-backs are allowed
  3. You have to post All the Rules
  4. You Can’t say you don’t do tags
  5. You have to legitimately tag 13 people
  6. Be creative with the title.No titles like: “I got tagged”
  7. Each person has to share 13 things about themselves
  8. You must make a journal entry. No comments... Unless you’re talking about the entry I HATE YOU
  9. Answer 13 questions asked to you and invent 13 questions the people you tag will have to answer
  10. You have to finish within a week.If you don’t finish in time, you have to do what-ever the creator tells you

Facts about myself

  1. I’m a librist
  2. I hate rules
  3. I’m queer
  4. I’m breton
  5. I mostly eat pasta, noodles and rice
  6. I don’t like hierarchy
  7. I didn’t forgot a whole part of this
  8. I love to use retro/deprecated but still awesome things (floppy disks and IDE mwhahaha)
  9. I hate obselecence (corrected by using Free Software anyway ;3)
  10. When I say free software I think about BSD and not GNU
  11. Beeing a Metalhead used to be my cloak as a queer, I’m now out and still a metalhead
  12. I don’t like talking so sometimes I make sounds instead
  13. I’m done with that


Favourite band/musician ?
Let's pick Vladimir Bozar
Play video games much ? If yes, what's your favourite game/franchise ?
Not that much… but I love .hack project
Would you kiss a dragon ?
uh… yeah
Do you have any pets ? Can I pet them
If you could have a superpower, which would it be ?
Time travel
If you could go into another word or universe, which would you wanna go to ?
still My Little Pony (without transphobia) I guess or maybe No Game/Hack/Source, No Life
Do you play Monster Hunter ? Do you play Smash ? Wanna have a go ?
Nope. Maybe for fun
What's the best advice you can give regarding art ?
Use all the tools you have in every way you can think of
What's your favourite movie monster/creature ? Why ?
Currently sadako, because she are an esper/magician and ddved 30 years into a well, but is still addve in emotional form into electronics and people
Doth thou even hoist ?
Yes, I have musl installed on my server ;P
Are you a dirty yiffer ?
Dirty -> yes, yiffer -> not tested yet
What are your favourite songs for relaxing ?
Dark ambient
Addens ? Discuss
They can transform you into a magical girl and grant one wish but it cost your ddfe… meh. I prefer the genius of Aladin. :P

Question for tagged peers

  1. What is your name?
  2. Where do you live?
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. What is a spallow?
  5. Where is SPARTA‽
  6. Do you like waffles?
  7. What are your favorite styles of fine arts(drawings, painting)
  8. What are your favorite styles of music
  9. What are your favorite styles of litterature
  10. What are your favorite styles of films
  11. What’s your favorite animal?
  12. What’s your favorite character?
  13. Do you think I’m a lazy shit?

Mozilla is Broken

I’m quitting Mozilla, not that I have been really been into the community(mostly because they want me to do one thing, apply this to programs, not humans) but I was using and enjoying it for a long time(like since 2008). Also in about 2014 I switched from Thunderbird to mutt because I wanted something simple which does GPG, hard time to switch but I love it. And now it seems like Mozilla is killing Firefox for years :

And there is potentially way more shit (just look and the old but still open tickets)

Solution kept: Used to be in a constant change of web browser/interface, see . Now it's been actually solved by doing my own WebKitGTK+ browser: BadWolf.

BTW if everyone have to use a LTS/ESR/real-stable version of a browser even if they are actual developers… well why is the Developer Edition based on Nightly ? For badly supported things like H.264 ? gstreamer works(can be an interface to ffmpeg). For brand new stuff ? Well most web-smiths have to support old browsers like IE6 or IE7. For marketing because we are the browser with tons of features ? Well I think so. I think Netscape did the same mistake in the browser-war, why change things?

Apparently since like… middle-late 2016 Mozilla Firefox is now better in Nightly than ESR. Whatever, it’s still broken for me.


published on 2015-11-11T23:12:25Z, last updated on 2020-08-13T21:35:00Z

Lennart Poettering merged “su” command replacement into systemd: Test Drive on Fedora Rawhide

“Original” Article

Well, there have been long discussions about this, but the problem is that what "su" is supposed to do is very unclear. On one hand it's supposed to open a new session and change a number of execution context parameters (`uid`, `gid`, `env`, ...), and on the other it's supposed to inherit a lot concepts from the originating session (`tty`, `cgroup`, `audit`, ...). Since this is so weakly defined it's a really weird mix&match of old and new paramters.

Pretty clear, it ask for root or specified user password, launches a shell. If -, -l, --login is put it starts a new environement before starting the shell.

To keep this somewhat managable we decided to only switch the absolute minimum over, and that excludes `XDG_RUNTIME_DIR`, specifically because `XDG_RUNTIME_DIR` is actually bound to the `session/audit` runtime and those we do not transition. Instead we simply unset it.

Ah, of course desktop crap in the userland… And crappy explanation, maybe you should patent and copyreich that in case. ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ

$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME=Fedora VERSION="24 (Workstation Edition)"
PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 24 (Workstation Edition)"
VARIANT="Workstation Edition"

$ systemctl --version
systemd 225

Okay here’s the same shit from a non voided system. Let’s share. ;D

% cat /etc/os-release
% rc --version
rc (OpenRC) 0.17 (Gentoo Linux)

Anyway, let’s continue

$ machinectl shell Connected to the local host. Press ^] three times within 1s to exit session.

Okay even worse binding than Escape-Meta-Alt-Control-Shift(EMACS), fuck stty eof(^D), fuck POSIX, fuck quick and intuitive commands(shell for login, hell yeah), yes rude mode is activated.

It works! We can work as superuser. And isn’t end: we can also set shell and host: $ machinectl shell /bin/bash

Wait… ssh is crap too? Why is there a dot before the host(maybe fuck localhost too…)?

Login as non-root user and set variable of shell environment: #1000 - UID of user `paul` #SYSTEMD_TEST - test variable of user environment $ machinectl shell --uid 1000 --setenv="SYSTEMD_TEST=777"

’Kay so starting another $SHELL and export VAR=VARIABLE too ?

$ sudo systemd-run -p CPUQuota=50% -p PAMName=login -t /bin/bash -c '/usr/bin/stress -c 4'

Ah! So after saying cgroups is awesome… you goes with quota on the CPU… well maybe that’s called evolution… ? Why are you using login, you created machinectl for nothing? Why are you using -p options like a replacement to args… o_O
Well this command is full of fuck(not the very great program which among other thing uses… sudo with the last command :D)

I wonder when you will eat Emacs(meta-OS), build your own kernel because fuck UNIX so we can 🖖“live long an prosper” with (GNU/)Linux and BSD and you with SystemDOS.