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Re: OpenBSD on the HP Envy 13 2 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~icyphox/x

Subhaditya Nath <sn03.general@gmail.com> wrote:

> What WM is that? And what terminal is that? And also what font is
> that? And also what colorscheme is that?

cwm(1), st(1), SF Mono and my light colorscheme[0].

> How's battery life compared to linux? I'm also thinking of inviting
> the blowfish on my laptop, although it will have to share it's disk
> with 3 other penguins :P

The battery life is comparable. At least, nothing noticeably different.

[0]: https://git.icyphox.sh/dotfiles/tree/home/.colors/light

Re: How to set a public inbox like this one? 2 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~icyphox/x

Get a sourcehut account and you can create mailing lists
on lists.sr.ht.

Re: OpenBSD on the HP Envy 13 2 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~icyphox/x

Subhaditya Nath <sn03.general@gmail.com> wrote:

> # Why did you choose the BSD that you did?
> Why not FreeBSD or NetBSD?

Couple of reasons. For one, I think I'd prefer if the devs of my OS
actually used it themselves, and didn't develop on macOS. I also don't
like FreeBSD's Code of Conduct. OpenBSD on the other hand -- the devs
actually dogfood that stuff. I also like their focus on security and

> # What linux distro(s) had you used?
> Tried Void Linux? What discouraged you from continuing to use k1ss linux ?
> Artix? Gentoo? Alpine?

Re: We can do better than Signal 2 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~icyphox/x

ATT <s.egbert@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Just curious, what about Scuttlebutt Protocol and “Manyverse” app?

Scuttlebutt is doing some interesting stuff, but I found their entire
product a little too confusing. So I download the app but I don't see
anything? What? I need to add a server to fetch peerlists from? Where do
I find these servers?

Still a long way to go from a UX perspective.

Anirudh Oppiliappan

Re: Setting up Prosody for XMPP 2 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~icyphox/x

Stevan Lockhart <stevan@vasten.co.uk> wrote:

> Thanks for your post, which I found when trying to find out why
> Conversations kept coming up with "No group chat server found".  You
> have probably resolved this by now, but I thought I would let you know
> that I believe I have on my own system.  I can't be sure exactly which
> bit I needed to get right, but I got there via seeing what ejabberd
> defaulted to, and then replicating that on prosody.

Interesting approach! I solved it by fixing up my Prosody config to
point to the correct VirtualHost (had to set it to icyphox.sh).

> For what it's worth, I have written up my system notes on my blog. I'll
> not give a URL as I believe this email goes to a list service, but it's

Re: Saw your post about music streaming 3 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~icyphox/x

Hi Dušan!

Dušan Mitrović <dusan@dusanmitrovic.xyz> wrote:

> I saw your post about the music streaming setup you did.
> I like it very much. I happen to have a similar setup.
> I don't know if you know, but Clementine has an integrated,
> Subsonic client that works very well.

Yes, I am aware of this but I don't particularly enjoy running GUI tools
for simple tasks like music. Moreover, I have my cmus configured just
how I like it, and don't intend on switching. Thanks, though. ;)

Re: My setup 6 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~icyphox/x

> Thanks and Regards

You seem to have forgotten to type the message. ;)

Anirudh Oppiliappan

Re: RFC: Antipolitical Software Manifest 9 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~sircmpwn/free-writers-club

> To start, I'd ask why if the goal hear is to remove "politics" from
> software, use the levers and mechanisms of politics itself (eg a
> license) to enact the removal of politics? 

As much as I agree with the idea behind the license, I don't think it's
meant /for/ a license and is better suited as a CoC, as Eli has rightly

But yes, the new trend of politicizing software is extremely bothersome,
especially because most of it tends to be relevant mostly in the United
States and people from other countries really couldn't care less. This
is not to say that the problems the US has don't exist -- but you don't
see $BIGTECH putting up banners for say, issues that India has or
Singapore has (despite the company having presence in those countries).

scdoc BSD make 10 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

scdoc doesn't build on OpenBSD. Its Makefile appears to be incompatible
with BSD make:

    make: don't know how to make src/%.c (prerequisite of: .build/%.o)
    Stop in /home/icy/leet/scdoc

At least, that's what I think anyway.

Re: Simplicity (mostly) guarantees security 11 months ago

From Anirudh Oppiliappan to ~icyphox/x

Kiëd Llaentenn <kiedtl@tilde.team> wrote:

> I think I can: bash.

Ah of course. How could I forget!

> Bash, the 140K LOC monstrosity, who's own DOCUMENTATION aptly describes
> as "too big and too slow" [1], has been vunerable to the Shellshock
> (aka Bashdoor) security hole. [l]oksh [2], on the other hand, has never
> had any sort of remote hole IIRC.

Hard agree on ksh. I currently use it on OpenBSD! In fact, the reason I
switched was how sluggish bash was. The difference in speed is night and
day. I do miss some bashisms though...