Purposefully Not the Center of Attention

While it’s been argued before, over and over again, that the concepts behind a crypto-currency like BitCoin or Ethereum or Ripple or LiteCoin might mean the upheaval of the traditional economy, it’s also been argued that it is actually the underlying blockchain technology that implies the change of pace. I disagree. One can arguably not… Continue reading Purposefully Not the Center of Attention

Dear Lazyweb: No video for VLC on Fedora 26?

Dear Lazyweb, even though Fedora 26 is not yet released, I’ve upgraded — now, VideoLAN isn’t displaying video any longer. If I start it with —no–embedded–video I do get video, but it doesn’t seem to be able to run or switch to/from fullscreen. Resetting my preferences has not helped so far. I would appreciate to… Continue reading Dear Lazyweb: No video for VLC on Fedora 26?

Phabricator Packages for EPEL, Fedora

Using Pagure and COPR, Tim Flink and I have settled on using common infrastructure to further the inclusion of Phabricator in to the Fedora repositories (and EPEL). I’m hoping this will bear fruit and get more people on board. Our Pagure repository is at Phab Phour Phedora — a mix of Fabuluous Four, Phabricator for… Continue reading Phabricator Packages for EPEL, Fedora

Heads-up on NSS 3.27, Guam

Many distributions, among which Fedora in 23 & 24, and Arch Linux, have recently shipped NSS 3.27, sometimes packaged as 3.27.0, or even 3.27.1. This release may just have triggered some confusion about disabling, enabling, and defaulting to or not, the NSS implementation of TLS version 1.3 (currently in draft). Fun! We’ve received reports from… Continue reading Heads-up on NSS 3.27, Guam

Apple on Guam: The Dots on The i

I’ve said before we had gotten reports from people that voluntarily participate in the Kolab Now Beta Programme, that the iPhone iOS and Mac OS X Mail.app were not really happy using IMAP over implicit SSL (you know, the one on port 993). Here’s a summary of the things that have happened thus far; Supply… Continue reading Apple on Guam: The Dots on The i

Emergency Service Window for Kolab Now

We’re going to need to free up a hypervisor and put its load on other hypervisors, in order to pull out the one hypervisor and have some of its faulty hardware replaced — but there’s two problems; The hypervisor to free up has asserted required CPU capabilities most of the eligible targets do not have… Continue reading Emergency Service Window for Kolab Now

One of Them Tasters…

One of them taster workstations at our beer-and-food-and-freedom taster in Vienna is just simply going to be the greatest experience you’ll have ever had.
The reason is not the Fedora LiveCD I composed from a tweaked and tuned,  running workstation. The reason is not that we run these off of an up-to-date “Install to hard-drive”. The reason is I stole it, and are going to let my wife create that all-important feedback cycle over the weekend.

Grab your free tickets now, and we may have beers on Wednesday the 22nd of June, in beautiful Vienna/Wien, discussing precisely how awesome this is.