May 4, 2012

Git :: Removing files from all commits

Alright… this is just a tiny hint on the process I used to nuke some committed files from all commit history git filter-branch --index-filter "git rm -rf --cached --ignore-unmatch my_files" HEAD rm -rf .git/refs/original/ git reflog expire --all git gc --aggressive --prune git push origin +master And here comes the explanation: git filter-branch –index-filter “git rm -rf –cached –ignore-unmatch my_files” HEAD Our action is to rewrite our branch, hence we need to use the top level “filter-branch” command. ... Read more

April 22, 2012

Mercedes Museum

Here are a few snaps from my visit at the Mercedes Museum this weekend in Stuttgart - for those visiting Germany, it is definitely worth the stop. It was both cultivating and a lot of fun :) [flickr-gallery mode=“photoset” photoset=“72157629512062396”]

August 6, 2011

pwgen 0.5 released

Hi there! I have just released version 0.5 of pwgen, which has been refactored to be Firefox 5 compliant. For those who wishes to use the addon prior to the review from Firefox Mods, you can download the version here. Russian and Polish languages have been added - Thanks to Artem Karpenko [email protected] (RU) and Slawomir Dal - [email protected] (PL).

July 16, 2011

Small Blog Update

After spending 2 relaxing weeks abroad with crazy dolphins [slideshow id=1] here are 2 small changes to the blog: ####Introduction of short FAQ Posts### One could easily say that my blogging activity has been a logarithmic decrease per individual months ;-). Having not enough time to write lengthly posts, I will resort to write some FAQ related posts, short in length and to the point. Lengthly posts will still be on the menu but at least the blog will not be that periodically vacant as it has been ;-) ... Read more

February 23, 2011

We geeks aren't rude

Much of what looks like rudeness in hacker circles is not intended to give offense. Rather, it’s the product of the direct, cut-through-the-bullshit communications style that is natural to people who are more concerned about solving problems than making others feel warm and fuzzy. Eric S. Raymond

December 9, 2010

DNS over BitTorrent?

So the guys at the Pirate Bay have decided to ditch ICANN due to its unbiased tights in regards of the recent political issues. An early snippet of the announcement can be seen on Peter Sunder’s tweet @ http://twitter.com/brokep/status/8779363872935936 The Decision Tree Example is particularly interesting: http://dot-p2p.org/index.php?title=Distributed_decision_example even though has many flaws and highly based on the PGP WoT system. The interesting thing part of this project beside its attracting technical challenges is its openness to allow anyone to freely join and contribute and help design from the ground ;-) . ... Read more

August 27, 2010

Projects: A few announcements

Hello there! A few announcements to spin off into a well deserved weekend :-D ####End of Maintenance of NumExt### NumExt will no longer be maintained (sad… sho sho shad :=) …)! Ok! it is not that much of a tragedy, since I am happy to have seen the add-on grow and inspire many other addons that have implemented some of its features (yes! you “code rippers” you know who you are ;-) ) ... Read more

June 20, 2010

firefox-pwgen 0.4.5 released

Hello there! I know… it has been a long time since the last release and I know, many of you were awaiting for the bug fix identifed by Armin Juhlke @juhlke.de - I was able finally today to put some time aside and look at it - here is the new release…. This release includes some bug fixes and had underwent a medium code cleanup from the 0.4 branch including some XUL improvements and a new feature added. ... Read more

June 17, 2010

IPv6 support on alouche.net

[Edit: IPv6 is now directly provided over cloudflare proxies - 2400:cb00:2048:1::c71b:872b] Hello, This is just to announce that the blog is now available through IPv6. To be more precise through proto41 as this is just an experiment. [[email protected] ~]$ host alouche.net alouche.net has address 69.72.186.60 alouche.net has IPv6 address 2001:470:1f07:a4e::2 [[email protected] ~]#ip -6 route sh xxxx:xxx:xxxx:xxxx::/64 via :: dev t-ipv6 proto kernel metric 256 mtu 1480 advmss 1420 hoplimit 4294967295 2001:470:1f07:a4e::/64 dev eth0 proto kernel metric 256 mtu 1500 advmss 1440 hoplimit 4294967295 fe80::/64 dev eth0 proto kernel metric 256 mtu 1500 advmss 1440 hoplimit 4294967295 fe80::/64 via :: dev t-ipv6 proto kernel metric 256 mtu 1480 advmss 1420 hoplimit 4294967295 ff00::/8 dev eth0 metric 256 mtu 1500 advmss 1440 hoplimit 4294967295 ff00::/8 dev t-ipv6 metric 256 mtu 1480 advmss 1420 hoplimit 4294967295 default dev t-ipv6 metric 1024 mtu 1480 advmss 1420 hoplimit 4294967295 (tunnel IP has been obfuscated) ... Read more