Marian :gentoo: :openbsd: boosted
Marian :gentoo: :openbsd: boosted

@smonff I used to love #Ubuntu, now I hate it. It seems to be too in love with Snaps. It feels like "Linux with training wheels."

I moved to #archlinux for quite a long time. Eventually, I found I was using a lot of stuff that was in AUR but not in the mainline repo.

I have returned to #Gentoo because of its flexibility. I was already compiling a lot of stuff anyway. I wish Gentoo would get some of the love Arch gets. It really is fantastic if you take the time to get to know it. :gentoo:

Check out my new post about how I tried to migrate from to once again.
Alternative title may be: OpenBSD in the hands of a gentoo oldtimer :)

mizik.sk/blog/openbsd-review-b

Many are asking me about RMS. I am a bit tired of this to be honest.
So I will form here where I stand.

This is 80% my opinion:

arp242.net/rms.html

It is must read for everyone. The only part I do not agree is how much he is ok for the position. On one hand his social "skills" and weirdness disqualify him from high and public facing positions. On the other hand, his drive, practical example and the fact he being a founder of the idea, does.

@Bloodaxe they are different in most aspects. Different kernels, defaults, filesystems, preinstalled apps and services...

Openbsd is generally speaking, by default more secure, slower, polished and ready to use from start.

Freebsd has better performance, it has modern filesystem (ZFS) and it is does not install to ready to use graphical desktop.

@hund I have been using rss2html until I made my small client/server solution, because I have commuted and travelled a lot in the past. I needed mobile client synced with desktop.

@sotolf @hund because python is core part of gentoo (and most other linux distros) so he already has it. And in case of dart/flutter, he will need only apk file. The code is only if he would like to read it or build the apk manually.

@hund @sotolf I have my own solution. It is brutaly minimalistic, but it has TUI client (single python file), mobile client (2 dart files. Using flutter) and server (single python file server and single python file crawler). If you want I can share it with you. You can be my test pilot :) It may finally force me to polish it a bit.

@mdrights security by default is not about pledge & unveil only. It is about default file system structure, OS architecture decisions, randomization, and configs that are turned on by default.

BTW, pledge/unveil are patched to many 3rd party software by openbsd team. Specially if the software is both heavily used by obsd users and is often attacked. For example firefox, chrome, or nginx, to name a few.

I have completely fallen in love with protocol. Just a few things I miss like inline images (more of a client implementation thing?) or url fragments. Pitty that there is still lack of content I am intersted in. It would be a dream to be able to completely move my personal internet reading to gemini. Never possible for my work internet use though. Not in the slightest.

My server:
My client:
My android client:
Content generator: my own (hopefully out soon!)

@hund @pet84rik I miss those times when I had plenty of time to tinker with something. Enjoy!

@hund @pet84rik it gets difficult only when you try to push it to minimum. But thats also the time when you learn the most about what depends on what or why those things are in the kernel in the first place

I remember funny story from uni. A friend came to my dorm room with study materials on usb dongle. I made a tea for both cause I needed to compile in the usb mass storage support as I wasn't using it on daily basis and I was sporting custom minimal kernel without module support/initrd :D

@clematis I am getting connectio error upon clicking on search link

New article from the VPS self-hosting series about howto proxy your services with web server, and by doing so, gaining additional set of features for free. Hope you'll enjoy:

mizik.sk/blog/how-to-proxy-you

@oppen @garritfra Apps are built for masses. If they can be build for less effort, rest can be used for bug fixing, security, UX. If there will be usecase where flutter web is nogo? Then I will use flutter only for mobile. But 99.99% users give shit about vimium or dark themes. I am also not happy that existing geek tools won't work. We (geeks) have never be the target audience for any mainstream app/sw/ui kit. So we aren't now either. But hard numbers say, Flutter is the Future.

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