Gonçalo Valério @dethos@s.ovalerio.net

Didn't realize how big DuckDuckGo is getting! Makes me hopeful people will take privacy seriously. — spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-g

Decision that should serve as an example and be followed by other public entities:


It is a shame Munich reversed their stance about this subject.

This post, on why the Raspberry Pi isn't susceptible to #Spectre or #Meltdown, is a wonderfully clear explanation of how they actually work: raspberrypi.org/blog/why-raspb (via @Sangokuss)

Meltdown and Spectre are a real headache and affect most operating systems. To fix the vulnerability on Linux, "kpti" must be enabled on your kernel.

> $ dmesg | grep 'Kernel/User page tables isolation'

and check if any result shows up.

Kernel versions 4.14.11, 4.9.74, 4.4.109, 3.16.52, 3.18.91, and 3.2.97 should have it fixed (restart needed). Amazon Linux kernel `4.9.70-25.242` also has the issue fixed, some other distros are still working on the patches.

If your answer to "Why doesn't your blog have RSS?" is "Follow me on [social media]!" I'm going to question why I should read your blog at all.

Some aspects to take into account when migrating your projects to Django 2.0:


Nice article summing up the progress of some players/technologies, that are pushing to reverse the trend of centralization on the Internet, during the last year:


Really excited with these recent webassembly efforts. It is time for other programming languages to also be first class citizens on the web, not just JavaScript.


This new MonkeyType package is definitely useful for existing codebases. But for the smaller ones, it might be better to do it manually.


After #Firefox demonstrated they can't be trusted, #OpenBSD disables their studies on new profiles.

"""While i usually don't like diverting from upstream defaults, something
that automagically loads unwanted add-ons isn't right, so i'm making an
exception here."""


Wait, did Mozilla really sacrifice their reputation just to do a promotion for Mr. Robot? Wtf

Must agree with this article [1], this behaviour is inadmissible. Firefox quantum is an awesome open source browser, but Mozilla management in recent years is slowly killing our trust in the organisation and in the browser. Perhaps there are different people there nowadays, with different values. Which is sad.

[1] drewdevault.com/2017/12/16/Fir

RT @slsoftworks: OMG @FirefoxNightly's JavaScript Debugger supports debugging & source maps for @rustlang in #WebAssemby-compiled we… source: twitter.com/rustlang/status/94

A post about improving your privacy that starts with simple things and goes much further with the tips (almost to paranoid mode :-P )