Monday, September 28. 2015
Happy Birthday, LibreOffice!
Thursday, September 10. 2015
Monday, August 17. 2015
Some may recall it as Ohloh, then it was taken over by Black Duck Software and now runs under the name of Open HUB, the open source network to
Discover, Track and Compare Open Source. What a laugh. Since Black Duck took over things continuously have gotten worse, spinning repository updates became infrequent, and now OpenHUB simply can't catch up with all projects, their engine for months was months behind with updating source code, and now completely fails on big repositories.
For example, take a look at the statistics for my commit accounts (which today, 2015-08-17, are said to be
Analyzed 9 days ago).
Most recent commit 6 months ago — yeah, sure
Has made 178 commits — seriously? used to be in the thousands
and ... all commits of the entire LibreOffice project are missing.
So let's dig into the LibreOffice project statistics. In the Activity section there's a
30 Day Summary Jul 9 2015 — Aug 8 2015 which lists — tadaaa ... —
2 Commits of
2 Contributors, and for the
12 Month Summary it says
124 Commits by
12 Contributors. Of course that's nonsense. Compare with the LibreOffice repository clone pulse at GitHub, which is updated with every commit.
But, there may be people who think OpenHUB delivers accurate numbers, and for smaller projects the numbers may look "not so wrong in a non-obvious way". Or they were used to (half) accurate numbers from Ohloh, and may trust those numbers and quote them in publications or even make decisions based on those numbers. That's why I think OpenHUB is more than dead, a zombie delivering false data is worse than no data at all.
Wednesday, August 12. 2015
Deppenzepter - ein köstlich treffender Begriff. Nicht bekannt? Hier lesen.
Wednesday, August 5. 2015
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file F:\$Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save the file elsewhere.
Oh yes, and of course it is waiting for OK confirmation. Maybe better use a capable operating system...
Seen in U3 subway between Schlump and Sternschanze on Wednesday 2015-08-05 19:35
Saturday, February 21. 2015
Meanwhile you should have heard about the Lenovo hardware that had Superfish installed, an adware injecting software that uses an SSL hijacker SDK made by Komodia. If not then duck it.
I'd classify that as a Maximum Credible Accident (MCA) which was only possible due to greed, stupidity and idiocy.
- Greed – Lenovo was greedy enough to deploy Superfish on its hardware, probably just for a few bugs revenue more per machine.
- Stupidity – Superfish was stupid enough to use the Komodia SSL hijacker, just to be able to inject ads into https connections. Hopefully without knowing what they were doing, else it would had been double stupid stupidity. However, and of course they are greedy as well, because all ad sellers are.
- Idiocy – Komodia was idiots enough to implement an SSL hijacker SDK and embed a root CA certificate in the software using it and super idiocy chose "komodia" as all private keys' password, making the certificate available to anyone and grandpa.
Now, as if that wasn't enough, according to Forbes the
loser behind Komodia
was once a programmer in Israel’s IDF’s Intelligence Core. Really? I'm not impressed.
Or wait, here's room for conspiracy theories! Let Superfish be a venture capital startup, financed by Israelis, which maybe is not that far fetched. What if the whole concept just serves the idea to spread an SSL hijacker to be able to intercept HTTPS connections and inject man-in-the-middle attacks? Sounds like a good plan? Yeah, well done, goal achieved, it couldn't be better ;-)
Superfish may have appeared on these models:Hopefully this incident will teach Lenovo a lesson to not fiddle around with the customer too much..
G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45
U Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch
Y Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70
Z Series: Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70
S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S20-30, S20-30Touch
Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 14(BTM), Flex2 15(BTM), Flex 10
MIIX Series: MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11
YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11BTM, YOGA2-11HSW
E Series: E10-30
Wednesday, February 18. 2015
I have never quite expected this. In fact, LibreOffice 4.4 should have been called 5.0, because it is that much better.
All the little things I wanted are there. Check. Everything purrs like a kitten engorged on baby seal livers. Check. Awesomeness everything, and I am searching for more fanatic wording to convince you that you should abandon all and everything you’re doing and start testing LibreOffice. This is a monumental release, and I only have absolute praise. Well done.Enough said. And thank you. Every user and everyone involved with the project. Thank you all for making LibreOffice that much better.
Tuesday, February 17. 2015
The Document Foundation has been incorporated on February 17, 2012. Today is the third anniversary, and this video is a testimonial of the activity of many members of the fantastic LibreOffice community in representation of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of developers. Thanks everyone for the wonderful journey.and Italo Vignoli assembled this video of nice LibreOffice community shots:
Happy Birthday TDF!