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More Bananas

63 words by gman999 written on 2016–10–25, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bananas, monocultures

The easiest way to convey the problems with monocultures in technology is to point to a stark monoculture common to many: bananas.

The Cavendish banana is a non-reproducing variant that dominates global production and is most likely the one encountered. The Guardian published an article entitled “The banana as we know it is in imminet danger” regarding efforts to diversify banana types. … read more

Signify Sanity

68 words by gman999 written on 2016–10–17, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: crypto, openbsd, signify

signify 1 was released in 2 14 as a simple means of signing and verifying files on OpenBSD.

What does signify have to do with TDP?

The current and standard practice for verifying the integrity of digial signatures on software is to use GnuPG. The procedure is tedious and likely ignored by most TB users. … read more

Test Tor Browser 6.0.5 for OpenBSD

86 words by gman999 written on 2016–10–05, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, testing, tor-browser

The release of TB 6. .5 has been worked and reworked and submitted to the OpenBSD ports list.

If you’re an OpenBSD user running amd64 snapshots and you want more operating system on the Tor network you should be testing it. As always consider this release without warranties and a serious infraction to your online anonymity … read more


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