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Eddie James Carswell II AfroThundr3007730

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amcgregor / 1-#webcore.log
Last active Jun 7, 2021
Goodbye Freenode. It was a mostly-fun 15 years.
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# "Official services" forced out of channel, usurper joins and gains control.
[2021-05-25T23:04:14-0400] ChanServ (ChanServ@services.) left the channel
[2021-05-25T23:04:17-0400] freenodecom (~com@freenode/staff) joined the channel
[2021-05-25T23:04:17-0400] freenodecom sets mode +o freenodecom
[2021-05-25T23:04:17-0400] freenodecom changed the topic to This channel has moved to ##webcore. The topic is in violation of freenode policy:
[2021-05-25T23:04:17-0400] <@freenodecom> This channel has been reopened with respect to the communities and new users. The topic is in violation of freenode policy:
# All channel modes reset (bans, quiets, …)
[2021-05-25T23:04:17-0400] OperServ sets mode +o freenodecom
[2021-05-25T23:04:17-0400] ChanServ sets mode +imnpscf-bbb ##webcore *!*@*shell/* *!*@* $a:average

hi, and goodbye

The past few weeks has not been fun on IRC, the drama based on false information and assumptions has been insane. I've almost entirely been silent on the drama because I know the fallout that would happen if I spoke up.

A quick TLDR - I'm quitting all IRC development. KiwiIRC project lead, IRCv3 technical board, supporting the multitude of IRC networks, the lot.

Many people seem to think that I am supporting one side in everything that is going on, so just to be clear: I am not supporting any side of the current freenode drama - there is so much false information going around from everywhere that it is impossible to support anybody.

Woo freenode drama

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It appears that rasengan (Andrew Lee) of Private Internet Access believes that ownership of the company Freenode Ltd. gives him the right to unilaterally replace the current staff team.

We may have had our disagreements with staff, but freenode being run by a volunteer team, using servers provided by sponsors, is a key reason that we appreciate freenode.

As such, we do not believe that such a unilateral replacement by a corporate interest is appropriate.

If this attemped takeover by Andrew Lee continues, we will be advocating to move our communities elsewhere.

Context: Fuchs' leaked (not by him) draft resignation letter that caused Andrew Lee to come onto #freenode:

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innat / Delete
Last active Nov 24, 2018
Removing Key from Python Dictionary.
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We can delete a key from a Python dictionary by the some following approaches.

Using the del keyword; it's almost the same approach like you did though -

     myDict = {'one': 100, 'two': 200, 'three': 300 }
     print(myDict)  # {'one': 100, 'two': 200, 'three': 300}
     if myDict.get('one') : del myDict['one']
     print(myDict)  # {'two': 200, 'three': 300}
Wuodan /
Last active May 18, 2020 — forked from natefoo/
Linux Distribution Detection

Distribution Detection

I am working on adding support for building and distributing (via PyPI) Python Wheels with C Extensions to the Python wheel and pip packages. The discussion on Distutils-SIG continues, but I believe it is fairly certain that some effort to correctly identify Linux distributions will need to be made. I've begun efforts to add this support to wheel.

How you can help

If you have a Linux distribution or version of a listed distribution not in this gist, or one of the ones I have not directly verified, I could use the following:

  • The contents of /etc/os-release, if it exists
nadya-p /
Last active Jan 26, 2021
Simple Python settings class using JSON file as storage
import json
import os
class Settings:
_config_location = 'config.json'
def __init__(self):
if os.path.exists(self._config_location):
self.__dict__ = json.load(open(self._config_location))
dojoe /
Last active Jun 25, 2021
Make DKMS sign kernel modules on installation, with full script support and somewhat distro independent

On systems with UEFI Secure Boot enabled, recent Linux kernels will only load signed modules, so it's about time DKMS grew the capability to sign modules it's building.

These scripts are extended and scriptified variants of and and add some error checking, a passphrase around your signing key, and support for compressed modules.

dkms-sign-module is a wrapper for the more generic sign-modules which can also be used outside of DKMS.


  1. Create a directory under /root, say /root/module-signing, put the three scripts below in there and make them executable: chmod u+x one-time-setup sign-modules dkms-sign-module
MawKKe /
Last active Jul 18, 2021
dm-crypt + dm-integrity + dm-raid = awesome!
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Author: Markus (MawKKe)
# Date: 2018-03-19
# What?
# Linux dm-crypt + dm-integrity + dm-raid (RAID1)
joepie91 /
Last active Jul 17, 2021
Why you probably shouldn't use a wildcard certificate

Recently, Let's Encrypt launched free wildcard certificates. While this is good news in and of itself, as it removes one of the last remaining reasons for expensive commercial certificates, I've unfortunately seen a lot of people dangerously misunderstand what wildcard certificates are for.

Therefore, in this brief post I'll explain why you probably shouldn't use a wildcard certificate, as it will put your security at risk.

A brief explainer

It's generally pretty poorly understood (and documented!) how TLS ("SSL") works, so let's go through a brief explanation of the parts that are important here.

The general (simplified) idea behind how real-world TLS deployments work, is that you: