Sunday, March 17 2019, 14:22

Ma deuxième cryptoparty

Hier j’ai participé à ma deuxième cryptoparty – elle avait lieu à l’Utopia de Tournefeuille. La première à laquelle j’avais participé c’était tenu non loin de chez, moi lorsque j’habitais sur les quais à Toulouse.
Donc j’arrive pensant être en retard – mais en fait une seule personne est venu. Elle avait un certain âge et beaucoup de question, c’est quoi un navigateur, c’est quoi un moteur de recherche, c’est quoi une adresse IP, ça fonctionne comment internet. Ça tombait bien puisqu’on essayait a priori un nouveau format, où en lieu et place de faire des minis conférence, on avait décidé de répondre aux questions des gens qui venaient, Ce qui est cool c’est que j’ai eut des questions sur TOR, Outlook, Chrome, etc. On a été plusieurs à répondre ce qui a donné a la personne une meilleure compréhension de comment ça fonctionnait. Très content de cette prestation.
J’ai bien aimé discuté avec les autres personnes présente et je leur ai montré comment verifier les utilisateurs sous signal.
L’installe party qui se tenait à côté de nous a eu plus de succès et c’est une des nombreuses initiatives de l’association Toulibre qui a un impact.

Wednesday, March 6 2019, 14:38

Campagne à Congo

Depuis le début 2019, je joue avec l’ami Mehapito une campagne du jeu congo : « Mungo Mah Lobeh ». Je joue une exploratrice blanche qui au fil de six scenarii explore l’Afrique, découvre des artefacts et est opposé a un sorcier africain. On vient de finir les 2/3 de l’histoire, je n’ai pas encore réussi à gagner une partie. Au fils des parties nous maitrisons de plus en plus les règles et les choses se fluidifient, mais nous commettons toujours de nombreux oublis et erreurs.

J’aime bien le côté narratif de la campagne, j’aime bien la mécanique du jeu, mais je n’aime pas avoir sept groupes de figurines et en avoir toujours une ou deux qui ne se déplace presque pas durant la partie – les mouvement et c’est un jeu de mouvement sont un tout petit peu trop restreins. J’aime le tir mais comme a warhammer ça fonctionne beaucoup moins bien que bonne charge. Bref j’aime bien le jeu, la campagne est pas trop mal – mais ils pourraient y avoir une v2 corrigeant certains points. J’ai la flemme de faire des rapports de bataille, mais Mehapito les fait:

Il manque bien sur notre dernière partie qui si elle c’était 1/3 de tour plus tard aurait sans doute été gagné en ma faveur. Le même campagne avec de jolie rapport de bataille peut se lire ici

Saturday, February 16 2019, 13:08

Instant messaging

I currently have the following pieces of software running on either my phone, desktop or both :

  • Skype
  • Signal
  • Telegram
  • SMS/MMS
  • IRC
  • Slack
  • Jabber client

I believe that it is much more than what I ran a couples of years back with AIM/Yahoo/MSN gone , I thought the messaging scene would unify. (And I'm not running whatsapp/instagram/....). I wonder why people don't stick to open standards - well I kind know the answer, you use the tool the other one uses to be able to communicate with it. Too bad things like signal don't get more usage.

Friday, February 8 2019, 10:45

Configuration Management Camp 2019

This year on top of fosdem and CentOS dojo , I also attended CnfmgmtCamp in Gent , be. It's a two day conference, and a days ackathon on tools like Puppet/Chef/Ansible/Foreman and a few others. With 750 attendees it's really a *big* conference were people exchange how they deal with infrastructure management tools. I learned a few tricks here and there. It was very interesting, I'll probably attend it again next year if I can.

Wednesday, February 6 2019, 15:51

Fosdem 2019

Once again I was lucky to attend fosdem this year. This is my 14th one (I've skipped 2015 - for work related reasons). As always it was great, As always too many talks and too many people to see and talk to. This year, like last, I helped with the Key Signing Party and also with cleaning up on the Sunday evening. I really really enjoy volunteering at the conference and you should try to and see if that fits you. This was my fist year with snow, it was nice even if it made things slippery but I enjoyed it nevertheless. 7974d2215f8f66b3.jpg

What did I take away from this fosdem :

  • TLSa for email delivery.
  • SSHfp (but I wonder if that scale) - which made me think about trying DNSSec again on my domain.
  • A gpg dongle from a freebsd conf (thanks roberto).
  • Plenty of signature on my relatively new key.
  • All the friends I met were using signal - and one of them showed me how to verify users - signing key style. Loved this
  • Since the author of Pius attended the Key signing party - he kindly twitted on how to use Pius in the fosdem context.
  • Key servers are available via onion.
  • The Mozilla booth was very successful.

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Saturday, February 2 2019, 07:59

Attending CentOS Dojo

This year I attended CentOs dojo just before the fosdem start. I add little expectations, I run two centos servers and manage many more at work , so I was curious on what a Dojo would look like and what I'd gain from it. The day was packed in to two tracks with 16 talks, in a nice hotel situated in the heart of Brussels - food and drink were catered which made things even nicer. The talks I followed were quite interesting as insight on what other do with the OS, how they run it at scale. I'd recommend attending.

Friday, February 1 2019, 00:01

10 years working for Mozilla

10 years ago, today I started working for Mozillamessaging. I was using my own computer until fosdem 2009 during which Davida and I ended up a MediaMarkt in Brussels to buy my Mac (I needed a mac in order to be able to test Linux, Windows and MacOS), so I could properly work as the Thunderbird QA lead. When Mozilla phased out Thunderbird, I asked to join the IT team - my sneaky plan was to manage email but server side. I ended up in the SRE team that got renamed MOC. I've been contributing since probably 1999 (reporting bugs because mozilla wasn't available on my platform of choice). I've changed projects numerous time, The suite -> Camino -> Thunderbird -> IT. I've had 5 bosses. and used bugzilla probably more than what's good for my sanity.

Friday, January 11 2019, 08:37

Formation à docker

Je suis en train de suivre une formation sur docker, donnée par jpetazzo de la société enix. J’en suis ravi, charmé. Ma connaissance de docker se limitait au fait que j’ai des copains qui bossent (aient) chez docker inc. Que nagios avait eu des soucis sur des process docker dans notre infra et que j’avais vainement tenté de faire tourner des images Windows sur mon Raspberry pie.

Le présentateur maitrise très bien son sujet, c’est donc très fluide malgré les nombreuses questions que nous lui posons. La présentation qui accompagne son discours est bien organisé, c’est dans le bon ordre, elle est sans doute un peu longue avec 600+ transparent. La mise en pratique ce fait sur des vm mis à notre disposition, donc pas de prise de tête pour la mise en place, ça fonctionne nickel et on pourra sans doute utiliser les VM pour s’amuser un peu après.

Un deuxième formateur est présent dans la salle pour nous aider lors des exercices pratiques ou répondre à nos questions sur un canal Glitter.

Les trucs que j'ai découvert :

  • jq pour parser du json en ligne de commande
  • figlet, un remplaçant de banner :p
  • drill (présent dans ldns-utils sur fedora) la prochaine version de dig, qui gère par exemple le dnssec.

Friday, December 21 2018, 11:46

December 2018 - what extensions do I use in Firefox desktop

Here is the current list of extensions I have in my Firefox desktop nightly profile :

Firefox Multi-Account Containers

This let's me use Containers , in a smoother fashion, if forces some domains to be opened in type of container. For instance Facebook is forced to my shopping container (and that's the only thing going into that container).

Grammalecte && Grammarly for Firefox

because I'm so bad at spelling and grammar. These free tools help me with both french and English. I'd use druide's Antidote if I wasn't so cheap.

HTTPS everywhere

Less needed than a few years ago, it helps me secure my web exploration.

Mastodon Share

Because I use Mastodon as my preferred social network and that Mastodon button are not always present on websites. I hope that with the demise of G+, g+ share buttons will be replace with mastodon ones.

Pinboard

Because I liked sharing and saving my bookmarks (delicio.us was a very nice social experience).

Security Report Card

Cause I like to make the web more secure and , I can easily spot the rating when visiting a site. This let's me quickly decide that I will contact the site owner of not and let him know that his site could be configured better.

Universal Amazon Killer

So I don't have to search too much and can use amazon as a search engine and then shop locally

Wayback machine

so I don't stumble too much on 404 :)

First Party Isolation

because I was too lazy to flip a preference.

Monday, November 26 2018, 12:32

My end of 2018 flickr whish list

I've been using flickr since 2006 or so. I was a pro user from 2007 to 2016 - deleted an account and lost grand fathership doing so. I didn't renew my pro account when I realized the only thing I would get would be stats - and I had lost unlimited. Recently flickr made an announcement that is good for the long term of the web - they've made the free accounts way less interesting - and this will sucks for users that used the free space to dump pictures - but I think giving everything for free is bad for the culture and is not good for privacy on the long run. As explained in my deleted post I'm back on flickr. Things I'd like to see in future versions of flickr :

  • ipv6 support
  • no move to AWS, Azure or Google compute - stay independent
  • let user have custom domains, I'd love to be able to use gallery.hirlimann.net and push that to my flickr account.
  • Make sharing to Mastodon a thing (that could easily replace the google+ share functionality).
  • Get rid of Google analytics and replace it with your solution so people's privacy is preserved.
  • Make it possible for people to tip pictures/galleries/forum post as a good way to say thank you.

Now free ideas that wouldn't change how I see think about flickr:

  • Push forum - they've always been a great resources (as are group threads like the bazillions ID groups)
  • Monetize Camera Finder - when people are looking for cameras - link to some merchant site where you'd get a cut, if the item is not for sale anymore, point to ebay and such
  • Make the Print option something - I want to print something CC licensed (you get a share/ printer get's a share) - other license (photographer get's a share/flickr too as printer). Make it possible to have a special gallery of images for sale that photographer want to promoted in printed format.
  • Strike a deal with camera makers/Adobe for a first year discount when people create accounts
  • Same idea for phones (probably easier in the Android galaxy).

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