Tag Archives: Fun

Back from GPLv3 conference in Tokyo, Japan

Today is my first day back in office after the GPLv3 conference in Tokyo, Japan. Great thanks and compliments go to the Free Software Initiative Japan (FSIJ) for organising such a professional and interesting conference in Akihabara, where dead geeks … Continue reading

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Misplaced obsession?

It appears that some people still have difficulties with all this new technology. Take Tom Giovanetti of the IPI, for instance. The IPI is a group that is sponsored by (and therefore speaks along the lines of interest of) some … Continue reading

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Technical difficulties all around

It appears that this is a day of technical difficulties. After a thunderstorm seems to have taken out part of FSFE’s infrastructure in Sweden, leaving FSFE with a lost day of email connectivity, I took a look at BoingBoing.net, usually … Continue reading

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When in Switzerland, beware of Paradeplatz KungFu

After the past months have barely left me enough time to breathe, I have finally found myself finding some time in my new home: Z├╝rich, Switzerland. I’m sure many of you will have several preconceptions about Switzerland, and one of … Continue reading

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Fly by wire, courtesy of BMW

Most modern cars tend to be packed with electronics, including the accelerator and steering wheel, which are often serving as slight indications of the passengers’ will to the onboard computer that really controls the car. The Register carries an interesting … Continue reading

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Got Freedom?

Those of you who visited FSFE’s Booth at FOSDEM in Brussels already know, but for all the others this might be news: FSFE has a new t-shirt model that was presented at FOSDEM 2006 for the first time. On the … Continue reading

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Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition

Imagine you are sitting with a couple of friends, watching some Monty Python movies and having a fun time, when suddenly the telephone rings. Richard Stallman is on the phone: "I am at the airport now, will you pick me … Continue reading

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Update: Fellowship crypto card with PCMCIA and for SSH logins

After figuring out how to use the Fellowship crypto card with a PCMCIA reader and then setting up SSH authentication with the card, I had a lot of fun with my card at the United Nations and elsewhere. And so … Continue reading

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The invention of cookyright

German cook asking to introduce copyright-like right for recipes. Remember the parody about Cold Pizza Piracy? Here is another one, only this time it is not a joke. Imagine yourself in the year 2025, you open your virtual mail box … Continue reading

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Authenticating SSH logins with the Fellowship crypto card

There is a German aphorism that would translate to "ask someone holes into their stomach." If that were true, Werner should have holes in his stomach from my questions — but at last the SSH login with the Fellowship crypto … Continue reading

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