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Looking for a demi-god

Someone sent me a link the other day, it was a job offer posting for a LUG, the title is Unix/Linux admin, and here are the requirements:

The Debian OpenSSL Fiasco.

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On May 13th, Debian announced that there is a bug in the way SSH RSA/1024 and DSA/2048 were generated, the actual probelm was that the keys were not random enough, given time and resources you can generate enough keys to use in a brute force attack. Aside from the obvious, I have my own thoughts on the matter.

First, I was mad, really mad. How can Debian miss such a glaring hole? And then I read the description of what actually happened - I won't go in detail here, you can find it online - and guess what, I got even MORE mad. This was beyond a simple mistake, this was bad management.

100 M$ Deals on the wall...

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Hello and welcome to the new world where Linux vendors are selling their souls.

As you can tell from the first line of this post, I am extremely frustrated with the state of Linux vendors these days, let's try to analyze the latest IP deals, shall we?

First there was the Novell/SuSE deal, I am not a lawyer, but from what I gathered, it was all a trick to get around the GPL, and apparently it worked so well that the FSF made specific changes to GPL3 to prevent that sort of thing.

My humps, RIAA and the brave new world!

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What is the world coming to?

Ok ok, so let's start from the beginning, shall we?

Here I am, happily hacking away at some packages, can't remember which and it doesn't matter.
As usual I had my earphones on to block the eternal chatter in the office and had my Last.FM client tuned to "My Neighbors" station.

And then it happened, Fergie came on, obscenely chanting about her "humps", which led to several things happening at once.

1. I snorted coffee all over my keyboard.

And now for something completely different... again!

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 Well, well, well, whaddya know, Jeremy actually did it and opened up Drupal for the masses :)

 Good work Jeremy, I liked Drupal the few times that I have used it in the past, too bad I did not know about it when I moved the website to Mambo.

I want to take a moment and tell the tale of once again here, to help as a reference for the future, so that people will know and learn from my mistakes, and not repeat them, and keep this group going.

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