The blog of the Lady of Free Software (and other assorted topics!)

Fear


Spring. The long, dark winter is gone for good. Time for some lighter clothes, enjoy the sun and good temperatures… and suddenly I become a target for those guys who want you-know-what with me… and dare to approach me. It’s slowly becoming a nuisance and I kid you not, I’m feeling a bit afraid. This is the first normal spring-summer season in two long years. No masks, no restrictions,1 and everyone seems to be eager to let their inner beast out.…
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Depending on Dependencies


Hey everyone! OK, so this thing occured to me a couple of days ago. So, I wanted to try out someone’s code. I did the usual thing we all know how to do, right? git clone, read the README, figure out that there are some dependencies I need to install, and oh no… The dependency in this particular case was Apple’s FoundationDB. I wanna be super respectful here before I get into this topic.…
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When I Look Behind


I’m lying on bed, my laptop on my legs. To my left, my Bible. To my right, my phone. It’s cold these days, it’s been raining, but most importantly, it’s silent in my flat tonight. I’ve been thinking aloud for a while and wanted to share some… memories? The thing is that I’ve lost a bit of track coding… and also following FOSS news. Not that I’ve ever been a headline chaser trying to direct traffic to this blog… And coding?…
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What's Up? (April 2022)


So, I guess it’s time for a new status update post! I find this idea super cool, especially in times in which I feel a bit less active on the FOSS side of things. Let’s get started, shall we? Happy Easter! First things first! Happy Easter Sunday everyone! Our Lord was raised from the dead, overcoming death to save us from our own. Let us all rejoice in the Glory of God!…
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Needing Help


It’s dark at night. That’s not the darkness you care about, though. You’re lying in bed; you can’t sleep. You haven’t been sleeping well, neither eating well for days now. Everything seems to be hopeless. Your heart seems to faint every time your brain reminds you of the troubles that bring you all this anguish. You drown your tears in your pillow, wishing the night would end… but also wishing the day didn’t come.…
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I'm Preserving strlcpy()


Hi everybody! I wanna tell you about a very smallish contribution to the FOSS world I started yesterday… and my thoughts behind why I think it’s necessary and why we should do it more often, in my opinion: preservation. This is not about putting code in cans and store them in your basement, but about avoiding a sorts of “code rot” I’ve noticed over the years… which is very much alike what happens to manuscripts and other forms of media that are passed around over the years… or the centuries… So, I’m preserving good ol’ strlcpy() in a repository of my own.…
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What's Up? (March 2022)


So, I’m a bit uninspired with this blog, but I’ve seen that many people have this habit of posting like monthly statuses of what they’re up to, how things are going, etc., and I thought “Hey, that might be a nice addition to my site!” I guess I take this blog a bit way too seriously and restrict myself to proper articles when the reality is that… erh… there’s so many other things you can do on a blog!…
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Faith during Dark Times


I wanna break a bit from tech and FOSS to talk about current events. Yet not as news; you’ve already got a lot of news outlets, commentators, podcasts, and social media posts from all ends of the political spectrum for that. I wanna share with all of you guys some feelings around why we need to keep our faith during these times in which everything seems to be falling apart, whatever your political and social views are.…
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The Banality of Servers


In the current tech world, if you wanna have a server, you’re just two or three clicks away. It’s almost trivial now to rent a server on any VPS provider. It’s almost trivial now to set your new shiny server up as whatever type of server you want it to be… and if it’s a web server, chances are very high that the provider has a whole Wordpress image available for you, sparing you all the hassle of going through installing PHP, setting up MariaDB, making sure the permissions are safe and correct, etc.…
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The Right to Remain Silent


This will be a weird post, but I feel an inner voice screaming inside me to write about this for days now. In fact, I wanted to write about anything else but this, especially after I had committed to relaunching this blog… but… this kept coming back in my mind. Let me try to convey the kind of situation I wanna address… by citing myself as an example… and this blog in particular.…
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