Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

I have always wondered where the vocal samples from this track by Herrhausen & Treindl originate from. Now I just stumbled across the source by accident: It’s the documentary The Hippie Temptation from 1967. Harry Reasoner’s opening narration: The aggressive determination of hippies to start a new society has made its mark upon San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Part of the neighborhood is occupied by ordinary people bewildered by what’s going on....

July 6, 2020

Compile Ruby 1.9 - 21st Century Edition

Needless to say, you shouldn’t even consider using such old versions in 2019. But if you have to use it after all, e.g. because the management of your company is grossly handicapped mind-bogglingly incapable, or you just have fun in getting hacked in production, these are the things to consider: ruby < 2.4 not being compatible with OpenSSL 1.1 (which is the default one on Arch) OpenSSL 1.0 still available in repos, pacman -S openssl-1....

April 2, 2019

My html2text Config for mu4e

you need the external html2text script for this to work. Originally written by Aaron Swartz, forked often and now available via PyPi or in your repos. NOT this one !!!1elf in Arch, the package is in community repo and is called python-html2text. set '(mu4e-html2text-command "html2text --ignore-images --protect-links \\ --unicode-snob --no-automatic-links \\ --no-wrap-links --reference-links --mark-code")

May 3, 2018

Erhard Eppler's Rede zum 75. Jahrestag des Krieges gegen die Sowjetunion

Berlin, 22.6.2016 I. Was ich heute hier zu sagen habe, verantworte ich ganz allein. Ich rede für keine Partei, keinen Verein, keine Kirche. Ich rede als einer der Letzten der Flakhelfer-Generation, als einer, der das letzte Jahr des letzten Krieges noch als regulärer Soldat des Heeres überlebt hat. Die Mehrheit der Deutschen hat sich nach dem 2. Weltkrieg nicht darum gedrückt, die Ver­brechen des NS-Regimes zu benennen, notfalls in ihrer ganzen Scheußlichkeit zu schildern, damit sie sich nie wiederholen....

August 19, 2016

A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. If two parties have some sort of dealings, then each has a memory of their interaction. Each party can speak about their own memory of this; how could anyone prevent it?...

August 16, 2016