My favorite tagline from Niels Bohr, which I also have chosen for our Jenkins build & test server?
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
The OpenJDK build and GlueGen iOS bring-up had its own little challenges, now I walked through another bunch of Apple API wonders as provided by iOS. It surely is not my personal platform of choice by any means, but providing a true platform agnostic solution one cannot choose 😉
So after countless of further iOS obstacles, I finally got a first visual just now: Continue reading “JogAmp iOS Arm64 Port: First Visuals …”
Sadly neither Israel nor the US gave up on their war mongering. No, they intensified their narrative by blaming Iran to have attacked Japanese related oil ships while Japan’s Abe was visiting Iran’s Khamenei. You may find some images the US provides, claiming it proves Iran’s involvement – using manually attached mines. Noticeable the ship damage is above sea level.
Fast forwarding just a few days, today the US made Orwell’s Emmanuel Goldstein proud and Kafka probably couldn’t cry any louder being brain frozen while listening to the latest spin of an excuse to start a war with Iran. The NY times couldn’t wait to write about today’s US House party, spinning a Hook Continue reading “Brain Freeze or how the US tries to marry Shia Iran with Sunni Wahhabi Terrorists”
I have been distracted from completing the 2.4.0 JogAmp release last two weeks, but at least it is for a good reason.
Our most valuable client CCT International ordered a JogAmp port running on Apple’s iOS devices, namely iPad Pro using an arm64. Continue reading “JogAmp iOS Arm64 bring-up”
Functional cryptography, meaning something that works, is feasible for the masses and suits a purpose. Spoiler: They (not only Germany) want to remove that right from you once again.
I remember, back then I used loop-aes for my whole disk encryption. I like this clean module, because it is fully functional. It fulfills the purpose of creating perfect noise over the whole block storage media. No cryptography header or anything else which could raise a flag. Why else would one apply whole disk-encryption if not to at least attempt full deniability? Conventional wisdom dictates that a system is compromised if hardware access has been achieved. Deniable disk encryption is one last resort in these cases. Sadly the Linux kernel community didn’t include this module in its base tree and one would suspect politics were the issue at hand. Instead, we have some soft disk encryption per default, which IMHO is useless as deniability can’t be achieved. Continue reading “Will making Noise become a Crime?”
On 22nd July 2014, I have written down my last notes about the cruel developments in our world. Instead of being able to observe our empire turning around to a more sane environment, today it looks like 2014 wasn’t that bad after all. Things developed downhill at an accelerated pace and still does.
Europe is still part of the empire destabilizing other nations like Syria – just extended sanctions b/c they don’t like their government, added Venezuela’s rightfully elected government on their hit list, still having Russia on their sanction list as well for defending part of the Ukraine, not saying a single word towards Israel’s and US’s aggression against the people of Palestine, Syria or Iran – yes, on Iran Europe initially showed a little backbone after the US started to withdraw from the nuclear deal. Now it looks like Iran is the number one target and Israel gets their wet dreams fulfilled – making the US threatening or even attacking Iran based on just another farce of Intelligence or ‘false flag’ event. Continue reading “From Bad to Worse – Distraction to Destruct – Minipax”
Oracle Binary Code License
Around January 2019, Oracle made its last Java[tm] release, namely 8u202, under their Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for the Java SE Platform Products and JavaFX, last updated 21 September 2017.
This binary license still allows personal and commercial users to use and distribute their binary freely, i.e. commercially use the JDK + JRE, bundle the application w/ the JRE and even distribute the JDK unchanged within an electronic magazine. Continue reading “Oracle Java[tm] 8u202 last supported version for JogAmp”
After relaunching our website using a more up-to-date layout, the new wordpress privacy module asked me to setup a privacy disclosure.
Having recapitulated my professional life while updating my CV just days earlier, I thought it might be a good idea to start maintaining a security checklist, as follows Continue reading “Privacy & Security Checklist”
Since my last post regarding proxy wars 
last year, nothing has fundamentally changed to the better,
wars got intensified and worse, even spread further.
Continue reading “Opportunism, Economy and Wars”
While being asked about JavaFX and whatever other Oracle, Google or
whatever technology, all I can say: I don’t really care – as long it’s free
and complies w/ the 4 freedoms of software.
Lately Oracle even made the proposal JEP 178: Statically-Linked JNI Libraries,
allowing Java applications using JNI within a statically deployed runtime. Read: May work on Apple’s iOS. Continue reading “Call for Compliance of Java(tm) Technology with the 4 Freedoms of Software”