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  • OpenSSL Community Survey

    OpenSSL is seeking community feedback on their mission statement and values. You can find details in their blog post, or you can just send email or fill out their Google form survey. Note that the survey doesn’t give you a chance to get your answers mailed to you. I took screenshots and transcribed my […]

  • How the IETF picks it leaders

    The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recently concluded its annual leadership selection process. Members of the incoming Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the IETF Trust, the IETF Administration LLC (IETF LLC) Board of Directors, and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)—which provides leadership for the IETF—have been officially announced, with new members selected by the 2022-2023 IETF […]

  • 30 pounds of sugar

    You have to feed your bees during the winter. Much of the hive will die off, and they’ll cluster together, most likely in the middle of the hive. (A worker only lives for 30 to 90 days, anyway.) Right now we’re feeding them with a top feeder, which has concentrated sugar water. Once it gets […]

  • Why no TLS here?

    A long time ago I chose GoDaddy as my DNS and hosting service. And then things just sat around for some time. Once I started blogging, I started getting asked: why don’t you have https on your website? The answer is that GoDaddy also runs a CA and they charge for a certificate and I […]

  • Issues in Replacing OpenSSL

    A couple of weeks ago I tweeted about “what would it take to replace OpenSSL”? You can see my tweet thread and responses here. I phrased my question poorly: I didn’t make it clear that the intent was to replace OpenSSL within an organization which already had a lot of software (including open source) that […]

  • Naming the beast

    So I needed to come up with a name for my motorcycle. While my wife is great at naming things, I am not. I tend toward black humor. And while Domino is almost subtle, once I explained it as “street pizza” it got rejected. It’s a Storm Blue Indian Scout 60, so I tried to […]

  • Breaking leftovers

    My youngest son is home from college for the summer. Once again, we no longer have a problem with leftover food. Strange, the problem also seemed to go away around Christmas, and I think also last summer. Anyhow, one of the things the youngest and I do when he is home is schedule time to […]

  • Vroom, vroom

    After more than 30 years, I’m back on a motorcycle. My wife, Beth, has wanted a motorcycle for years. She took the MSF course before we met. (Her helmet, stored in the back of her car, had cat ears on it.) We finally decided to each get a bike for summer riding. It’s one of […]

  • First Swarm: Bonus Features

    So a couple of interesting things happened when capturing the swarm that I left out of the previous post; I’ll describe them here. Think of them as the “Extra Features” included on CD’s, back when we used CD’s. First, our first attempt failed. Within an hour or so, the bees had left the hive and […]

  • First Bee Swarm

    Last spring we started raising bees. Because of the pandemic, our local beekeeper’s group (PCBA) didn’t their regular “Bee School,” so Beth and I muddled through on our own, courtesy of a “dummies guide” book, and lots of YouTube videos. We did okay. One of our two hives died out before winter, but the other […]