Monthly Archives: October 2008

Short summary and photos: Athens Digital Week 2008

I just came back from “Athens Digital Week 2008” and finished uploading some of the pictures I took while in Athens:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/athensdigitalweek

The talks at “Technopolis” were amazing. There were people coming and going all the time; I am very glad I saw many of the “usual gang“; the talks about security and wireless networking were quite intriguing; and our own talks seem to have attracted quite a few questions about free software, open source, the way Linux and the BSDs work, and so on. Continue reading

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Athens Digital Week 2008

From: keramida
Subject: Athens Digital Week 2008
References: http://www.athensdigitalweek.gr/

Everything is ready, so I’m going to leave for Athens to attend the “Athens Digital Week 2008” event tomorrow. Two short presentations have been prepared, and sent to the organizers. I am not sure if we will have a lot of time to present both of them, but we can definitely try.

The topics of the short talks and their accompanying presentation material are:

  • “The FreeBSD Project”
  • “The Greek FreeBSD Documentation Team”

What is absolutely amazing though is that two out of three of the current Greek FreeBSD Committer population are going to be there. Manolis is probably too far to reach us in time for the event, but prof. Diomidis Spinellis and me will be there. Yay!

Extracting useful info from FreeBSD malloc tracing

The FreeBSD version of the functions in the malloc() and free() family includes hooks that can dump “utrace” entries for the ktrace utility. The tracing features can be enabled by setting the “U” malloc option. Continue reading

Flooded in bounce spam today

It seems spammers have a lot of spare time today.

I received more than 600 spam messages during the last 2 days:

% cut -c 1-78 spam.txt
;-*- coding: utf-8-unix -*-
; List of bounce spam subjects for <October 12-14 2008>

E. 2008-10-12 [ 375: Smart Technical Solu] Νέες Τεχνολογίες: Θερμομόνωση, Δάπε
E. 2008-10-12 [  21: luckymailnl@libero.i] RE: RESPOND UPON RECEIPT
E. 2008-10-12 [  21: luckymailnl@libero.i] RE: RESPOND UPON RECEIPT
:
: 593 messages snipped
:
E. 2008-10-14 [  67: Mail Delivery System] Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
E. 2008-10-14 [  61: postmaster@anglerboa] Delivery Status Notification (Failu
E. 2008-10-14 [  63: postmaster@swisspost] Benachrichtung zum =?unicode-1-1-ut
E. 2008-10-14 [ 151: <postmaster@elderind] Undeliverable: You have received
E. 2008-10-14 [  75: Mail Delivery System] Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
E. 2008-10-14 [  74: Mail Delivery System] Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

More than 90% of them are bounce spam.

Most of them were tagged by Spamassassin, and automatically filed to my “nnml:mail.junk” folder by Gnus. But there is still a fair amount of spam that gets through :-/