Settling in and some outlook


A night without sleep later I am slowly getting a clearer picture of how the pieces are fitting together. Ricing my blog is getting smoother and smoother as my understanding of sblg, HTML and CSS increases and I was able to unclutter both my Makefile and the HTML code. But there is a lot of additional chopping to be done.

Phear of Phishing

phishing, idn

I knew that an aquaintance of mine, Oliver Paukstadt, had been in contact w/ Apple about something related to IDN. Up until recently I was unaware of the exact details but I feared that due to his actions the last vendor I know off would stop rendering my emoji domain as unicode but would also go ahead and display punycode instead.

Luckily I dodged that bullet ;-)

But I wondered what's it all about CVE-2017-7106. The gist seems to be about unicode confusables as he is keen to demonstrate over at Thinking Objects’ blog. While I can see where he is coming from (just visit and his demo tᴏ.com from an iOS10 device) but I still am not convinced that this is solving any real issue. Just to be clear, this is not meant to belittle any of his work.

Just stick with me and have a look at the following two address bars in iOS11:

rainloop and OpenBSD

rainloop, httpd, openbsd

<span class="md_update">Update:</span> I have corrected chown www /var/www/data to be chown www /var/www/rainloop/data in getting rainloop ready to rock

  • installing php and php-curl (and unzip)

    pkg_add -i php php-curl unzip
  • getting rainloop ready to rock

    mkdir /var/www/rainloop
    unzip ~/ -d /var/www/rainloop
    cd /var/www/rainloop
    find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
    find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    chown www /var/www/rainloop/data
  • configure php

    ln -s /etc/php-7.0.sample/curl.ini /etc/php-7.0/

grav CMS on OpenBSD w/ chrooted fpm and nginx

nginx, openbsd, grav

Just in case somebody else is getting the cannot resolve error: just copy /etc/resolv.conf into the chroot:

    mkdir /var/www/etc
    cp /etc/resolv.conf /var/www/etc/

And I already feared that I need to create /dev/random and shit like that. Damn it that took too long to find out.