It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life for dynes, yeah! Dynes in space, you know how it feels. River running free, you know how it feels. Blossom on the tree, you know how it feels.
What could be a better argument than a planet completing a cycle around a star, from an arbitrary position to another arbitrary position to further push the sovereignty of Planet Dyne? There are in fact many: 2023 being a shit year for users of corporate networks is one example. But hey, this is awesome because it means it's been a mad good year for self-hosted, grass-roots driven data. By the people, for the people! Why bother with someone else's webshit when one can run their own? The attentive dyne might remember Episode 38 of Season 2023, where a cool system for a sovereign mix of Patreon and Substack was mentioned, and dynes were encouraged to check it out. Well, as usual, Planet Dyne put their mouth where the fork is and practiced what it preaches. In fact you are looking at it now. This, fellow dyne, is the latest addition to the planet's propaganda apparatus: a self-hosted Ghost!
Whatever brought you here, first and foremost: Greetings, fellow dyne!
If this is your first time being exposed to Planet Dyne's writings, you're wholeheartedly invited to sign up!
Sure, many dynes could have done without the sound of a voiceless middle-class pretending to power. The loud noises that the Vogons inflict upon the galaxy, by blowing up money in the sky and watching the terrified animals under the heavy-metals falling back to the ground.
👼🏿 The corporate benevolence
A recurrent theme in the plot of Planet Dyne is the bizniz going on in the world of corporate networks. In this episode many dynes went to 37C3 to share and absorb propaganda of the tasty sort.
Thanks to Boris Larin, Leonid Bezvershenko, Georgy Kucherin, Igor Kuznetsov, Valentin Pashkov, and Mikhail Vinogradov, we got to see the loooooooooooong attack chain of a 0-click iMessage attack, which used four zero-days and was designed to work on iOS versions up to 16.2.
It's pretty mad and also funny: rasterizer that get broken, still!?! Read everything about it here:
Or watch the talk if you're feeling lazy:
⏳ Extension of time
The annual privacy tech poll was extended to 15th January 2024. Web3 communal privacy poll of the year - selecting key projects, news & doxxers. This will help crucial projects to be exposed & increase privacy literacy across crypto.
This means there is still plenty of time for lagging dynes to huge-up some Dyne.org projects!
💰 And now, a word from our sponsor
🎷🐛 Debugging systemd
Every dyne knows how to debug systemd; all you need to do is to uninstall it. Or easier yet, install Devuan from the get go. That way, systemd isn't even a problem to begin with!
Some good dynes have managed to leverage the Devuan-PI Daedalus build from http://arm-files.devuan.org to run a Pi-Hole. Doing that, the difference with Raspbian and other ARM distros bugged by systemd becomes evident.
Here some images showing how they managed to run the Pi Hole v6-beta in less than 70MiB of RAM and below 50 °C temp on a RPi3-modelB
😿 Sad news for the galaxy
John Pilger, Australian journalist, filmmaker and activist has passed away. His films, writings and activism over decades covering conflict zones including East Timor & Palestine have always spoke truth to power and offered hope to the oppressed.
So long and thanks for all the data! May your energy echo throughout the future.
🗺️ Cartographers' delight
Maps are beautiful, maps are cool. One dyne brings the news of a super cool map showing the cables of the hyper highway of information. It's sexy, informative, and beautifully done. Basically, it is the map of all the known submarine cable in 2023. This new edition depicts 529 cable systems and 1,444 landings that are currently active or under construction.
🤞 New year's resolution still 1024x768
Promises can be beautiful, but they can also be burdening. Many dynes have a habit to put their hands to the dough everyday, but it doesn't stop one from making a resolution for the new year. Sort of a Tantra... ehrm... a MANTRA!... to try and improve existence during another spin around the star at the center of their system.
The redaction of this newsletter encourages daily introspection of smol habits over trying to push a 7 metric ton of clumped bad habits. Like, maybe just try to be polite in some context where it could be worth it... Basically, less like this kid:
... and more like these kids:
🤌🏽 That's it for this episode!
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