I’ve built a Manjaro repository

Due to my own dumbness (I mistakenly deleted my Ubuntu partition), I installed Manjaro, using the Manjaro Architect release, on my laptop. I’d been thinking about doing it for a while and finally made it because I was too stupid to read the instructions from cfdisk. The shit you create yourself because you’re in a hurry…

Anyway, after installing Manjaro, I started reading a bit about this distro packaging and how I could leverage AUR and binary packages. Inspired by the work of Arcan1s, I bought a cheap VPS from OVH [almost €3/month] and built my repository using Arcan1s scripts. It took a bit of fiddling around the config file and the scripts to customize it to the VPS low raw power, but I eventually got it.

One thing you’ll notice is the packages are not signed. I do intend to start signing them but I don’t have a time frame for that just yet.

If you want to try out my repository, made from AUR packages, add this to your /etc/pacman.conf file:

[bruno]
Server = http://51.77.244.118/$arch
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll

The server checks for updates for the packages every 6 hours. This is mainly due to the fact that the VPS is low end – only 1vCPU @2GHz, 2GB of RAM and 20GB of disk space.

New Adwaita with smaller CSD height

I’ve patched the next GTK theme for Gnome, for a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The changes include reducing the CSD height, changing the padding on some buttons and decreasing Gnome Terminal tabs height.

There are still some bugs with the theme. For example, Eye of Gnome still has a huge CSD height. I’ll hopefully fix this in the near future, if doable via theming.

Feel free to clone it or fork it.

Agora já sou geek

Hoje chegaram os autocolantes que encomendei no Sticker Mule em dezembro, numa promoção em que o pack ficava a €1 e pouco. Com isto, já posso dizer que sou geek e o meu portátil ficou “lit af”.

Só tenho pena que o pack não incluísse um autocolante do projeto GNU. Teria sido ouro sobre azul.

Astronomers found a remnant from the Big Bang

Simulation of galaxies and gas in the universe. Within the gas in the (blue) filaments connecting the (orange) galaxies lurk rare pockets of pristine gas – vestiges of the Big Bang that have somehow been orphaned from the explosive, polluting deaths of stars, seen here as circular shock waves around some orange points. CREDIT: TNG COLLABORATION [Jim Parsons inserted by me]

This is huge! A group of astronomers, led by Fred Robert and Michael Murphy of the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, found a cloud of gas left over from the Big Bang, using the telescope located at W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii. A dinosaur from the past.

Continuamos sem saber escolher passwords

Quando li este post do Carlos Martins no Aberto até de Madrugada, a minha primeira reação foi partilhar a publicação no Facebook com uma mensagem um pouco agressiva. Algo como: “da série ‘as pessoas são idiotas'”.

Acabei por me retrair no comentário, porque não há necessidade de agressividade e ninguém é obrigado a saber tudo, e partilhei a publicação na rede social. Mas, caramba, as pessoas são mesmo estúpidas. Repara só no top10 das passwords mais populares de 2018:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 123456789
  4. 12345678
  5. 12345
  6. 111111
  7. 1234567
  8. sunshine
  9. qwerty
  10. iloveyou

Para que não escolhas passwords destas, sugiro-te o método Diceware, bem melhor que usar 123456 como palavra-passe. E se achas que o 2FA por SMS é seguro, lê isto.

Isto vai ser sempre um ‘jogo do gato e do rato’. Hoje há um método seguro, amanhã alguém o contorna. Da tua parte, não há muito que possas fazer, a não ser não facilitar a vida a quem quer aceder indevidamente à tua conta.