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[INFO] rand: Updates made

As some of you know, I went to a bit of effort to create a script that tries as many ways as possible to generate random numbers. Some would say I went a bit too far. Overboard. So to speak. So recently I’ve been working on rewriting my passphrase generator […]

Portably(ish) generating random integers

[160309/20:49][rawiri@minty ~]$ rand -h rand – generate random positive integers Optional Arguments: -c [count. Number of numbers (Default:1)] -d [debug. Tells you which processing method is used (Default:off)] -h [help] -m [minimum number (Default:1)] -M [maximum number (Default:9223372036854775807)] TL;DR: I made a script that should generate a random integer for […]

DesktopBSD 1.6 Released

From DesktopBSD’s website It is my great pleasure to announce the availability of DesktopBSD 1.6 final. This release is the first stable release of the 1.6 branch and comes with a great number of new features and improvements. It is based on the second release candidate of FreeBSD’s upcoming production […]

PC-BSD 1.4

PC-BSD, a counterpart project to DesktopBSD, has released their 1.4 version today. The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 1.4 (da Vinci edition)! This release is made available via the efforts of many developers and testers, who have spent the past months refining and improving upon […]

FOSS and the Microsoft Stack

Air – Don’t Be Light – Edit I was reading the comments on Dru Lavigne’s article about Kubuntu vs PC-BSD and I’m finding myself getting frustrated. The Linux community needs to stop blithering on about licences ad nauseum. It needs to stop dribbling on about software freedoms. And it needs […]

Password Security

Filter – Take A Picture Here’s the type of documentation that I write. I won’t repeat it here because it’s a lot to chew on, but you can view it here: http://desktopbsd.net/wiki/doku.php?id=doc:security