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Ubuntu 18.04 將從 Wayland 換回 Xorg...

在「Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is Switching back to Xorg」這邊看到 Ubuntu 18.04 將要從 Wayland 換回 Xorg 的消息,只能說不意外 XDDD

Ubuntu 官方的說明在「Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS to use Xorg by default」這邊,文章裡面給了三個理由:

  • Screen sharing in software like WebRTC services, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc works well under Xorg.
  • Remote Desktop control for example RDP & VNC works well under Xorg.
  • Recoverability from Shell crashes is less dramatic under Xorg.

講白了就是還有一堆東西有問題,看起來在 17.10 導入 Wayland 後沒搞定:

17.10, released in October 2017, ships with the Wayland based graphics server as the default and the Xorg based equivalent is available as an option from the login screen.

在 18.04 預設會用 Xorg,但系統內還是會有 Wayland 讓使用者可以選:

The Wayland session will still be available, pre-installed, for people to use, but for our ‘out of the box’ users the Ubuntu experience needs to be stable and provide the features they have come to expect and use in daily life and Xorg is the best choice here, at least for 18.04 LTS, but for 18.10 we will re-evaluate Wayland as the default.

再測個兩年吧 XD

Slashdot 名字的由來

在 20 年紀念文 (懷舊文) 中 Rob Malda 提到了 Slashdot 名字的由來:「A Pre-History of Slashdot」。

I originally used the name ‘slashdot’ on my desktop a year earlier when I got my first static IP in the Voorhees Hall dorm room I shared with Dave. Back in 1996, our floor was the first in all of Hope College to be granted 24/7 high speed internet access.

宿舍機器的名字 XDDD

Cloudflare 看這次 815 斷電的網路使用變化

Cloudflare 分析了這次 815 停電對網路造成的影響:「Power outage hits the island of Taiwan. Here’s what we learned.」。

以 Cloudflare 在是方機房的 QPS 來看,停電後反而沒有太大變化:


這點從 HiNet 的使用頻寬也可以看出來,頻寬使用量降了 25% (從光世代與 ADSL/VDSL 換到行動網路上?):

Slack 的 Screen Sharing

Slack 付費版將有 Screen Sharing 的功能了,對於 Remote Work 的團隊又更方便了:「Screen sharing comes to Slack video calls」。

When you’re working with teammates over a Slack video call, you may have something — a document, a chunk of code, the latest designs — that you want to share with your team. Now you can. Screen sharing is now available across teams on Slack’s paid plans.

需要使用 Windows 與 Mac 版的 desktop 處理:

Screen sharing is rolling out over the next few days to paid teams on the latest versions of our Slack for Mac and Slack for Windows desktop apps.

Dropbox 的桌面端應用支援 IPv6 環境了...

算是宣示性質的新聞稿吧,畢竟官網與 blog 以及 API 都還是沒 AAAA record:「Adding IPv6 connectivity support to the Dropbox desktop client」。

文章裡面提到支援 IPv6 only network,應該是指 ISP 有支援 NAT64 轉換的情況下可以使用 Dropbox 資源,而不是 Dropbox 整個 IPv6 ready...

gslin@home [~] [17:49/W4] dig www.dropbox.com aaaa @

; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-3ubuntu0.14-Ubuntu <<>> www.dropbox.com aaaa @
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 63706
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
;www.dropbox.com.               IN      AAAA

www.dropbox.com.        55      IN      CNAME   www.dropbox-dns.com.

dropbox-dns.com.        1794    IN      SOA     dns1.p06.nsone.net. hostmaster.nsone.net. 1493415466 43200 7200 1209600 60

;; Query time: 18 msec
;; WHEN: Sat Apr 29 17:49:10 CST 2017
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 139

用 SessionGopher 拉出機器上各種密碼與 Key

同事在 Slack 上提到 fireeye/SessionGopher 這個工具,可以從機器上拉出各種敏感資訊:

SessionGopher is a PowerShell tool that uses WMI to extract saved session information for remote access tools such as WinSCP, PuTTY, SuperPuTTY, FileZilla, and Microsoft Remote Desktop. It can be run remotely or locally.

方法是掃 registry 或是硬碟:

SessionGopher works by querying the HKEY_USERS hive for all users who have logged onto a domain-joined box at some point. It extracts PuTTY, WinSCP, SuperPuTTY, FileZilla, and RDP saved session information. It automatically extracts and decrypts WinSCP, FileZilla, and SuperPuTTY saved passwords. When run in Thorough mode, it also searches all drives for PuTTY private key files (.ppk) and extracts all relevant private key information, including the key itself, as well as for Remote Desktop (.rdp) and RSA (.sdtid) files.

是個... 好玩... 的... 東西...

Ubuntu 桌機的 Split DNS

Split DNS 指的是某個 DNS domain 使用另外一組 DNS servers,常用在 Partial Route 的 VPN 上,讓內部網域的 DNS domain 正確的被解出來。一般商業的 VPN Software 都會處理掉這塊,不過有時候還是希望可以自己設定...

Ubuntu 桌機上的 Split DNS 可以透過 Dnsmasq 做到,在我的機器上因為透過 ps awx | grep dnsmasq 可以看到 --conf-dir=/etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d,表示設定的目錄在 /etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d 下,所以我把檔案 mysplit 放到 /etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d 下:


然後在 dnsmasq 的 manpage 裡面有提到,SIGUSR{1,2} 是拿來分析用的,而 SIGHUP 不是拿來給你重新讀設定檔用的 XDDD

SIGHUP does NOT re-read the configuration file.

所以就砍掉他,隨便對 NetworkManager 做個動作,就會重新把 dnsmasq 帶起來了,或者重開機也可以... 再跑 dig 查的時候就可以查到資訊了。

Stack Overflow 做的 Developer Survey 2016

Stack Overflow 對開發者發問卷後把結果整理出來了:「Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016 Results」,約 56k 個樣本數:

This year, 56,033 coders in 173 countries answered the call.

整個問卷分成五塊區域:Overview、Developer Profile、Technology、Work、Community,其中 Overview 的部份是給時間不多的人看的,整理了一些比較特別或是有趣的重點:

Most developers prefer dogs to cats. (But not developers in Germany.)



Surveys aren’t perfect. While our large sample size helps offset some biases, it’s still biased against devs who don't speak English, or who don't like taking English-language surveys.

另外是有女性對這份問卷表示不滿:「Stack Overflow’s developer survey analysis hurts women」,尤其是 Stack Overflow 標示了只有 5.8% 的女性,這會導致女性樣本數在答案細分族群時的統計偏差的問題會很嚴重。

另外這篇文章的作者也對 Stack Overflow 裡的結論很不滿意。


其中 Salary 這段應該是很多人都有動力去讀一讀了解的,裡面還包括了各地區與麥當勞的大麥克指數的相對數值分析,讓你有個參考值可以感覺。

Slack 開始測試語音通話功能

Slack 開始測語音通話功能了:「Making voice calls in Slack」,目前是 beta:

Keep in mind: Calls (beta) is currently voice only and desktop only. Video, screen sharing, and mobile support will come in the future.

包括了 one-to-one (開放給所有的 plan),以及 group (開放給付費 plan)。

在 troubleshooting 的說明裡有提到技術問題,也可以看出一些東西:

If Slack is having trouble establishing a call connection, check the following settings, or ask your IT admin to do so:

  • Set your network to allow outbound UDP connections to port 22466.
  • Make sure your network is allowing incoming traffic from UDP 22466.



在「What 22 Billion Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Mobile Email」這篇討論現在電子報設計的環境。

首先是討論 table layout 而引用了 2013 年的數據:

可以看到行動平台的比率已經是主流了。在這種情況下是否還適合用 table layout 就變成問題了...