CAcert - Free security for the world!

Posted on: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 22:30 By: patrick

Have you ever created a self-signed digital certificate, or created your own pseudo Certificate Authority (CA) so that you could issue your own certificates? Have you done so because you did not want to buy these certificates from VeriSign or some other commercial CA for an exorbitant annual fee? Were you annoyed that web browsers and other client software displayed alarm messages when they encountered your own, "cheaply manufactured" certificates - thereby implying to users that those certificates are not to be trusted?

Enter CAcert, a CA that issues digital certificates for free!


Dragon Go Server

Posted on: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 14:47 By: patrick

While browsing through my pile of board games I recently re-discovered the old Go board that I used to play with many years ago. I felt an immediate rush of nostalgia and talked my wife into playing an 11x11 game with me. Her discouraging comment after the game went something like "@#*&%!!!", so I was forced to look for alternative playing opportunities. The result is a trial installation of the "Dragon Go Server" software on


AceXpander 1.1 released

Posted on: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 00:43 By: patrick

AceXpander 1.1 is now a universal binary. To make this possible, the application has been completely re-implemented in Objective-C. As usual you can find everything on the AceXpander page.

Once again, this is not a feature release. Almost all of the new stuff has happened behind the scenes, e.g.

  • a crippling bug in the intermediate release 1.0.2 has been fixed
  • in the source tar ball you will find a couple of UML diagrams and you can generate source code documentation with doxygen
  • the way how the unace binary is launched has changed completely
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AceXpander 1.0.1 released

Posted on: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 00:23 By: patrick

I have released AceXpander 1.0.1 - you can download it here. Feature-wise the release is not interesting. The new stuff has happened on the artistic side: I have added an application and a document icon, and the project has now a slightly different name to accomodate the new icons and logo (new name: AceXpander, old name: AceExpander).

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Added Bugzilla

Posted on: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 11:04 By: patrick

It might seem a bit overblown to have an entire Bugzilla installation for the simple stuff that can be found on the software projects page. On the other hand, Bugzilla is a really nice defect tracking system and I would like to keep up-to-date with its development.

May I present to you... Herzilla :-) If you want to fool around a bit, just hop over and try the test product...

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