Wednesday, March 29, 2017

OpenSSL licensing

A great Register article about the issues surrounding OpenSSL, licensing, security, and the community.  This is a great microcosm of what I've seen happen a lot in open source over the last few years: the increasing importance of community code, corporate interests, and under-appreciated small projects.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Unique number generation?

Is there a way to insert a unique number into a document?  I'd just like to get a single number attached to some docs I'm working on so we can use them in multiple places and they're easier to track down later.

Ideal properties:

* A hotkey (like ctrl+shift+/ or something)
* Be sequential (89382, 89383, 89384)

The only thing that I could come up with on this was a text hash generator is the UUID generator or MultiHasher (a program I try to avoid) programs, which uses letters and numbers.

Anyway, suggestions welcome.  This isn't critical as we have other methods of achieving this end, I'm just curious.