Antranig Vartanian

May 11, 2024

We have moved the Vishap Oberon Compiler GitHub organization to vishapoberon, this is part of our new rebranding. The new domain will be and we will finally have some ecosystem up and running, such as OberonByExample, official guide, docs, and compiler internals.

As a cautious hacker, I also created another organization that uses the old org name, since GitHub still allows org/repo hijacking.

Also, we have a new library coming soon, I think the scientific community will love it, as it computes 150x faster than the most common alternative.

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Antranig Vartanian

May 6, 2024

Well, Twitter is officially useless. All I get is engagement posts like “Do you use X or Y?” and the X or the Y are options such as Coke or Pepsi.

I know that they are different things, but the right answer here is water, or tea, or coffee.

And I keep changing from “For You” to “Following” but for some reason Twitter (currently known as X) keeps changing it back to “For You”.

I had to log out. Sorry Twitter, you were an important part of our life, but not anymore.

On the other hand, my Mastodon feed is really nice. There are some political things here and there that irritate me, but I care about what my friends have to say, even if I don’t agree with everything.

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Antranig Vartanian

November 12, 2023

I spent some time and moved my What I Use page to WordPress. I finally have a good reason to use the details HTML tag.

I also updated the content! My new music player(s) is the iPod! More about that, soon!

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Antranig Vartanian

November 8, 2023

If you’re seeing this then the migration is done! The weblog has moved from to

I have also spent some time updating my About page, I hope I haven’t missed anything important. I will be adding more pages soon, such as link to friends, blogs that I read, what I use, etc.

I hope ActivityPub is working properly with the new domain.

Long Live The Web!

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Antranig Vartanian

October 31, 2023

Once a month, the WordPress app on my iPhone stops working. Specifically, it stops loading and sending data. It just “hangs” there. I’m honestly considering using the mobile web interface to blog remotely.

I wish there was MarsEdit for mobile…

Any alternatives or suggestions? Maybe I should use the “Post via Email” feature like back in the good old days 🙂

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Antranig Vartanian

October 26, 2023

The following happened in a group chat (technically, XMPP Multi-User Chat)

<inky> @antranigv, looks like the sarian website is broken again

<antranigv> @inky, fixed! It was an SSL/TLS certificate issue

<inky> @antranigv, It seems that now, the bot that cross-posts the submissions from sarian to here is not working

<antranigv> Looks like there’s an issue with Ruby. I have to upgrade it

<tigran> This is how the robot revolution begins!

<inky> If we are going to "do it", it will end just like it starts: one robot will fail because of SSL, the other because of a wrong version of ruby.

I’ve been ROFLing for 3 minutes now… xD


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Antranig Vartanian

September 12, 2023

After 6 weeks of being unproductive, I’m finally able to get things done thanks to a whole day of planning, awesome software and friends pushing me to do better.

See you soon!

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Antranig Vartanian

July 10, 2023

In case you didn’t know, OpenSMTPd is so outdated on Ubuntu systems, that you’ll need to install it from sources, otherwise expect some TLS issues 🙂

You will need to use the following:

./configure \
 --with-user-smtpd=opensmtpd \
 --with-user-queue=opensmtpq \

mkdir -p /var/empty

ln -s /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt /usr/lib/ssl/cert.pem

Congrats, now you have a proper working SMTP server.


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