[tor-reports] What Nick did in November
nickm at torproject.org
Mon Dec 1 04:24:57 UTC 2014
- Griffin visited for a few days, and we talked about hidden service
- I gave a lecture for 6.858 at MIT.
- David Goulet visitd for a week. We hacked together, went over some
code, talked about programming, and helped each other do some
planning for sponsor R and S.
- I wrote up a testing plan for extending the network tests we do
[Sent to tor-dev on 30 Nov; waiting for it to show up on the archives.
Will investigate and re-send if necessary.)
- At long last, after lots of review and back-and-forth, I merged
Andrea's global circuit scheduler work, which should form the basis
of more performance network scheduling with KIST or somethign like
- I merged a lot of fixes and investigated a lot of issues related to
test networks and hidden services. See the changes/* directory in
the Tor git repository for a breakdown of these and other bugfixes.
- Wrote a few more patches to improve Tor's performance under memory
- I merged a bunch of accuracy improvements for tracking microdescriptors
by their 256-bit digest.
- I removed a broken fallback function that we used to use for path
selection before we had banwidth measurements.
- I did more hacking on my branch related to Ed25519 keys for #12498,
proposal 220, and proposal 224. This took me into a major
digression involving the voting algorithm, so that authorities will
be able to vote based on ed25519 keys. The end result has made the
voting algoritm more testable and flexible.
- I accumulated a truly dazzling amount of unanswered email.
- I started chatting with folks about fundraising ideas, HR ideas,
project management ideas, PR ideas, etc.
- I've tried to keep the execcom team talking at least once a week.
- I started writing up a job description and personal/project goals
for myself, in the theory that we should eat our own dogfood.
- I ran a triage exercise where a bunch of us guessed at priorities for all
the tickets, to see what we might be able to get done in 0.2.6.
- I flipped out for a few days due to internet drama.
- I started learning Rust.
- I used some of my free time over Thanksgiving to revamp my little
PRNG project. The new "Libottery-lite" tries to have all the
useful features of the original Libottery, while aiming for
maintainability and embeddability over strict speed.
- I'm meeting with the execcom team this first week, and maybe using
extra free time to do some kind of thinking/hacking with Roger or
- I hope to be meeting with Rob and Aaron.
- I'm going to try to answer that important email you sent me. Sorry about
not having get to it yet.
- I'm putting another libevent release out.
- I'm putting a Tor alpha out.
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