I finally got fed up with my Google Pixelbook (nice keyboard, but ChromeOS was just too annoying and it seemed to lack the ‘oomph’ when it came to using e.g. phpStorm). Anyway, I bought a i7 Dell xps 13 (9300 …. it has an i7-1065G7 processor). Random thoughts : It’s fan is quite noisy (not… Continue reading Dell XPS 13 (9300) … first thoughts
My (ignorant) take on white privilege and racism ….
Buster forces a move to nftables, unfortunately fail2ban thinks it’s still using iptables, so nothing gets blocked. To fix ….
Fixing udev so a Titan security key works on Linux …
This might help my future self : SELECT username, password into outfile ‘/tmp/passwords.txt’ fields terminated by ‘:’ optionally enclosed by ” lines terminated by ‘\n’ from mailbox where mailbox.active = 1; and then : john /tmp/passwords.txt …. e.g. root@mail:~# john /tmp/passwords.txt Created directory: /root/.john Loaded 2327 password hashes with 2326 different salts (md5crypt [MD5 32/64… Continue reading john the ripper on crypt passwords out of postfixadmin
One day I’ll give up on the illusion that I actually might post something useful here. Thanks to MonkeySailor. over Christmas I did had an Arduino and some lights. But there are loads of tutorials for it (like: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-LED-Strip-Holiday-Lighting/ ) , so there’s no point in me trying to document it. Perhaps it’s time for… Continue reading Arduino lights etc.
Fed up installing updates to WordPress sites? Stick this in a cron job somewhere, and cross your fingers (a little)….
I think the spammers need some help with their regular expressions….
1. See http://github.com/palepurple/policyd-weight – I’m trying to make some changes to policyd-weight (something I’ve been using for ages) to make it more configurable and add in a GeoIP patch which I’ve seen floating around. 2. See https://twitter.com/excommunicado and http://blog.hinterlands.org/2013/11/an-update-on-communicado/ – for a DNS Blacklist you might want to use – using excommunicado.co.uk as a RHSBL has stopped about 700… Continue reading spam (policyd-weight + excommunicado)
And a new theme. Perhaps one day I’ll fix my twitter sync script. In the mean time, there’s a bit on Solr on Pale Purple’s blog. along with SpamDyke to stop Qmail being overrun by spam.