FOSDEM 2016 is over

I went to FOSDEM 2016 this year with 8 other colleagues of mine and had a really really good time. A lot of good speeches and stuff to talk about and I feel very motivated for some new projects. Some of the stuff going on right now is incredibly exciting, especially with regards to containerization etc which is something I have a lot of personal and work related interest in. I will be looking into more details in that for the future…

What I did miss was a more “general networking” track with low level stuff like iptables, netfilter, iproute, wireshark, snort, etc. I’m just not sure if this is the right conference for that though. Gathering my thoughts and working out some of the project details in the upcoming week if I get time.

Arduino nano computer controlled Pulse generator

June 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Most projects as of late are kind of stopped indefinitely due to lack of time (who could have thought 2 kids could take so much time…) . I am working on 2-3 things whenever I do get a few minutes in and I feel like it however.

The most interesting I believe is a arduino nano based pulse generator, due to a lack of built in DAC it will only be digital. It will be reconfigurable via a qt library which in turn is driven by a qt gui at the moment, but it should be possible to control via any other application. It currently supports 7 pin modes:

digital in
Digital out
built in pwm
bitbanged pwm
handled interrupts
forwarded interrupts and
analog in.

Mat Honan hack “cloud isn’t so bad” comment

August 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Just read this by Ron Miller  and while I don’t mind the cloud (I use several cloud services extensively), I do think he’s completely missing the point. Yes, the cloud is as vulnerable as any other machine etc that I or someone else has set up. However, the daisychaining and the ability of the hacker to wipe out the entire storage media on the phone, tablet and the laptop wouldn’t have been an issue with old school IT. The main point of the original article by Mat Honan was that he felt stupid for not doing proper backups, and having setup remote wipe. Having a backup on dropbox, ubuntu one or some other place in the cloud just isn’t safe enough, imho. The way dropbox etc works, you can always wipe out the files in question permanently. A lot of cloud functions adds a lot of liability that we didn’t have before. This hack and the loss of his personal data would never have happened in 2000 as his phone and laptop wouldn’t had  a remote wipe function so easily accessible for anyone, and the tablet was barely “invented” yet.