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Raising Dead Services

I suppose you may say all of this can be just as easily be done via systemd service config files. Well, yes and no....

IMDb Movie Title Parser in Bash

This is an update to the IMDb parser I wrote years back. From time to time IMDb makes small changes to their setup that...

Plugging iPhone’s Privacy Holes

Many recent publications Gallagher, Sean, and Utc. “Dozens of IOS Apps Surreptitiously Share User Location Data with Tracking Firms.” Ars Technica, 10 Sept. 2018,...

Squeezing Video Files

All that crap I've been saving from YouTube, Facebook and whatnot tends to add up. As quality is not a huge concern here (not...

Finding Passwords in Logs and Shell History

Sooner or later it will happen: you type something after which you expect a password prompt then, as a reflex, you type the password....

Creating a Chroot Jail for SSH Access

Just a quick collection of notes on - rather than a definitive guide to - setting up an SSH chroot jail on RHEL 6....

Late Night Rant: Facebook

According to media reports, since 2012, millions of Facebook and Instagram logins and plaintext passwords have been sitting on some internal Facebook system, accessible...

Notes on ownCloud configuration

The ownCloud file sharing application has been around for some time now, but somehow evaded my attention. My limited imagination makes me say "think...

Encrypting Log Data During Log Rotation

Most log files do not contain personally-identifiable information or other sensitive data. And even if they do, encryption of all personal data is not...