DNS is one of the old timers that keep the internet working. Back when it has been designed privacy wasn’t that much of an issue. Nowadays DNS can leak critical information about the activity of a user. Even tools that should protect the privacy of the user (e.g. VPNs, TOR, … ) can leak DNS queries if not configured correctly. Currently the IEFT works on draft for DNS over Datagram TLS, but if you want to take back your privacy right now, DNSCrypt is at your service.
Some days ago I thought about using a Linux-Distribution from an USB-Stick, not a Live-System – instead installing a Distro on a Stick. USB 3.0 performs quite decent and USB-Sticks >= 32GB are quite cheap. But does installing a Linux-Distro from the Install-Live-Stick to an empty Stick really work (and boot) ?
It’s has been a long time since I had time for some useful and useless stuff. So we (isticktoit) found some useless stuff on Heise open: A Linux Retro-Gaming distribution and thought about bringing some old stuff up to ‚waste‘ some hours.
In this case I tried the new release of the Lakka distribution, which is mostly for Retro/Emulator-Gaming. It contains a lot of emulators from Atari up to PlayStation and Nintendo.
Sport watches like the Garmin Swim or Forerunner-series are widely used. As a Linux-User, I was facing the „problem“ how to get the data on the PC from my Garmin swim (and to GarminConnect) … there are a lot of solutions around on the internet (some very old ones) – the following workflow works fine for me to get the data on the PC and upload it to GarminConnect.
Docker is the world leading software containerization platform. I tried using GitLab as versioncontrol system and Jenkings as continuos integration system but the system turned out as not completly useful.
In that way a colleague told me about a system he wants to create based on Docker.
What we want:
- a git system under ouer control
- a continuos integration that is flexible and customizable
- every system available per SSL connection
Git Service -> GoGs – Go Git Service
It’s a simple self-hosted Git servise.
- easy to install, cross-platform, lightweight and OpenSourse
It contains everything importent to develop something in collaboration.
Continuos Integration -> drone
It’s a continuous integration platform build on container technology. Every build run will be triggerd by a push to a repository if it’s linked to drone.
- flexible and customizable: by setting up a config file you tell drone what is to do
SSL -> NGINX as reverse proxy
It’s a fine powerfull tool and a nice reverse proxy. With it we are able to provide the GoGs and the drone to the internet more secure and with SSL encryted.
We will colleced the SSL/TLS certificates from a Let’s Encryt service.
MongoDB (3.2) is a kind of database-hipster at the moment – with improving support for spatial data. So it was time for me to discover some of it’s features concerning spatial data. As a GIS-user my first intention was to get some bigger simple (point) geodata into MongoDB. Part 1 covers this topic, part 2 will cover some spatial operations within MongoDB. I also want to do some performance checks between PostgreSQL/PostGIS and MongoDB related to geodata.
For one year I have tried to create my own YouTube Audio Player. I wanted something that can play my playlists and favorite music from YouTube, but I only wanted the sound – no video. In that case I usually used a separate browser-window or -tab and that was sometimes very annoying.
I am building a password manager on top of
pass, which I use on a daily basis.
It is a submission to Hackaday’s Raspberry Pi Zero contest and the Link to all my build logs can be found here: https://hackaday.io/project/9564-rpi-zero-wifi-enabled-hardware-password-manager
Yesterday my Fedora 23 did not show up the 3G-Modem (USB) in Network Manager Mobile Connections (using KDE; Kerndel 4.3). Having a look with dmesg reported a registered modem…