Month: March 2018

  • I yaml’d my network: netplan and the new world order

    I yaml’d my network: netplan and the new world order

    [Put on your peril-sensitive sunglasses. If you are expecting a high-level blog post here, this is not for you :] So, systemd. Its eating the world. I joked that soon the kernel would run from systemd, and systemd would replace grub (and it is!). I have a relatively complex home network, and was feeling pretty […]

  • Using shodan to assess a country’s risk: revisited

    Using shodan to assess a country’s risk: revisited

    Earlier I wrote about using Shodan to assess country-specific risks, showing a specific router that the UAE has a lot of. The good folks at Shodan have a country-exposure dashboard. And they’ve just added Switzerland and Germany. They are focusing in on Industrial Control Systems, which is another topic I am fond of. They have […]

  • Credit checks as a way to assess risk

    Credit checks as a way to assess risk

    Last  year there were some pretty unprecedented leaks, including Equifax, the credit agency. The Equifax leak may be one of the worst possible ones, given its broad scope and the information they had available. So you can be forgiven for being somewhat reluctant when I suggest you should be checking your credit score… using Equifax. […]

  • More LoRaWAN RF madness. The Tektelic Kona Pico Gateway

    So earlier I wrote about the Dragino, a small & economical Lora gateway. But I was a bit sad that it was a single-channel, technically not compliant (although it does work). I was glad to see the open-source strategy of the Dragino, it was openwrt and the code was all there. Today on yours truly’s […]

  • Authoritarianism, Globalism, and my gadget shipments

    Authoritarianism, Globalism, and my gadget shipments

    OK, I have a problem. I’ll admit it. I order gadgets and components from Aliexpress. And then they arrive some random time in the future (1 week to 3 months!). And usually the sellers give you a quick email “your thing is on the way, give me good feedback please, shipping speed is not in […]