Month: June 2018

My early co-op career comes back again

Today, a pull-request I had made to an upstream software, the maintainer asked me to improve the test coverage, showing the (gcov) coverage report. OK, so as I start working on this, deja-vu comes over me (again). I’ve seen this

Outdoor cats and air conditioners: just say no

You remember outdoor kitty? The mooch? The one we installed a heated outdoor house and remote temperature sensing for? The same one that is much less friendly when its warm? Well, as we can see, he does not make much

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Trust thy neighbour: the windows equivalent of curl | sudo bash

iwr -UseBasicParsing | iex I find this in the Vagrant file to bring up some Windows docker. Chocolatey? Its a package manager for Windows. The script in question ( is fetched (iwr) and the run (iex). Hmm. Well, if

Blocking sketchy sites by default

So yesterday I wrote of my adventures in installing Windows 2016 Server (with Windows Server Containers) into Vagrant. Of course the first think I want to do is try out this ‘docker on windows’ experience. So I open the default

The bleeding cloud: new exploit based on hyperthread leaking

The ‘snoop thy neighbour’ train continues. Spectre, in the news for most of last year, is a method by which you can snoop on other process memory on the same box. And this in an age of ‘sharing is caring’