Plenty of services use a standard email-address as login token. This has advantages: The user doesn’t need to remember another keyword and the service provider knows that the email address is unique and can be verified. But there’s one BIG problem: Other people know your email-address and – with it – 50% of your login credentials. How to to eat the cake AND eat it? Read More →
I recently “upgraded” to CentOS 7 and got a Radeon RX 480 graphics card to go along with the upgrade. Everything went well but a nagging problem needed special care.
Here is the general idea: I wanted to have a record player that looks nice, spins at the appropriate rpm, is able to display matching labels and where the tone arm tracks the playing song in real time – in other words – the record should end depending on the length of the song. All of that should work without any interaction.
Maybe its me. Maybe its Linux. Or maybe people are too gullible to recognize how bad the Windows environment really is. Why? Well .. Read More →
I like cool gadgets. So it comes as now surprise that I would like to control my air conditioner with my phone. Plenty of units have this feature, they all come with a big disadvantage: A “must have” cloud connection. A big “No No” for me. Read More →
In March 2015, it became publicly known that Hillary Clinton, during her tenure as United States Secretary of State, had used her family’s private email server for official communications, rather than official State Department email accounts maintained on federal servers. So – Let’s talk a little bit about Clinton’s emailgate. Read More →
I needed some art work for a current project – so I decided to give fiverr a try. And – of course – every new website is looked at with the eye of an IT security professional. I am no longer a fiverr member. Why? Read More →
Here’s the situation: The San Bernardino shooter was in possession of an iPhone. It is locked and will delete all of its content after 10 unsuccessful tries. The government went to Apple and asked for help unlocking the phone. The only way that this is supposed to be possible is a special knit update for this particular phone would allow the government an unlimited number of tries to get the phone unlocked. Read More →
I stumbled over a “diet pill” today which is being marketed not only on Facebook, but also .. well .. pretty much everywhere on the Internet. So .. I looked it up. And sure enough, it is available on Amazon – with really, really high ratings. Read More →
MPD is a cool server that is able to play DSD files for a while now. But it’s a bit of overkill for those of us who don’t want a complex sound server just to send a DSD /DSF files to an USB DAC. Here’s how you can play those files with ffmpeg and some glue 🙂 Read More →