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Better late than never?

Posted 03-21-2015 at 09:16 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I'll let you read that really quick. Take your time, actually, this blog will be here when you get back.

Back? Awesome. Let me hint you in to a little secret...

OpenBSD has had that technology since 2003.

Let me repeat that: This amazing "new" feature in HardenedBSD has actually been in place in OpenBSD for over a decade now.

Got it? Good....
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My Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 builds now reviewed by Softpedia

Posted 03-21-2015 at 02:23 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

My Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 builds 150301 and 150307 were reviewed by Softpedia 150319.

These special builds of the Android-x86 Linux operating system are currently distributed as Live CD ISO images that contain software packages optimized only for 32-bit (x86) hardware architectures

Comes with Google Play Store, Aptoide App Manager and many cool applications
As mentioned, these are special builds of the original Android-x86 project that include the official
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Frustration Defined

Posted 03-20-2015 at 07:39 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I won't lie. I hold a very low opinion of the security saavy of many American corporations. I understand that complexity is the enemy of security, and hence large corporations, who have complex chains of command, are necessarily going to be less secure (ahem...without dedicating tremendous resources and energy into making security a design feature and not an afterthought...such a place, however, is a rare beast indeed).

This, however, this takes a level of lackadaisical complacency...
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No Root For Coders

Posted 03-20-2015 at 06:22 AM by dijetlo (digital dijetlo)
Updated 03-20-2015 at 06:53 AM by dijetlo

I was approached by a Java developer who wanted to put a set of python scripts on one of the instances I'm responsible for. I asked for the script (it's just python) and he decided that he'd just pressure a Jr. Admin into it instead. So the moron (my Junior Admin) did as he was told because he didn't want to fight with Management and the Dev team so he loaded the scripts and put pointers into /etc/rc3 blind (he has no python skills), and he did it all with no reboot because the Jprogger told him...
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The little instance that couldn't

Posted 03-18-2015 at 07:47 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-18-2015 at 07:50 PM by rocket357

Kids, gather around so I can tell you a story. A story of heartbreak, and frustration, and 'OhMahGerdWutTehF00kzRurThinking!'

I got a case yesterday where a user couldn't ssh to his EC2 instance. Simple enough, I see these quite often and I just about have a playbook to run by for these. *just about*, I say.

Yesterday I spent a decent amount of time troubleshooting with the user. Mostly emails back and forth (which would have gone faster, but the user and I both...
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