Mac Migration Assistant Is Guessing

OSX Migration Assistant is clearly guessing when it tells me how long it'll take. It's fluctuated between 3 hours & 20 mins so far

Moving Bender in Pure HTML5 & CSS3

This is pretty impressive. Moving Bender from Futurama rendered in pure HTML5 & CSS3: http://liveweave.com/GoGhKy HT @ringmaster

UK's Tech Capital: Wokingham‽

You'll never guess where the UK's tech capital is. Hint: I live & work in it. Yes folks: Wokingham!

Spotify Apps Behind a Proxy

I've finally got Spotify apps working from behind a proxy on my Linux host. I found this solution for Windows & Mac and implemented it on Linux (Ubuntu) by removing the "s" from the end of the network.proxy.addr line in ~/.config/spotify/prefs. Works a treat.

How the Bible and YouTube are Fueling the Next Frontier of Password Cracking

Time to rethink those passphrases you've been using for your passwords... Young joined forces with fellow security researcher Josh Dustin, and the cracking duo quickly settled on trying longer strings of words found online. They started small. They took a single article from USA Today, isolated select phrases, and inputted...

DTraceToolkit 0.XX Mistakes

You learn more from failure than you do success. In this post, I'd like to list my mistakes and failures from versions 0.01 to 0.99 of the DTraceToolkit, as lessons to learn from. — The Wall: DTraceToolkit 0.XX Mistakes Great run down from Brendan Gregg on what he did wrong...

HOWTO Interpret, Understand and Resolve Common pkg(1M) Errors on Solaris 11

Solaris 11 has been out on the market for nigh on two years and it's an absolutely brilliant evolution in the history of Solaris, however I've come to notice one common issue that really shouldn't be an issue at all: the number of calls we're getting from people not being...

CVE-ID Syntax Change

Due to the ever increasing volume of public vulnerability reports, the CVE Editorial Board and MITRE determined that the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®) project should change the syntax of its standard vulnerability identifiers so that CVE can track more than 10,000 vulnerabilities in a single year. The old CVE...

FiOS Customer Discovers the Limits of “unlimited” Data: 77TB a Month

Yes, Virginia, there is a limit to what Verizon will let you do with FiOS' "unlimited" data plan. And a California man discovered that limit when he got a phone call from a Verizon representative wanting to know what, exactly, he was doing to create more than 50 terabytes of...

Construction of the Encrypted Password String On Solaris

Ever looked at the password encrypted using an algorithm other than crypt_unix(5) in the /etc/shadow file on Solaris and thought "How is that string constructed?" No? Why not? Well, you will now :-) Lets take a look. Suppose you've got a Solaris 11 system with the default password encryption algorithm...

Why Sun's NIS Will Never Die

While NIS has strikes against it, we also need to take into consideration that it works, and it works well. It's a small, clean service that is easily made redundant, and it ties in easily with just about any flavor of Unix you can find. In a greenfield environment, NIS...

pkgask(1M) Can't Find Interactive Request Script

Here's one that doesn't come up very often, but when it does, it catches people out. In an attempt to automate the installation of Solaris pkgs on Solaris 10 and earlier, people turn to the pkgask(1M) command thinking this is what they need to do. They read the man page...

Twitter Launches Two-factor Authentication

So Twitter announced yesterday that they have now enabled optional two-factor authentication. "Great!" you may think, but think again... it seems Twitter has gone their own way and made it a right PITA to use. Ars Technica summarise it nicely... Like Google's two-factor authentication, Twitter's login verification sends a code...

How to Build a Web-Based Storage Solution Using Oracle Solaris 11.1

Create your own Dropbox clone using Solaris 11.1... This article describes a PHP-based open source solution that uses AjaXplorer, Oracle Solaris 11.1, and Apache Web server (although other Web servers can be used) to build a cloud-based storage service that is similar to Dropbox. Of course, you can also build...

How ZFS Continues to be Better Than btrfs

The reality is that, today, ZFS is way better than btrfs in a number of areas, in very concrete ways that make using ZFS a joy and make using btrfs a pain, and make ZFS the only choice for many workloads.  Even in single-disk laptop or desktop configurations, ZFS has...

HOWTO: Update Java 1.4.2 on Solaris 10

Java 1.4.2 as supplied with Solaris 10 is no longer updated via normal patches. In order to update your Java 1.4.2 instance on Solaris 10, you need to update the pkgs that supply Java 1.4.2. At the time of writing this document, the "Updated Release of the February 2013 Oracle...

Solaris 11 SRU Naming Convention Change

We're tweaking the naming convention used by Oracle Solaris SRUs (Support Repository Updates) to use a 5-digit version taxonomy. For example, Oracle Solaris 11.1.6.4.0 The digits represent Release.Update.SRU.Build.Respin For the above example, Oracle Solaris 11.1 SRU 6.4.  — Solaris 11 SRU naming convention change (Solaris 11 Maintenance Lifecycle) I saw...

Habari 0.9.1 Released and New Habari Site Design

I've been a little quiet on the Habari front of late as I've been very tied up with $work and my own dev stuff (check out my new personal site design) so have just been lurking on IRC with very little in the way of contributing. I hope to change...

How to Use an Existing Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart Server to Provision Oracle Solaris 11 11/11

I'm sure this document will prove very useful to people considering moving from Solaris 10 to Solaris 11. It details taking an existing JumpStart server, installing the Oracle Solaris 11 Provisioning Assistant for Oracle Solaris 10 on it, creating and configuring an installation service, and then provisioning a client system...

Oracle Solaris Extended Policy and MySQL

This is a great article showing Solaris Extended Policy on Solaris 11 in response to another Oracle engineer's details on setting up something similar on Linux using AppArmor and SELinux. I love the little dig in the opening paragraph... Jeremy Smyth has posted two entries on his blog describing how...

How to Build a Secure Cluster Using Trusted Extensions with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1

This article discusses how to enable Trusted Extensions on an Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 cluster and configure a labeled-branded Exclusive-IP type of zone cluster.— How to Build a Secure Cluster

Solaris 10 1/13 Is Now Available

Hot off the press: Solaris 10 1/13 (S10u11) is now available for download. Get downloading. Solaris 11 is much better OS though ;-)

Jailbreak for iOS 6.1

Jailbreak for iOS 6.1 now available: http://evasi0n.com Works for me ;-)

I Learnt the Logic Behind The Numeronyms g11n and i18n Today

I learnt something new today. I learnt the logic behind the numeronyms g11n and i18n as used when referring to locales and languages in the world of computing. g11n = globalisation (I speak the Queen's English as taught in colonial Africa so it's with an s) g = the first...

Form Follows Function HTML5 Demos

For webdevs: checkout the pretty impressive HTML5 experience demos at http://fff.cmiscm.com/. They work really well on tablets too.
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