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Supply chain attacks on open source

Watch out if you are using libraries and code from public repositories. Supply chain attacks are (have been) on the rise. The latest one is on Rust. https://www.sentinelone.com/labs/cratedepression-rust-supply-chain-attack-infects-cloud-ci-pipelines-with-go-malware/

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How To set limit on systemd services

This is a cookbook style on how to set a limit (ulimit style) on your custom services that is managed by systemd. Usecase Why would you want to do something like this? You might be running on a small server (or instance if you are using cloud services) and want to prevent your application from…

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Minix anyone?

I was cleaning my collection of documents, software…. ok, boxes and boxes of books, manuals, floppies, QIC tapes, DAT tapes and 8mm tapes…. When I found a box of and here is what’s inside the box. Wow, that brings back memories.

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NordicTrack exercise equipment tablet

Link to Wiki on Reddit for NordicTrack android tablet.https://www.reddit.com/r/nordictrackandroid/comments/qt4d1h/wiki_link/ Link to the manual for the android tablet (made by Walinda OEM)https://blog.tinle.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/OMCNTMC17-3259375.pdf

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Interesting tech news today

The Wayback Machine (aka Internet Archive) Watch a video on the history of the Internet Archive. Massive Twitch hack Source code and creator payouts part of massive hack. https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/6/22712250/twitch-hack-leak-data-streamer-revenue-steam-competitor

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Site Reliability Engineer Training

LinkedIn has open sourced their SRE online training materials. This is a wonderful gesture from LinkedIn. It will be useful to both those wanting to enter the SRE field or learn more it. I think it is also a nice way to round out the fuzzy areas for practicing SREs. What I mean is that…

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HOW-TO customize Grafana legend/label

A question that I’ve seen asked many time on the web is people asking how to shorten their Grafana legend/label. E.g. using hostname as a legend will usually return the full FQDN, which can be too long if you have many hosts and make a mess of your panel. Lots of searching show people having…

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