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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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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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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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Learning from Operational mistakes

In the world of Ops, it’s always good to learn from mistakes. It’s not good enough that we solved a problem (*fix*), but we must also do a post-mortem to understand what went wrong (*root cause*), what can we do to prevent it in the future (*long term solution*). I am of the opinion that…

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USB Ethernet Adapters for TiVo

USB Ethernet Adapters for TiVo plaza-prize Here is a collected list of USB adapters I got from http://www.tivoco mmunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=54620&pagenumber=3 I bought a cheap one (Farallon USB1.1 to ethernet) for $13 from Computer Geek, and it worked great. Just plug-n-play 🙂 09/11/2005Got word from Antonio Carlos that a Linksys USB200M works great. 06/17/2004 I’ve received feedback…

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LinkedIn Celebrate 500M members April, 2017

Big celebration for LinkedIn as the company hits 500M + members. This picture was at LinkedIn HQ in Sunnyvale.  I am the guy in the middle of that red circle. The picture was taken by a mavic pro drone, flying above the building.  The drone belongs to one of my colleague.    

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Kibana 4 with tribe node MasterNotDiscoveredException

I use tribe nodes quite a lot at $work. It’s how we federate disparate ELK clusters and able to search across them. There are many reasons to have distinct ELK clusters in each data center and/or region. Some of these are: 1. Elasticsearch does not work well when there is network latencies, which is guaranteed…

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