Abandoning the Gutenberg ship

Even though I really enjoy the new Gutenberg experience from a content creator’s point of view, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not the right editor for me. My dear Gutenberg, it’s not you, it’s me.

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I transferred my domain to Njalla

Almost a year has passed since I bought a new domain name using the privacy-aware domain registration service from Njalla. Based on my experience with the service, I felt confident enough to go ahead and transfer my primary domain from Namecheap to Njalla.

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Dictionary attacks against IMAP servers are great again

After the GhostProject started offering access to 1.4 billion credentials in the form of usernames with clear text passwords, I’ve seen an expected increase in attacks against customers e-mail accounts.

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A quick site update

Back in August I removed a few services associated with this blog along with some other changes. Here’s a brief summary (TL;DR: nothing important or interesting).

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Bad Humble Bundle

I try to keep my complaining off this blog for the most part, but occasionally somethings gotta give. After getting a promotional email from Humble Bundle, I decided to purchase the Cybersecurity 2.0 book bundle. Excited to simply be able to add a few more DRM free e-books to my collection, I headed straight for humblebundle.com.

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Asus – Protecting your privacy is our highest priority

Like everyone else I’ve been bombarded with these privacy policy updates lately, and for the most part, I like what I see. However, an email from [redacted]@edm.asus.com explaining how Asus will guard my personal information made me feel less than confident in their ability to do so.

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There are still privacy concerns with GNOME Software

I recently read a thread on reddit titled “A Privacy & Security Concern Regarding GNOME Software” that addressed a few issues regarding the fwupd daemon. The developer eventually responded and was able to justify and debunk most of the claims made against his software. However, that prompted me to have a closer look at the traffic originating from GNOME Software.

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Rickrolled by Google Search Console

So I noticed this new “Recrawl now” link that had suddenly appeared in Google Search Console (beta edition) and was immediately enticed. The result however was not what I had in mind. I can deal with being fooled on April Fool’s day, but getting Rickrolled in 2018… now that’s just pure evil. Anyhow, enjoy an animated gif of Google’s trolling below.

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macOS Sierra review – Behind enemy lines

I’ve never owned a single Apple product but lately I’ve been wondering how good a real UNIX certified operating system might actually be. To get my feet wet, I decided to try out macOS Sierra in a VirtualBox session on a Linux host. I’m aware that much of the Apple experience is closely connected to the hardware, but personally I was more interested in the isolated OS experience.

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Top 5 GNU/Linux distributions of 2017

Are you currently unsatisfied with your Linux distribution? Perhaps it’s time to consider a distribution that offers more than a different selection of wallpapers. Make your Linux experience great again by choosing one of the following operating systems.

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