Oculus Sensor Hacking

Posted on 2018-10-31 08:40 in misc • Tagged with oculus, hacking

What else to do with a Rift.

As already documented by a few people, the CV1's Sensors are actually UVC webcams with an IR filter.
On Linux, the UVC driver is immediately loaded for the device, and it can be used with regular V4L tools.

For this experiment I used …

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Posted on 2018-06-03 22:00 in misc • Tagged with sysadmin, mastodon

There's this Mastodon thing that's getting talked about. Let's run an instance.
Let's run a few. Let's host many and share the cost.
Let's build a serious fully automated commercial service that can create an instance on demand under 30s. I'll call it MaaStodon.
Maybe i'll finally have something i …

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Let's Encrypt, but simple

Posted on 2018-03-18 16:20 in misc • Tagged with sysadmin, security

I don't like big monolithic things like Caddy or docker-oriented heavy web servers.
I don't like Certbot managing my web server; it's busy and functionnal already.
I don't like changing DNS records for TLS; most servers don't have any control over their domains, and that's good.

What I like, is …

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More fractals

Posted on 2018-03-09 16:20 in misc • Tagged with triangle, fractals

Look at this: https://xomg.net/somenome.html

If your computer isn't very fast, you can use the two sliders "points per iteration" and "iterations to keep".
Adjust the "iterations to keep" so that checking "skip places n-1" is a fast change (or slow if you want it to be …

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Mastodon politics

Posted on 2017-04-17 15:00 in misc • Tagged with mastodon, political

"Censorship" and ignoring others and the role of safe spaces

You build safe spaces to ignore any opposition because you can't handle their ideas

I do know their ideas and bullshit arguments way too much for anyone to handle, I could write a whole book about it, I listened to …

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Punch nazis

Posted on 2017-01-22 23:30 in misc • Tagged with rant, political

Looks like everyone needs to publish their thoughts on nazi punching, so here you go: punch the motherfuckers.

Your moral high ground is not: accepting or debating nazis.
Your moral high ground is: not being genocidal and accepting peaceful people and protecting them from hate and murder.
The Third Reich …

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Posted on 2017-01-16 00:05 in misc • Tagged with rant

I don't really like what I do. I don't really like why I do it either.
Both are a good reflection of why the world is shit.

Currently my main revenue source is CCrypto VPN.

Why does it exist? Because our ISPs are shit, and our government is shit and …

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Hosting a Tor Hidden Service Decently

Posted on 2017-01-03 00:00 in Security • Tagged with tor, opsec, sysadmin

Background music ideas: (something... rap-rave?, deathcore, and... something else electropunkish)

These days people may need to publish stuff anonymously. Since many people fuck that up and I'm …

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Google Public DNS

Posted on 2016-11-10 17:28 in Security • Tagged with dns, privacy

I'm sure we all have heard the worst and the best about Google Public DNS, so here's why I like it and why I recommend it to anyone who doesn't know how to do otherwise.

Why use it

  • It doesn't lie about NXDOMAINS. OpenDNS used to do it, a few …

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The anonymity of a VPN service

Posted on 2016-11-07 20:00 in Security • Tagged with vpn, anonymity

Now I manage a VPN provider and know a few others' internal workings, let's destroy some myths.
No VPN will provide you perfect anonymity. Nothing will. Do not use a VPN for anonymity.


In any transport of information, it will go through multiple points where the information and metadata …

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