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Depending on the time of the day a friend, a colleague, a wise guy. The beauty of the world is its sense of humor to show humans their way by letting them search their own.


  1. Manage Firefox on Fedora

    When you run Firefox in an enterprise environment, you are for sure interested in deploying your settings and not rely on the defaults. This whole topic got even more important with the deployment of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox. …


  2. Why for Matrix TOFU is not an option yet

    When you stay around the support channels of Matrix, you’ll come across a lot of people asking why end-to-end-encryption (E2EE) is so complicated in Matrix or more explicit in Riot and why you have to verify each and every device of each and every member of a room. In order to get a properly trustable, encrypted room. …


  3. Updating the UEFI/BIOS of a Lenovo t450s using Fedora

    A year ago, my Lenovo X1 Carbon running Fedora was greeting me with firmware updates for the first time, using fwupd, an awesome service for integrated firmware updates on Linux. A service that the Linux community was lacking for way too long and probably due to it’s absence causes millions of Linux setups to be vulnerable to firmware flaws of unpatched hardware running underneath the system.1 The one I installed fixed 3 CVEs from 2018 (CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, and CVE-2018-12130) ↩ …


  4. How to create an LUKS-encrypted external device on Linux

    Nowadays you shouldn’t leave any data on a disk unencrypted. Therefore creating an encrypted external hard drive is considered good practice to store your data, system backups and more. …


  5. Atom plugin "gitlab-integration" leaks your tokens

    After waiting 90 days for the developer to answer or fix it, it’s time to inform the public. …


  6. Shivering-Isles Onion Service

    Remember Cloudflare announcing their “Cloudflare Onion Service” a few months ago? This was a huge step for them towards becoming more Tor-friendly and an experiment to reduce the number of CAPTCHAs TorBrowser users have to solve. Besides that, it introduced a quite interesting concept of handling Tor traffic. …


  7. Using web feeds

    In recent months, I reorganized my news flow. As I don’t use those regular news apps like Google News or similar, my main source of News was Twitter and a public media news app. Somehow it wasn’t really organized and I simply missed some news, while getting a lot of unwanted content around. Especially comments on Twitter, that caused me to avoid political news at some point, annoyed me. So I switched to old but working web feeds with standards like RSS. …