We are planning at work to install Pfsense and a Nextcloud server as VM.

I am considering four options here. Debian with virt manager, Proxmox, XCP NG or OpenSUSE Leap with xen.

Note that all my colleagues are Windows system admins. GUI is a must.


I am leaning more to Debian with lxde and virt manager.

Person: "My laptop is so slow, can you look at it please?"

Me checks the laptop, pirated Windows and applications.

I am using the GTK and icon themes from Yaru colors and it looks great. Blue color is perfect for my Debian Gnome installation.

There are 12 colors to choose from.


Just a reminder that I'm working on an infosec/cybersecurity e-zine! Here's what you can expect from it!


This is still in the planning stages so I'd be extremely appreciative if you folk would boost and give feedback if you'd like to see this project succeed all the way to publication! :)

My first poll.

Which is your preferred desktop environment?


Today's presentation got postponed for next week.

The Epson projector was detected by my laptop but no signal was detected on the projector. Same thing happened with my instructor's Macbook. 😠

Enjoyed this discussion about Snaps and how it compares to Flatpak and Appimages by Destination Linux.


No words... 

Coming soon on infosec-handbook.eu: A new part of our web server security series, covering basic log file analysis for security purposes.

Our web server security series already covers basic planning, hardening, SSH/TLS configuration, security-relevant HTTP response headers, web application firewalls, DNS features, logging, and more.


#teaser #announcement #infosechandbook #infosec #cybersecurity #security #blog #itsecurity #logfile #webserver

Not sure about you guys... 

Point is, sometimes the latest and greatest is not ideal.

Two days back I installed Ubuntu 18.04, used the ppa to install the latest Mesa release along with Vulkan since it is officially supported by Steam.

Started playing The Witcher 3 and the stuttering was unbearable. It was not consistent but when it hits the game freezes for around 5 seconds, even during cut scenes. I am guessing it is the shader pre caching.

Today morning I decided to reinstall Debian Buster and try The Witcher 3. Not the latest Mesa but the game is so much smoother.

Good deed for the weekend:

Just released mastotool v0.1, a (growing) collection of tools to access the Mastodon API from the terminal.

Generates lovely statistics for your account and lets you search your toots for keywords, so far.

Get it here:

(On Arch you can simply install package 'mastotool')

Is there a Firefox addon that can pop out videos from all sites like Opera? I have seen some addons with limited websites support.


Reading a lot of good things about the new Linux Mint 19.2. Some noticeable speed performance are reported.

Going to try it on my laptop.

I use Firefox Sync to store all my bookmarks but I want to use something else to store my links so that I can use them with any browser.

Don't want to go with Nextcloud since I already have Syncthing set up and I use my email provider for contacts and calendar.

Pocket seems like a good option.

Can't wait! 

Thank you @federicomena for reminding people how to disclose security vulnerabilities (especially in FOSS projects) in a way that is beneficial for everyone.

We need people who check open source code for security vulnerabilities, because bugs only become shallow if enough eyeballs actually turn to them.
But we also need those people to report them in a way that does not do harm.


So Opera's website, repository and VPN are unblocked now.

Tor's website and bridges website are also unblocked. Although TOR without bridge doesn't work.

Baby steps.

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