Posts about Technology

Coding an example SFTP client for a friend (using WinSCP) today, I realised I needed the 2048-bit RSA fingerprint for my server.

 
Category: Technology
Tags: linux nmap sftp


Microsoft responded quickly to the WannaCry global cyber attack, releasing a patch for the defunct Windows XP operating system. Since then it's focussed its attention to launching scathing attacks against governmental agencies, such as the NSA, who have been "stockpiling" software vulnerabilities for their own purposes.

 

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/16/microsoft_stockpiling_flaws_too/

 
Category: Technology
Tags: microsoft nhs wannacry

A recent leak from Facebook's Australian offices revealed how the social network has allegedly been deliberately targeting vulnerable teenagers, some as young as 14, with advertising specifically designed to exploit their emotional state. Facebook have denied the allegations.

 

iPads are great for recording video but they are pretty terrible at recording audio using just the on-board microphone.

 
Category: Technology
Tags: audio ffmeg ipad iphone

Building a new server this week I installed Webmin from the Webmin repositories as normal.

 
Category: Technology
Tags: linux ubuntu webmin

Capturing keydown events at the document level in JQuery is an effective way of adding shortcut keys to a web-based application.

 
Category: Technology
Tags: jquery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APnN2mClkmk

 

It is possible to loop through the rows and cells in a HTML table using JQuery.

 
Category: Technology
Tags: jquery

Resizing a virtual hard disc for Oracle's Virtual Box on Windows takes a few steps.

 

If you use virtual machines for Linux development, or rebuild your host OS from time to time like I do, resetting Apache configuration is something you do often... but not often enough to remember every little step perhaps! So, whilst this article duplicates others on the web, like the rifle from Platoon... this one is mine.

 

The quickest way to find large files on a Linux system is to use the find command and a "high water mark" (e.g. how big a file needs to be before you consider it "big").

 

One of the reasons that I decided to build the latest iteration of my website in Wordpress was the Wordpress Android and the option of integrating Wordpress to other platforms that I use through theĀ Wordpress XML RPC Interface. If "Content is King" the ability to add content to my site wherever I am (and whenever it is) is a powerful feature.

 

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