A Raspberry Pi behind a 22" TV

I had an old 22" monitor standing around, where the integrated CD/DVD player was broken - but lucky me it still had a HDMI input, so... *g So I stuck the Pi with doublesided super strong mounting tape at the back of it, put some more "sticky points" to…

Comment on "Symantec SSL certificates feature cryptography 10k times harder to break than RSA-bit key"

I just came across ┬áSymantec SSL certificates feature cryptography 10k times harder to break than RSA-bit key and Symantec/VeriSign Expands Encryption Options For SSL Digital Certificates (http://www.darkreading.com/authentication/167901072/security/encryption/240148562/symantec-verisign-expands-encryption-option+s-for-ssl-digital-certificates.html). I must say, I am stunned. AFAIK no certificate has been…

Jacob Appelbaum's keynote at the 29C3 in Hamburg

Jacob Appelbaum at the 29C3 keynote about the new, top-secret NSA building in the US and a couple of other things, what gave me the chills - mainly how the US government is - let's say "performing". You can watch it on YouTube. Or if you want to get the…

Latest XBMCbuntu doesn't wake up via remote anymore

This short post describes a fix for a standby/wakeup problem with XBMC, latest XBMCbuntu (fully updated with Kernel 3.2.0-37-generic-pae and XBMC 2:11.0~git20120423.cd20772-1). For some reason I couldn't resume/wakeup from suspend my XBMC system via the remote anymore. In earlier versions you might…

Downloading "Astronomy Picture of the Day" with subtitles

Image Credit: NASA (www.nasa.gov), ESA (www.spacetelescope.org), and The Hubble Heritage Team (heritage.stsci.edu)Some time back I came across Astronomy Picture of the Day - some picture are really stunning. I wanted to have this as a wallpaper, but subtitled with the description (I still…

Automatically learn Spam/Ham on your own IMAP server

There are these little things on your server, you set them up once - then a long time passes - and then you realize, it is really helping you a lots and (most importantly) it is still working. One of these things for me is how I handle Spam/Ham…

An XBMC installation

This is just a quick description of my XBMC system what I setup quite some time ago. The installation and setup is fairly easy, if you have some Linux background you do it in one evening. The base hardware is a ZOTAC ZBOX ID42 with 4GB memory and a 320GB…