Software

SEO—the bane of my blogging

On this blog I am using the YOAST SEO plugin that tells me how I should optimize my content so other people will find it. However, I noticed an unwelcome side effect on myself emanating from SEO and readability analysis the plugin provides. First, the readability measures seem to assume that the readers—if there are […]

when you have a hammer…

I am sure you can complete the saying in your head. And this post is about exactly that, being blinded by the hammer. In a previous blog post I wrote about setting up Webstorm development with docker. After progressing further in my project I needed to setup more complicated configurations and what seemed an easy […]

node.js express debugging inside a docker container with Webstorm

If you don’t care how I came to write this post and you only care about the meat in the title then scoll down to “setting up the Webstorm project“. Beware that this info was written in the midst of virulent ragnarök and the information might be stale. wasting time on the old internet Recently […]

password manager – minimal effort; awesome security

This weeks topic in minimal security is on password managers. I have a few older post where I talk about passwords and tools or the importance of strong passwords. I want to reiterate password managers this week and give a clear recommendation. If you are curious why you should care about your password read my previous post. […]

secure email communication with pep

This week will be the most easy advice to follow so far. However, it might also be the most useless (so far). Email encryption is something that all of us should get better at. Until now the problem was that the tools are barely usable for non computer science graduates. Fear not! There is a […]

ebook comic conversion the hard way – azw3 to epub

I recently wanted to convert an AZW3 comic to EPUB because I prefer EPUB as a free format. However, no matter how much I tried to get Calibre to do the conversion with various output settings, it always distorted or clipped the images. I tried to brute-force my way through the settings after deliberately choosing […]

gitlab the tyrant

I am still working on getting everything up and operational and I am working my way through the lush config landscape of all the applications. One such program that has been bugging me is Gitlab. Everytime I started Gitlab it immediately seized the power and redirected all incoming requests to itself. So no blog, no […]

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently

After playing around with a VPS in Iceland and hosting a Tor relay there I decided two things. First a VPS is awesome and second, not every VPS is awesome. Furthermore after some thinking I came to the conclusion that running 2 VPS and paying for additional webspace at another hosting company is overkill. Therefore […]

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear…”

 passw0rds1 once again Once again the topic is passwords. I was just at a local phone store to ask for information. While I had to wait in line I did not stare at my smartphone screen but instead listened to the other people. It was only trivial things until the guy at the counter had […]

a tale of the internet and sensitive information

All the people using LastPass who might have not followed the company blog or Twitter should be aware that there has been a security incident at their data centers. Apparently they detected some suspicious activity within their network. They have written a blog post about what parts of their data has been compromised and what is […]