FOSDEM 2020

The Selfish Contributor Explained

It has become very popular in the last several years to think of free and open source as a community forward activity, indeed the modern approach is to try and form a community or foundation first and do code second. There is also much talk about...

I am running an old Dell Laptop as a server with Debian 10 on it. Installing Debian on the system was straight forward, but at a certain point you want to close the lid of the laptop. This puts your laptop in sleep, which for a server is not the intended result.

Disable Sleep on Lid Close

Debi...

I upgraded Enpass on my Windows PC to version 6.3 and ended up with some TOTPs not working any more. All I got was Invalid TOTP Secret The funny part is, that some TOTPs were actually working. So I digged a little and found that the spaces in the tokens are breaking things.

Invalid TOTP Secret

Solution

All yo...

Duplicati 2.0 - Free backup software to store encrypted backups online

This are my findings for an issue I was not able to resolve yet, but with this article I am going to write down my findings and hopefully this helps me to find a way to get rid of it. This problem popped up some time ago, it is not happening with every backup which is done, but happens more frequently the last few weeks.

TLDR; After spending quite some time testing and figuring out the root cause, we did not succeed in finding it. The good news: We fixed the backup at the end. We found the broken dblock files, we were able to verify which files affected by the broken dblock files and in my case they were still on my filesystem. This allowed me to use the Disaster Recovery Guide. I deleted the affected dblock files from the backup set, ran the purge-broken-files command and after many hours and days I was able to start a normal backup. Because the files were still on the filesytem, affected by the broken files, they got re-added to the backup. Thanks to ts678 for the help.

There is a discussion on the duplicati forum which is the reason I am creating this article to keep an overview.

Anlass dieses Artikels war der Heise Artikel Perfektes Weihnachtsgeschenk: Smarter Bilderrahmen TeleFrame Die von Heise vorgestellte Lösung finde ich sehr fragwürdig, ich vertraue Telegram dafür zu wenig. Aber auch viele andere Lösungen die man ich im Internet fand, konnten mich nicht überzeugen...

Grav found potential XSS issues in content: 'invalid_protocols'

Diese Meldung wurde mir für den Artikel wpad DNS resolution not working angezeigt, aber so recht wusste ich nichts damit anzufangen.

Der Begriff XSS oder Cross-Site-Scripting bedeutet laut Wikipedia

Cross-Site-Scripting (...

Heute auf Mastodon gefunden. Firefox erlaubt es die Suche in der Adressleiste zu modifizieren.

Changing results on the fly

If you are looking for a specific type of result, like a bookmark or tag, you can speed up the process of finding it by typing in special characters after each search te...

Nachdem ich immer mehr Services zurück nach Europa übersiedle, war auch mein Webseite an der Reihe. Im Zuge dessen, wurde Jekyll gegen Grav ersetzt. Der Blog von Github Pages auf meinen persönlichen Webspace bei World4You übersiedelt. Soweit mir möglich, wurden damit alle externen Abhängigke...

iplists.firehol.org stellt eine Liste von IP Adressen und Netzwerken zur Verfügung, die man als bösartig einstufen könnte. Heißt, Zugriffe von und auf diese IPs kann man getrost blockieren und schafft somit mehr Sicherheit für das eigene Netzwerk. Ganz speziell, wenn man Services (zB. eine Nextclo...

QNAP supports containers using its own Container Station, which is great to get some containers up and running fairly quick, but ...

That is why some people, like me, want to use another Docker GUI for managing the containers, one is Portainer. Using the Container Station, Portainer is quite s...