Windows 10 DNS Problems
24 Mar

Windows 10 DNS Problems

This week I came accross a strange problem in Windows 10, and since I’m likly to have the same problem in future I thought it worth to record what happened – and how I solved it. Starting at the beginning I’ll layout the problem. I run my own DNS server on my network both for […]

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Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Core 0.10.2 Installation
14 Jun

Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Core 0.10.2 Installation

This weekends project is setting up a Raspberry Pi as an online Bitcoin wallet. As you might the first step has been installing Bitcoin Core. There is no binary Bitcoin available for the Raspberry Pi’s ARM process so I had to build it from source. Less I Forget here is my step-by-step guide: Requirements Raspberry […]

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Fedora/Yum update notification in OpenBox
06 Feb

Fedora/Yum update notification in OpenBox

OpenBox is a minimalist windows manager for Linux, it’s also my manager of choice. Due to its minimal memory footprint its faster than Gnome or KDE, but because its minimal a lot of what you may have come to know and move is no enabled by default. I will cover more about OpenBox and its […]

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Raspberry Pi Yearly Running Cost
29 Jan

Raspberry Pi Yearly Running Cost

I don’t know about you but I run a number or Raspberry Pi’s in my house all doing different jobs. I’ve often heard it said how inexpensive a Pi is to run but I never how inexpensive, and I wanted some real world figures. After a little time with the good all Google I came […]

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Overclocking RaspberryPi
17 Dec

Overclocking RaspberryPi

By default the processor in the Raspberry Pi runs at 700MHz, but it can be overclocked without voiding your warranty. Basically a processor is designed to do one job at time, be it retrieving something from RAM or adding to numbers together, its limited to one task. But when we’re using them the idea of […]

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TrueCrypt
29 Nov

TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt is dead, long live TrueCrypt. In a move that shocked everyone on the internet TrueCrypt was taken down on May 28th 2014 and the official TrueCrypt website, truecrypt.org, began redirecting users to a page warning the software contained unfixed security issues. This announcement caused a great amount of panic and speculation about one of […]

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Install Oracle Java JDK or JRE 8u11
18 Jul

Install Oracle Java JDK or JRE 8u11

I do not format my desktop PC very often, I reinstall my laptop three or four times a month but not my primary machine. With almost every clean installation I have to lookup how to install Oracle’s Java instead of using the pre installed version OpenJDK. Since I search for it so often I thought […]

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OpenPGP: How I Sign Keys
11 May

OpenPGP: How I Sign Keys

Signing is a very personal thing. You are telling the world you believe a key belongs to the person who is claiming it. The value of a web of trust comes from the fact you are willing to put your reputation behind this assertion. Everyone will treat signing differently. Some may feel bumping into someone […]

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OpenPGP: My Keys
03 May

OpenPGP: My Keys

Its May again and the sun has finally made an appearance. With summer comes the regular spring clearing and it seems as good a time as any to update my public encryption keys. My previous keys were cryptographically less secure, 2048-bit compared to 4096-bits. I have also learnt allot more about best practices when managing […]

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OpenPGP: How does PGP work?
03 May

OpenPGP: How does PGP work?

How does it work The magic, and I call it magic because I freely admit I do not have the mathematical background to explain it better, of this system is that if you encrypt something using the Public-key only the Private-key can decrypt it and vice versa. So there is no way for someone holding […]

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OpenPGP: How do I create a OpenPGP Key?
03 May

OpenPGP: How do I create a OpenPGP Key?

Creating a Secured Key When you build a PGP key you going to start using that key to verify your identity, so like all other forms of identification you have to protect it. Unfortunately to make PGP usable you cant permanently store you private keys locked in a safe, you actually need a copy of […]

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OpenPGP: Encryption should be easier than this
02 May

OpenPGP: Encryption should be easier than this

Why I Digitally Sign My E-Mail Most e-mails I send are digitally signed using a process called “Pretty Good Privacy”, commonly referred to as PGP or GnuPG. PGP has been around since 1991 yet still is not commonly supported by the majority of email clients, at least in the Microsoft echo system, or webmail applications […]

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02 Nov

Block Negative DNS Entries – Windows

Windows contains a client-side Domain Name System (DNS) cache. The client-side DNS caching feature may cache results when no valid IP address was found. This article describes how to disable DNS caching for these Negative Entries. To force Windows not to cache negative entries we need to add a new DWORD to the Windows Registry

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01 Jun

Getting Saitek X52 Joystick Working Within Linux

Now that Steam is available for Linux (How to install article coming soon) I have once again made the switch to 100% Linux. How that I have Steam installed I wanted to start playing Egosoft’s X3 series again, but for best performance this really needs a joystick. This is how I went about installing and […]

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OpenPGP: GPG Cheat Sheet
24 Mar

OpenPGP: GPG Cheat Sheet

You can’t have enough cheat sheets on the net. Well you probably can, but I still wanted to add my own to the mix. I use the GnuPG command line for almost everything, bar actually sending email so this is a nice little reminder to myself what I’m doing Creating a new Key First steps […]

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OpenPGP: Key Signing Policy
19 Feb

OpenPGP: Key Signing Policy

Since April 2012 I have held the position of Chairman of The Software Society Ltd. On the 23th of March this year, 2013, it was decided that the board of directors and office bares (Chairman, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer) should all create an use OpenPGP keys for all official business. It was also […]

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