I made a new blog post! In this one I found a privilege escalation vulnerability in gVisor, an interesting container sandboxing technology created by Google:


Added to the list of things you shouldn't have on your fingers when rubbing an eye:

❌ peppermint oil

SGMII stands for “Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface.”

SGMII is a mode of
communication between the MAC and PHY to allow for 10/100/1000BASE-T
operation. In 100BASE-TX mode, the MAC still transmits to the PHY at 1.25 Gb/sec,
but each byte is repeated 10 times. The PHY then converts this repeated data to
100BASE-TX format. The process is the same in 10BASE-T mode but each byte is
repeated 100 times.

#hardware #madness


Someone in the parent company has found out about Movember, and unlike previous years, we have an internal social network.

Oh, another low budget spam campagin phishing for 1&1 account credentials...

@elomatreb @MightyPork It's much more funny with high-performance networking gear (that has lots of fans), or when a Cisco UCS chassis powers up all fans to 100% when an unconfigured blade is inserted. The latter has a nice additional "oh shit, this is not the whole thing rebooting now!?" excitement factor when you hear it for the first time...

Maybe I should have a look at my word filters?

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"The BASIC Engine is a very low-cost single-board home computer with advanced 2D color graphics and sound capabilities, roughly comparable to late-1980s or early-1990s computers and video game consoles. It can be built at home without special skills or tools and using readily available components for under 10 Euros in parts, or mass-produced for even less."

@ajroach42 @jjg Thanks for that link. The BASIC Engine history page is also a very interesting read: basicengine.org/history.html

At the doctors, recently: "From experience, with that particular kind of eczema, you should start by trying to remove everything that's a nut from your diet for about two months, and see if it makes a difference. This includes things like almond, pumpkin, poppy seed, and strawberries, and all snacks labeled accordingly. We can then go on and try to find out which of those triggers the allergy in particular."
(Looks at my face...)
"Ok, you can also wait with that until after christmas..."

Me, moments ago: Why the hell is it so cold in here?

After looking up from the screen: Oh.

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@vautee For the commute, it doesn't really save that much time compared to the bike, since I have to use (congested) roads instead of the bike lane, but it's much more convenient. No more changing out of sweaty clothes after each ride, for example.
It's also easier to quickly get somewhere from work, and I feel way more mobile for destinations slightly out of easy bike range.

Oh hey, it's Iceland Airwaves time again...

: Black Midi (Live on KEXP)

Glorious noise.


Hey, it's been a year (and two days) since the first post. Drove just over 3600km in 12 months, mostly to work on weekdays, with just some minor hitches. It's been a relatively uneventful year in that regard.
Just recently, I had to replace the horn. New rear tire thanks to a puncture. Earlier this year, battery contacts burned black due to a bad connection.
None of the problems that seem common though, from following the forums (broken mirror mount and front axle), so I'm happy.

@martinmuc @SkyfaR ruby mit jemalloc bauen hilft ein bisschen. Und wie ich kürzlich erfahren habe, sind viele (also so zehntausende statt ein paar hundert) Jobs in der Retry-Queue von Sidekiq tödlich, wenn man wenig RAM hat. Einerseits werden die wohl in Redis abgelegt und verbrauchen da Speicher, und andererseits scheint Sidekiq selbst damit ziemlich ineffizient umzugehen...

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