Your pocket-sized cloud with a Raspberry Pi

Zloader 2: The Silent Night

Behind the One-Way Mirror: A Deep Dive Into the Technology of Corporate Surveillance

Issue #204



Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I picked up a journal that I've been writing in daily. One page for what I did that day, and another page for some tasks I should I accomplish the next day in order of importance. On one hand, I'd like to have all of the writing in electronic format on my computer, but on the other, I like the act of actually writing and it's nice to take a break from a screen. Maybe eventually I'll find a way to get it all digitized.
The main motivation for picking it up was because my productivity was substantially higher on days when I had clear goals to accomplish, compared to days when I had to figure out what to do. Furthermore, every morning feels like a roll of the dice in terms of whether I'll get sucked into some interesting problem for work (good) or pulled into some random rabbit hole elsewhere (not as good), and minimizing the mental effort of deciding what to do for work seemed like a way to improve those odds. So far, it seems to somewhat work, but I'll need more data before coming to a final verdict.
Do you experience a similar issue? What techniques do you use to "train" yourself towards the preferred behavior? There's the Japanese kaizen method which I think is a great idea, but knowing how it works kind of ruins it for me. Maybe I'll try taking a more aggressive approach, and figuratively "just diving in". The diving in part refers to my experiments with daily morning cold plunges into near freezing water about a year ago. It was substantially easier to jump into a freezing body of water than to turn the handle to cold in the shower and keep it there. If I can reproduce being able to make a snap decision (jumping over the water) that only requires me to not think about the future for one second, without an easy way back (gravity pulling me towards the water), it could result in a more productive result. Hmmm. Perhaps for programming, it could be just a matter of having a one click-eqsue script for getting everything (dev env) spun up and ready to go? Maybe worth a try.


Your pocket-sized cloud with a Raspberry Pi

Published: 23 March 2022
Tags: docker, embedded systems, http, kubernetes

Alex Ellis takes us through setting up a Raspberry Pi to act as your own personal Cloud.


Zloader 2: The Silent Night

Published: 14 April 2022
Tags: infosec, reverse engineering

Vladimir Martyanov does a deep dive into the technical workings of the Zloader 2 malware suite used to break into online banking accounts.


Behind the One-Way Mirror: A Deep Dive Into the Technology of Corporate Surveillance

Published: 2 December 2019
Tags: web

An old piece, but still very relevant. Bennett Cyphers and Gennie Gebhart thoroughly outline in detail how companies track you across the web.

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