Pine fun - Telephony (Roger, Roger?)

Breaking Down a Phishing Attempt

RouterPi - A Compute Module 4 Router

Issue #218



Yo yo yo
So I love using Arch Linux as a primary driver, but it sure is frustrating when you decide to run some updates at night, in hopes of watching a movie after, only to find on reboot that your audio no longer works. It's not debilitating enough of an issue for me to prioritize solving it (unlike when my window manager doesn't startup), but it's still inconvenient. On the other hand, YouTube videos also appear to no longer load, so maybe it's a blessing in disguise. This occurrence also solidifies a solid principle I've learned in my relatively short, but action packed career: never do something that can't fail at the end of the day, because if it does fail, your day all of sudden has become extended and now you've got a major issue to solve, all while your brain is at its most worn out. Just save it for the morning. In the long run, delaying ~10 hours isn't going to change anything.
In the plethora of links yesterday, I forgot to include this cool repo of code smells in Elixir for anyone who concocts stinky potions.
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Pine fun - Telephony (Roger, Roger?)

Published: 9 May 2022
Tags: hardware, low level

Sebastian Sumpf "describe[s] how [they] enabled basic telephony support on the Pinephone" (the open source smart phone looks pretty cool from what I've seen).


Breaking Down a Phishing Attempt

Published: 10 May 2022
Tags: infosec

But Alex! This isn't a super technical topic! You violently scream at your screen as spittle flies from your mouth and your fist slams against the table. To be fair, Aaron Powell does go into the code behind the exploit, and I, dear reader, just want you to be informed on how sophisticated some of these malicious attempts can be.


RouterPi - A Compute Module 4 Router

Published: 20 April 2022
Tags: hardware, networking

Zak Kemble goes into the nitty-gritty of setting up a Raspberry Pi as a home router. Based on the comments, you could spin up a couple of these bad boys into a business.

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