Open as in OpenSSL?

Posted on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 in Security • Tagged with SSL, TLS, Heartbleed, Cryptography, NSA, 1Password


As the dust settles around the Internet1, and all the sysadmins around the world is finishing the huge amount of work involved in cleaning up after the Heardbleed bug, we as users of the Internet now have an equally large work load2 ahead of us.

I'm not going …

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Please update your PGP keys

Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2013 in Security • Tagged with PGP, GnuPG, Cryptography, NSA


After Bruce Schneier reviewed the #nsa crypto documents for the guardian newspaper, he generated new #pgp keys with 4096 bit. You should too

You can find my new public key here.

Oracle Instaclient finally on OS X

Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2013 in Technology • Tagged with Oracle, Instaclient, OS X, Perl, OCI


If you use OS X to develop anything that connects to Oracle, then today is a good day!

The Oracle 64 bit Instaclient is finally available in a non crashing version on OS X!

It only took 2 major OS X releases, and one major Oracle release1 for Oracle …

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TextMate Redux

Posted on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 in Technology • Tagged with TextMate, Open Source

TextMate 2

Guess what? - I'm back on TextMate. I've been using TextMate a my primary editor since 20051, which means I have been using it for a little over 7 years2.

For a long long time, TextMate 2 has been living up to it's tagline: The Missing Editor in the …

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Amateurs vs. Experts

Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2012 in Technology • Tagged with quote

If you think experts are expensive,
you should see how much amateurs cost.

Howto get a 24h clock on the login screen

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2012 in Apple

I'm using a slightly modified locale on my Mac because I like everything to be in english1. However, I do not like the english date formats using AM and PM2, so I fixed that by customizing the locale.

Unfortunately this customization doesn't fix the clock on the login …

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ACTA, SOPA and Piracy

Posted on Tue, 06 Mar 2012 in Politics • Tagged with ACTA, SOPA, piracy, Cinematography

I just read a very long rant by Asger Leth in the danish paper Politiken about Film Making and Piracy.

The gist of the rant is this: Download is stealing, We should make more laws that prevent this and "It is not a human right to have a particular movie …

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Don't be too clever...

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2012 in Technology • Tagged with quote

Debugging is twice as hard as writing code.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are not smart enough to debug it.

Wildcard repositories with Gitolite

Posted on Sun, 15 Jan 2012 in Technology • Tagged with git, gitolite, scm

A while ago I upgraded from Gitosis to Gitolite. I've been using Gitosis for a long time and while there is nothing wrong with Gitosis, Gitolite just does so much more.

One of my favorite features is wildcard repositories which makes it super easy to have normal users create as …

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iCloud Documents & Data sync - Part II

Posted on Fri, 04 Nov 2011 in Apple • Tagged with iOS, iCloud, Sync


Yesterday I updated my iPhone 4S to the new iOS 5.0.1 pre-release version which is supposed to fix the horribly battery life1 everybody have been complaining2 about since the release of iOS 5.

Unfortunately it also broke my secret iCloud dance and no matter of fiddling …

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