PSA: Don't sign up for the NYTimes if you ever plan to cancel. What year is it anyways, 2003?

Looks like Sep 24th will be my last day as an Android engineer. As of Sep 27th, I'll be on the red team

Anyone else working on the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge? (link below) I've gotten through 4 of the objectives so far and a handful of terminal challenges but it'd be fun to group up and meet some other people.

Also thanks again to @gangrif for pointing it out to me! I appreciate it!

I'm a developer looking to get into pentesting. I've played around on hackthebox.eu a bit but is this worth my time or are there better resources?

Any iPhone users with a Pi-hole running at home interested in helping me test my unofficial companion app for it?

If so, you can join the beta here: testflight.apple.com/join/s55z

Also, here's some info on the app (screenshots in the post are for the Android version though, sorry): wbrawner.com/2020/01/11/pihelp

I'm absolutely stupid when it comes to PowerShell, but I just ran through the Century challenges on underthewire.tech and they seem pretty good! Very helpful if you like the CTF-style way of learning by banging your head against the wall and searching for things until you figure it out. If anyone decides to try it out, free to ping me if you get stuck with one of the challenges. I took some quick notes for each stage to review for future reference.

First PR for 2020: github.com/nextcloud/news-andr

I'm thinking of making a resolution for opening x number of pull requests this year to other people's FOSS projects. Not sure what to replace x for yet though.

My Pixel 3a's camera seriously let me down yesterday. I've kinda lost faith in computational photography, at least for right now. I may need to just go buy a DSLR and learn how to do real photography

Last year Apple announced their Apple Sign In which allows you to hide your email address from the service you’re signing up with: support.apple.com/en-us/HT2104. I love the idea behind this but hate that it’s so tied to their ecosystem. Is there anything like this for non Apple users? I’ve been thinking about building an open source version of this but I’d rather contribute to an existing project if one exists.

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Attention new #PinebookPro owners: if you have not already, we heavily recommend flashing the updated keyboard/trackpad firmware.

forum.pine64.org/announcements

False alarm on the , turns out I just got the email for the twice 😅I’m not excited at all in case you couldn’t tell

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Today I woke up to a couple of emails saying my and orders are complete! Now I get to impatiently check the tracking info every day 😬

Anyways, like I said the code needs a lot of work and it's the first time I've ever seriously undertaken writing something in C by myself so if anyone out there would like to critique my work and let me know how it could be better (I know there are a lot of errors that need to be checked for example), or even submit a patch, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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I've finally gotten libpihelper to a state where it's (mostly) free of memory leaks and the code is slightly better organized than having all of it in a single file. It still needs a lot of work but I went ahead and pushed it to my personal git server: git.wbrawner.com/Pi-Helper/pih

Once I'm finally happy with the code, I'll start reworking the Android & iOS apps I've written to make use of this instead of their own platform-specific implementations. I also really need to get that blog post finished…

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End-of-the-month (and year!) Pine64 update over on our forum. It's not as long-form or polished as the normal 5th-of-the-month blog posts, but there's still lot of info here!

forum.pine64.org/showthread.ph

Does anyone know of a good alternative to Nest thermostats that don't require a connection to the internet? I like the idea of being able to change the temperature from bed but don't want my thermostat being able to access anything outside my lan. I think Homekit certification requires devices work without an internet connection but I also would prefer something FOSS that has an API I can interact with myself. Could I build one with like a
RaspberryPi?

It took a little bit of work but I finally got around to moving my personal site away from WordPress and onto Pelican: wbrawner.com

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