Category: UNIX

The Y2038 Problem – cars and embedded systems

in comparison to Y2K: “The issue became when it became 2000 because that would be stored as 00 in the program. This caused many to believe that say, bank software wouldn’t be able to get your money out because it […]

Spectre and Meltdown – Linus Torvalds infuriated by Intel insanity – Open CPU and rise of RISC? RISCV – hifive1

Update: 2020.03 “The newly developed Rowhammer- attack TRRespass can crack the RAM-a security mechanism by many DDR4-DRAM-modules as well as LPDDR4 Chips. Until now, these were considered to be almost immune to Rowhammer attacks.” Update: 2019.10 Zombieload is back. […]

Linux Kernel – Security Updates

latest kernel related security problems can be found here… -> newsletter subsribe: also

remote desktop GNU Linux – x11 forwarding GUI output – run process on server while graphical output is on client – ssh -X encrypted tunneling of graphical output of programs vnc – job control

x11vnc is “the shit”: please checkout this article: ssh vnc port forwarding: checkout vnc section of: if you have ssh setup and running… (you might need to configure your router to let ssh through) you can neatly do […]

The Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful

src: The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]