Fun with Cloudflare Breaking Things

So in moving to Hugo, and moving to a more personally defined blogging experience, I’ve come into a few interesting issues, stuff I might blog about in the future. As part of moving to Hugo, I also moved to using Cloudflare out in front of my site for a few reasons; DDoS protection (Which I never expect to use, but why not), DNS management, and so on. I deployed my site, I tested it in a few browsers, great....

October 16, 2022 · 3 min · 470 words · Modus

Why Flipper Zero's U2F Implementation is a Mixed Bag

I’m not going to mince words, this is going to be a rant and it’s going to get messy. There’s going to be diagrams and everything. The Flipper Zero is amazing. It has an amazing capability set that is growing weekly, and is a great entry-level (Or perhaps not even entry-level depending on how hardcore you get) tool for exploring signals, networks, and computing. Kissing the ring aside, the addition of U2F capabilities feels like a mixed bag for a few key reasons....

October 7, 2022 · 12 min · 2409 words · Modus

Adding U2F to Your Login in Ubuntu!

So I wrote this a few years ago for Ubuntu and it’s pretty useful, so I ported it over from my old blog. I have performed this configuration for Arch Linux as well and frankly I should write a blog about it, because it was a little fiddly. Anyway here’s the old blog. So one thing I really appreciate about Yubikeys is that they force the issue of security. They are a discrete, physical second factor....

April 2, 2022 · 4 min · 688 words · Modus

Old Wayland VNC stuff

So I’ve ported this article over because it was unironically one of my most popular articles. I guess people really like VNC, which is a mess. Given that Wayland is supposed to be coming back as the “real” default of Ubuntu soon I should revisit this. So in setting up Ubuntu 17.10 on a remote server, you might naturally wish to set up VNC on your box because let’s face it, monitor connectivity is at a premium and command-line wizardry, while amazing, isn’t the best way to go for everyone....

April 2, 2022 · 2 min · 320 words · Modus

Old work

I wrote a bunch of blogs about SSSD that people might find useful during my tenure at IDMWorks. What’s absolutely hilarious is that it now says they’re written by “Christine B.”, who I presume worked content management for IDMWorks in porting over to a new system.

April 2, 2022 · 1 min · 50 words · Modus