Wordpress is Gross

I know I don’t get a lot of traffic, and I know I don’t post much, but I figured I’d give a notice to the void that I have left the WordPress platform. Why? Well… 1.) Cost of using WordPress itself for what I used it for has went up. I may as well mess around with a VPS for super cheap and run a microblogging platform instead. Shout out to https://1984....

September 9, 2022 · 1 min · 162 words · Modus

Have I Been Pwned – Java Implementation!

Hey all, So I got bored and decided to learn some Java. I wrote up a little app to determine whether or not your password has been compromised by testing it against the HIBP (https://haveibeenpwned.com/) database of known-compromised passwords. It’s not particularly complex, but it does ensure your password doesn’t actually leave your system by using the k-Anonymity model provided by HIBP in their APIs. My code’s at https://github.com/Modusmundi/HIBP_Java, take a look!...

April 3, 2022 · 1 min · 72 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. https://www.idmworks.com/iam-technology/linux-sudoer-mgmt-part-1/ https://www.idmworks.com/iam-technology/linux-sudoer-mgmt-part-2/ https://www.idmworks.com/iam-technology/linux-sudoer-mgmt-part-3/ https://www.idmworks.com/apps-for-enterprise/ubuntu-netplan/ 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