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How much can you process – Performance Testing

Load and performance testing is just like many other types of testing (beta testing, functional, acceptance, regression, unit testing, integration testing) but like them it also has a specific goal. That goal is that a system or service can run … Continue reading

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Hammers and Saws and IOT – oh my

After moving to a new apartment I needed to get some hardware in order to hang a few pictures in the livingroom. A quick trip to the hardware store should allow me to make my apartment a home. While walking … Continue reading

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Repeating myself

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that I purchased an EDIMAX repeater to fill in the gaps in my home wifi network. This solution did seem to work out for me, which actually means me and my laptop, … Continue reading

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More like postcards than like letters

Every couple of years, sometimes more often, some politician or law enforcement officer brings up that encryption is preventing them from doing their job. Just recently reported in Arstechnica was such an article about the US Attorney General William Barr. … Continue reading

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Man in the middle, then and now

When the internet started, a long long time ago, things were a bit more trusting. This isn’t all that surprising as the internet actually started as ARPANET which was a research network created with funding from the US department of … Continue reading

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Making lightsabers for lego characters

It was the exciting part of the movie when my son came into the living-room asking where the screwdriver was.  The tool box is pretty organised so I hardly looked up from my movie.  Yet a few minutes it really … Continue reading

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CMOS scheeMOS, clean up after yourself

I have had a problem with my home computer for some time.  It doesn’t quite boot right.  That is to say, when you turn it on, it actually doesn’t start windows or anything.  I have done some investigations and found … Continue reading

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The art of invisibility

Indeed this book does discuss all the technology that you could use in an attempt to become invisible as far as internet tracking is concerned. The book goes even further if you wanted to disappear. It explains all of the … Continue reading

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5G and the USA dictating technology choices

I cannot remember how we got to discussing about technology and the new 5G standard.  My buddy Otto was a bit surprised at how adamant the US government with their demand that all of its allies must not purchase Huawei … Continue reading

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command line fun – arrays

Work with new people and learn new things. I used to work with someone who was unfamiliar with the Unix world, did not know how to program in Java and couldn’t write shell scripts either. Victoria was actually a very clever … Continue reading

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