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Thoughts on Mastodon

Over the holidays I finally took my time to dig into Masodon. It has been a bit of a journey, both to understand how it works, and how to use it. From the start it feels like twitter, but as you use it you see the differences and realise how different they are. Regardless I do now feel at home on Mastodon, and the lack of an algorithm feeding posts it thinks I will like is most refreshing....

January 3, 2023 · 4 min · Oskar Edbro

Connecting a MikroTik AccessPoint to RouterOS via CapsMAN

After getting tiered of the shortcomings of commercial network equipment I decided to invest in some professional devices. However, investigating the different brands are even more difficult than for commercial products. In the end I decided to go for MikroTik, due to their small office offerings. The devices are great and when first connecting to them you realise their potential through the sheer volume of configuration. As expected you need to design and configure you network to get it to work at all....

November 13, 2022 · 6 min · Oskar Edbro
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Vulnerability Categories for Business

There are endless ways to divide vulnerabilities into different classifications. Each more granular than the other. However, there is also a need to for a simple divide, targeted to the business. That is the problem this post will solve. By using the same categories as in the post Security for Any Development Team I will break down security vulnerabilities into three categories. After reading this post, you will get an insight into why vulnerabilities may arise, and what can be done to minimise the risk....

November 5, 2022 · 5 min · Oskar Edbro
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Migrating to Hugo

It has now come to an end of an era. The time has come to move on from from my previous way of building this blog (with Jekyll) to something new. For a while now I’ve been looking for a reason to dig some more into golang, so when i began looking for a new theme for my blog the choice to migrate to Hugo came quite easy. At first glance it does exactly the same thing as Jekyll, but for someone who from time to time make changes to the theme it makes more sense (my personal opinion)....

October 16, 2022 · 4 min · Oskar Edbro

The Modern Con - Social Networks and Marketing

In todays internet based world, phishing has become a great nuisance. We all know about the emails trying to trick the receiver to perform an action that is to the senders gain. This could be to install malware, send money, or something else. Either way, this is just the newest variant of the con (aka confidence game) to trick someone for gains. After reading The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova I got to thinking....

August 3, 2022 · 3 min · Oskar Edbro