James H

  • Ancient first Trans-Atlantic contact made on 432 MHz

    Ancient first Trans-Atlantic contact made on 432 MHz

    On Tuesday the 7th of April 2020, a remarkable contact was made on the FT8 digital mode on 432 MHz between D4VHF on the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa and FG8OJ in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. This was the first 70cms trans-Atlantic contact without using satellites...
  • Userdir URLs like https://instance.org/~username/ are terrible

    I would like to point out a security problem with a classic variant of web space hosting. While this issue should be obvious to anyone knowing basic web security, I have never seen it being discussed publicly. Some server operators allow every user on the system to have a...
  • My Favourite Diff

    I want to tell the story of one of my favourite diffs I’ve ever committed. It’s probably not the “best” by any objective measure, but it’s a personal favourite and makes for a good story to boot. Several years ago, I was on a small team building a static...
  • Twitter Advise Message Caching and Firefox – Mozilla Hacks

    Twitter Advise Message Caching and Firefox – Mozilla Hacks

    Twitter is telling its users that their personal direct messages might be stored in Firefox’s web cache. This problem affects anyone who uses Twitter on Firefox from a shared computer account. Those users should clear their cache. This post explains how this problem occurred, what the implications are for...
  • Add doh.nsa.gov · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-resolvers@3f858d8

    Add doh.nsa.gov · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-resolvers@3f858d8

    Permalink Showing with 10 additions and 3 deletions. +7 −0 v2/public-resolvers.md +3 −3 v2/public-resolvers.md.minisig @@ -916,6 +916,13 @@ Warning: provides EDNS Client Subnet information to upstream servers. sdns://AgUAAAAAAAAAACA-GhoPbFPz6XpJLVcIS1uYBwWe4FerFQWHb9g_2j24OAZkb2gubGkKL2Rucy1xdWVyeQ ## doh.nsa.gov DoH server provided free of charge by the National Security Agency. sdns://AgcAAAAAAAAACTEyNy4wLjAuMSCBBy2iCSLxl4tn6lHt3_wTqXRBuaBxATU2sFSHUB4w1Atkb2gubnNhLmdvdgovZG5zLXF1ZXJ5 ## doh.tiarap.org Non-Logging DNS-over-HTTPS server, cached via...
  • 18 GitLab parts are engaging to open supply

    18 GitLab parts are engaging to open supply

    I spent some time reviewing GitLab features and determined that, by our Buyer-Based Open Core model, eighteen features that appear in seven different stages of the DevOps lifecycle ought to be open source. When we rolled out our Buyer-Based Open Core model in 2018, what we laid out is...
  • Salvage Cars are big business

    It is no surprise after seeing the growth of companies like Copart.com and IAAI.com that the salvage car industry is big business. Now more smaller startups are getting into the act with companies like Salvagecarsforsale.com that is offering direct consumers the ability to buy salvage and repo cars for...
  • Qualcomm Given Permission to Test Self-Driving Tech in CA

    Qualcomm, maker of the popular Snapdragon line of mobile processors, may soon test its self-driving technology on California’s public roads. As explained by Digital Trends, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) granted Qualcomm a permit to test a single vehicle on December 12. Self-driving cars were once viewed...
  • How One New York Town Is Trying To Revitalize A Dying Mall

    The town of Massena, New York is just one of many towns across the country that is fighting to keep its retail centers open. At this border town near Canada, you will find the St. Lawrence Center. It is a major shopping mall for the North Country area. The...