Maartje Eyskens

Telenet: flaws by design

“Can I have the Wi-Fi password?” “Sure, what can go wrong?”. If you have Telenet at home: A LOT. Each and every Telenet user has a unique login and an email address, the last one is probably known by already everybody. What do you need to take over their network? Just an entry point! That Wi-Fi password usually is no issue to get, you might already have it via Skype.

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Innovate: a remote story.

So we tried Slack, a sentence from their first ad which is actually true. At Innovate we have a team in 3 countries in 4 locations. With in the past even more. Managing to work together when it is impossible to just walk to each other is perfectly possible these days. And Slack helps us a lot with this. The team Currently we exist of 4 people. Me, Aaron Gregory, Ethan Gates and Léo Lam.

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London can sink, we're fine

“redundancy” 37 matches last month ITFrame is a vital component of our our infrastructure, it is designed to be the central hub and database of Cast, Control, Apps, Player and DJ. Unfortunately last month(s) was/were not great. Despite the redundancy we had built we had one issue we could not solve. The infrastructure. ITFrame was hosted at OVH Public Cloud, which had several issues to even complete downtime since we switched to it from RunAbove (which has been closed in favor for OVH).

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Aquaris M10 HD Ubuntu Edition review

Warning: I am not a professional journalist. I am a huge fan of Linux (on ARM). This review may not be fully objective. Or contain all correct spelling/grammar. A few months ago when the Aquaris M10 with Ubuntu was announced I was very excited. First of all the first device with convergence, a dream of Canonical even before Microsoft told a word about “one (scaled down) Windows”. But also the first (commercial) tablet with the Linux kernel.

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Multiarch Docker Images

A few months ago I wrote about Docker and CoreOS on ARM. With the introduction of the C2 by Scaleway we did some changes to that infrastructure. To make it multiarch. That means we both use arm(hf) and x86_64 servers in one cluster, with the same Docker images. Why should you want this? Some architectures are better suited for some tasks, have a small app that doesn’t need much single thread power?

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Why Linode does replace RunAbove

Follow up on my last post. Somebody at OVH decided that 7 days warning is enough to pull the plug at RunAbove (even 0 days for their extra storage disks). 7 days later somebody noticed maybe a migration guide would be handy telling that the VPS SSD replaces the beloved HA S (see last post for why not). Lucky we just had moved all our services away to not OVH.

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Why OVH Cloud doesn't replace RunAbove

I am a big fan of OVH. They got a great network, best DDoS protection, very good pricing, nice hardware but they made a mistake with their cloud. More than a year ago we at Innovate Technologies migrated many of our services to the new cloud service under the sub-diary of OVH called RunAbove. They had a nice offering. Sandboxes, with SSD, 2 or 4GB memory and shared resources. Great to develop on or run a small unimportant server.

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HTTP/2 with Let's encrypt

Last week we enabled HTTP/2 on all “new” infrastructure at SHOUTca.st, serving all ITFrame API requests, Cast streams and album art faster. When updating the Debian based servers today I also took the time to upgrade my blog here. Let’s encrypt As you can see I also changed from CloudFlare’s TLS to Let’s encrypt (a few weeks ago). They were friendly enough to let me in for the beta test.

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