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1. install the correct driver

apt-get install gspca-modules-2.6.22-3-686

2. test software with camstream

apt-get install camstream

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The Use Case: I want to use a hard disk for backups. It consists of two partitions, one NTFS for windows compatibility and on encrypted ext3 partition. This short tutorial will show you what is required to encrypt a single partition.

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Using TOR

December 8th, 2007

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The deeper I dig into privacy and data security issues the more urgent got my wish to get my anonymity back when living online. So I finally decided to use TOR for some of my online acitivities, e.g. searching the web.

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Griffin RocketFM for Linux

December 8th, 2007

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After switching to Debian I wondered what it will take to get my RocketFM radio transmitter working. After a first try was not successful, I let it rest for some time. Last week, I got it working and it was not hard after all.

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Yesterday I read this great paper on copyright infringements by John Tehranian.
Its about the social effects of our more and more copyright-focused society. For a long time the public has viewed at the discussion from the viewpoint of “Copyright maximalists, such as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)”

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To increase the number of proposed workspaces in the “Workspace Launcher” menu you have to find the file

  1. configuration/.settings/org.eclipse.ui.ide.prefs

and modify the line

  1. MAX_RECENT_WORKSPACES=10

to whatever fits you best.

Cheers ..

Despamming a moinmoin wiki

November 26th, 2007

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Over the weekend I needed to despam a MoinMoin wiki which had lax permission policies in place. So over time spammers from mostly China discovered and exploited the wiki for spamming.

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The british government is now prohibiting suspects to attend secondary-school-level science courses. The thing is, the suspect does not even have to be charged. It’s enough if some secret service says the person is dangerous, no proof needs to be published.

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Find MD5 passwords the easy way

November 21st, 2007

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I was justed reading slashdot when I found a quick and convenient way to get the cleartext for MD5 hashes.

A security researcher at Cambridge was trying to figure out the password used by somebody who had hacked his Web site. He tried running a dictionary through the encryption hash function; no dice. Then he pasted the hacker’s encrypted password into Google, and voila — there was his answer.

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TomTom, a navigation solutions provider announced today a traffic information system based on location data of mobile phones.

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