Emmanuel Revah
Itsik.net
I've set up a new website at itsik.net just for photos and only photos.

Emmanuel Revah
Mailboy
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I've been re-working on this a bit lately, updating code and adding a few new options and features (like XMPP). I consider it beta, like everything I do, but it should work.

Mailboy is a web based mail server administration tool. It comes with a full "howto" guide, uses commonly available Free Software and if you start from a new Debian Wheezy system, should be easy to set up.

The idea of Mailboy is not to be a "professional email solution", but rather a "friends host friends" tool.


You can read more on the projects new website, there's explanations, a howto and screenshots.
Emmanuel Revah
I've had this out since late 2009, before it depended on a specific setup (Workaround.org), so you had to do that, then come back and install Mailboy.

Now I've written up a complete howto from a to z to go with the tool (Mailboy).

This still means that at some point someone needs to install a server. If you can do it, you should, and then host your friends, ask for a contribution (server rental) if needed. I've been doing this since about a decade now.
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: Daily Image | manurevah



The daily photo by Emmanuel Revah, he tries to post one photo per day, of course things do not always work as planned.
Emmanuel Revah
Hey Giaco, thanks. BTW, I'm not sure anyone noticed the jet plane (you need to see the bigger version I think).
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: Technology Writers who don't Comprehend Technology | manurevah

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes a misleading and sensationlist article about how the NSA can intercept everyone's HTTPS by using an HTTPS proxy with self signed certificates.
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: Daily Image | manurevah



The daily photo by Emmanuel Revah, he tries to post one photo per day, of course things do not always work as planned.
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: Daily Image | manurevah



The daily photo by Emmanuel Revah, he tries to post one photo per day, of course things do not always work as planned.
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: Daily Image | manurevah



The daily photo by Emmanuel Revah, he tries to post one photo per day, of course things do not always work as planned.
Emmanuel Revah
PayPal is not Your Friend, Buddy | manurevah

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: If you use PayPal you're looking for trouble.
Emmanuel Revah
Daily Image
Manurevah: Daily Image | manurevah



The daily photo by Emmanuel Revah, he tries to post one photo per day, of course things do not always work as planned.
Emmanuel Revah
I'm aware of the Hitler comparison thing, hence I wrote "Literally Hitler" and not just "Hitler" (and noted Godwin's law and "knowyourmeme").

It's become out of control, even the word "Literally" is gradually losing it's meaning (thanks Obama). Anyway.
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: "Like" this if You are Against Corporate Spying | manurevah

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If you are against government spying then why aren't you against corporate spying ?
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: You Can't Take Photos Because 9/11 | manurevah



"You can't take photos because 9/11 and/or terrorism" is getting old and abused.
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: Opera Mini MITM attack | manurevah

Opera Mini intercepts all your traffic. It acts exactly like a Man In The Middle Attack (MITM) on all traffic, including HTTPS.
Sean Diggity O'Brien
as far as I understand it, the Google Chromecast TV stick also works this way.
Emmanuel Revah
I didn't even know that existed. I just read a few things and it does appear the device is locked as can be.
Emmanuel Revah
Manurevah: Restore The Fourth | manurevah





Restore the Fourth protest in New York city, July 4th 2013.
Paul Taylor
That's the new "Party Like It's 1999" right?
Emmanuel Revah
The protest was actually a bit organised and very very law abiding.. . So.. . not so 1999 yet I'm afraid.
Emmanuel Revah
PRISM Break





The users's habits made PRISM possible. By changing our habits we can break out of it.
Emmanuel Revah
CISPA is Back and I Don't Care Anymore
Manurevah: CISPA is Back and I Don't Care Anymore

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which would enter U.S. law if passed, the House of Representatives will be voting on this in the next few days. There are many flaws with this, the EFF has a good FAQ about CISPA. In short it gives power to private companies to share their user's data with 3rd parties whenever they feel like it. This concerns anyone who uses an American company for anything from forums to email and so on.

Obama promised to veto it which could mean he'll actually sign it and say he has some reservations, a bit like with the NDAA.

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Emmanuel Revah
You Are A Criminal (if you are American)
Manurevah: You Are A Criminal | manurevah

If you are American it is possible that by violating the Terms of Service of a website (which constantly change without warning) that you are a criminal. With that in mind, here are my Terms of Service:

By visiting this website you are exceeding your authorized access.
Therefore you are a criminal.
Emmanuel Revah
Which is partially what I am getting at.
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That and the ridiculous things that can become law, for example it could be in the Terms that you must be wearing a sock on your head while visiting using the website. Anything goes basically and it can become "law".
Emmanuel Revah
Do not Reply Emails Should not be Delivered

There are too many emails being sent from donotreply@domain.tld addresses. These addresses explicitly don't exist and/or will not accept emails, yet they are the sender/replyto of important emails like order confirmations and what not. I've recently seen this for domain name transfers.
Emmanuel Revah
Etch A Sktech in HTML/CSS3
Manurevah: Etch A Sktech in HTML

A simple Etch A Sketch in basic HTML and CSS3
Emmanuel Revah
The Pie Chart-ish
I continued working on my SVG with web stats and finally got it too look like a Pie Chart. I'm using web stats data just because it's fresh and live data that I can use to demonstrate, but this could be used for anything of course.

The idea is to update the good old Pie Chart. So voila, the The Pie Chart-ish.


Sorry I cannot embed this here as it's an SVG. Also note, no Javascript was used to make this, just plain HTML/CSS and SVG. All data is live, it's the percentage of visits in various sections of the website in the last 60 minutes.
Emmanuel Revah
Playing with SVG and Web Stats
Playing with SVG and Web Stats

A few months ago I was asked to build some interface to display data, so I had a chance to play with SVG again, I had finally taken some time out to use things like Animate.
Emmanuel Revah
Microsoft Scroogling around
Microsoft Scroogling around
For once Microsoft has a point. As often in such cases they are saying the right thing for the wrong reasons.
Emmanuel Revah
DNS Hijacking via Barefruit Talktalk and Others
How malicious is your ISP ?

If they practice DNS hijacking then it's pretty damn messed up and should obviously be illegal. Yet for some reason there are ISPs that do this and have been getting away with this for years. Even stranger is that it's apparently tolerated, by clients as well as law.


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Emmanuel Revah
The right weight for a laptop is 1kg
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I finally got some time to read through this interview of Linus Torvalds today. He's known to have an aggressive sense of humor, sometimes funny, sometimes stupid and gratuitous, he's aware of that and that's how I justify my respect for the guy. That and seriously, the Linux kernel is pretty pretty pretty good. I have a remark to make on something he said, I'll try to address this in a hopefully compatible tone.


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Emmanuel Revah
Revenge is a Dish Best Served Blue
Old Bike
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New Bike
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