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Clawfinger memories 2018

This is from 25 years DDB show in Alkmaar, Netherlands.

Posted on December 25, 2018 at 8:57 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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When the past meets the future

The subject says it all.

Posted on June 9, 2018 at 6:24 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Yandex internal CTF 2017

This year CTF at Yandex brought not only the excitement and sleepless nights but a bunch of awesome swag.

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 7:40 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Life, Linux, Security

No video during the flight

Don’t know what version of Linux they were running but looks like one of the following code paths triggered the issue: static int pca953x_read_regs(struct pca953x_chip *chip, int reg, u8 *val) { int ret; ret = chip->read_regs(chip, reg, val); if (ret < 0) { dev_err(&chip->client->dev, “failed reading register\n”); return ret; } return 0; } static int […]

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 10:09 am by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Another FreeBSD drop into the Digital Ocean

After several happy years with FreeBSD running in AWS I finally have switched to Digital Ocean. That happened a few days ago and was driven mainly by the lack of the console support which “aws ec2 get-console-output”, in my opinion, is certainly not. After the upgrade to FreeBSD 11 I found my instance unreachable and […]

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Turned the page

After 5 exciting and tumultuous years in the enterprise IT as a Unix and SAN engineer it’s time to switch gears and taste something new. Of course, the alley I’m stepping into is not universally novel but for me personally it’s like an uncharted territory and something I could only dream about. The idea for […]

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 11:28 am by sergeyt · Permalink · 4 Comments
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Interview fizzle as a chance to get better

Not a long ago I had one of those humiliating moments when a simple question makes you numb a or even worse – you begin to mumble an absolute rubbish. That what exactly what has happened to me recently and being an afterthought person (which, of course, doesn’t give me any advantage) I decided to […]

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 2:19 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Happy new 2015 year

Howdy! By now we’re all in the same new 2015 year and I want to wish everyone a peaceful, prosperous and fruitful year. May all your dreams come true. HO HO HO

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ruBSD 2014 is coming

Just like in year 2013 Yandex will be hosting ruBSD 2014 (content is in Russian) event on the 13th of December. It’s funny that I learnt about it from BSD Now podcast which, btw, I highly recommend. In the last episode, apart from the already mentioned ruBSD 2014 conference, Allan Jude and Kris Moore also […]

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 12:33 am by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Never make plans but I’ll try

From New Year’s Resolutions for SysAdmins presented by USENIX I have picked just three for myself: “Gather more metrics and become a data driven IT team.” “I will not ever again work for a cheapskate business owner who cannot, or will not, pay me a fair rate.” “Learn to be a better coder.” The latter […]

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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