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Canceled my booking

As of January 1st I’m no longer employed by Booking.com and surely have some mixed feeling about that. But as the saying goes – “every cloud has a silver lining” so I’m looking in to the future with a strong optimism. New Year – New Beginnings. ;-)

Posted on January 10, 2021 at 12:04 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Advent of Code 2020 experience

This year was the very first one when I was able to follow along with the daily Advent of Code 2020 small programming puzzles. “Small” is certainly a subjective word as I still have yet to finish part 2 of days 19 and 20 but overall it has been an exciting journey that gave me […]

Posted on December 26, 2020 at 9:59 am by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Christmas gifts 2020 already in house

It all started with a long awaited book by Brendan Gregg “BPF Performance Tools” that I decided to purchase directly from www.informit.com since amazon.de didn’t have it in store and it wasn’t clear at all when they would have one. Then another day I found this in my mail box: With a couple of cute […]

Posted on March 1, 2020 at 1:37 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Finished “Permanent Record”

Just turned the final page of Permanent Record and, not taking into account that I haven’t read a real physical book for quite a while, must say this one was thrillingly riveting. The world would’ve been undoubtedly a better place had we had more Snowdens among us.

Posted on February 1, 2020 at 5:25 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Thumbs up to creators of algoexpert.io

First of all – I’m not a shill but just an ordinary satisfied user of the service. Wonder if all stoogy sponsored testimonial starts like this ;-) Anyway, recently, I’ve been trying to improve my coding skills and found that just doing exercises on leetcode.com was not enough for me. I was definitely missing some […]

Posted on January 4, 2020 at 4:12 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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
In: Life, Linux

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
In: FreeBSD, Life