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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

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 is 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
In: Life, Linux

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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