LFD460 15October2018 ENEA - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00

Obtain a solid understanding of embedded development using the Yocto Project, including the Poky Reference Distribution and Bitbake, the use of emulators, building images for multiple architectures and the creation of board support packages (BSP).

LFD450 17Setember2018 ENEA - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00

Get advanced Linux training on the key steps to developing an embedded Linux product. Gain real world experience through extensive hands-on practice with target devices.

LFD440 27August2018 ENEA - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00

Learn the methods and internal infrastructure of the Linux kernel, focussing on the important tools used for debugging and monitoring the kernel, and how security features are implemented and controlled.

Trump trumped as Senate votes to re-instate ZTE ban

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:58
Meanwhile USA ponders more tariffs on China in ‘wet noodle’ trade skirmish

The United States Senate has passed an amendment that re-instates the ban on Chinese telecoms concern ZTE doing business with US-based companies.…

Considering switching from KDE Neon to Fedora

Linux - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:12

So I was running Debian Stretch, and got tired of some of the ways that XFCE handled wine and a few other things so I switched it up to run Neon. I was able to install an application that had given me dependency hell on Debian with next to no issues on Neon (It's based on Ubuntu.)

Now I'm pondering a switch to Fedora 28 running LXQT. I have 16 GB of ram in my laptop so ram isn't really an issue. I'm just debating if I'm crazy for switching when yum/dnf is part of the reason I'm considering it. I'm installing F28 in a VM on my Proxmox host as we speak to get a feel for it before I commit the laptop to it...

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Splunk acquires VictorOps to take it – and you – into site reliability engineering

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:58
$US120m buy aims to step beyond DevOps into triage

Last week Splunk spent US$120m to acquire VictorOps, a DevOps incident management outfit.…

Make Your CV A Man Page

Linux - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:48
Categories: Linux

Renewed my crufty groff/-me/-mm quick references

Linux - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:15

So maybe I'm the only one still doing groff/-me/-mm but I had some doco to work on and I thought I'd bring my quick references up to date.


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Recent Graduate looking to develop an application for experience/fun. Are the tools i plan to use relevant enough?

Developing Android Apps - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:58

Hi everyone. I'm a recent graduate and I'm looking to build an Android app for some experience with new frameworks and architectures. I took an android course in my last semester which introduced me to some new technologies and frameworks but it never really went into a deep dive. I made two Android apps in school but they weren't that great in terms of quality. I'm looking to get some relevant experience for the real world since i've been applying for java developer/android developer jobs and would love to continue my career path in this field.

The current plan was to build a food application using an API i found online which allows you to search for recipes based on ingredients you may already have. I was thinking of using Retrofit with RxJava for communicating with the API endpoints and Google's Room architecture to store the data in a local db.

Are these tools used in industry enough to where I should use them to build experience? If not, what tools can/should I look for? Am i even doing the right thing lol

Thank you so much in advance!

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SysV init 2.90 released!

Linux - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:54
Categories: Linux

HPE: Only 5% of our kit is sold as-a-service. So now we're really getting our aaS in gear

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:24
Look at these GreenLake bundles. PS: Don't just look

Just a single digit percentage of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s annual sales come from stuff sold as-a-service – that is, products you pay for depending on how much you use them.…

It's time for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 to die (die, die)

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:18
IETF floats formal deprecation suggestion, even for failback

As TLS 1.3 inches towards publication into the Internet Engineering Task Force's RFC series, it's a surprise to realise that there are still lingering instances of TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1.…

Need guidance for multi-server management

I am fairly good at sys admin, I'm no wizard but I get around good and run a lot of servers and different services.

I don't know things like ansible and puppet, and some other packages that help manage multiple servers. I use stuff like Netdata but need to learn something to help make managing lots of servers more manageable.

I primarily work by myself, so it's been fairly easy managing them but I am getting more and more servers over the years I run for various things and I'm starting to think I need to learn some things to make things easier.

So what I'm asking, what would you recommend to learn for multi-server environment. If you had to list the most helpful packages you use on a daily basis from system management, to automation, to anything even python for example, what would be the top 5-10 you couldn't do without?

Also more specifically, what is the best thing I should learn to help manage multiple servers with different tasks? NetData is great but I never look at it as anyone server's metric isn't that critical to all of them at once. I'm not specifically looking for some global dashboard tool across servers, I'm looking to make my life as a sysadmin easier and more efficient.

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Hand-on quick review of the VIVO NEX

Android - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:37

I currently own a Samsung S7 Edge which I've enjoyed for a mere year before Samsung released both the S8 and S9. Having dropped my phone (before I got my case) that now has a cracked back glass, I've been looking to upgrade the S7 to the S8 S9. However, the recent releases of Chinese phones have gotten my attention (I live in China), in particular this VIVO NEX which I saw in person yesterday. Here are some of the sample shots that I took with the S7 edge (I'm not sure of how to post videos as I have footage of the front facing popup camera):

  • The NEX feels very solid and well built. It is a huge phone so it might feel a little hefty for small hands, but if you look at the picture it is a woman holding the NEX and she has no trouble operating it. Like most phones, it will require a case and front screen protector which is mandatory in China (I see people drop their phones at least once a day).

  • The volume control is on the right, which took some getting use to because most phones have it on the left.

  • The screen is absolutely gorgeous to look at. It is virtually the entire front face of the phone. This was what we should have been looking at for the Samsung S9 (not too bad) and Apple X (worst design I've ever seen). Why after a decade a company can only come up with a notched screen is beyond me. This is the future of mobile phones. The Amoled screen gets better every time I see it. With Apple adopting this technology as late as last year, there is no reason why we can't view gorgeously bright colours and deep blacks on any of our displays.

  • The bezels are better than anything I've seen, I'm not sure if I can still call them bezels. Borders may be a better word to describe them. I remembered my first impression seeing the S7 edge's screen and how beautiful it was compared to the super-thick bezels of past phones. It was like comparing modern jeans with flared pants from the 70s (do take a quick look at a vintage iphone 4s lol). The NEX however is truly a step into the future like I've never seen before. I have seen and used the Xiaomi Mix and Mix 2s, but they still have the camera on the front (and in an odd location). They're not truly bezel-less. The NEX is. There are no cameras, sensors, speakers or buttons that warrant the extra space for bezels. This is a border that is slightly more noticeable at the bottom of the NEX. It's a non-issue IMO and far less bothersome than staring at notches all day long.

  • Vivo claims that their speaker technology is unique on the NEX, and it is. There is a speaker at the bottom of the phone but the ear speaker is no where to be seen. Apparently this is behind the screen and it works quite well. The speakers while playing music are as loud as any other but I still have access to a 3.5mm audio jack for my cabled headphones and real speakers. If this was what made the bottom screen border slightly bigger then this is totally a non-issue.

  • The popup camera was what I was anticipating the most. It is super cool the way you press an onscreen button or app and it pops up. It isn't slow either, I guess it was as responsive as a popup flash on a DSLR camera like the Canon 7D. It felt solid though I didn't test the rigidity of it in case I might really break it. VIVO claims that the mechanism is just as reliable as any other self-closing mechanism on camera and projector lenses. I didn't feel like I missed the traditional spot for the front facing camera at all while enjoy the benefit of the full screen.

  • I was not able to test the on-screen fingerprint feature as the sample I used was probably the basic model (3898rmb). Is this feature worth almost $100 more? I'm not sure. I think the back fingerprint scanner does the job for most things like payments at the supermarket or restuarants. I do think it is a better alternative to the front fingerprint scanner on the button of my S7 edge and previous Samsung phones.

  • The OS and software were fluid and easy to use. I'm not all that big on skinning and custom ROMs and I have been using Samsung phones since the Galaxy SII. Having used my GF's phones, I have no issues with the software other than the onscreen keyboards which were a little smaller than I would like.

Is the VIVO NEX the hype that it claims to be? Absolutely.

However there are still a couple of things that holds me back on this phone:

  • Lack of expandable memory. I'm so used to having them on my Samsungs because I need more space for photos and videos. On my 128GB phone I can add another 128GB or 256GB of storage to play with. I can't get that with most phones like the NEX that doesn't have this.

  • No waterproofing capabilities. Perhaps this would be in the next version, but it really needs to be a standard on all phones. They are portable devices and are subjected to falls and elements from the weather.

Other than that, the NEX is a dream phone for gadget and technology lovers. I'm now waiting to see what the OPPO Find X has. They would be the second company to come out with a notch-free "bezel-less" screen design.

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AutoLocation Geofences: two non-intersecting actually too far geolocations are active

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:20

Hi everyone,

I have a Note 8 with Android version 8.0.0. I'm new to android so I didn't make any changes on my stock rom (I don't know a thing about Android OS). I'm using Tasker for about a month and AutoLocation for a couple of days.

Today I faced with a strange issue with AutoLocation Geofences. I have two geofences with 9-10 km far from each other. One have 30 meters radius and other have 40 meters. I have enter and exit tasks and variables for both of the geofences separately (i.e home geofence profile makes %HomeGeofence=1 in its enter task and 0 in exit task, similar for work geofence and %WorkGeofence variable in another profile etc). But I saw that I have both %HomeGeofence and %WorkGeofence have values 1, I thought that it was a Tasker priority error or maximum tasks queue limit reached. But then I checked the geofence settings in AutoLocation app. Both home and work geofences shows the desired areas for my home and work, with correct radiuses. I also see my live location (blue dot) in my home area, not in the work area. But still both geofences shown as active, ie. names are green. I cannot think of a solution bu the I deleted the work profile and re-add the work geofence. Now everything seem to work like normal but it's just 2-3 hours and I'm still at home so not sure that I'll face the issue again or not.

I'm also using Llama so I turn the geofence monitor OFF in tasker after 5 min.s that I'm outside of all geofences (all geofence variables are 0). And turn it on as soon as Llama catches a known cell. But since I never quit from Work (this is what AutoLocation thinks) Geolocation monitor didn't turn off while I'm coming home today.

For it might be asked, I always keep my location at battery saving mode, mobile data, wifi and BT are always on. I also have the improve location accuracy settings "wifi scanning" and "BT scanning" on.

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Fraudster admits she was OPM dealer: Leaked US govt staff files used to bag cash, car loans

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:16
Woman cops to using stolen records to open bank accounts

A woman has fessed up to using people's personal information, leaked online from the US government's Office of Personnel Management mega-hack, to take out loans and open bank accounts.…