Monthly Archives: August 2017

August Browser Tab Round-Up

Security Hardening Framework The Hardening Framework combines DevOps with security by adding a security layer into your automation framework, that configures your operating systems and services. It takes care of difficult settings, compliance guidelines, cryptography recommendations, and secure defaults. InSpec – Audit and Test Framework InSpec is an open-source testing framework for infrastructure with a human-readable language for specifying compliance, security and other policy requirements. Easily integrate automated tests that check for adherence to policy …

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Playing with Bitcoin

Blockchain and Bitcoin are still way too complex for mainstream adoption. Here are some links I’ve had to use over the past weeks to manage a few simple transactions. (Don’t trust these links – rather visit the sites directly – there’s a lot of mischief in this space) https://blockchain.info – Bitcoin wallets, status, API Note – not easy to get the private keys to one’s wallet, had to go through a BIP39 mnemonic conversion from …

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Browser Tab Roundup April 2017

The Nifty Cook My Meat Tool Helps You Cook the Perfect Steak With Science If you’ve ever prepared a steak and wished you could see what the meat actually looked like on the inside before you cut into it, Cook My Meat can offer a glimpse. A big, frozen rib-eye may not seem like something you can just throw on the grill at the last… You Fail Because You Lack Energy, Not Time: Lifehacks for …

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