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Natis online booking, and the government being too helpful.

So the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS) recently launched a new website where you can book for various driving licences / renewals online. The website itself seems fairly slick and fast, and it’s good to see initiatives like this coming

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Posted in Government, Privacy, Security

Just Dead – my zombies.

Introduction I’ve always loved zombie (no, we’re not supposed to say that word!) films for some reason. There are ranges of interpretations of zombies, their motivations, what they say about humanity, but sometimes you just need to watch Brain Dead,

Posted in just-dead, Unity

Crawling for cyber zama-zamas

Wow So, this post has everything. Crypto-currency. High-speed internet chases. Adventure. Excitement. Government negligence. Life lessons. Spiders. Morphing websites. Inside jobs. Ohhh boy. Crypto-mining: it’s like modern alchemy, turning electricity into gold. Tiny tiny tiny pieces of gold. The uber-summary

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Posted in Front-end, Java, Javascript, Security, Technology

JBoss EAP 6 – encrypt password for SecureIdentityLoginModule

Quick snippet on password encryption for the  org.picketbox.datasource.security.SecureIdentityLoginModule  which is relatively version agnostic. From your JBoss directory, run

It’ll output the encrypted password, which you can update your configuration with.

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Posted in Java, Security

Lunar Rander

lunar-rander Hate long intros? Try it here. Uses arrow keys to navigate on desktop, and phone rotation / touch to navigate on mobile. It’s just like Lunar lander (well, not really, kinda an arm-length estimate), but on the surface of the

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IntelliJ Plugin Development – “Already running” error

These things are really hard to google, so hopefully this helps someone sometime. You’re creating a plugin, but when you launch it (as the new IntelliJ with the plugin installed launches), instead of a glorious splash screen you see a

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IntelliJ plugin development – wait for indices

Writing a new tool-window for IntelliJ? If not, well, ‘sup? Nice to see you here. Good enthusiasm. When IntelliJ launches, it kicks off an almighty (depending on project size / computer condition) indexing effort. Until this effort is complete, it’s

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Creating / renewing a Let’s Encrypt certificate for Apache and WildFly

These instructions were written for Ubuntu 16, but they should translate quite easily to other flavours of *nix, relatively easily for macOS, and with only small tweaks for Windows. Probably. Apache Renewing the Apache portion of the certificate is fairly

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Posted in Java, Security

Strange days indeed.

All of these screenshots came from their legitimate, verified Twitter accounts. Wowser.  

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Neo4j Spatial Queries and Cypher

Introduction Neo4j is a really cool, really rad graph database that has the clubs pumpin’. Okay, yes, computers has a different definition of “cool” and “rad” (especially RAD), but Neo4j is quite funky nonetheless. Building on Neo4j’s aforementioned funkiness is

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