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itek powered Raspberry Pi runs for over 7 hours

Summary I tested a model B Raspberry Pi (512 MB) using an itek power bank (5600 mAh), with Internet enabled. It pinged my server every minute, and ran for about 7 hours 22 minutes. Raspberry Pi & itek battery pack Set Up Raspberry Pi Model B (512 MB RAM), running latest updated Raspbian Wheezy build (with no additional background services running)...

How my Kindle cover saved my Kindle, OR How I got robbed of my DSLR and laptop

"Scene of Crime" by http://www.flickr.com/photos/zizzy/4582604955/ ‘Robbed’ not in the strictest sense, but yes there was theft at my house yesterday. The lovely dudes took away my Nikon D90 along with the 18-105 lens, and Dell XPS (my lovely old wife). Yes, I’d recently ditched my wife for a super hot Macbook Air, but she still was a companion. Polygamy...

Download PHP tidy extension for Mac OS X

Update: You can download the file I’ve hosted and it may work for you, but I’ve come to realize that it’s better to compile the package hosted here http://php-osx.liip.ch/ You will need to download and install Command Line Tools for OS X, and then setup proper symlinks after compiling PHP. Be assured that you will have almost all the php extensions,...

HTTP protocol and other stuff that power the web

Here’s a presentation that I’d delivered at a null Mumbai Chapter meet. It’d received pretty good response, so putting it up here as well "Http protocol and other stuff" by Bipin Upadhyay from Bipin Upadhyay Similar Posts:The Web is Broken SecurityCamp is here, where are you? OWASP AppSec Conf Delhi – Day 2; and more Reviving OWASP Bangalore...

Life, so far…

Apparently the last time I wrote something here was on Jan’26th Mar’ 23rd, 2009 -almost 3 years ago. Obviously a lot’s happened and much has changed in life -or may be nothing’s changed. I recall lines from a Gulzar saab’s poem: Pal bhar mein sab kuchh badal gaya, Aur kuchh bhi nahi badla. Jo badla tha, woh toh guzar gaya by Jen Son https://secure.flickr.com/photos/jenson-lee/4401334015/ In...

ICICI Bank’s stupid “feature” introduces privacy concerns

A couple of days back, I received an sms from ICICI bank informing me that I can view my credit card statement without logging into my account. As you may expect, it blew me away. It still beats me why someone would like to access her/his credit card statement without any password. No Privacy :'( To be fair to ICICI, this doesn’t mean that one can...

[OT] The Rant of a “Republic” Indian Hacker

For me, the very foundations of Hacker-dom is based on three very fundamental steps: 1. Grasp the fundamentals 2. Question everything 3. Question everything, without being a fanatic As ironical (or rather illuminating, depending on the way you see) it may sound; as I start my very first step to understand the fundamentals of Indian constitution on...

[How To] Implementing Shindig.

I should have written an article/tutorial on how to implement/use Shindig to convert your SNS into and OpenSocial compliant SNS. Time, however, has prevented me from doing it so far. May be sometime later. For now, you can have a look at my presentation on the same topic. I had presented it at Barcamp Bangalore 7, and PHPCamp Pune. It was recommended...

OWASP AppSec Conf Delhi – Day 2; and more

The pictures of Day 2 are here. The second day consisted of 6 workshops – 3 before lunch and 3 after. I was confused on choosing between Sheeraj Shah and Mano Paul’s workshops during the first half; and Jason Li’s talk on “Web 2.0  Security” and “Secure Code Review” workshop (originally by Dinis Cruz, but conducted by Gaurav Kumar of Microsoft) on the...

OWASP AppSec Conf Delhi – Day 1

Special Note: I don’t have my Canon EOS 350D with me nowadays, so I had to borrow my roomates Canon Powershot. The quality sucks, but still, the pictures are here. I’ll be honest, going by the conf prices and some of the talk titles; I was expecting OWASP AppSec Delhi to be targeted mainly for managers. Moreover, I didn’t really have enough hopes for...

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