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Updating CRL with Easy-RSA

At work I've setup Client Side Certificate Authentication to protect a sensitive website for HR since the built-in authentication mechanism left more to be desired.

I'm going to skip the part about how I've set it up, but the important part is that I used easy-rsa to make the management of the PKI a lot easier and that Apache is configured to check the certificate revocation list.

Wifi QR code

To make the process of connecting to our local wifi at home a bit less complex I decided to create a qr code for it. That way people can easily use their camera of their smartphone to connect to our network without typing in the WPA key.

So I looked on the net for a qr generator and started by typing in our SSID, when realizing it can't be secure to fill in our wpa key too.. It may be a bit paranoia but well I don't trust anything on the interweb most of the time.

CalDAV, Open-Source and Android

At Inuits, we are using Zimbra as mail and calendaring solution.

In the past, it used to be very difficult to synchronize the calendar with android phones.
The calendar supports ics and CalDAV exports, but none of these solutions was working on android.

ICS

Synchronizing the calendar with ICS had several downsides:

Ubuntu 14.04 on an Dell XPS 15 9530

So I had the chance to unbox and install a fresh Dell XPS-15 9530
Dell ships the XPS13's with Ubuntu, but for some crazy reason it does not do the same with the XPS15 which imvho is much more
appropriate for a developer as it actually has a usable size screen.

That means they also force you to boot into some proprietary OS the very first time before you can even try get into the boot options menu.
which is where you need to be.

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