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2021-02-22 Chantage over bezoek aan porno-websites gaat door 4 days ago
Omdat met redelijk goed Nederlands deze pogingen tot chantage zich ook specifiek tot het nederlandse taalgebied richten zal ik er ook maar in het nederlands over schrijven:

In diverse varianten al langsgekomen, de 'ik heb al je persoonsgegevens en seksbeelden van je' mail waarin een betaling in bitcoin nodig zou zijn om hier van af te komen. Hoe het beeld tussen de porno-website en de webcam is ingedeeld is in deze varianten niet meer precies terug te lezen, dat detail bleef bij eerdere varianten wel steeds terugkomen, dus er zit nog iets verandering in.

Het bedrag is omhoog gegaan, er is nu 1450 euro in bitcoin nodig en dat moet naar bitcoin rekening 133MphKowvCC1PDyfZVF9L76mQvxTtRY93.

Op dit moment is daar nog geen geld op binnengekomen, maar zo te zien al diverse meldingen over deze chantage.

Goede uitleg Ik word per mail gechanteerd - Fraudehelpdesk.

Update 2020-02-23: Twee nieuwe mails met dezelfde tekst maar met bitcoin rekening 1NcyvDdyuJ5tF9MTnk1LqUULaZHurt3gRF. Of het dezelfde crimineel is of dat er iemand de tekst wel handig vond is de vraag.

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2021-02-20 Maintaining old URLs with parameters 1 week ago
In looking for something different I noticed requests for old urls for rss.php urls on a site. But that site was rewritten in a different programming language and I use a generic .cgi extension.

I had to look up how to do redirects with paramaters again because a RewriteRule directive in apache normally only uses the url, not the parameters. The page Redirecting and Remapping with mod_rewrite - Apache HTTP Server Version 2.4 gave me some hints, and I ended with:
    RewriteCond "%{QUERY_STRING}" "(.+)"
    RewriteRule "^/rss.php" /rss.cgi?%1 [R]
Which does exactly what I want.

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2021-02-16 Finally Armenia confirmed in amateur radio 1 week ago
Getting new countries in the log is one part, getting those countries confirmed is another.

Armenia had been 'evading' me for a few years because there aren't a lot of active radio amateurs in that country and the first ones I had contacts with decided to want money for a QSL card or digital confirmation. I decided to keep trying and in December 2020 I got a new station in the log: EK3GM and that station confirmed via Logbook of the World. So now I have that country confirmed, making the total 127 countries contacted, 120 confirmed via Logbook of the World.

Update 2021-02-17: And being active in the CQ WPX RTTY contest last weekend caused another confirmed country that I have been 'chasing' for a while: Tunesia. Contest station 3V8SS was very active, I got in the log and now I have 121 countries confirmed via LoTW.

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2021-02-15 I participated in the PACC 2021 contest and in the CQ WPX RTTY 2021 contest 1 week ago
A busy weekend with multiple radio contests going on. And a lot of other stuff in the weekend too so not much time to actually participate! I came to both contests fully unprepared and without much space in the weekend planning for butt in chair time.

First was the Dutch PACC contest where I participated Saturday afternoon and in the last 20 minutes of the contest Sunday morning. In this contest I made 21 contacts: 14 in morse and 7 in phone.

The second contest was the CQ WPX RTTY contest 2021 which is a 48 hour contest, which allowed me to start after I finished in the PACC and get stations in the log Sunday afternoon and evening. In this contest I made 70 contacts.

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2021-02-15 Snow over the Netherlands satellite image 1 week ago
Satellite image of the Netherlands 2021-02-13 with snow cover. I acknowledge the use of imagery provided by services from NASA's Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS), part of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).
Satellite image of the Netherlands 2021-02-13 with snow cover.
I acknowledge the use of imagery provided by services from NASA's Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS), part of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).
In the weekend of 6 and 7 February 2021 the Netherlands got covered in snow and temperatures dropped to -10 degrees Celcius. In the week after that weekend temperatures stayed low and clear skies made for nice weather for outdoor skating and other wintersports. I was reminded of being on wintersport holiday.

I just had to look up the available images from the NASA Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) and found a great image from 13 February 2021. Click for more pixels!

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2021-02-08 Checking certificates for expiry time left to determine renewal 2 weeks ago
Encrypt all the things meme I recently almost had an expired certificate for a public service because I did some fiddling with the file and ended up with a file modified time which had no relationship to the certificate request time.

Time to use the -checkend option I noticed in openssl x509 to test the actual certificates for upcoming expiry. So I redid the cronjob around dehydrated to do just that and had a cleanup. A candidate list of certificates to renew is created from certificates that are about to expire, certificates that have a changed certificate signing request and certificates for which there is only a signing request. That list is sorted and deduplicated and fed to calls to dehydrated.

It's now one script for both certificates that are renewed via the http-01 method and for certificates that are renewed via dns-01. By now both methods work fine for me, it depends on the use of the name which is fitting.
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2021-02-06 Fiber to the shed: final stage, first light and link up 3 weeks ago
Today I had time to prepare for the final fiber route in the utility closet and after that it was time to go into the crawlspace again and replace the fiber with the 15 meter length singlemode fiber. Good preparations helped the fiber pulling to go fine.

Next stage was to mount both fiber optic transceivers in such a way that they protect the fiber from damage. At last it was time to add UTP cable for the last part at both ends and soon the right lights were blinking and the link was up.

So now the weather reporting for Weatherstation Utrecht Overvecht is a lot more reliable and on time again, and the time service from my time server is always available.

Fiber may be overkill for this path, but on the other hand the fiber that came out of the pipe between the shed and the crawlspace was quite wet so my best guess is utp cable would need special precautions to not get water in it.

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2021-02-04 De hardnekkige spamlijst voor een belg 3 weeks ago
Ook 'Jeroen van Icttechnics' lijkt aan het patroon te voldoen wat past bij dezelfde bron van spam die ik al jaren zie. Website www.icttechnics.be waar staat dat hij niet meer dan 40 kilometer afstand wil voor klantbezoeken. Ook al staat er geen fysiek adres in Belgie bij, ik weet vrij zeker dat er geen adres in Belgie op minder dan 40 kilometer is.

Eerder, eerder, eerder, eerder, eerder, eerder, eerder, eerder, eerder, eerder.

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2021-02-02 Fiber to the shed: small change of plans 3 weeks ago
I talked about the latest developments in the fiber to the shed project with someone who has more experience in home fiber network and the suggestion was to order a 15 meter single mode lc-lc patch cable to have one cable from shed to the switch. I ordered such a cable at fs.com and added an 100base-LX SFP so the fiber can terminate directly in the downstairs switch.

Now waiting for the equipment to arrive, and there will be more work in the crawlspace in my near future.

Update 2020-02-04: The ordered fiber and SFP arrived late in the afternoon. Fast service from fs.com. It was shipped via DHL Express and they tried several times to remind me to pick a DHL shop to pick up the package but currently I'm not going anywhere most working days so my doorstep is a perfect delivery address.

Update 2020-02-05: After several tries it is clear my netgear switches have SFP slots that do not want to work with a 100base-LX SFP module. So one step back to the plan with two fiber-optic transceivers.

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