Sep 29, 2019
On August 12, for about 24 hours my email inbox was flooded with emails, peaking at over 1 email/second. This type of attack is known as an email bomb, and the intent is to overwhelm email providers and/or user attention as cover for other simultaneous attacks (which might send emails from password changes, online purchases, etc.).
The attacker did not use their own computing resources to send emails - instead, the attacker had a list of mailing lists, and used a script to subscribe my email address to each one.
Jul 09, 2019
Binary Multi-label Submodular Exact polynomial-time solution via min-cut/max-flow Exact polynomial-time solution via min-cut/max-flow Metric N/A NP-hard, polynomial-time alpha-expansion reaches local-min within a factor of 2 of global min Neither NP-hard, polynomial-time quadratic pseudo-boolean optimization can produce an exact partial solution NP-hard, polynomial-time alpha-beta swap reaches local-min Submodularity Binary submodular cost functions satisfy:
Cost(a,b) + Cost(b,a) - Cost(a,a) - Cost(b,b) >= 0 Multi-label submodular cost functions satisfy:
Jul 04, 2019
So you bricked your router. Or maybe you just want a more convenient way to manage and monitor firmware upgrades (wiping settings via command is a lot more pleasant than holding down power buttons). Either way, adding serial access is pretty easy for many routers. I first did this a couple years ago, but I had to do it again recently, so I documented the process here for my current router (Netgear R8000/AC3200).
Jul 03, 2019
Jun 16, 2018
Every time I build Meshlab, it’s always a little more work than it really should be. So here’s my notes from my most recent build (June 2018, Ubuntu 18.04)
Clone the repositories (This is for building master, switch to a release branch/tag if you prefer)
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:cnr-isti-vclab/meshlab.git git clone email@example.com:cnr-isti-vclab/vcglib.git -b devel Install dependencies (You may need other dependencies, these are just the ones that I needed at this point in time)
Jun 08, 2018
Introduction I’ve been running Ubuntu on Macbook Pros for a couple years now, and while the ease of installation, driver support, and general stability has greatly improved in recent years, it can be difficult to find up-to-date guides. I’ve recently set up a mid-2015 macbook pro dual booting macOS with Ubuntu 18.04, so I figured I’d document my steps. First some overall notes and warnings, then simple instructions for a non-encrypted install, followed by slightly longer instructions for an encrypted install.
Jun 04, 2018
Introduction After 5 years, it’s time to give the site a bit of a refresh, now with fewer images and more words. Previously I used bootstrap plus a bit of manual editing. This time I’ll be using a pipeline of Emacs org-mode -> ox-hugo -> hugo -> nearlyfreespeech.net. This post will self-document my steps to get all that up and running. The last time I did any web-related things was over 5 years ago, and I wasn’t an expert then, so these steps should be taken with a grain of salt.