kktuax's Blog

How I stopped caring about passwords once and for all

Not so long ago we heard news about huge password breaches like Collection #1. The scale is quite concerning but this type of password breaches sadly happen quite often. There are even sites like have i been pwned? where you can find out how many times your passwords have been leaked.

March 9, 2019

Reducing my Google dependency

As a fan of their search engine, I quickly jumped to try lots of Google’s services. Even before having an smartphone I was already using GMail or Google Calendar. With time, I started using many other services from them as they keep providing and ever more integrated experience:

March 2, 2019

Leaving Blogger in favor of Jekyll and GitHub

For almost 6 years, this blog had been hosted at Blogger, and it was a pretty decent experience: you can get up and running with your blog pretty fast. They supported using your own domain which was exactly what I was looking for. However, I was not so comfortable hosting my site on Google: since they decided to kill Google Reader, I was a bit skeptical that they will shut down the service at any point. Anyway, I had to do something with the blog: it was still using HTTP and, since HTTPS if finally gaining traction (thank you Let’s encrypt!), I was planning to configure SSL sooner than later.

February 25, 2019

Introducing YouTuPi, a YouTube (mobile) web frontend for your Raspberry Pi
Introducing YouTuPi, a YouTube (mobile) web frontend for your Raspberry Pi

I’ve been the proud owner of a Raspberry Pi for several months now. Since I bought it, I’ve looking for ways of replacing all the functionalities my old TV-attached laptop had, which basically were: torrent downloader, DLNA server and YouTube player. This device has a very low power consumption so this would be great news.

February 16, 2013

Moving your android apps to the external storage

Since recently I’ve been playing more with my modest android smartphone, I started suffering from his lack of internal storage memory. His 150 MBs quickly become insufficient since it comes with plenty of pre-installed applications that can’t be erased unless you root your phone.

January 2, 2013