Visualizing the Hacker News frontpage

What headlines run to the top in no time? What titles are changed? What discussions draw the most comments and stay active? In this post I will summarize how a mix of Python and R produces a video showing the HN headlines over a two month period.


Setting up a Monero node with solo mining pool

Monero is one of the emerging new cryptocurrencies, featuring algorithms for anonymous payment channels. In this blog post I summarize my experience with setting up a node, installing a solo mining Stratum pool and connecting miners to the pool.


Arch Linux Arm on Banana Pi compiled from Arch Linux

I did it again. It cost me more time than necessary - again. Summary of my installation of Arch Linux Arm (ALARM) on a Banana Pi, done from an Arch Linux machine.


Customize and filter your email address for different websites with extensions and Sieve

You might already know about extensions if you are a Gmail user - but it's in fact not a special Google feature! Using a unique email address on every website you set up an account on makes filtering a lot easier - even more so in combination with Sieve server side fitering.


Collecting NetFlow v9 on OpenWRT

Trying to get ntop to work. Fails because ntop is bundled with nprobe which is not available for free anymore. Alternatives are hard to find. Going deeper finally brings me to softflowd and makes me spend the day implementing a NetFlow v9 parser in Python