Some Ubuntu 18.04 problems fixed today

I’ve drafted but not published a long list of problems I’ve experienced with Ubuntu 18.04. In short it’s been one of the worst desktop releases of Ubuntu I’ve used. My experience on servers has been fine. Anyway I haven’t looked into the details of these patches but: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37:amd64 (2.22.6-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18:amd64 (2.22.6-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) These package releases seem …

Continue reading ‘Some Ubuntu 18.04 problems fixed today’ »

More Facebook Awfulness

Facebook Is Letting Job Advertisers Target Only Men Companies utilizing this feature: Uber, Boeing, T-Mobile Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information ad-targeting using people’s phone numbers prior reporting from Kashmir Hill: Facebook Knows How to Track You Using the Dust on Your Camera Lens How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever …

Continue reading ‘More Facebook Awfulness’ »

Firefox Monitor

I’m quite happy with my initial use of Firefox Monitor. I’ve recommended it to family, friend, co-workers. I recommend signing up for continuous monitoring. Anyone who has had a password compromise should consider that password and permutations there-of to be public knowledge. https://monitor.firefox.com/ For me the near constant data breaches we’ve seen in recent months …

Continue reading ‘Firefox Monitor’ »

Blocking Countries By IP

This is not exactly the best strategy given that malicious actors probably have access to IP addresses from other countries. I was asked to research this and this is what I found. Major IP Addresses Blocks By Country Block Visitors by Country Using Firewall https://www.countryipblocks.net/country_selection.php 8 Ways to Block Visitors to Your Website by Country …

Continue reading ‘Blocking Countries By IP’ »