A little experiment

Thought about getting a nicer email signature earlier on, while adding the qr code image to my signature, the most natural thing to do was just to upload it to cubie and link it. Just realised that this could result in some interesting phenomenon. Basically, whenever someone opens the email, it ...

cloudflare

Finally decided to try out cloudflare to see if my site would load faster. I had already created an account ages ago but was hesitant due a a few reasons. 1) Changing DNS will affect my MX records and during transition period, my emails might be lost if settings are wrong. 2) Complicated setup ...

Root access for android apps

Must say that I am quite surprised at the amount of unencrypted information available on the phone. The stock android browser stores saved password in plain text in a sqlite db at /data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db . Yes, although other apps are unable to access the data ...

Allure of sysprep

For someone like me, who has over the years collected an entire treasure trove of applications and utilities for all purposes, sysprep is a godsend. I wont have to re-install and re-configure all my programs when migrating to a new computer. However, having done so 4 times for my last windows ...

webview vs native

And so, this month I will be rather busy volunteering on developing an app for the scouts. Some pointers I have picked up so far... 1) You need to pick somewhere to stop supporting. If you are supporting all versions of Android since 1.5. There is gonna be a whole lot of functionality that you ...

iptables -F

This command should be removed or come with confirmation message before execution. Today, I wanted to to turn my blacklist into a whitelist. Reason being as I added new services, I don't always remember to add in new rules, as a result, I was exposing quite a number of potentially sensitive ...