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Welcome to the future with 50y old technology. There is an obscure emacs extension, swank js, that runs a nodejs daemon that speaks slime to emacs.

It allows you to work with js the same way you'd work with lisp, evaling lines or buffers into a live nodejs instance.

I use it (in combination with org-babel) to talk to live instances of remote services, to inspect data, experiment, but also as kind of an on-the-fly UI

It allows you to inject js into a browser as well, handy for js dev or even on the fly data scraping/web manipulation. Super useful yet not very well known.

here is a quick elisp code to make it run with livescript

Fri Sep 29 2017 17:10:56 GMT+0200 (CEST), 23 months ago

Are you having trouble falling asleep during conversations?

Are you in a disco, finding in hard to focus on computer programming?

I have a solution for you, just pop one of these babies in. http://lesh.sysphere.org/dump/weirdforest.mp3

Its a sound that I made that I play when I need to focus and zone out. It has some rain, weird thunder, owls, someone shuffling sticks around and whale noises of course.

I guess it will sound a bit ominous at first but it grows on you

Tue Nov 08 2016 17:58:48 GMT+0100 (CET), 33 months ago

I feel like people aren't freaking out enough about how awesome it is that big universities are publishing their lectures online, some of my favorite ones are

Justice, Michael Sandel (Harward)

Human Behavioral Biology, Sapolsky (Stanford)

I turned these into podcasts that you can download here

about behavioral biology letures, in order to fall in love with Sapolsky, check his short talk on toxoplasmosis parasite

Also, I think his lecture on biological underpinnings of religiosity that is a part of this course is not in the playlist, I think because its pretty controversial, you can find it as an old recording here

will add more stuff to this folder with time.

Tue Nov 08 2016 16:50:41 GMT+0100 (CET), 33 months ago

Had to implement some small but serious infrastructure.

Needed some usual things for internet operations these days like system monitoring, smart logging, graphing and alerting, high availiability, cloud, ids/ips, and mucho security.

Did this many times for random projects but this one was more serious and so I decided to rethink everything with focus on the security infrastructure. Manuals were read and quite a few quick projects were made and there is more to come so this post will be updated with time. I'll quickly go through the novel things I implemented and novel thoughs I have on the subject. This post will be a mess and there is a lot to write,

Quick logistics for nodejs apps

this is boring and already exists but I like the way I do things.

System monitoring?

munin is a collection of perl? scripts from '98 ran by crontab. UGH. nagios is.. yeah, same thing.

went with logstash -> elasticsearch -> kibana for data collection/graphing and riemann for alerting. Didn't figure out active system checks yet (a job for nagios usually. stuff like pinging, checking if websites render correctly, potentially crawling them and such)

all kinds of apps write to logstash. my node apps, log data collectors (lumberjack), local system checks IDS, and such, it works well. Data from everywhere is aggregated and graphed together. I've written something simmilar to this stack as one off apps for debugging complex architecture a bunch of times, was very happy to find out that someone actually already works on such a thing pretty seriously.

didn't like collectd as it seemed like something that hangs out in a munin/nagios oldies crowd. so I wrote:

  • a simple probe that collects data from machines locally and sends it to a central server (in my case logstash) via udp json.



it supports plugins, they are super easy to write. one of the plugins is a meta plugin that runs munin scripts because I'd rather kill myself then write all these data collectors myself.

Geographical internet stuff

csi-internet is there for you if you want to draw some computer stuff on a map. Also good to impress your girlfriend if she got used to cmatrix. As a test of a graphing engine it can ping around, do traceroutes and draw heatmaps. Messy atm as looking at pictures was more fun then looking at good code. work in progress. works on top of d3 and datamaps.

Firewalls

Writing tons of iptables rules is for robots and not humans and so I'd fuck it up eventually. pyromaniac is a thing that renders JSON into iptables commands.

hosts =
    vpn:
        ip: '10.66.1.70'
        publicPorts:
            vpn:
                port: 443

    shell:
        ip: '10.66.1.11'
        ports:
            ssh: 
                port: 22,
                from: 'vpn'
            something:
                port: 666,
                from: 'all'

    git:
        ip: '10.66.1.51'
        ports:
            ssh:
                port: 22
                from: 'all'

    all:
        ip: "10.66.1.2-254"


exports.settings =
    rules:
        forward: [
            { from: 'vpn', to: 'all', comment: 'vpn to everyone TCP' }
            { from: 'vpn', to: 'all', proto: 'udp', comment: 'vpn to everyone UDP' }
        ]

    hosts: hosts

this program is highly specific to my scenario (machines behind a NAT hypervisor with strict control of each connection) I'm showing an aproach here more then sharing my code as something that will work for you.

IDS/IPS

I really like this part, but will write it up later when I have more to show

Mon Mar 16 2015 23:28:16 GMT+0100 (CET), 53 months ago

hello world

Sun Feb 24 2013 06:51:38 GMT+0100 (CET), 77 months ago

test

Sun Feb 24 2013 06:07:06 GMT+0100 (CET), 77 months ago