Monthly Archives: May 2016

Another day, another hack – LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the famous professional social networking site, was hacked in 2012.  At first, it was thought that only 6.5 million accounts were hacked.  A few weeks ago, it turns out that more than 165 million accounts have been hacked. Now the hackers did not get the password.  They got your email addresses, and the password hash.  The hash is essentially an encrypted version of the password that can not be… Read Article →

Sending emails through Gmail from Perl

Sending email through Perl can be done in many ways.  I like to simply call sendmail, but that approach is not always portable between operating systems.  For that, we use Net::SMTP.  But if you plan to send email via Gmail, normal plain ol’ port 25 SMTP won’t work.  For that, we need to switch to TLS/SSL with Authentication. But first, let’s review what the Gmail settings are. Server : smtp.gmail.com… Read Article →

It is time to vote

July 2nd 2016 is the time we vote.  We, the people of Australia, decides who our next prime minister would be. Isn’t it amazing, that no matter who is in power, there is always something bad to be said about the man in charge.  I personally do not think that Turnbull is doing too bad of a job, but then again, I don’t agree with everything he stands for.  As… Read Article →

Williams River Holiday Park

It was a great weekend camping.  We went up to Clarence Town, and spent the weekend at the Williams River Holiday Park.  The unpowered camping site cost about $22 a night. Checking in Friday was reasonably painless, although I must say the lady at the office was not the friendliest around (but hey, I didn’t go there to see her!).  They do lock the gate around 5:30 PM, so you… Read Article →