Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Salora Arya – an excellent phone for an unbeatable price

    The Salora Arya is an incredible phone for an unbeatable price. It appears that they have saved the money from advertising to keep the price low, because I had never heard of the phone till I started comparing tech specs when I needed to buy one in a hurry. It arrived in a neat box […]

  • Disable SSLv3 on Nginx to prevent #POODLE vulnerability

    In the wake of POODLE vulnerability discovered in SSLv3, surprising number of people are not sure how to disable SSLv3. So here is how to do it. In your Nginx SSL configuration, find the line that shows the protocols. It will be something like this: ssl_protocols SSLv3 TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2; Remove the SSLv3 from it […]

  • Google’s guessing games #privacy #humor

    Imagine my surprise today when a google search result showed my location below the search results (nil). Virar West, Virar, Maharashtra – From your Internet address – Use precise location  – Learn more I live in Virar East, so the guess was off by a few kilometers. Curious to see how accurate it gets, I allowed it to use “precise […]

  • Reset the net – Don’t ask for privacy, Take it back

    Reset the net – Don’t ask for privacy, Take it back

    A long overdue backlash against state spying (and NSA in particular) has some of the biggest websites on the internet joining forces with internet rights activists to unleash an unambiguous message. Don’t ask for privacy, take it back. Internet website and application owners are encouraged to adopt strong encryption based security measures to prevent spying […]

  • WordPress All In One SEO Pack plugin users should upgrade NOW #vulnerability

    The Scuri blog has posted that the All in One SEO plugin had two vulnerabilities they had pointed out earlier, and the just released update fixes both. AISEO users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible. While auditing their code, we found two security flaws that allows an attacker to conduct privilege escalation and […]

  • Varnish config for wordpress with ngx_pagespeed and wp-touch

    This is the Varnish config I am using currently. It is working with wp-touch, pagespeed and wordpress and (bonus) deals with the pagespeed not allowing pages to cache. No time for pretty comments and explanations, here’s the code. I will answer questions, or come back and explain the code in comments – but it is […]

  • Ubuntu 13.10 internet very slow “nothing helps” fix

    I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop and went nuts with the laggy laptop. I have 2gb memory on it, which shouldn’t be causing such a comatose experience. I installed drivers, tweaked memory, did a hundred things, nothing helped. Digging around in the innards, I found that /etc/resolv.conf was very strange and was showing localhost […]

  • Ioncube with Nginx+php-fpm giving 502 gateway error SOLVED

    Ubuntu 13.10 seems to be having trouble with ioncube and php-fpm. My earlier guide on loading ioncube may not work for you anymore. This is really strange and I have no idea why no one seems to mention it, but if you are getting frustrated trying to install the ioncube loader on php-fpm, just ignore […]

  • Ubuntu network slow RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Realtek

    I recently reinstalled Ubuntu, and found that my network was agonizingly slow. Installing the driver from the Realtek website fixed this. My card is RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller, but I imagine this will work for other versions too. The problem is that the default driver does not support this card well. Blacklist it. […]

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