Archive for June, 2017

Woes of moving to a more secure world

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

If you haven’t noticed, my blog is now secure from the NSA peeking at your comments by the magic of TLS and Lets Encrypt !

But doing this, I forgot to update WordPress’s notion of what URL this blog lives on, and as a result comments posting didn’t actually work.

Sorry about that, and now it should work fine,

Script Day: “secure” password generated one liner

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Ever needed to create a “secure” password to register to a web site(1) and you couldn’t be bothered to invent a secure password? Just paste this command line to your terminal:

ruby -e 'puts [*"a".."z",*"A".."Z",*"0".."9",
  "!@#$%^&*()_+[]/-=.,".split("")
  ].shuffle[0..(ARGV.shift.to_i)].join' 16

The last argument is the number of characters to put into the password.


  1. that probably annoyingly require “at least 1 upper case letter, 1 lower case letter, 1 number and 1 special character” []

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