Going nowhere with @anywhere.

June 13, 2010, 3:31 p.m. twitter

When twitter's @anywhere came out many geeks (yours truely included) thought of ways of adding it to their sites and blogs. @anywhere has a lot of usefull features, then again some it isn't very usefull either (unless of course you are building a fully featured twitter app (which most website owners ...

Have we been misled about cloud hosting?

June 12, 2010, 4:31 p.m. JavaScript , virtualization

Amazon recently announced that S3 support has been enabled in the AWS management console. Sounds great. Except that it doesn't work. Once you click on the S3 tab in the console the process seems to hang. The reason amazon and other cloud hosting companies want us to switch over to the cloud is becau ...

fuse: failed to exec fusermount: Permission denied

June 11, 2010, 1:42 p.m. fuse , security

This is a footnote to yesterday's post about using fuse based encrypted filesystems on linux. Once you have everything setup and try to mount an encrypted folder, you might get the following error: EncFS Password: fuse: failed to exec fusermount: Permission denied fuse failed.  Common problems: - ...

Encrypted filesystem on linux

June 10, 2010, 1 p.m. Centos , fuse , security , steganography , virtualization

Six years ago, I had a post with this exact same title. At the time it was about making a crypto loop. Cryptoloop allows you to create a large file, ecrypt it and then mount it with the help of a loop back device as a file system. The contents cannot be seen without the proper password. Truecrypt is ...