Many services implement 2FA (Two factor authentication) by sending
you a OTP (One Time Password) using an SMS with a random code, but this
forces you to give them your valuable phone number. What alternatives do
Let's dive into the HOTP,
used by some banks years ago through a physical token and the recent TOTP,
which both let you generate completely offline codes without
using any phone number or any other personal detail...
and Navigating the HPR Web Pages with a Screen Reader
Some time in the last year there has been some discussion on the HPR
mailing list about some of the problems I was having, particularly with
the tags page, on the HPR site.
Here is a show in which you can hear both me and my screen reader, as
I navigate the HPR home page, and then the HPR tags page...
The Joule Thief is a delightfully simple circuit that can light an
LED that requires 2V or more from a battery that is depleted to 1V or
less. There are three components in addition to the battery and LED: an
NPN transistor, a resistor and a double wound inductor. The key thing
about the inductor is that the same core shares two windings but in
The explanation of how it works is simple enough, as long as you
already understand how inductors and transistors work...
One of the things I love about the Fediverse is that there is constant activity and development. As I mentioned in the previous report on Bookwyrm, it is not unusual to return to an app a few months later and see new features have been added that make it better. In this report I want to highlight three news stories that I think may be of interest.
Hello Hacker Public Radio fans. This is Trey, and I am throwing this
recording together for several reasons:
The queue of shows is abysmally sparse. There are far more
openings for shows in the next few weeks than there are shows
This show is a pitiful excuse for why I haven't posted any shows
If you like what you hear on Hacker Public Radio, please express your
gratitude by recording your own show. It doesn't need to be long, or
sound professional, or anything...
I have a discussion about my Android "WIPING" and how it affected my
2 factor authorization with Google. Further I "beein" some more about
Android not being able to authenticate against a known chromebook using
GOOGLE SECURITY, what a "beeing" , "beeing"!!!!
And I also cover Google's lousy support for chromebooks through
Android, not sharing bandwidth via the cell communication channels...
I installed XeroLinux on an older I mac I had, mostly due to 2
I had the hardware and
A review I saw touted the MAC like interface from a modified KDE
As a Plasma user, how could I resist.
I had previously installed Fedora 36 on the MAC and was receiving
random hardware issues at boot time, I wanted to see if the issue
persisted on and Arch base, and since I had never used Arch, this was a
perfect test case...