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Empreinte perceptive de vidéos pour le contrôle d'accès

Rigel Kent

Envie de savoir si deux vidéos sont identiques malgré un redimensionnement ? Si une vidéo a été retouchée ? Appliquons une mesure de similarité d'images à la comparaison de vidéos.


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Carnet de dévelopment sur PeerTube, étape 2.2

Rigel Kent

Vous n'avez pas suivi le dévelopment de PeerTube ces 3 derniers mois ? En attendant sa sortie, retour sur quelques fonctionalités développées par la communauté que j'ai dans le viseur.


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WebTorrent, le bon, le brut, l'abandonné

Rigel Kent

7 ans après, quel bilan pour WebTorrent ? Quelles technologies bloquent son usage et quelles alternatives méritent notre attention ?


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Taking the gate

Rigel Kent

Essay about networks and their gatekeepers: our routers, small home devices that could do so much more to build a positive future for the Internet.


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SRLB: a better load balancer than Google's MagLev for Linux

Rigel Kent

Short description of a load-balancer module that could allow NFV at warp speed within IPv6 networks.


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Somebody is WRONG about the Internet

Rigel Kent

Net neutrality is probably the most worderfully boring topic, and ranting, the most practiced online activity. Let's mix the two!


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Going further with my server and securing docker

Rigel Kent

Ansible deployment? I just discovered "infrastructure as code". And while it takes time, it is very maintainable. Some problems arise though: Docker security with AppArmor? Dreadfully complicated, unless you have some automatic tools.


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ZeroNet, quest for a decentralised and anonymous internet

Rigel Kent

There are only few systems that make practical anonymous services. ZeroNet is one of them, relying on the Tor network and putting tools that make websites running on top of it more efficient and scalable. Here be dragons, this is alpha software.


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Draft notes #1

Rigel Kent

Some thoughts about self-hosting after the last PSES. I still think self-hosting is important, but made with other tools and certainly with other structures than just individuals.


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Building LineageOS for my Mate 8

Rigel Kent

Mate 8 is a poorly supported platform when it comes to alternative OSes - let's see if we can try LineageOS on it.


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VoidLinux: Full Disk Encryption

Rigel Kent

I was tired of pacman, so I tried a new distribution: Void Linux. Not bad but it misses a proper guide to full disk encryption.


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Git tricks

Rigel Kent

List of annotated commands to deal with file deletion.


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Reverse-engineering Android apps to regain freedom

Rigel Kent

Basic app reverse-engineering to understand how to practice app cleaning. Not scalable but insightful.


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Using Traffic Control with Virtualbox

Rigel Kent

Traffic Control is a small but extremely powerful utility to simulate lossy or small connections. With VirtualBox being a widespread option to develop networking applications, let's describe a small setup.


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Free servers for students of the university

Rigel Kent

Gathering servers from a local company, barely aged, for fun and profit at the local CS association.


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The age of engineering ignorance

Rigel Kent

A note written out of exasperation for the state of gender parity in IT. The issues might be more deeply rooted in society, but we have to act within the IT sector too.


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Benchmarking (raw) speech recognition APIs

Rigel Kent

A very short test to choose API at the time of the writing.


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Good reads!

Rigel Kent

I wish I had more time to read books. Maybe you can read some of my collection though, so let's review it!


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Wordpress docker install script

Rigel Kent

I swear I don't use Wordpress anymore - it is a very useful playgroand to teach basic web development though.