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udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured (workaround)

Today I fixed an unbootable ubuntu installation: it said: lvmetad is not active yet It then dumped to an initramfs shell, in which lvm pvs reported nothing but errors.  /proc/partitions showed nothing that looked like the root filesystem. Running udevadm … Continue reading

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Illsong

Being distressed at the prospect of singing a Hillsong song, I collected all the lyrics of 100 or so Hillsong songs, and put them through a Markov chain generator, to generate new songs in the style of the originals.  The … Continue reading

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PHP deobfuscation

One of the things that you see with depressing regularity when hosting crummy PHP scripts for others is this: eval&28;base64_decode&28;’aWYgKCFlbXB0eSgkX1JFUVVFU1RbInRoZW What’s that? Well it says to decode that gobbledegook into a binary stream (the base64_decode part), and then interpret whatever … Continue reading

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