Nokia Lumia 920: A few months in

Posted on: Mon 25 March 2013 by Daniele Sluijters

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while but I never got around to it. It’s also relatively difficult to write this post since so much is still in flux on the platform.


I got the black Lumia 920. I originally wasn’t planning on ...

Twitter for Windows Phone: officially the worst

Posted on: Sat 23 March 2013 by Daniele Sluijters

Disclaimer: this is a rant. It’s not meant to be reasonable or a fair assesement of the situation, it’s meant to vent.

A while ago Twitter updated their Windows Phone client and there was much rejoycing.

Except, it’s all a lie. What Twitter has created is a ...

Ruby and me: integers

Posted on: Tue 12 March 2013 by Daniele Sluijters

Now before anyone starts screaming, I’m new to Ruby, really new. I’ve dabbled a few times in it but always chose to let it go because some of its behaviour weirded me out. However, because we use plenty of Ruby at work and I’m starting to delve ...

Tougher SSL security in nginx

Posted on: Sun 11 November 2012 by Daniele Sluijters

This post is about SSL configuration in nginx. Though the defaults in nginx are very decent there’s a few things you can do to toughen up your nginx just a bit more.

Do bear in mind that a few of these changes might brick older clients, especially older mobile ...

Why I’d buy a Lumia 920

Posted on: Mon 05 November 2012 by Daniele Sluijters

I’ve always been at odds as to what I want from a mobile phone; it needs to be awesome, completely configurable, enterprise ready, sleek, have the latest technologies and preferably allow me to rule the world.

Since I’ve owned my first mobile phone I’ve switched a lot ...

Configuring 6rd with non-standard prefixes and dnsmasq

Posted on: Wed 24 October 2012 by Daniele Sluijters

6rd stands for IPv6 Rapid Deployment and is a technique that extends on 6to4 to allow ISP’s to more easily roll-out IPv6 without the whole backend needing to be IPv6 compatible.

This post will show you how to set up 6rd with non-standard prefixes (so not /28 or /32 ...

Zabbix: Baby steps - Part 1

Posted on: Sun 14 October 2012 by Daniele Sluijters

Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert when it comes to Zabbix. I might be doing stuff completely backwards but that’s just part of the process.

I’ve been wanting to play round with Zabbix for a long long time. I already had an installation of Zabbix 2 ...