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Using the new(ish) Nextcloud updater

I first started playing with ownCloud back in early 2012 with version 3, and started using it seriously in mid 2014 as my main tool for syncing my Calendar, Contacts and files having migrated away from Google's Calendar/Contacts/Drive.

But one of my biggest complaints was the update mechanism …

pip changing from pep8 to pycodestyle

I recently updated one of the packages in Atom that was called linter-pep8 to version 2.0 which was renamed to linter-pycodestyle. This is because PEP8 the package was renamed to pycodestyle to reduse confusion between the package and the PEP8 the specification.

However after I opened Atom I got …

Expiry dates on smart phones and other IoT devices

A while ago someone1 suggested the idea of putting an expiry date on smart phones. The idea was that when manufacturing a device the company would have to commit to pushing out fixes to any CVEs that come up until the given date. So when buying a phone there …

My ownCloud update script

Update 2017-03-02: If your using Nextcloud they now have their own in browser updater this script still works though.

One of the most important things in security is patching. For the last several years two out of the ASD's top four mitigations have been patching (patching applications and patching the …

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