As of August the 30th I may call myself a Master of Science (MSc.). At that date I have successfully defended my thesis titled “Combating Snowshoe Spam with Fire”. People have often asked if ‘Fire’ is some kind of an acronym, it ain’t 😉 In the thesis we detail how DNS configurations may be used to track down snowshoe spam domains. Snowshoe spam spreads out the sending over a great number of hosts to reduce the volume per host, making the individual hosts harder to detect and blacklist.
For the last couple of weeks I have been developing a Virtual Reality Browser. In true Linux fashion, I was not satisfied with the VR Browsers available in the Google Play Store, so I developed my own. Yes, I know, to really adhere to the fashion I should fork an existing one… It is, has been, an interesting experience. This is mainly due to me not having any experience in Android app development, at all.
Bit of a late post, but better late than never. FOSDEM 2017 was a nice time, as usual. Didn’t get to every talk I wanted to go to, but did see many interesting talks.Looking at the FOSDEM 2017 post, the first talk I had selected and actually attended was ‘Introduction to A-Frame’. A nice introductory talk about A-Frame. A-Frame being a framework for web based Virtual Reality applications. The inspector part is really neat.