On the wrong end of a network storm.

This happened over fifteen years ago. The company is no more, but I will make up names to protect the innocent. It is a story of a Middle Eastern telecommunications operator, a bewildered & naive engineer (Me), stolen phones and a subsequent nasty network storm. I used to have a job…

sigstore the hard way

I finally got round to fixing and improving sigstore the hard way. * A few bugs fixed thanks to community issues raised * We now use mdbook to render to https://sthw.decodebytes.sh * You can now use a simple file CA if setting up GCP certificate authority or PKCS11 is a…

Creating a Merkle Tree in the shell

I have known about and used Merkle Trees for a while, but never really bothered to construct one manually (no real need as so many good libraries are out there). Well it’s Saturday night, we are in a lock down, so why not? For anyone new to Merkle tree’…