Weekend in Monschau

The last weekend of May we went with a group of 7 people (30-ers) to Monschau. This group is a group of friends who know each other since they studied together in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). After a long searching exercise for a good location to stay in the Eifel, I found this pearl called ‘Haus …

Your own Android application!

This article will help you developing your first Android application based on Adobe AIR. All tools are free of charge available. This article is assuming you use (Ubuntu) Linux. Prepare your development environment First download the software development kits (SDKs): Android SDK Adobe Flex SDK Adobe AIR SDK Unpack these SDKs in the directory: /opt/android …

Public WiFi-hotspots and sensitive information, a good combination?

The holiday has been started, you love to check your e-mail, Facebook or WhatsApp at your holiday location but can you trust the provided Wi-Fi-connection? The answer is: NO. Never trust these kind of Wi-Fi-networks. Maybe somebody has set up a wireless access point (AP)/WLAN-hotspot with the same name as the access point of your …

Accessing your files at home from your office

Assume you are at work and you would like to access your files at home in a secure way. There are many ways to accomplish this, for example by remote desktop. In this article I will unveil another approach namely via SSH (Secure SHell) and mounting your remote home-directory at your computer at work. Example …