Cristian Livadaru's Blog

My personal view on things

Home Assistant With TimescaleDB and Grafana

In my pursuit of adding some nice graphs to my home assistant installation I first started going down the InfluxDB path but quickly had to give up and used TimescaleDB instead

Death

Having the death talk with your kids isn't something easy

Copying data between two seafile servers

You could just copy data between two seafile servers via seafile client or web, but life’s to short for that.

mimemagic breaking bundle install

This is no new issue and most likely it will only be relevant to older rails projects, but since I faced the same issue again and meanwhile forgot what it was about and how it should be fixed, here a note to self. For more details and an appropriate header image for this subject, check out Christine’s Post on this issue: What’s up with mimemagic breaking everything? The Error While running bundle install

Privacy focused voice assistant with Rhasspy and Home Assistan

Having my issues with privacy in regards to voice assistants like Alexa or Google home, I needed something that works without cloud services, Rhasspy delivers but getting there is quite a bumby ride.

Fuck the war

One moment you are out and drinking a cup of coffee, the next moment you are in the middle of a war. You have done nothing wrong, your family and friends have done nothing wrong, but you are being slaughtered regardless.

The end of an era

Everything has to come to an end at some point, the retirement and with that the end of my parents restaurant made me remember some old stories …

Freedom of expression

Freedom of expression can be a complicated thing. Accepting that someone protests against core values of yours isn’t easy. I strongly believe that you have a right to your own opinion, but you can’t have your own facts.

Flooding phishing forms with bash and curl

In 2018 I wrote a quick post on how to flood phishing pages with a python script. Unfortunately that doesn’t work with python3 anymore and also doesn’t handle POST request, me not really being a python dev decided to use bash with two packages instead of coding something in ruby. Install packages apt install pwgen gpw That’s it for the packages, now you have something to generate usernames and passwords.

I’m sorry

This is the usual answer I get when I mention the fact that I’m divorced. Then there is the “failed marriage” thing I hear and read everywhere. I have to disagree with both things.