Stripping Embedded MP4s out of Android 12 Motion Photos

Motion Photos is a feature of the Google Camera application on some Android devices — Pixel only, as far as I know — that records a short video at the same time a picture is taken in order to offer you a better shot of the same moment. The Google Camera application analyzes the frames in the video to […]

Pruning External Btrfs snap-sync Snapshots

snap-sync is a utility that facilitates synchronizing snapshots from a local Btrfs file system to another one (either physically connected to the same machine or on another machine via SSH). Internally it uses snapper to create a local snapshot that functions as a base for incremental Btrfs send/receive to the other volume. Once your first […]

Resolving Faux TLS Encryption Errors in SSSD

After wasting several hours over each of the last several days troubleshooting this seemingly obscure TLS encryption issue in SSSD I feel compelled to write down some notes. It all started with a switch upgrade in our rack. Two new servers I had just provisioned were failing to find users in our 389 directory server. […]