Computers Are Bad: Recovering Bitlocker encrypted fixed drives with only the OS drive's recovery key when the system won't boot

So, your OS drive got corrupted and won’t boot, and you have important data on the encrypted fixed data drives on your computer. You do have the recovery key for the OS drive (without that, there is no recovery), so there’s an easy solution: restore from a system image. You didn’t make a system image? Did you set a password for the drives? No? Did you only check the box to automatically unlock the drives?

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Running Atom in Docker

Introduction I discussed on Twitter a while ago one of the difficulties I’m having running the musl version of Void Linux: some applications just don’t work on musl. Text editors, specifically. I normally use Sublime, but it being a proprietary editor means that it won’t work on musl without the developers adding support (which is something they’ve been asked to do a few times, with no response ever given). So I tried to use Atom, which is open source!

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Some updates

I visited this site for the first time in a while and noticed some information was out of date. Most importantly I’ve graduated and no longer do physical security work (I do still have my license though, and it’s valid until my birthday next year!). I figured that while I’m updating that stuff I might as well make a post about it, so here you go!

Switching to Caddy

Well, I just switched this site over to Caddy to make publishing things to it a bit easier. It can now receive webhooks from Github and automatically post things… hopefully. We’ll see. Update, shortly after posting this: It works! \o/

First Post!

Well, I guess I have a new site/blog/thing. This is it. Since my last VPS provider died I haven’t bothered moving Ghost over here, so now I’m using Hugo and I think it’s a better choice. No NodeJS! No PHP! No .NET! Just pure HTML! We’ll see how this goes. Maybe I should, you know, actually publish the post… that’d be a good start.