Thibault Debatty

Configure rolling backups with rsnapshot

In this blog post we show how to use rsnapshot to configure nice and easy rolling backups.

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Download BigBlueButton recordings as videos

BigBlueButton is a great platform for online teaching. It has many features like built-in drawing tools (even supports multi-user drawing), breakout rooms, chat, shared notes, polling, screen sharing, session recording etc. But, the recorded sessions are no actual videos.

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We are looking for 2 new colleagues!

We are starting 2 new research projects:

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Log management with Loki : getting started

Loki is a log database developed by Grafana Labs. It's similar to Elasticsearch, with some major conceptual differences:

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ICONS2021 : Best paper award!

Our paper entitled Adversarial Training for Deep Learning-based Intrusion Detection Systems presented at the International Conference on Systesm (ICONS2021) has received the best paper award!

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Detect unnecessary 'use' statements with PHP CodeSniffer

PHP Code Sniffer is a great tool to make sure your code is nicely written. Next to the default rules, you can also install and use additional rules (sniffs) to further enhance your code. Is here how to use PHPCS to detect (and remove) all unnecessary 'use' statements in your code.

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MARk : add images to your detection reports

Since version 2.6.0, the Multi-Agent Ranking framework (MARk) offers the possibility to integrate images and other files in the reports generated by your detectors. Here is how...

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GitLab : enable 2-Factor Authentication (2FA)

GitLab is a very powerful tool, and it also implements decent security measures and protections. But still, by default all your work on GitLab is protected by a single password, which could be guessed or stolen. To add an additional layer of protection, you can (and should) configure 2-Factor Authentication (2FA).

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Packet Tracer : Getting started

In this video tutorial we show how to build a small network with Packet Tracer.

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We are hiring (again)!

We are looking for a new colleague to help us with our teaching and research activities!

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Record and share your terminal sessions with asciinema

If you want to share a terminal session, you can record a video of your terminal window, and share it on something like YouTube or vimeo. Or you can can use asciinema! asciinema actually only records the text input and output of your terminal (stdin, stdout and stderr). This means that the recordings are extremely light (it only contains text and timing), while the text remains perfectly readable. You can also easily share and embed your recordings on your website using some javascript code.

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Testing with Selenium and PHPUnit

In this blog post we continue our series about testing a web application with Selenium. This time we will show how to integrate Selenium with PHPUnit tests and assertions.

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