URI versus /URL
This is a trivial blog post for some, but an interesting distinction that I didn’t know about until recently.
Blue team versus red team
In preparation for my interview tomorrow in information security, I have been listening to some podcasts on information securit. I think one of the biggest things you can do in information security is stay connected with new information and others in the field. But one thing that keeps popping up in discourse is this red team/blue team discussion. And one thing I have realised is that the best way for me to learn something new is to research it and write a post that covers the topic. In the past, I would do this in notebooks (though I am slowly digitalising old notes on that), but here I will be assessing this distinction today.
HackTheBox Write-up — Ready
This machine has IP 10.10.10.220.
Perfect Power Checker in Julia
A perfect power is an integer m whose nth root is an integer a. That is, —
HackTheBox Write-up — Oopsie
This machine is found at IP
10.10.10.28, and was quite fun to hack.
HackTheBox Write-up — Archetype
I am going to have a quick night of attempting the “Starting Point” machines in HackTheBox. These machines I didn’t see when I first started using HackTheBox, but they seem to be valuable in understanding the usual layout of these kinds of machines. I think they are of a common author, too. And I do believe this particular machine is made by the person who made HackTheBox. So with all that in mind, here goes!
HackTheBox Write-up — Passage
WARNING: This is my first “hack”; as such, I change tack a couple of times, and it is messy…
General notes on HackTheBox
Approximating GitHub Language Colours in iTerm-256 Colour Terminal
When I first made
ls.py, as a good exercise to teach me programming, I went through GitHub and manually tried to match colours.
Setting up CI on GitHub Actions, and deploying docs for Julia
I didn’t know this when I first started learning Julia, but if you write a function; e.g.
Increasing trackpad speed on a Mac more than the maximum allowed
You can increase trackspeed in System Preferences, but that only goes up so far.
Steps to create a bootable USB drive for Linux
These steps work near-flawlessly on a OSX operating system to create Linux bootable drives.
Resetting old mac computer passwords
We are going to cover two methods to do this in this little section.
Understanding a little bit about Posterior Probability
Playing with old mac computers
My 2008 iMac had a flashing lock symbol on it when I turned it on.
Custom File Extension Automatic Syntax Highlighting in Brackets
I spend a little bit of time today just trying to get custom file extensions to automatically syntax highlight in Brackets.app. This problem came about because I kept opening my shell scripts, which didn’t have extensions for ease-of-calling, but it would open as
Plain Text“syntax highlighting” (i.e., no syntax highlighting).
PDF Searching Programmes
I am trying to write some programmes to search PDFs from directories.
Fumbling with Julia 1.2.0
I was first told about Julia very recently by a friend from mathematics class. He told me that it is very good for maths, but not very well known.
First Notes from a
Though I had expressed in my first notebook, in late 2018 at nerve.fancy.chained, that I wanted to “learn terminal” (I obviously didn’t know what “terminal” was…), and though I had used ample Excel over the summer of 2018–2019 working in Sue Schenk’s lab., I didn’t actually do any “proper” programming until relatively recently.
A Cuppa-themed Crossword
What follows is a cryptic crossword puzzle. The contest was between Z. and myself. Written by K., the first to complete this puzzle was the recipient of K.’s Again Again cup. I was victorious.