• URI versus /URL

    This is a trivial blog post for some, but an interesting distinction that I didn’t know about until recently.

    April 20, 2021 - 3 minute read -
  • 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.

    April 20, 2021 - 2 minute read -
  • HackTheBox Write-up — Ready

    This machine has IP

    April 12, 2021 - 4 minute read -
  • Perfect Power Checker in Julia

    A perfect power is an integer m whose nth root is an integer a. That is, —

    March 28, 2021 - 4 minute read -
  • HackTheBox Write-up — Oopsie

    This machine is found at IP, and was quite fun to hack.

    March 22, 2021 - 11 minute read -
  • 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!

    March 22, 2021 - 16 minute read -
  • HackTheBox Write-up — Passage

    WARNING: This is my first “hack”; as such, I change tack a couple of times, and it is messy…

    February 24, 2021 - 14 minute read -
  • General notes on HackTheBox

    Beginning Notes

    February 24, 2021 - 6 minute read -
  • 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.

    January 24, 2021 - 1 minute read -
  • 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.

    January 12, 2021 - 8 minute read -
  • 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.

    November 6, 2019 - 1 minute read -
  • Steps to create a bootable USB drive for Linux

    These steps work near-flawlessly on a OSX operating system to create Linux bootable drives.

    November 2, 2019 - 1 minute read -
  • Resetting old mac computer passwords

    We are going to cover two methods to do this in this little section.

    October 30, 2019 - 1 minute read -
  • Understanding a little bit about Posterior Probability

    October 18, 2019 - 1 minute read -
  • Playing with old mac computers

    My 2008 iMac had a flashing lock symbol on it when I turned it on.

    October 16, 2019 - 3 minute read -
  • 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).

    October 13, 2019 - 1 minute read -
  • PDF Searching Programmes

    I am trying to write some programmes to search PDFs from directories.

    October 7, 2019 - 2 minute read -
  • 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.

    September 18, 2019 - 1 minute read -
  • First Notes from a UNIX, Git and R Workshop

    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.

    August 19, 2019 - 11 minute read -
  • 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.

    August 13, 2019 - 1 minute read -