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A Brief Introduction to AWK
30 December 2017
This will be brief introduction to awk and it’s many uses. I will show a
few brief segments about various uses of awk and when it comes in handy
for certain tasks. For more detail one should read the
Awk User’s Manual.
Fedora 27 Review
24 November 2017
I recently bought a new laptop, and I put Fedora 27 Workstation on
it, and it is much better than my previous impression. Things are
functioning much better than my encounter Fedora 25. There’s proper
integration with services. Things are working out of the box and with
RPMFusion, it is the single best distro out there for desktop work.
28 October 2017
Steam is so bloated. It seems like every single time I fire it up I have
to download a new update, and these updates are not small or reasonable
to download on a terrible DSL connection. I come home from college like
every two weeks and I just want to play a few games before I have to go
back, is that too much to ask? I don’t get how these platforms have
bloated so much. I haven’t played games for so long, and I bought new
ones, and just when I want to play with them I have to download a big
old 200MB update. This is totally unacceptable.
CyberSeed 2017 - Application Security
21 October 2017
I recently competed at the 4th Cyberseed event at UConn in the
application development competition. The challenge was to build a secure
application according to specific specifications before the competition. Then
the individual teams would attack each others apps in order to collect various
flags placed in our apps. This year was the first for this particular event,
and the challenge was to build a secure medical repository. The teams were
then given the source for each others apps a couple of days before the event.
This event was a lot of fun and lead to a lot of lessons about secure app
development for me.
Analyzing Your Takeout Data From Google Fit
27 June 2017
Google allows you to export your data from various products. In this post I
show how one can run analysis on my data from Google Fit to find various pieces
of information using the basic bash command line tools.
Universal Studios Florida
14 June 2017
I recently visited Universal Studios Florida and it was really nice. This will
cover all my thoughts on the various areas excluding Harry Potter world. The
islands of adventure will also be it’s own separate post. I will link to those
posts at the bottom of this one when they are posted.
09 May 2017
I recently decided to make a move to Arch Linux, and I really like it.
I haven’t encountered any major issues yet. It’s very slim. However there are
some rough points to it, and some extremely nice parts.
Gripes with Fedora 25
18 April 2017
I’ve recently upgraded to Fedora 25, and I’ve run into some issues with
it, and I’m not as happy with it as I used to be. I still like Fedora, but it
feels like some issues are beginning to pop up with it.
Review of Alpine Linux
30 March 2017
I’ve recently started using Alpine Linux for a school project and its a
really neat little distro. It’s designed to be very small, and secure. It uses
an alternative C standard library known as musl, and it’s the new default
for docker images. This post will detail the installation and my thoughts
regarding this distro and what needs to be improved. This review is for
Alpine Linux 3.5.2 released on March 2, 2017.
Finding the Largest File Stored in Your Git Repository
30 January 2017
This command will find the largest file from the output of git ls-files
which outputs the path to each of the files stored in git below your