If this is the first time you’ve come to my personal home page, you may want to read this. Or just carry on bravely.
Here are my most recent posts.
Have I got your attention? It’s a sensationalist title, but this is important and developers/administrators still get it wrong.
Both online and professionally, I encounter technical people still turning to traditional hashing algorithms like SHA or, Schneier forbid, MD5 when making decisions about scrambling user credentials. Even this recent question on Stack
Overflow Exchange has yielded inaccurate answers. While choosing something like SHA-256 with salt isn’t necessarily a bad decision, it’s not the right decision – which, when it comes to cryptography, is critical to maintain the integrity of the system as a whole.
Last weekend I participated in a capture-the-flag event sponsored by Bishop Fox and ran by students at BYU. Following the event I decided that it may be fun to try and crack the scoring software itself – so I’ve written up the process here to explain how I put the exploit together.
Vim is an excellent text editor. I’ve used it for many years and like most vim users, have collected a fairly large collection of settings in my
.vimrc and learned how to grok my vim usage effectively through a lot of trial and error.
To that end, I’ve tried to assemble a useful overview of my experience with vim.
A while back I finally got my 512MB revision 2 model Raspberry Pi to successfully run OpenELEC. The picture to the right shows it running, using a shared network mount to access all of my media files.
Some folks requested a write-up detailing how I put everything together, so I’m going to try and provide a generalized walkthrough for those with the initiative to do something like this. Although I’m not assuming you’re a Linux guru, there’s some technical aspects to this - but it’s worth the effort.
Putting together all the moving pieces to get this blog to work the way I wanted took a little while. In the interest of sharing how I did it in case this helps others, I thought I’d share the approach I took.
This is, hopefully, the beginning of my personal blog entries. I’ve started to blog several times over the years and only gotten this far. We’ll see how this attempt turns out.
I want to write my personal thoughts on here, technical discussions about computing, and pictures of cats in top hats if I have the resources to spare.
My email address is at the bottom of the site. If you want to give me any sort of feedback, go for it.