Linux, BSD and Unix System Administration
and Programming with a focus on Open Source systems in particular. Keywords:
Subversion,CVS,MySQL,PHP,netward,libpcap,nmap,tcpdump, packet sniffing Body:
Fri Feb 14 21:43:49 EST 2014
The single line print format for pwutils never worked right.
Well now it does. The pwutils collection are some very small
programs written in C, Perl, Python and Bash that do, among other things:
Userinfo print similar to BSD systems
Various user reports
A kinda sorta like the pw utility
pwutil front end.
Should build and run on almost any Unix/Linux/BSD system.
Sat Jan 25 17:13:34 EST 2014
Leetness of Simplicity
I was thinking about doing another article about X windows when I realized
not much has changed on the surface. So instead, to tide us over until
I finish the current article I snagged a few old school simple window manager
pictures from Xwinman.
Wed Oct 30 12:40:00 EDT 2013
New Website: Working Title phantasmrx
For anyone who knows anything about me outside of my work/hacking stuff
(that would be non-computer) you know I have two other past times I am
pretty passionate about: surfing (as in waves not the world wide wait)
and skateboarding (additionally longboarding and surfskating... all
distinctly different). For a couple years I have been kicking around in
my head that I really wanted to ink out some of my thoughts on those;
specifically my perception of them which I have noticed, is vastly
different than what most people would think. It would be
really cool if there was some reasonable way to integrate
those thoughts into this site (and maybe there is and I haven't stumbled
on it yet) but this site has its own thing (which I have yet to
easily define other than weird interesting one off *nix stuff...
which I think is as good as it will ever get).
For the time being, this site idea is being prototyped, beta, whatever -
on this same webserver. That means hellish chaos may grip it at any given time
as I work out the design (flaws...) and hastily reddit my own awful writing.
In the meantime, take a look if you are interested:
Sat Oct 26 18:53:41 EDT 2013
Using Payloads to Probe UDP Ports
With no lubricant! A few years ago I was involved in an effort to move
the payloads that were embedded in the Nmap code (and hence, compiled into
the executable) to a file. I learned a lot, especially that I am a lousy
C++ coder (my work basically had to be rewritten from scratch...
but it was still fun!). I did learn one thing though, Maps in C++ are
really friggin cool and if I were a C++ programmer I would probably use
them every chance I could. They kinda sorta remind me of anon hashes in
Perl ... but not exactly the same. Regardless, here is a short text on
why we did it and an overview of how it works:
Wed Aug 28 12:01:55 EDT 2013
Vignette Effects using The GiMP
Ever wanted to process your own photos so they look older (for some strange
reason)? A quick down and dirty how to add some vignette and edge shading
effects to images using the GNU Image Manipulation tool or
GiMP. Enjoy, have fun and if you find mistakes... I might
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