Wednesday, August 1, 2018

What was I reading in July 2018?

This was another of those months where I've been so busy that I did very little reading. Once again, I'm studying for multiple certification tests (re-tests?). Related to reading, the current Humble Bundle is looking quite interesting.

For those with access to the house network, the ESXi upgrade (to 6.5) appears to have worked without issue. Also in the network are: 2 Kali instances with the first target and a full reverse proxy, a Gogs instance, a Markdown editor, a Vim trainer, and a web-based man page reader. Some heavy tweaking of the reverse proxy was required but it appears to be working (including access to VMRC from the Hamachi network).

For awhile, I was having issue with the "s" (star) key in TT-RSS. It turns out that my customized instance of Gleebox had updated and the navigation settings had shifted from the right-side of the keyboard to the left. Finding it required that all extensions be turned off and behavior studied while each was re-enabled. It appears to be "playing nice" again.

I received a DLP-to-RPi adapter board from Mick Makes. Although it's intended to work with the RPI Zero, I'm hoping that it'll work with the new B+. It should, because the Zero and the B+ have the same header pin-out. Fingers crossed!

I've also turned on HTTPS for the blog (just now). Whether or not it works well remains to be seen. In any case, this past month's reading...

2018-07-02

- How we discovered three poisonous books in our university library
- Pointers Are More Abstract Than You Might Expect in C
- There was a time when search engines were a thing. And it seems they still are
- SMS over IRC
- Reverse Engineering for Beginners

2018-07-03

- Anti-Flow
- The advantages of an email-driven git workflow
- Water compresses under a high gradient electric field

2018-07-11

- This new dual-platform malware targets both Windows and Linux systems

2018-07-13

- Your IoT security concerns are stupid

2018-07-17

- A Short Guide to Hard Problems
- did.txt file
- How to Implement Open Source Container Security: Part 1 - Runtime Security

2018-07-23

- C's Biggest Mistake
- Autopsy of a deep learning paper

2018-07-31

- Leonardo Da Vinci's To Do List (Circa 1490)

Above was generated by a homegrown bolt-on script for Wallabag, which is a free utility for capturing web content so that it can be read later.