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    Poor man's VPN

    Sometimes you need a little help making connections but don't need a full blow VPN. Here is one solution to use the SOCKS server and proxy settings to get the job done.

  • 25 Aug 2014 » Read More

  • Encrypting containers in Linux

    Truecrypt is dead but Linux has had the ability to make encrypted containers for years. Time to explore!

  • 26 Jun 2014 » Read More

  • Python Puzzle Counting characters in a string

    A common problem in programming is looking through a data set and enumerating the data. How many times does the letter `a` occur? This Python Puzzler introduces a common pattern for solving this sort of problem.

  • 29 Apr 2014 » Read More

  • Ipython debugging - where have you been all my life?!?

    Ipython is a great interactive development environment, since I discovered it I haven't looked back at IDLE. I have always wondered what the debugger was about though, just read some things that blew my mind!

  • 30 Mar 2014 » Read More

  • Fixing i3status and window titles

    The status bar for i3 is nice, very useful and a little ugly. Did a bit more reading and found a great, easy way to fix the font and make it more attractive.

  • 28 Jan 2014 » Read More

  • Setting up an Nginx server on Raspberry Pi

    Got a new raspberry pi for Christmas, need to learn webserver deployment in a safe environment. Seems like a match made in geek heaven.

  • 20 Jan 2014 » Read More

  • Favorite Firefox plugins

    Firefox is a wonderful browser with lots of native functionality. Even with all those native functions there are still somethings that could be better. Luckily, the makers of Firefox realized that one size does not necessarily fit all. In order to allow easy customization they included a way to extend the functions of the browser with plugins. This post recounts my favorites and why I use each one.

  • 13 Jan 2014 » Read More

  • Finding a median of a list

    If given a list of numbers, how can you use python to find the median?

  • 08 Jan 2014 » Read More

  • i3 Challenge

    Tiling window managers have always intrigued me. I have tried a number of them but never for long enough to really get into them. Now I am starting the new year (well, ending 2013 too) with a one week challenge to use i3 as my window manager. Here is the chronicle of how that went.

  • 07 Jan 2014 » Read More

  • Favorite Vim Plugins

    A brief overview of the Vim plugins I use most, where to get them and intro on installing them using pathogen.

  • 31 Dec 2013 » Read More

  • Finding Non Unique Elements in a list with python

    A few ways to solve the first Checkio problem in python.

  • 30 Dec 2013 » Read More

  • Setting up a github blog using Jekyll Bootstrap and Disqus

    I have been playing with blogging for a long time, now I am ready to take the next step and try doing a static blog hosted on Github's gh-pages service. Here is how I set it up, started with basic posts, did some theme experiments and even added comments. Overall not as difficult as I thought but there were some pitfalls and traps to avoid.

  • 18 Dec 2013 » Read More

  • My Hello World

    Testing the blog, learning how all this stuff works.

  • 17 Dec 2013 » Read More

  • Jekyll Introduction

    Great overview that came with the Jekyll Bootstrap setup files. Good place to start to learn about Jekyll and what it can do for you.

  • 29 Dec 2011 » Read More

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