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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.
Encrypting containers in Linux
Truecrypt is dead but Linux has had the ability to make encrypted containers for years. Time to explore!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Finding a median of a list
If given a list of numbers, how can you use python to find the median?
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.
Favorite Vim Plugins
A brief overview of the Vim plugins I use most, where to get them and intro on installing them using pathogen.
Finding Non Unique Elements in a list with python
A few ways to solve the first Checkio problem in python.
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.
My Hello World
Testing the blog, learning how all this stuff works.
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.
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