Stop Looking for the Time - Force it Upon Yourself.

🔖 Programming  Technology 
It seems like one of the biggest complaints people have when considering what they would like to do as opposed to what they actually do on a daily basis, is time. "If only I had the time to go the gym" or "If only I could find the time to read" it seems as if people like to believe that there simply aren't enough ticks of the clock to cram a fulfilling life into one day. Read more...

Fun and Trickery with the Kippo SSH Honeypot

🔖 Linux  Technology 
I was recently tasked with setting up a honeypot for an organization that wanted some better insight into who was snooping around in their network. For those of you too lazy to read, what is a honeypot? Well remember in 3rd grade when we made leprechaun traps out of shoeboxes that usually consisted of some elaborate setup to trick the little men into thinking they were getting their hands on a pot 'o gold? Read more...

Best Bash Prompt Ever

🔖 Linux  Technology 
Ever wish your command line was a little more friendly? Maybe you'd like to add some emotion to your static computing environment? I give you the smiley face bash prompt! [caption id="attachment_441" align="alignnone" width="495" caption="Font is terminus, btw."][/caption] This bash prompt displays a green smiley face or a red frowny face depending on the return status of the last command executed. To use it, insert the following code to the end of your ~/. Read more...

MyTime Time Keeper

🔖 Technology 
I created a time keeper program for my final in Databases class. Its actually pretty useful if you have several jobs and you want to be able to keep track of your time and earnings. Its written in php/mysql so you will have to have webspace to host it. You can read more about it here: http://www. Read more...

Getting a Dell 1555, 1557, 1558 to Suspend in Linux

🔖 Technology 
EDIT: The suspend/resume patch has been included in 2.6.33.4 However brightness control with a dell 1558 is still broken without patches. I have uploaded precompiled kernel packages for Arch linux here which solve the problem. You can find patches for other distros here. Dell Laptops with model numbers 1555, 1557 and 1558 have issues with suspend and resume on linux, there is a patch, but it has not been included in the latest kernel version yet. Read more...

Awesome Window Manager - 3.2 Debs for Ubuntu

🔖 Technology 
Awesome window manager is great, if you haven't tried it yet. Unfortunately, the version in the official ubuntu repos is the ancient 2.x version, even in Jaunty. You can find a deb easy enough for version 3.2, but you will run into dependency hell. So, I've packaged here awesome wm version 3.2, along with most other dependencies you will need to get it installed. If anything is missing, it can be found in the official ubuntu repos. Read more...

ToxicCode.com

🔖 Technology 
Just wanted to post a little promotion for a site I just finished: www.toxiccode.com Its a website where you can post scripts, dotfiles, config files, or anything else linux. Other people can comment and rate your stuff. Very cool for us people who love the hand crafted linux enviroment. Check it out! Its text based browser friendly as well!

Strutting my stuff, nerd style.

🔖 Technology 
Its time for the obligatory desktop screenshot. I like to think of it as driving my car slowly down main street just after a wax and a new pair of spinning rims - except I don't have a car, I have a computer. Here is the breakdown. The rebellious wallpaper comes from http://gangsterserver.com/ This guy makes some amazing stuff. The stuff on the right isConky. You can download my config here. Read more...

How to use mintUpload on your own FTP server.

🔖 Technology 
I installed Linux Mint yesterday because my Ubuntu installtion was starting to get a little messed up from all the costant configuration, reconfiguration, and installation of new (and often not stable) packages. Nothing like a fresh start right? Mint Linux has some cool custom applications, one of them being mintUpload. It allows you to upload a file in 2 clicks to a FTP server and gives you the URL. Unfortuneatly, Mint doesnt make it easy to confugre the tool to use any service other than its own crappy one. Read more...

How to Boost Wifi Signal With Tinfoil and Paper.

🔖 Technology 
Just like any other good nerd, I started on a new project a few days ago. I wanted to put an old computer in with the house's stereo equipment to act as a jukebox. I've mentioned the idea before in an earlier post. Now I actually wanted to put it to practice. I set up all the software easy enough - I installed Linux, MPD plus a webclient and a samba share. Read more...