I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

October, 2012

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October 31, 2012  4:45 PM

[Python] Send notifications to your phone using Pushover

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Sure there's Python modules out there that let you use Pushover, a smartphone service that lets you send notifications from any device to your phone, but all of them I've seen so far limit your messages to 512.  This makes perfect sense in that Pushover limits messages to 512 characters....

October 31, 2012  4:32 PM

[Python] Wrapper for redis-py

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

In a recent project I needed an easy-to-use lookup, but cachable, system to store information for periods at a time.  I wasn't really feeling the use of a strictly file-based cache system (i.e.: writing data to a file, reading form it, etc...) as most of the work is already I/O bound as is.  A...


October 30, 2012  10:31 PM

Ubuntu 12.10 and the Privacy Invasion

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

I'm far from a supporter of Ubuntu.  While I feel it has it's place in beginner Linux users transitioning from either Mac or Windows into a new world, I also feel Ubuntu has lost it's place.  I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 back in August due to laziness of not wanting to configure different...


October 29, 2012  7:28 PM

Window Manager Review: Awesome

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

I don't have a lot of experience with many window/desktop managers (i.e.: KDE, Gnome, e17, etc...).  However, one I have loved using, especially on my netbook, has been Awesome (http://awesome.naquadah.org/).  There aren't that many tile-window managers...


October 29, 2012  11:37 AM

[Python] Check to see if a number passes as a credit card

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Last month I went over a series of articles on how to use Balanced Payments to handle credit card processing in Python.  This time, continuing on with the credit card processing, I'm going to provide a small script that will show you how to validate a number as a credit card number. This can't...


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