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July 31, 2013  2:03 PM

What My Linux is Like: Browser



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

This is one I was really looking forward to writing about, simply because I find it fun to mess with different browsers. My netbook, as ironic as it will be in a little bit, uses Firefox and Chrome, depending on the need.  Using Chrome's DOM inspector and such is far superior as far as I'm...

July 31, 2013  1:46 PM

What My Linux is Like: Text Editor



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

I do a lot of programming.  Way more than I like to even admit at times.  There's a lot of options out there, including Eclipse, vi/vim, emacs, etc...  Eclipse, while being probably 2nd most popular next to vi/vim, is also way too much.  If you were to program in Java its great, but 99% of my...


July 31, 2013  1:20 PM

What My Linux is Like: Terminal (desktop+laptop)



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

This was the biggest point of me moving away from Awesome3 for my PC.  I don't use my netbook often enough for it to really effect me, but my PC is used virtually 24/7 (at least it feels like it).  As such, I had to find something that worked more in my favor.  I always loved Konsole, and it...


July 31, 2013  1:12 PM

What My Linux is Like: The Distro (desktop+laptop)



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

A little series I thought I would start detailing various aspects of what my daily uses of Linux are, including the distro, programs, tools, etc... and why.  Sounds fun, no? The one will cover the distro, and since I use it for both my PC and netbook (aka laptop in this), I'll join it into...


May 31, 2013  6:56 PM

Dynamic or static website?



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

Should you run a dynamic or static website?  Its typically a tough call.  Dynamic sites offer a lot of functionality that, for obvious reasons, you don't get in a static version.  However, there are some things to consider: 1.  Dynamic sites end up giving a lot more overhead and resource...


May 31, 2013  2:56 PM

Outlook.com vs. GMail : Part 2 – Sending Emails



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

Besides mentioning the whole GMail IM-email concept that I stated my dislike for in part 1, there's some points to make about both in terms of composing email. Lets take GMail's full window composing version for this, as an equal comparison.  It was nice, but it threw a whole lot of things into...


May 31, 2013  1:43 PM

Authenticate with Picaso



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

In my SSH Picaso post, I mentioned about how the fingerprint is displayed as ASCII art.  But what if we took that a step further?  What if that ASCII art was our password? The fingerprint of a keyfile is...


May 31, 2013  1:10 PM

The SSH Picaso



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

If you've ever created a SSH keypair, you've been graced with SSH's artistic abilities.  You know, that little character map that shows you the key's fingerprint:

➜  ~  ssh-keygen -t rsa
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/eric/.ssh/id_rsa):...


May 31, 2013  12:23 PM

Leaking information through API



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

I'll be honest, I was torn on whether to post about this or not.  On one hand its perfect for this blog as it mentions security...on the other hand, it kind of opens up new doors for stalkers.  But, here I go. I've never heard of this service before, but apparently there's a social media...


May 30, 2013  7:03 PM

Smart…guns…?



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

There's a crowdfunding project here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-safe-guns that is for the creation of smart gun development.  Basically, the government's new proposed gun control method is bio-metrics on guns. I'm not...


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