2020 Week 11

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 11:19:58PM

Having fun with people on OverTheWire.org:

lsof -p PID
lsof -n | grep pts
htop                              # discover
echo -e "\e]11;rgb:ff/00/ff\007"  # color
echo -e "\e(0"                    # gibberish
echo -e "\e[?1003h"               # gibberish
echo -e "\e[<Start>;<End>r"    # scroll region
reset                             # also reset

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 4:13:59PM

Blows me away how well training for cybersecurity is for teaching people to think and research becoming truly powerful autodidacts.

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 12:29:27PM

Tips for mentoring online:

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 10:57:10AM

Alternatives to Discord to look into:

Name C S V P Notes

Discord x x x x Zoom x x x x Jabber x x x o
Mumble x x o o “People have moved on from” Jitsi x x x o TeamSpeak x x o x MatterMost x x x o Matrix/Riot x x x o Apache Licensed ————– - - - - —————————-

Friday, March 20, 2020, 2:39:44PM

TIL that /msg rwxrob /raid lastmiles would raid lastmiles on Twitch after the timeout lapsed.

Friday, March 20, 2020, 10:06:31AM

After we made the name rwx.gg for the group of us working on capturing the list of requirements for open credentials we had fun with what the gg could stand for:

“It’s like the knowledge equivalent of ‘right to repair’?”

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:54:51PM

TIL that https://prerender.io is actually be used by absolutely stupid people who care nothing for blind people and those using text-based browsers. I have never been more motivated to destroy a site that right now. These people have no idea about the amount of damage they are causing the Web and frankly they don’t care.

This is not some idle rant from an aging dinosaur wanting to use a text-based browser. This is objectively destroying our ability as humans to search, archive, and access what we have come to love.

There has never been a time that the README World Exchange is more needed. Then the world of intelligent humans can be free from the stupidity of those who would destroy the Web’s basic purpose for the sake of whatever JavaScript grants them.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4:27:03PM

Just learning about KnowBots today. They are bots that collect knowledge based on specified criteria and have been around a long time. I really want to make know.sh into a service where people can configured their own KnowBots.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10:48:14PM

PicoCTF has an amazing shell interface that can be used from anywhere there is web access. However, some of the “challenges” require use of the Unity game plugin. I don’t have to say how much I disapprove of that.

Also the challenges are not in any particular order and have no notion of advancement and building on previous skills (like OverTheWire.org).

Concluded the interface beyond that shell is just too kindergarten to stand for one more second. They actually have you enter data into their graphic UI, which is required. They have a great shell and then never use it to submit any flags which all have to be submitted through their graphic user interface (web page) no matter how simple they are.

I seriously disappointed because they setup the shell so perfectly and then fucked it up by requiring Unity and a React web GUI to even submit stuff.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 5:14:26PM

I’m seriously disturbed by how completely behind most web development is today. The Odin Project doesn’t even discuss JAMstack or development focused on APIs including GraphQL. I want to get involved to help them because I love everything else about their project, but I just can’t given the amount of time to get involved. I would rather provide input to a big project like that instead of building all my own stuff though.

Monday, March 16, 2020, 9:44:00PM

Wow the weeks are flying by. So glad I have the number of weeks in the directory name for the blog week.

So with the Corona virus shutting all organized gatherings down, like completely, this has been a good chance to test everything over Discord sessions. So far Discord turns out to actually be better than in person. Some people still feel more comfortable learning in person if they they are objectively better learners over Discord. Talk about conditioning. The school system has everyone thinking you have to be at a place to learn. The hard reality is that all of these people are being conditioned to not learn without the crutch that is the system. It’s actually hurting them.