Articles Review 2018

2018 saw a shift in my reading habits. While I continued using Pocket heavily, I also started reading the news a lot more. At one point in the year, I was going through six news sources on a daily basis. As anyone could have predicted, I could not sustain it and slowly read less and less. Reading the news from multiple sources was a fun experience though since you start noticing patterns in style and focus of each news source....

January 3, 2019 · 5 min

Setting up Gogs (git hosting) on Omega2

[Omega2](https://onion.io/omega2/) is a $5 micro-server. It comes with WiFi and SD card support but limited CPU power and RAM. I wanted to use it to host a private Git server for myself. I first looked at GitLab but it has some intense hosting requirements (like 2GB of RAM). That's when I found [Gogs](https://gogs.io/), its a private Git hosting service written in Go. It doesn't have any explicit requirements but its intended to be somewhat light....

July 29, 2018 · 5 min

Cmd+Ctrl Hackathon at DEFCON 25 (2017)

DEFCON 25 was the first security conference I had ever attended. It was a new experience and I learned a lot but all of that is for another post. Here I want to talk about one of my favorite experiences at DEFCON: Cmd+Ctrl hackathon. As the website puts it, the goal of the hackathon is to “explore vulnerable web applications, discover security flaws, and exploit those flaws.” Over the previous year, I worked my way through The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook so I was excited to have an opportunity to try out all the things I learned in the book....

January 28, 2018 · 6 min

Books Review 2017

I have enjoyed a lot of reading this year so I wanted to to reflect on some of the things I read and enjoyed. In a previous post I covered some of the articles I read this year. In this article I will cover books. As part of my Goodread’s Challenge I read 30 books this year. I was happy to achieve the goal with a diversity of books. Last year I started reading the Discworld series and this year I read 8 Discworld books....

December 29, 2017 · 3 min

Articles Review 2017

I have enjoyed a lot of reading this year so I wanted to to reflect on some of the things I read and enjoyed. In this post I will cover some of the articles. I am a heavy Pocket user. Apparently I read 775k words on Pocket in 2017! According to Pocket, some of the topics that I read the most about were current events, security, programming, technology and sports. Below are some of the articles that I enjoyed in particular:...

December 29, 2017 · 2 min