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Background This week I am lucky enough to be attending GopherCon which is a great conference that is focused on topics that revolve around the Go programming language. As I was sitting in one of the talks on day one something hit me: I don’t really belong here. This had nothing to do with gender, age, hair color etc but more to do with the fact that I was listening to seasoned developers talking to other developers about hard developer problems.

posted by esells on Aug 30, 2018

Some people’s new years resolution was to lose weight, others was to give themselves more “me” time. Mine was to move off of as much SaaS offerings as I could in an attempt to start taking back my privacy. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of SaaS solutions out there that are awesome and take away the burden of having to manage a server but I felt that there was just too much of my info being spread across these sites.

posted by esells on Mar 03, 2017

It’s an uncomfortable feeling when you have to tell your mom that the internet service she had been paying for had just been terminated. For the second time. Or at least it was for me. It was the mid to late ‘90s and the latest craze was the statd exploit that had been released for Solaris. I had a list of potential targets (thank you nmap) and wasn’t really looking to do much, but being young and stupid I thought I’d give one target a quick test without using any of hiding techniques that typically accompanied a more thought out attack.

posted by esells on Jan 13, 2017

Hand Wired Keyboard Part 2 At the end of part 1 I had a working keyboard but it had to be plugged in via USB. I haven’t used a wired keyboard in probably five years so having this one wired made me sad. There were a few hints at how people had done bluetooth + teensy setups (the teensy is the brains) but no real tutorials or anything. So as I typically do when presented with an electronics project, I headed over to adafruit to see how much I could get already pre-built for me.

posted by esells on May 27, 2016