Land of Lisp

September 5, 2011

Seen via Planet Emacsen: the Land of Lisp.

It’s a Lisp book that is, in its own way, even crazier than the dearly-departed _why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby. Check out this sample of the comic on their homepage:

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HOWTO write a Perl Obfu

September 5, 2011

Here’s one I found once a long time ago and keep thinking of randomly. jynx on Perlmonks explains what makes and breaks an Obfuscated Code entry. Does anyone still write Perl? Does anyone still write (intentionally) obfuscated Perl? Still, I really like the way he offers examples and counter-examples of each principle.

2) pack/unpack is not obfuscation

The reason i list the counter-example is because it is not unpacking anything like what you think at first glance. While the obfu itself does need some work, that is an acceptable use of unpack. On the other hand, looking at the example we see a fairly common use of unpack: get the string and unpack it, oh look the string is japh. While a packed string is line noise, it’s easy to see past it and note what the code is doing if it’s a simple obfu.

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Batman Villains

February 6, 2011

Seen on famous Batman villains, reimagined.

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The Mountain Goats and Kaki King – Thank You Mario, But Our Princess Is In Another Castle

January 2, 2011

The title for this page on Buzzfeed is "If the Mountain Goats scored Super Mario". I was expecting some fan tribute thing. I didn’t expect this to be awesome, but it was.

It’s sung from the perspective of Toad, who is at best a non-character.

Lyrics: Thank You Mario, But Our Princess Is In Another Castle on SongMeanings.

Stereogum has an mp3 download of Thank You Mario, But Our Princess Is In Another Castle by The Mountain Goats and Kaki King.

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Like, Python

April 24, 2010

Cute nerd joke: Like, Python.

# My first Like, Python script!

yo just print like "hello world" bro
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February 17, 2010

Did you know (via the Debian NEW and BYHAND package list) that there’s a new kid on the IM software block? Behold: instantbird, based on the XUL framework and the pidgin libpurple codebase.

Instantbird is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client. Using it, you can connect to all your different IM accounts.

It uses the Mozilla rendering engine to display IMs, and the Pidgin libpurple to connect to the different networks.

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How To Safely Store a Password

February 16, 2010

Thanks Adam — how to safely store a password.

Use bcrypt. Use bcrypt. Use bcrypt. Use bcrypt. Use bcrypt. Use bcrypt. Use bcrypt. Use bcrypt. Use bcrypt.

Good to know!

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Batman A-Go-Go

February 6, 2010
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Seen on JWZ:

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Joey Hess: started termcasting

February 4, 2010

Seen on Planet Debian: Apparently there’s a thing called termcasting, and some people are doing it.

I’ve hooked one of my laptop’s terminals up to the net, so anyone with IPv6 can telnet in and see it.

I’ve long wanted to be able to broadcast my terminal sessions on occasions when it makes sense. Like when I’m fixing someone’s bug, or closely collaborating with someone distant.

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True Chip Awards Invite!

January 21, 2010
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Seen on True Chip Till Death: the True Chip Awards Invite. The video’s only a minute and it’s good for a laugh if you’re a nerd:

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