My New Passion: Teaching

I have always been a person that loved to learn new things. I can be very obsessive in that way. When I find something that I am interested in, I begin to research and completely invest myself into that interest. Lately though I have been passionate about becoming a better software developer, architect, and security engineer. This means that I have been taking a lot of classes, certifications, and reading everything I can get my hands on. »

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Ghost to Hugo

I recently converted my blog from using Ghost to Hugo. I made the decision to do this for a few reasons, which I’ll explain below. As well as the process I used to do the conversion. Why Leave Ghost? Don’t get me wrong. I really liked Ghost. I think it was constructed really well with bloggers in mind. It comes with extremely pretty, functional, responsive designs that just work right out of the box. »

Make The Web SQueaL

I gave my first public talk last week. It was a talk on SQL Injection that was given at this month’s NolaSec meetup. And, I have to say, I really enjoyed the experience. The Talk The talk was titled “Make The Web SQueaL: An Introduction to SQL Injection.” It was a pretty quick talk. The goal when written was to make a 20 minute-ish talk with room for questions at the end. »

I ❤ Vim

I have been using Vi/Vim for a few years now, as my editor of choice. I feel like I’m a fairly proficient user, but I find myself constantly discoving new aspects of Vi’s badassness. As a simple example, last week I found myself making changes to several files. They all needed the same change. Go to the top of the page, and add a line to the second line. Find the occurance of specific string, and remove that line, perform search replace on next two. »

TADpole v0.1

Today is my birthday. so what did I do with this day? I decided to finally get around to releasing TADpole. TADpole is the tool I created as part of my master’s thesis “Automated Timeline Anomaly Detection.” To be honest I’ve been hesitant to release this. I am a perfectionist and the code was written to prove out the research. But, I’m finally getting over my ego, and I present to you TADpole. »