I've been greatly enjoying a social media alternative called Mastodon. For fun I've started on a PHP script to convert XML, RSS, and ATOM to a new Mastodon status. While there are multiple libraries that can do this such as simplepie, it seemed like a good exercise to write one from scratch. I currently have … Continue reading Convert an XML feed to a new Mastodon status.
After stumbling upon the useful HostRecon, I hope to start a conversation on a possible non-Windows variant called HostReconX, targeted at macOS and Ubuntu. It is a shell script that gives the user common environmental information. I have merely begun an outline of the code and have only tested on my personal laptop. It's dreadful. … Continue reading WhereAmI? Situational Awareness with HostReconX.
This is an excellent example of a to notch computer user group. Check out The Boston Linux & Unix User Group. They have several email lists and meet once a month in or around MIT. The members are diverse and you would be surprised at the talent lurking. I have enjoyed their "discuss" list for … Continue reading A Great User Group: Boston Linux & Unix
I love this quote from Donald Knuth: To summarize: We have seen that computer programming is an art, because it applies accumulated knowledge to the world, because it requires skill and ingenuity, and especially because it produces objects of beauty. A programmer who subconsciously views himself as an artist will enjoy what he does and … Continue reading Programming as Art