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2018


March 30, 2018

Thoughts on a Password Manager Implementation


After getting much more into distributed systems and blockchains, I wondered about how we can build a new password management system for the modern user, with a focus on security, portability, _scalability, and integrity.

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February 17, 2018

First Class Functions in C


Working with pthreads, I started to ponder whether or not the C Programming Language actually implements first-class functions to some extent. Well the answer? Not really. But sort of. How? Pointers, of course!

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January 06, 2018

Shifting Gears


It’s time to talk about my expectations for the New Year’s. 2017 has been a great year for me, and I’ve learned so much. However, with more inspiration and motivation plus an organized mindset, I bet that I can learn so much more, and help others around me do the same.

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2017


November 03, 2017

Build Your Own Linux Distro


I’ll be talking about my experience in building my own Linux-based distribution, imperium. imperium is based on the 64-bit Debian 9.x (stretch) distribution, as it still relies on its repositories for package management.

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August 23, 2017

The Importance of Strong Type Systems


Recently, I saw this Computerphile video about the comparison between HTML and C. Professor Brailsford, the speaker mentions that HTML is more tolerant than C,

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June 10, 2017

Parametric Polymorphism in Programming


Parametric polymorphism is one of the key programming paradigms that I’ve realized is in every expressive, yet powerful programming languages. It is the ability for a language to be able to create data types and structures such that they are able to handle data generically.

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May 14, 2017

Privilege Escalation in Windows


Dusting off msfconsole and the Metasploit framework itself, it was time for me to get back on my feet with penetration testing.

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April 15, 2017

Dynamic Memory and Pointers in C


If you are like me, you love to throw pointer lexicons throughout your code hoping to make all those compiler warnings go away. I mean, you might understand what pointers are, but you don’t really understand them.

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April 08, 2017

Python for Security


Python is one of the greatest programming languages for hackers. Not because of its easiness actually, but it is beginner-friendly and fast to deploy. One of the best thing about the language is the resemblance to that of a natural language, sharing syntactical and semantical rules that very much look like English.

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