Scrambler Program Update 2

I’ve decided that it’s not accurate to call the python project a crypto project..yet. Initially it will be a text scrambler of some kind. I’m also taking a bit of time off the project to work on making sure my employment docs (CV etc) are all up to date for the coming year. You never know when you might need something like that on short notice. I also bought a great book today with a bunch of coding exercises in it....

February 3, 2015 · 1 min · Alex

Simple Crypto Program Integrity Call

Okay, so it’s not really crypto. At least not yet. I started writing the GUI in tkinter, but have decided to try a newer tech called Kivy - which allegedly has multitouch support and other such features I don’t really need. Neat! Also, started reading ‘Cracking the Code Interview’ - this book makes me appreciate how little in know about interviewing! I’ve got a lot of work to do if I want to bum rush the bigger software firms!...

February 2, 2015 · 1 min · Alex

Why Hash Functions are cool

I had a bit of down time after work today so I thought I would go over some hash functions. I never really got hash tables. Like truly understood them. I could see the purpose but where was the justification for them being everywhere? Fortunately Uni is exactly the time and place to be smashed down for having silly thoughts like that! Hashing is used for a whole lot of really useful, really cool stuff....

January 22, 2015 · 2 min · Alex

On fiddling with DNS

Note to self: Be patient when changing domain name. This site was down for most of the day today because I was an impatient prick. Be patient!

January 19, 2015 · 1 min · Alex