C Program to Plot the Gamma Function in the Terminal

Plotting the gamma function in the terminal

In this post I want to talk about a C program I wrote just recently that plots a mathematical function - specifically the gamma function. I think it's worth looking at, because this program demonstrates how to handle the various aspects of graphing and plotting using just ASCII characters in the terminal. The program draws … Continue reading C Program to Plot the Gamma Function in the Terminal

Generalized Password Cracking, Part 2: Starting with Some Stock Password Attacks

Brute-force password cracking attack

Disclaimer: The present series of posts contains information on how to exploit security vulnerabilities in passwords. It is intended for educational and research purposes only. Neither the password cracking tools described in this series nor any of the exploits developed with these tools are to be used for gaining unauthorized access to accounts or other … Continue reading Generalized Password Cracking, Part 2: Starting with Some Stock Password Attacks

Obfuscated Unix Scripting with dc

dc, an elegant calculator for the Unix time sharing system

So I realized that I liked the concept behind Obfuscated Unix Scripting with sed and I thought I'd make a series. There are a number of scripting languages native to Unix, and many of them qualify as being what you would call "obfuscated". One such language is the classic Unix calculator known as dc. This … Continue reading Obfuscated Unix Scripting with dc

Generalized Password Cracking, Part 1: A Description of the PCL Password Cracking Language

Cracking passwords with the PCL password cracking language

Disclaimer: The present series of posts contains information on how to exploit security vulnerabilities in passwords. It is intended for educational and research purposes only. Neither the password cracking tools described in this series nor any of the exploits developed with these tools are to be used for gaining unauthorized access to accounts or other … Continue reading Generalized Password Cracking, Part 1: A Description of the PCL Password Cracking Language

Analyzing Twitter Analytics Data in R

Analyzing Twitter Analytics Data in R

I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to become popular on Twitter. It's pretty much impossible if you're not already a celebrity or public figure, but I figured I'd try to maximize my success anyway. I did some data analysis using CSV data that I exported from the Twitter Analytics page. … Continue reading Analyzing Twitter Analytics Data in R

Adding Set Types to the C Programming Language

Well, it's been over a month since my last post, so it's high time I got back into it. I kinda got distracted by other stuff on other sites, most notably DeviantArt and Discord. But I'm back now, and hopefully I'll be able to post more consistently in the future. This is my third article … Continue reading Adding Set Types to the C Programming Language

Drawing State Diagrams in SVG

SVG is ideal for a lot of drawing applications that are vector-oriented in nature. Specifically it's very good for drawing diagrams and charts. A diagram drawn in SVG will take up far less space on the hard drive than one drawn in a raster graphics editor like GIMP, and it will also be far easier … Continue reading Drawing State Diagrams in SVG

libdfloat: A C Library for Exact Representation of Decimal Floating Point Numbers

Guys, something really awesome just happened!... I actually finished one of my large-scale coding projects! I'd like to introduce you to libdfloat, a C library for representing decimal numbers without any rounding errors. I started this project as an offshoot of my CSV library when I realized that there was a need for a mechanism … Continue reading libdfloat: A C Library for Exact Representation of Decimal Floating Point Numbers

Data Science in C: Programming a Turing Machine to Parse CSV Code

Okay, so maybe I ripped my featured image from the Hack-A-Day site, but that image of a personification of a Turing machine as an intelligent robot was too relevant to the topic of this post to pass up, so sue me. 😛 I want to talk about the first step to building data science or … Continue reading Data Science in C: Programming a Turing Machine to Parse CSV Code

Analyzing WordPress Analytics Data in R

So a few days ago I talked about my recent obsession with data and how I started tabulating, charting, and analyzing SEO and similar data in Microsoft Works. Now I will talk about the subsequent data analyses that I did using the R programming language. Let's get to it... What is R? I would describe … Continue reading Analyzing WordPress Analytics Data in R