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 tool described in this series nor any of the exploits developed with this tool 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

Running a VirtualBox VM in Bridged Networking Mode

Testing the network connection after switching to bridged mode in VirtualBox

I've been playing around with bridged mode in VirtualBox, trying to see how I can get it to work. Turns out it's fairly easy to do, so this article will be somewhat shorter than what I usually write. I just want to look at what I did to enable bridged networking in my VirtualBox VMs … Continue reading Running a VirtualBox VM in Bridged Networking Mode

Doing Statistics in awk

Statistics in awk

One exercise that offers a lot of interesting challenges in coding is to use a programming language for an application that it's not intended to be used for. Writing a Fortran compiler in TECO and solving the Towers of Hanoi problem in the troff text formatter are two examples from the legendary Hacker Purity Test. … Continue reading Doing Statistics in awk

Exploring Plan 9 from Bell Labs

Exploring Plan 9 from Bell Labs

Hang on tight guys, 'cause we're going into Placebo Autism territory. We're going to be exploring some esoteric operating systems that virtually no one knows or cares about. 😛 Yeah, I'm what you might call a digital explorer. I like to explore different operating systems, programs, and languages, and learn about them by just messing … Continue reading Exploring Plan 9 from Bell Labs

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

Data Science in C: Combining CSV with SQL

In the last episode of Data Science in C I talked about the parser portion of my CSV library, which I implemented using automata. Now that we've parsed the CSV code and converted it into an abstract table structure, it's time to implement some operations on the table data so that we can actually use … Continue reading Data Science in C: Combining CSV with SQL

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