Hacking Image Files – With a Hex Editor

So recently I've been doing some SEO research for my site. This research basically consists of searching for my own pages on Google to see what's been indexed and how the pages rank. One problem that I want to solve is Google's penalizing of duplicate or old content. In the case of images, if I … Continue reading Hacking Image Files – With a Hex Editor

Real Programmers Don’t Use Structs

 1 /* Behold, the Holy Grail of low-level procedural  2 programming...  3   4 The essay Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal tells  5 of Real Programmers who are able to code complex  6 data structures and algorithms without the aid of  7 objects, structs, or similar high-level aggregate  8 data types.  Real Programmers, according to the  9 mythos, are able to program using arrays as their … Continue reading Real Programmers Don’t Use Structs

The Joy of Hacking

I've been on WordPress for exactly a month now, and so I thought it fitting to make a post that was a little more reflective in nature. I'm going to explore a subject I've thought extensively about... specifically I'd like to talk about what it means to hack, what it means to be a hacker, … Continue reading The Joy of Hacking

Shell Script to Download Photos Directly from Instagram

If there's one thing I absolutely fucking hate, it's modern web interfaces. It used to be that if you wanted to download an image from the Internet, all you had to do was right-click and then select "Save As" from the drop-down menu. Now all these photo upload websites have their own special interfaces that … Continue reading Shell Script to Download Photos Directly from Instagram

The Adventures of a Hackerman: How I Pirated the Papyrus Font Using Javascript

Papyrus is a font that I commonly use for digital art that I post on DeviantArt - the mixed-media "inspirational" kind that has an image with a quote or other inset text. I find that for stuff that's either serious or humorous but mocking something serious, Papyrus is the best typeface to use. It just … Continue reading The Adventures of a Hackerman: How I Pirated the Papyrus Font Using Javascript

My Bandwidth is Being Throttled (And I’m Going to Do Something About It)

I live in someone else's house. No, not my parents, someone else. Don't ask. Suffice to say, I'm extremely poor and can't afford my own apartment, so a group living situation is my only option at this point. Anyway, this house has WiFi, which is cool. For a while we didn't have WiFi and I … Continue reading My Bandwidth is Being Throttled (And I’m Going to Do Something About It)