A year of learning - 2016

I believe in continuous learning. Not exactly as a life philosophy but so much as it makes me feel fulfilled. So as i took a walk down my memory lane but not so far long, just a year back, yes that right, just as i set this website up. As i said in my previous post, there has been quiet a lot of things going around and hence it took me a while to post this. So i ask myself a simple question, what new stuff have i learned the past year?. well the answer lies in the following,

Haskell: Optparse-applicative and Wreq library.

Simple Private Git repo/server


The past days have been hectic. A lot was happening on my personal as well as on my professional side and by a lot, i mean, enough material to keep 3 or 4 blogs posts rolling. So instead of being stuck on an infinite cycle of deciding where to begin, I am taking the easy way by writing something that has been on my mind for a while. 

The Agony and Ectasy of OSCP

Fun and Frustrating. Thos are the words i would use to describe my whole experience with the labs and especially with the OSCP exam. To  give an idea, starting from the begining: It was Mark who suggested a while ago that I should attempt the OSCP certification. I made a mental note to try OSCP but due to other considerations and priorities OSCP was set aside. So a couple of months back, I , finally decided to set things in motion.   I registered for the PWK course , obtained the VPN credentials and now it was time for starting the labs.

xargs, shell instances, execution order and bash one-liners

I must confess that i have an addiction to writing one-liners. Probably a bad habit i picked from hanging around code-golfers. Afterall, i am lazy and i prefer a quick and dirty solutions. But that is only part of the appeal. Apart from serving as a great party trick, occasionally, one-liners made me ponder questions that i normally would not have considered.