Author Archives: samurai

About samurai

I like computers… A lot. So I tend to spend a lot of time doing varied things with them.
Often you’ll find me playing with Python or PHP, fighting with operating systems, ranting about some off-the-wall concept, or preparing for zombies.

Defcon 19 – photos and followup

Another epic Defcon has concluded in Las Vegas and was bigger than ever.  I attended this year accompanied by NineClaw and met up with dpx at the convention.  As mentioned last year, Defcon 19[0] was moved to the Rio Hotel … Continue reading

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Mental note on Windows 7 under ESXi 4.0

For the last year or so I’ve been running windows 7 under ESXi and due to a few issues I’ve had to re-install more than once.  Each time I go through the install process I seem to bump into a … Continue reading

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Storm’s downtime and automated ESXi snapshots

I posted to the mailing list last week that Storm was going to be down for a while due to hardware problems.  I’ve fixed the issues and Storm has been running the last few days without any other problems.  From … Continue reading

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Taking back your mobile phone

Remember 10 years ago when you were happy if your phone had the Snake game[0] or a color screen?  Now we’ve got all sorts of smart phones loaded with applications, media and functionality.  Recent news has shown these apps aren’t … Continue reading

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A couple bugfixes in ii v1.4

Since I discovered ii, I’ve been putting it through its paces and have come across a couple bugs in version 1.4.  The first bug is a slow file descriptor leak whenever messages are sent to channels or users with capital … Continue reading

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IRC battlebotz – open beta

For the last few months I’ve been running a closed beta with a few frequent IRC users testing a user-driven programming competition, that I am now opening up to the public.  Before I get into the details of the concept, … Continue reading

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