Category Archives: Articles

Commentaries, rants, and papers written by psych0tik staff members

Caffeine napping for glorious success

Toward the end of my biphasic experiment I started experimenting with caffeine napping- I don’t remember where I originally got the idea, but there are plenty of plausible sounding posts on the internets. Basically, the routine is simple. Wait till … Continue reading

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Bower is fucked

Or alternately, front end infrastructure is fucked. I decided to port groundstation to use bower for it’s frontend assets this evening. Technically, the component in question is airship, but that’s irrelevant. I need to pull in bootstrap, jquery, backbone and … Continue reading

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A look at PHP session write locks

Recently, I was working on a web application in which we were passing PHP session IDs around to emulate users.  As a result, the app experienced severe slowness on page load as well as in a few other places.  Upon … Continue reading

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DefCon XX

This year’s DefCon may have been the most anticipated for me yet and it certainly lived up to expectations.  For the last few years, we’ve discussed the possibility of a psych0tik meet-up at DefCon, and with a little bit of … Continue reading

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Mac-tacular backups, Apple, and OSX

This post started out as a bit of a rant about back-ups I needed to make, due to a dieing Mac Book Pro.  Over the course of writing it, I’ve come across a few other issues and have looped in … Continue reading

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Displaying the current repo in your prompt

I tend to nest repos a lot in my usual workflow (The common elements are generally ~/code/ext/[repo], but with the pull_ext infrastructure I wrote, >5 levels of nesting are not uncommon). To work around this, I wanted my prompt to … Continue reading

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