I Bought a New Laptop

March 17, 2017 | Comments

My SO and I have been playing an MMO called Blade and Soul recently. We were optmistic about it running on my laptop because the requirements didn’t seem too intensive and it even supported Windows 7. It would crash at every single loading screen. Playing on the lowest settings in a 800×600 window lowered the number of crashes greatly but the loading times were still absolutely ridiculous. I even managed to finish crocheting a bag while waiting for the game to load.

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Virtual Reality is the Future?

February 16, 2017 | Comments

Last weekend my SO and I found ourselves at the mall. He needed to buy hand cream for his climber hands and I was there along for the ride and to possibly look for Valentine’s Day chocolate (no, I did not find any chocolate). We decided to stop at the Microsoft Store and try the Vive demo. It was super cool. I got the chance to play Job Simulator and a couple of other games.

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LFTP Fatal Error: Certificate verification

October 11, 2016 | Comments

The error: ~$ git-ftp pull<br /> ~$ cd: Fatal error: Certificate verification: certificate common name doesn’t match requested host name ‘ftp.mazohyst.org’<br /> ~$ mirror: Fatal error: Certificate verification: certificate common name doesn’t match requested host name ‘ftp.mazohyst.org’ Solution: Edit ~/.lftp/rc so that it contains set ssl:check-hostname no. What this does is pretty self explanatory. If the hostname in the certificate does not match the hostname you’re attempting to connect to, it doesn’t matter because it won’t check for that in the first place.

Speaking of Security

June 7, 2016 | Comments

My last post was about security by obscurity and I talked a little about trying to implement security techniques into my projects. This is really great timing. Last week, various online services ran by my university were down. It was really inconvenient not having access to my e-mail but I took it in stride. I figured it was just the servers acting up or malware or something like that. It turns out that my university was dealing with a ransomware attack.

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Security By Obscurity: Just Hide It?

June 7, 2016 | Comments

Last semester I took an introductory course to information security. One of the concepts we touched on was “security by obscurity.” Basically what that means is if no one is aware of something, they can’t possibly break into it. For example, hiding your diary is a form of security by obscurity. Of course, this has it flaws. There is always the possibility that someone could somehow stumble upon your diary by accident.

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