A Dirty Hack to Enable Acceptable Sway WM Screen Recording

TL;DR https://gist.github.com/Spirotot/9eb68d7e1ea4984c3afa3ef28e2c046d Background I've been running the Wayland display server on my XPS 9550 for a while now, using sway, the drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager. One of the significant changes you'll notice moving to Wayland from X is that "regular&…

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PoliCTF 2015 'Am I Cheating?' Reversing Writeup

This challenge was available only via the torrent -- probably because of its large size (close to 4GB). Let's go! Decompress and run Decompressing the challenge's .tar.gz gets you this: > $ file * challdeb.img: QEMU QCOW Image (v2), 6442450944 bytes qemu: directory run_and_solve_me: ELF 64-bit LSB…

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Why Does This Blog Look Like It Does?

When I like something, I tend to really like it. And, often to all involved parties' detriment and dismay, I tend to like to talk about the things that I like. For example, if you've ever talked with me before, you've probably heard words like 'Costco', 'bikes', 'Lenovo', or 'Linux'.…

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Beating the Cloud with Your Command Prompt

I've been spending more and more time working in, on, and around UNIX-based operating systems over the past two years or so, and, though I'm still quite a noob, I've have been working on making myself faster and better at using shells on Linux. I've recently adopted Zsh as my…

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