March 31, 2019

World Backup Day: Developing a Personal Backup Strategy

Lately I have been thinking about setting up proper backups for my data. Like most people probably do, I have several devices containing important data, such as a laptop, desktop computer, and a phone. In pure coincidence, today happens to be “World Backup Day”, so I decided to take some time to sort out a good backup strategy for all of my data. Planning the Backup Strategy I figured that the most likely scenarios where I would need a backup to recover my data are: ... Read more

November 25, 2018

Preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam

For the past two months, I have been studying for my AWS certified solutions architect associate exam. This was the first AWS certification that I had done, and so I didn’t have any prior experience in terms of what to study, or what the exam format would be like. I thought it would be useful to summarize the resources that I used to prepeare, and what kind of things to expect when it comes to the certification exam. ... Read more

February 28, 2018

Break WiFi with Python

Most of the information here I learned from reading other blogs and looking at diagrams online. I don’t claim to be an expert on anything here, this is just what worked for me, so if there are any inaccuracies, feel free to let me know! This is for learning purposes only, there are already tools that can do all of this much better than anything I can make. I got a new wireless router the other day from my internet service provider, which uses WPA2 security with a pretty short default WiFi password. ... Read more

July 13, 2017

Setting Up A Multipurpose Server

Since this is the first post on my blog, I figured it would be appropriate to explain how I set up the server that runs it. The server is just a cheap VPS provided by OVH, and has minimal specifications. For about $5 a month, I get a VPS with 2 GB of RAM, 1 virtual core, and 10 GB of storage. While this isn’t a powerful server by any means, I figured that it would be enough to run everything I wanted (which turned out to be the case). ... Read more