Tag: software

Storing Encrypted Data in the Cloud

I recently decided to put some of my most critically secure data in the cloud. I spent time over several weeks researching how best to do this, and got advice from some of my colleagues with the thickest tinfoil hats. The purpose of this post is to document my approach,…
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Powerlevel9k

When I started Powerlevel9k on the evening of December 4th in 2014, my goal wasn't to create a large project, but really just to create a highly customized ZSH prompt with some features I couldn't find elsewhere. Looking back on it, this commit message is now pretty comical: A few…
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Installing REDHAWK on Fedora 24

At GRCon16 last month, there were a number of discussions about deploying GNU Radio applications to REDHAWK networks. REDHAWK has a lot of very compelling features, especially in the management & provisioning of network-attached SDR resources, application management, and data stream control. [I actually worked on the predecessor to REDHAWK,…
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Installing GNU Radio on CentOS 6.8

It's not terribly uncommon for someone to e-mail the GNU Radio mailing list, discuss-gnuradio, asking for help getting GNU Radio running in CentOS. CentOS is known for its long maintenance periods, which makes it a favorite flavor of Linux in enterprise environments. CentOS 6, for example, was first released in…
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Winning the Open Source Battle

Last month, the Chief Information Officer and Chief Acquisition Officer of the United States released Memo M-16-21, titled "Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software". This memo establishes a software policy for the Federal Government that not only encourages the use of…
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My Vim Plugin List

I use a pretty large list of Vim plugins - currently, the count is at 45. I went through a lot of these as part of this post last year, but the list has changed a bit since then. Using My Configuration Using git, you can easily download my full…
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powerlevel9k - An Oh-My-Zsh Theme

Update: This post is out-of-date. Please head over to the newest post for Powerlevel9k, here. Original post: Powerline-Inspired OMZSH Themes About two years ago, I made the 'hackersaurus' theme for oh-my-zsh. It still suits my purposes very well - it looks decent, and provides exactly what I need / want. That…
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Rainbow Parentheses in Vim

Vim doesn't support rainbow parentheses highlighting, out-of-the-box, for anything except Lisp. Rainbow highlighting is pretty awesome though, so if you want it for something like C or C++, a plugin is your best option. I had been using kien's plugin for the last few years, and was generally happy with…
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Cheat Sheet for git Submodules

I use git submodules pretty often. Usually, I interact with them while maintaining my configuration files ('dotfiles'), which you can find on Github. I have 45 submodules in that repository. Pretty epic. If you are looking for a full tutorial, I highly recommend the git-scm page on this. So, cheat…
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