Linux Users and Files

Some of this was inspired by this post. First let’s talk navigating linux. I’m assuming you are familiar with the ls command. Let’s look at it a little further by exploring it’s options and setting and alias. It’s common for ll to be aliased as ls -lh which is more useful than the ls command alone. I typically like to add -a as well to show files preceded with a dot (. [Read More]

Happy Pi Day

I changed my Linux+ test date to May 4th. I was stressing on taking it this upcoming Tuesday since I haven’t properly prepared for it. I also just freshly installed Big Sur on my 2017 MBP so I’m having to do a lot of this from scratch so this is a good time to start blogging about it. This will be more so notes for myself than an actual blog post. [Read More]

PGP Fun With GPG

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 I've been having a lot of fun playing around with public key cryptography. With all the ways information can be intercepted and tampered it is cool knowing you can verify the integrity of your data. This text was generated using the "--clearsign" option and can be verified with my public pgp key Download my public key and import it into your keyring. You will also need to copy this message and save it as a text file. [Read More]

Security Hardening & Email Encryption

As I go further down the security rabbit hole I’m now in the process of hardening security on all of my devices. I’ve moved all of my lab behind a second firewall with strict security settings to keep it segregated from my local LAN. I also completely reinstalled several systems to ensure that they haven’t been compromised in any way. I’ve also removed windows from my local network, I now only use windows in virtual machines. [Read More]

Deactivating Social Media Accounts

I deactivated all of my social media accounts. I did it because I feel like I wasn’t really getting much out of it. It is a great tool for staying in touch with certain people but I hardly use it for that. Then there are the privacy concerns. The more I’ve gotten involved in the hacking community the more I realized I’m creating a larger attack surface for myself. Going to be using this blog as a little bit more of a platform to share what I am up to. [Read More]


This weekend I revisited an old project Using grep On A Large File. TL;DR I downloaded a 80+GB email and password text file dump. This probably includes your past passwords. You can find out at have i been pwned I really like this project because it contains real email addresses and passwords to aid you in ethical hacking. I find this information especially useful because of so many people reusing old passwords. [Read More]


I obviously love raspberry pi’s and I have been wanting to share my RetroPie image for some time. This image contains everything you need to get going. Simply unzip the file and then flash it to a microSD card (32gb or bigger) and you are good to go. Connect your controllers and begin having fun. This image is designed for raspberry pi 4. I can find my raspberry pi 3 image if you send me an email. [Read More]

k3s on raspberry pi

Going to share with you how I got kubernetes running on my raspberry pi cluster. For this build I used 1 x raspberry pi 4 8gb model and 3 x raspberry pi 4 4gb models for this build. The case is a C4Labs Zebra Bramble Case. Warning this case is a pain in the ass to build. I would have thrown it away or returned it if my girlfriend didn’t help me build it. [Read More]

Daily Journal

It’s a new year and I’ve decided to change the way I record my daily journal entries. I have been writing a journal on and off since my early twenties and keep evolving the way that I document my life, memories, and goals. I used to write in a Moleskine with my JETSTREAM pens (great for lefties) but now do most of my journaling and writing behind a computer. I still write in a physical journal and take physical notes that I transfer to a digital form at a later time. [Read More]