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August 7, 2012 1:18pm

It should come as no great suprise, to anyone that has been keeping an eye on
my site for awhile, that I haven't updated it much lately. That in mind though,
I have been doing other things. I have been messing with some program code.
As part of a larger project, I found myself needing to learn how to encrypt some
some stuff.

The project is in C++, so I thought it fairly natural to try and learn
Crypto++. After a fair amount of reading documentation and other people's
examples (fair amound being hours, across 4 days). I have a working example
of my own using RIPEMD-128 for password hashing, and Sosemanuk for the file
encryption. If anyone is interested, I have compressed the entire project
(written in Code::Blocks, using MinGW). You will need to provide your own
Crypto++ libraries:

Sosemanuk-crypt

Also of note, if you are finding it really difficult to get Crypto++
compiled on Windows, and are also using MinGW. Here is a site that helped
me out a ton:

Compiling Crypto++ with MinGW

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July 3, 2012 9:12am

Added links to both the EE main page and the Locksport main page. These are sites I used to learn most of what I know.

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July 2, 2012 4:46pm

Added a super basic EE page too.

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July 2, 2012 10:30

My mistake, it does support links. I just mis-formatted the link.

The new Locksport page is here

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July 2, 2012 10:20 am

I have added a rudimentary Locksport index available from the main page.
The super basic blog doesn't presently support links. (I'll work on that).

See, an update already!

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July 2nd, 2012 8:41am

I haven't had a lot of time to work on the site still. I have been studying CCNA, and electrical engineering.

I still haven't implemented a system to post these actually! I am writing them in a text editor and uploading them
through FTP manually. I am hoping to get (a small amount of) work done on the site this week, as I will have 5
days off work. We'll see how that goes.

Thanks for your patience (anyone who actually reads this).

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May 31st, 2011 2:50pm

Site progress has been insanely slow.

I picked up some new hobbies, and between those and work, it has been a massive time drain.

I would like to make a section of the site located to locksport though (my new hobby), so I may
start scraping something together this weekend. I have also placed a new version of my WMITools2 series, but I
doubt my rudimentary blog reader would handle the link properly. It isn't really ready for public use anyway,
so if you know where to find it, it is there, otherwise, you probably don't care anyway.

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March 17th, 2011 9:48 am

I have just purchased Adobe Dreamweaver. I have also set it up to have a local test server so I can mess with PHP faster.

Hopefully this will allow me to get some more work going on this site.

As a side note, though I think Adobe makes some very nice products, I really hate the company. Their software is VERY expensive, and
I have found in the past that a lot of their support staff are very rude. Still, if you want to work on a website, Dreamweaver is
really in a class of it's own. I haven't found anything quite like it.

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December 30th, 2010 12:07 pm

This is really just a test post, to ensure the current script is placing the posts in the correct order.

The blog script is very rudimentary right now, but I am hoping to implement something like the old journal perser I
wrote a few years back. It may be awhile though, but this system should work for now.

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December 30th, 2010 10:05 am

I have started an entirely PHP re-write of the website. The site will be rather thin for the forseeable future.

The reasoning for the re-write is three-fold:

1 : The website was compromised awhile back (along with a bunch of others on the same host). Rather than sift through
everything at the time, I deleted a ton of it (I had backups of the good copy). I still don't really want to sift
through all the old stuff.

2 : I have wanted to re-write a bunch of it for awhile anyway, as it was getting rather dated.

3 : It's a good opportunity to build/sharpen the small amount of PHP skill I have.

Anyhow, I won't speculate as to when the re-write will be done, nor will I say when updates will occur. This will
just be another spare project of mine for now :-)

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