I tried installing Metasploitable2 so I can use it to practice hacking, but when I boot up, I get an exit status of 4 from fsck, meaning there were filesystem errors that fsck didn’t correct. I wonder if this is due to one of the vulnerabilities in the system - like there’s a certain exploit that involves taking advantage of a bad block, and fsck is interpreting that as an error. In any case, now I need to look up the root password so I can get into the maintenance shell, and then run fsck with the -y option to force it to repair the errors. Hopefully that will work.

Well, looks like I haven't been here in a few days. I guess I've mostly been busy with my art. Made some cool glitch art over the last week. πŸ™‚

So the stock market just crashed, and I had a field day buying everything on sale. I've learned that any time something drops drastically due to a press release, policy announcement, change in bond yields, or anything else where the effects are purely speculative in nature, usually it's just the market getting spooked and it'll bounce back over the next few days.

I mean, come on, we all knew this was going to happen. We all knew the Fed was going to start tapering and raising interest rates sometime in December or January. And yet people were pouring their money into Big Tech stocks and other fair weather assets up until the very end. In fact just yesterday some economic authority said that we were at the beginning of a new economic boom and everyone needed to put their money into growth stocks to take advantage of it. Why change your tune so quickly?

Oh well, I didn't fall for yesterday's rosy predictions, nor will I fall for today's bleak predictions. I'm gonna continue exploiting day-to-day market fluctuations, as opposed to reacting to them, and that's going to make me rich in the end. 😜

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Just went on a buying spree because basically everything is red today. There's a hell of a lot of market fluctuation in both directions these days, and it's gonna make me rich. πŸ˜†

One of my fave screencaps right here. These are ANSI art avatars used on Fidonet - the text-based BBS network.

There's a quote from Suicide Squad that really stuck with me:

"We're bad guys. That's what we do."

That's basically my excuse for everything. πŸ˜‚

Some of my password cracking handiwork from last May. I wrote a program that performs a simple dictionary attack on a hash and tested it against a database of password hashes that I got from the HaveIBeenPwned site.

Flowchart for a program that calculates the K-Nearest-Neighbor algorithm.

Inspired by a similar program from the Obfuscated C Code Contest. This program calculates its own area.

This is what it looks like if you open a PDF file in a text editor.

Gotta WiFi love routers that double as network stumbling apps. Also lol at all the people still using WEP! πŸ˜‚

Screenshot of code for the Unix Expansion Pack. Complete code on my GitHub.

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