Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Finally got around to opening my class manual for WiFU... little intimidated by the size. I don't think I'll be sneaking it it work to print off on the color printer. :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Weekend did not go according to plan. But when does it ever.

The laptop is re-installed. Still missing some things. Need to install some programs.

Offensive Security sent me the 72 hour links to download the programs last night too. Got the files I need now.

Still haven't crash coursed what I need to. I'll have to work on that yet.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I don't have time for you right now computer

So today, I finally finished going through the gyrations to get WiFu set up. Got through the payment voucher and now waiting the 3 business days (no rush please) to get the course material. I even picked up a used WRT54GL to finish out my wireless lab. Yes really. I was almost late for Jiu-Jitsu because of it.

However... I have to do crash course studying on something else this weekend instead. Apache, Tomcat, OpenLDAP at the very least.

And it looks like I picked the wrong day to upgrade my laptop. Cleaned out some old kernels and in the process did an upgrade. Of course, while I care about business continuity at work, and don't do that there without a backup... I'm not as stringent at home. Looks like I might have upgraded to the Pre release for Sidux 2010-1, and things are not working right.

I'm also still working on getting the box I bought a month ago set up.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Finally got around to doing the application for it. I sent them data 9 days ago, got the app back. They ask not to use a free web based email on the form, however it's the only address I'm willing to give. There are many reasons why.

So now I get to wait and hear from them.

Last night I started working on the box I'm calling Ihack. It's the Gateway PC I bought for $40.00 a few weeks ago. I still have to get it set up with the right stuff... When I went to bed last night it was doing the apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian Stable to Debian Testing.

Going to put a gui on it, either lxde or xfce, and then I'll have to get the wireless card working.

Still need to re-setup the access point.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

lock picking

So I got a new set of Lock Picks. The old M No.1 is giving me problems with the new set. I bought a No3 today. I have picked it several times.

I'm finding though, I probably have more picks than I really need. I probably could have gotten away with either this set, or this set.

When I ordered my set, I had a question. I emailed and asked. I got a very quick response. I know I'll be buying some of my practice locks from there.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

looks like I found that problem

The last several weeks, since I rebuilt one of the boxes in my office (not sure which one), I've been having problems with Synergy.

I had Synergy2 installed on my Windows box and acting like the server. I thought I had synergy2 installed on the nix box working as the client.

When ever I changed screens I had problems with the text. On the linux box all the text would be in caps, and the nubmers were acting like the shift key was held down. So instead of numbers, I'd get special characters.

Turns out that I had synergy-plus installed on the Nix box. I had installed from repository. I found that out today, after upgrading from Fedora 12 to Fedora 13.

I had decided to try reinstalling Synergy from the repository only to notice it was saying synergy-plus. I updated the windows box to Synergy+ and everythings seems to be working...

Well expect for the changes I had made to /etc/gdm/..../Defaults. Synergy starts with the login screen but not after I logged in. I may have a work around for that now. I'll have to find out later.