Posts tagged with "Linux"
Creating a personal wiki with Vimwiki and Gollum

One of the reasons for the Web’s triumph over the Gophernet in the early 90s is its superior organisational structure. Hypertext links allow any one page to be linked from any other page without regard for hierarchy or location, but you can still define hierarchy and location like you would in a filesystem. Early on, in 1994, Ward Cunningham invented the wiki, a sort of mini-web that leveraged the associative power of hypertext linking within a single website. This was good, and it paved...

Tiling window managers

Everyone who’s used a computer operating system (whether Windows, Mac or the more popular desktop Linux distributions) knows what windows are. When your computer starts up, you’re greeted with a blank desktop, and in order to do something with it, you open up one or more applications, which, in a bit of a mixed metaphor, appear as “windows” on top of your desktop. You can move these windows around, hide them, and expand them to the full size of the desktop. At first, the whole...

Ways to download a file from a remote Windows machine

During network exploitation/pentesting/system administration, sometimes you’ll get on a Windows target and need to download a file – i.e. move it from your client to the target. This is a common problem with a lot of good, quick solutions. Other times, you’ll get on a Windows target and need to upload a file – i.e. move it from the target back to your client. This tends to be a little trickier, but there are nonetheless a few reasonably quick and easy ways to do it. I’ve documented five of them...

GPU passthrough: gaming on Windows on Linux

For a long time, I’ve been trying to figure out just how to get the best of both worlds in terms of running Windows and Ubuntu on my desktop PC. I’ve tried the obvious options: I dual-booted Windows and Ubuntu on my laptop for most of my university career, and more recently I’ve tried just running a Windows host with a virtualised Ubuntu in VMWare. Neither of these approaches fully satisfied me. With dual-booting, the other OS on your system is a full reboot away. If...

Showing the current Google Music song in conky

So here’s a trivial-seeming task that required a bit more digging that I anticipated. I’m increasingly using Google Music streaming over my local music collection these days, but I’d like to get the same general experience as I’d have with a local music player. This includes being able to play and pause with one of the extra buttons on my mouse and seeing what song’s playing in the conky-powered i3bar at the top of my screen. If you’re using i3wm with the default i3status...