Tue 27 Jul 2021

Taking Months to Bits

A calendar system is an attempt to make sense of the passing of time with respect to astronomical phenomena — the positioning of the Sun, the Moon and the stars with respect to our unfixed and moveable Earth. It is perhaps ironic, then, that the widely used Gregorian calendar system is a cobbled-together mishmash that better reflects the arbitrariness of history than it does either celestial order or logical consistency.

Source: Taking Months to Bits. A calendrical journey into low-level programming, an article by Kevlin Henney.

Netcat - All you need to know

Netcat is a tool that reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol. Netcat has been referred to as the TCP/IP / networking swiss army knife. In this article we’ll look at different applications of netcat and how it can be useful in day to day activities of a pentester, security professional, sysadmin etc…

Source: Netcat - All you need to know, an article by Michael Ikua.

The Black Prism

Guile is the Prism. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.

When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

In the evening I started in The Black Prism, Lightbringer book 1 by Brent Weeks. I've already read the Night Angel trilogy by the same author and liked this trilogy a lot so I have high expectations of this series.