BitTorrent Sync – A Fast, Reliable Synchronization Option

I recently worked with a client that had about 200GB of data, mostly smaller files like images or PDFs, stored on a web server. I used BitTorrent Sync to get all of that data from that server to a computer, …

Pervasive SQL Database Backup Script – Made Easy!

I recently worked with a client that had a custom-written application that used Pervasive SQL as its back-end database. I wanted to make a backup of the data – and not just a single, manual backup, but a nightly, automated …

Taking Control of a WindowsImageBackup Folder

So you’ve made a Windows Image Backup – using the File History window in Windows 7, 8, or 10. Now you want to find out how large the backup is – so you right click and go to Properties, to …

CrashPlan for Family and HomeLab Review

Introduction I’ve been working with CrashPlan for about two years now, and I see it mentioned quite a bit on the HomeLab subreddit. I have the “Family” plan, which allows me to add up to 10 computers, and I use …

On Knuckle Scanners and Cheating – How to Bypass Proctortrack

Contents Introduction Intercepting the Video Feed Pre-Recorded Video The Non-Standard Hardware Approach Extra monitor LAN party The Non-Standard Software Approach Virtual Machine The Non-Technical Approach Just Use the Actual Textbook Use a Second Laptop The “Fuck With Them” Approach Sunglasses …

Installing PhoneGap/Cordova on Windows and Linux

PhoneGap/Cordova is a powerful tool that allows you to write applications in JavaScript and cross-compile them for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, and a number of other platforms. I was recently given the opportunity to work with it, and I found that the installation was both laborious and rife with error messages and frustration. I wrote down every issue I ran into, and created this guide to help others trying to install the system. I tried to link to my sources wherever relevant.

Should I list my projected graduation date on my resume?

A few months ago, I was preparing to send out resumes to potential employers for a summer internship in software engineering. As I was doing so, I received a snippet of advice from a friend: “You’re a freshman with experience in your field. Don’t list your expected graduation date, because it’s all employers will see.”

Why obfuscate email addresses?

I spent some time this weekend working on a new email obfuscation website: Obfuscate, please. Email harvesters are constantly crawling the web looking for addresses to spam. To prevent these harvesters from finding their addresses, many people have attempted to …