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Newsletter #34 - Subnets Jun 28 2021

Hello, and welcome to issue #34!

I haven't been able to write much lately, but I'm still around. I've continued learning and exploring different technologies. In the last few months, I've spent some time doing DevOps work in AWS, helping write some...

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Newsletter # 33 - Set up a macOS Parallels Virtual Machine for security research Nov 18 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #33!

It has been some time since the last issue of the newsletter, but here we are again. A lot of new and exciting things have been going on around the Tech world. For example, the release of Apple's M1 Chip, and all the...

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Newsletter #32 - macOS network programming in Swift Sep 13 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #32!

How are you doing? I hope everything is going well wherever you are. Things seem to have been settling down around here, so I've got more time to write. I completed my guide on macOS network programming in Swift. It...

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Newsletter # 31 - Understanding SwiftNIO by building a text modifying server Aug 26 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #31!

I'm still amazed by how the Internet has become such a fundamental part of society. I wonder what the world will look like 100 years from now. And all of this runs on protocols created decades ago. It's truly fascinating...

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Newsletter # 30 - Building a text-based application using Swift and ncurses Aug 6 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #30!

Sometimes I feel a little nostalgic of the "good old days" when the command-line received so much love. I still believe that it is the most useful tool if you want to increase your productivity. Using graphical interfaces...

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Newsletter # 29 - How to read passwords and sensitive data from the command-line using Swift Jul 26 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #29!

I hope you are well where ever you are. These are weird times we live in, a lot of terrible news around the globe. But that doesn't mean that we can't make it better. Make sure you help improve your little part of the...

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Newsletter # 28 - Understanding the Swift Argument Parser and working with STDIN Jul 8 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #28!

I've been working with computers for most of my life, and especially on *nix systems. It always surprises me how much there is to learn. It's always interesting to read about the history of some part of the OS that...

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Newsletter # 27 - rderik.com guides Jun 27 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #27!

This week is an exciting week for all the Apple fans out there. A lot of new changes, as is the custom for WWDC. We finally got the announcement of the move to Apple Silicon (Apple's own ARM processors), which has...

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Newsletter # 26 - Notes on FreeBSD UFS partition schema Jun 3 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #26!

Did you manage to see the launch of SpaceX first crew mission? It was a success! There were 10.3 million concurrent watchers on the stream, that's massive. If you somehow miss it here is the link to space.com article...

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Newsletter # 25 - Using the script command to record a terminal session May 27 2020

Hello, and welcome to issue #25!

How is your week going? I hope you are doing ok.

A lot of exciting news this week. First, there is a new jailbreak for iOS. Whatever your stance might be with jailbreaking. I'm always impressed by the depth of knowledge...

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