PenTesting Peanut Gallery

Really enjoyed getting a crash course in InfoSec and PenTesting by Dean at the Ctrl-H HackerSpace meetup. Here’s how to get some tools for easy, ethical hacking.

sqlmap

git clone git@github.com:sqlmapproject/sqlmap.git # pip install...
      
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Wildlife Survey and Cowboy Drone

I spend a lot of time hiking around in the snow taking pictures of animal tracks and maintaining wildlife survey cameras for Cascadia Wild. And I can’t help but daydream about Drone/Robot assistants doing a lot of this for...

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Dual Boot HP Spectre 360 Laptop

I love my new Spectre laptop with the fold-back screen. It’ll make an awesome picture frame or navigation tablet at the end of its life. But to keep it relevant I configured it for dual boot with Ubuntu. I need...

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HPC on a Budget

The halfling (half-length) PCIe NVidia GeForce 970 card I ordered required 1 PCIe 3 slot, but also needs physical clearance for the connectors to poke out through 2 slots in the back of the Chassis. So form-factor planning can be...

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Review

Review

  • Machine Learning and AI

What is Machine Learning?


Automated Data Science


Examples

How can we apply machine learning to Hack Oregon data projects

  • Behind the Curtain:...
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PyPi Packaging with PyScaffolding

PyScaffold (pip install PyScaffold or pyscaffold) is awesome tooling. It adds a nice putup command to your shell. The putup command creates a boiler-plate directory structure for any python project. It can even set up...

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Neural Net Brainstorm

Cole’s class on neural nets inspired some “out of the box” thinking about how brains work and how we train neural nets. Students asked about the performance of regularization vs random dropout, and the computational bottlenecks for random dropout.

Cole...

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Smaller than Baby Steps with Julia

Julia has some impressive performance stats, so I gave it a whirl, or half a whirl.

Since I now have a lot of text to mine I need to at least be able to segment strings into tokens and count...

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git

Git

The coolest tool on the planet


GitHub

  • GitHub is not git
  • One...
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Your Own Private Cloud and NAS Drive

The Buffalo Airport Extreme is pretty expensive ($100), but when coupled with a cheap multi-TB USB 3.0 drive, it makes it pretty nice personal cloud. You can even download all of the Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons dumps directly to the...

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B-Machine Learning

The “B” isn’t for Bot, it’s for “Benefit”, as-in B-Corporation. What do B-Corps have to do with Machine Learning?

Machine learning “Bots” have been affecting culture and making moral decisions for decades. But the exponential growth in “morally sensitive” decisions...

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Inspiring Night -- John Irving Explaining his Craft

It was inspiring, almost magical, listening to John Irving explain his art, his insight into life, at Portland Art Museum. OPB hosted him with the towering church organ of the First Congregational United Church of Christ as a backdrop. John...

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TFNW BYOB

TFNW BYOB

Brains not Beer


Introduction

Contributors


Topics

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Draft of Neural Nets Demystified

Neural Nets Demystified

  1. Demystify
  2. Dig Deeper

Note:

First I’ll suck you in with a simple example (predicting Portland Weather) Then I’ll show you how to play around at the frontier of the state of the art

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Gaussian Mixture Model

Working on this Kaggle challenge (Otto Product Categorization), it’s becoming clear that the most appropriate hard-coded model is a Bayesian Classifier. And you don’t need the “gamification” clues to tell you that. Though the clues helped. “I’m a strict Bayesian,...

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Soul Food

Curry Chicken Sandwiches

I made lunch for Stephen, the carpenter working on our house–a curry chicken sandwich. He talked about it so much to his wife that she asked for the recipe. It’s from my Aunt Elizabeth who was...

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Language Trivia

Ever wonder why capital letters have mostly straight lines, especially in Latin? Carving is much easier with straight lines. Think of all those Greek and Roman buildings and their location names carved in stone. You’d straighten all the curves too...

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PDDL Parser for AI Planning

If you need to parse PDDL for the AI Planning class at coursera, check out this script. It’s pretty basic and hasn’t been tested on the DWR problem descriptions, but I’m really enjoying playing around with my first “compiler”....

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Transparent Histograms

Spent a lot of this week working on prettifying bar charts, histograms and animations for some reveal.js slides.

This pug module on dj1.8 branch (upgrading to Django 1.8) provides a lot of kwarg customization for transparency that work...

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Another Challenge Do-Over

I failed another coding challenge and couldn’t just put it out of my mind. The challenge is this. You’re given a passage with any number of sentences and words in it, but some of the words have slashes between them...

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Automata and Machine Intelligence

More and more, the smart people I meet are talking about Automata, Natural Language Processing, and Graph Search (AI/MI Planning) all in the same breath. I’ve taken MOOCs on all 3, but think I need to revisit automata. Math proofs...

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Graph Search Using Networkx

I’m having fun with a traveling salesman, minimum spanning tree problem over here. Check it out for pretty graph diagrams and some cool Networkx python examples.

With a typical retailer website, you can query with a zip code to...

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