openssl is a powerful utility, but how often do you need to look up the options when you want to use it?
During the recent Holidays I visited some friends who are avid Scrabble players. After the visit, I thought it would be fun to write a simple anagram script.
The next time Friday 13th falls in January is in 2034.. Good luck!
I’m a big believer in “wrapper scripts”.
I’ve often come across situations where pods won’t die properly. Either the underlying node is in a strange state, temporary networking issues, whatever. If a node has gone south, pods will often stick in an “Evicted” state for example.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am most comfortable and at home on the unix/linux command line. Continue reading “Command Line Interface Guidelines”
I love AWK and I’ve written about it before… Continue reading “Riddler: Can you solve the not-so-corn maze?”
This was an interesting question, so I thought I’d share it here.. Continue reading “Hiring Questions, Problem 3”
While most technical hiring questions aren’t all that relevant, this one might be more generally useful. Find duplicate files; the trick was the speedup.. Continue reading “Hiring Questions, Problem 2”
Learning a new computer language can be fun! Stretching ourselves to think about problems in new ways.. Continue reading “From the Get Go!”
Building interactive commands that uses editing history and tab completion can be easy in bash and serve as a wrapper for automating tasks. Continue reading “Interactive bash Scripts”
A colleague of mine once posted a hiring question to ask prospective developers: “What is the least significant 10 digits of the series: .. ?”
Many people use awk for one-liners; picking out fields from logs, doing pattern matching. It’s capable of so much more however. IMO, the “littleness” of the language is one of it’s strengths. Continue reading “awk, the Often Ignored Little Language”
This article has a link to a simple script I’ve used for over a decade to detect corrupted files. It will detect and report on files that have changed, been added, deleted or possibly moved within the same directory structure. Continue reading “Bitrot, Part 2”