For those unfamiliar, Tiberian Sun (and other C&C titles) were largely popular RTS games in the late ’90s and early 2000s.
I’ve been enjoying Rivals for quite some time now and with C&C Remastered released, this post is really just to reminisce about some of the fun C&C projects I’ve worked on throughout the years. Have found the code to some of these projects and uploaded it to…
Monthly limits seem to be on the rise as a means to mandate user sign up or subscription enrollment and is very commonly seen on News/Journal sites.
However, the technical approach in which some sites implemented this wall — could really use some reevaluation.
“THE BEST MAN” part one! Batman and Catwoman decide it might be better to elope rather than go through some big, stodgy wedding ceremony, but no sooner do they put their marriage on the fast track than The Joker appears! And when The Joker kidnaps the Caped Crusader, will he give his old foe a piece of his mind or bash in his brains?
As we narrow closer to the epic Batman/Catwoman wedding, an (un?)expected surprise appearance by the Joker may derail their plans.
Sharing some thoughts on Batman #48
This issue opens full throttle right out…
Peaceful protests have historically been a successful tool to demonstrate against various injustices. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, and Mother Teresa are all names that come to mind when visiting the subject. In an age where freedoms were not taken for granted, there are few things as awe-inspiring as an assembly of like-minded individuals peacefully exercising their first amendment right; but, what happens when they are no longer peaceful?
Protests have unfortunately become increasingly more violent, with many breaking out into riot. Beyond just destruction of property, protesters have brutally assaulted other citizens, law enforcement, and even politicians. In fact…
Since my initial Node/Rust REST comparison, I’ve wanted to follow up with a comprehensive guide for getting simple CRUD operations up and running in Rust.
While Rust has its complexities, coming from Node.js, one thing that’s kept me attracted to the language is its simplicity. It’s sleek and strikes a great balance between safety and cognitive intuition.
In any event, hopefully this guide helps those that are new to Rust and encourages those who are on the fence.
Scroll down if you’d like to see how Rust compares against Java and Node.js
Phishing scams aren’t anything new. If you’ve lived through the early days of the interwebs, you can probably recall a couple of run-ins with a phony duplicate of your favorite website.
Most times sketchy emails with arbitrary, suspicious links can be spotted from a mile away. However, now that we’re all device connected, mobile phones have been the target of many attacks. And unfortunately, mobile apps can be less than forward about what site you’re currently viewing.
Recently, I received a random text that my Bank of America (BofA as so aptly provided in the text) account had been locked.
Ever wonder exactly what network connections your favorite mobile app is making? In this small walkthrough, we’ll use mitmproxy to gain insight into how some of our favorite mobile apps work.
Before getting started though, it’s worth mentioning that there are plenty of other tools that allow use to do the same; such as: Fiddler and Charles Proxy. I prefer mitmproxy for it’s simplicity. Fiddler is a close second as it provides far more rich network details (and Websocket frame inspection 👍)
This is what we’ll…
This is a very simple example of signing and verifying JSON Web Tokens using Restify. If you’d like more information on either subject, check out the following links:
First, we’ll need to install a few dependencies
$ npm i --save restify restify-jwt-community jsonwebtoken
restifywill act as our api server (developed by Netflix engineer Yunong J Xiao)
retify-jwt-communityis a middleware we'll use to validate json web tokens
jsonwebtokenis a library we'll use to create and sign json web tokens
However, I wanted to see how it’d stack up against my current favorite web layer Node.js using the Restify framework. To do this, I’ve decided to use Rocket as my Rust web framework. I did notice Iron and several other Rust web frameworks but, I really liked the simplicity of the Rocket interface. I think nickel would have been my next choice.
Below we have…
Let me start by stating, I (for the most part) actually enjoyed watching this series as the acting was superb. Also, this rant will most certainly contain spoilers (duh).
If you haven’t already, checkout Hulu’s Original Series Shut Eye starring Jeffrey Donovan. Admittingly, as a Burn Notice fan, this was the only reason I was even remotely interested in this series.
SHUT EYE takes a darkly comedic look at the world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them.
— Hulu Press
Personally, I would have never been drawn to the plot alone but, unlike…