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Aberdeen & ITiCSE 2019

I recently attended the ITiCSE Conference in Aberdeen. Doctoral consortium A doctoral consortium is a group of PhD students getting together. It is Interesting to see what everyone else is doing. From what I gathered, it seems like everyone is more…

The Transition Ebb and Flow

I somewhat took my current position out of necessity. I had just moved back to the U.S. after living for nearly a decade abroad, had a kid on the way, and the job market had not fully recovered from the 2008 recession so opportunities were few and…

How to choose gaming mice

A computer mouse is a seemingly simplest and most understandable device. But for real gamers the usual office "rodent" will not work - they need a full-fledged gaming mouse. What to pay attention to when choosing it? We tell about it in more…

Vivaldi video stream issue on GNU/Linux

Vivaldi ( and Opera ) won't play online videos out of the box on Gnu/Linux. This is something that bugged me a few months back. Fortunately, the solution should be simple. Go to this link:…

I have an idea: Dcrypt

I have an idea: what if we make a simple and convenient extension for text encryption? In theory, it would work on all websites you need (twitter, facebook, email, etc.): you just select the text, enter the password and encrypt the text. Than you…

VLC VULNERABILITY: FAKE NEWS?

VLC, a popular open source media player for multiple platforms including Linux, was said to have a vulnerability that was left unpatched from about a year ago by a German researcher. The vulnerability was supposedly not even published to the VLC bug…