Monthly Archives: August 2011

Diceware Implementation (Part 2)

Last time I presented an implementation of the Diceware method for generating a secure password. Today I'd like to finish up with a few details. First, the careful reader might wonder why I generated 4 random bytes with RAND_bytes instead … Continue reading

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An Implementation of Diceware

A few of my recent posts (1, 2, 3) discussed the Diceware method of choosing a password. The idea is that you roll a die 5 times to get a 5 digit number and use that number to look up … Continue reading

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Most Of Let Over Lambda Is Now On-line (Mostly)

I've been wanting to read Doug Hoyte's Let Over Lambda for some time but I've held off because I'm trying to avoid buying physical books. I kept thinking that it would appear as an ebook on Amazon or iBooks but … Continue reading

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Aaron Hawley's Giant Emacs Cheat Sheet

Aaron Hawley has updated his already huge Emacs cheat sheet from 1000 commands to 1500. You can get it from the EmacsWiki. At 60 HTML pages (15 when printed) it's far too large for everyday use, but it is fun … Continue reading

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Troy Hunt On XKCD Password Security

Troy Hunt, whose work I admire and have mentioned before (1, 2, 3) has posted about the XKCD password security cartoon that I wrote about in Password Advice From XKCD. It's easy to misconstrue his post as being critical of … Continue reading

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How People Select Their Passwords

The invaluable Troy Hunt has run another analysis of recent dumps of password data from Anonymous, LulzSec, and others. This time he looks at how people select their passwords. As with his previous analyses, the results are depressing. His idea … Continue reading

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Searching For Blog Posts With Dired

Here's another nice trick using Dired. I sometimes want to make an update to a blog post a few days or even weeks after I published it. I have no problem finding the title of the post, if I need … Continue reading

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Oh Look! I'm A CSS God

If you look closely at the prettified key sequences—like this 【Meta+x】 one—you will notice that they now have slightly rounded corners in the hopes that they will be a tiny bit more suggestive of actual keys. I did that by … Continue reading

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Inhibiting Babel Evaluate Confirmation On The Mode Line

In Setting the Babel Evaluate Confirm Status, I wrote about Org-mode's Babel asking for confirmation before executing a code block and why it's sometimes convenient to turn that behavior off. In the post, I presented a simple Emacs Lisp function, … Continue reading

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Some More Emacs Dired Magic

In a comment to my post yesterday about A Nice Emacs Dired Command Sue Nymme notes that in addition to 【* t】 a plain 【t】 will also toggle the marks in a Dired buffer. That brings up another Dired trick … Continue reading

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