Fix PuTTY Colors

Do you find the default colors within PuTTY to be often too dark to read? image source: With a couple snippets of PowerShell you can update all your existing saved PuTTY sessions to use a more readable shade of blue. And now it’s much easier to read: If you prefer the very nice ZenBurn theme, […]

Python pip and vcvarsall on Windows

Linking to this SO answer and re-posting it here, as I seem to search for it every few weeks or so: For Windows installations: While running for package installations, Python 2.7 searches for an installed Visual Studio 2008. You can trick Python to use a newer Visual Studio by setting the correct path in VS90COMNTOOLSenvironment […]

FSExploitMe and Exploit-Exercises

If you are interested in learning about ActiveX exploitation, security researcher/consultant/professor Brad Antoniewicz has created FSExploitMe for just that purpose. You’ll want a copy of Internet Explorer 8 to get the most out of it, but fortunately you can get a VM running IE8 for *free* from Microsoft. And if you are interested in getting […]

“Gang of Four” design patterns in Object-Pascal

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software is a software engineering book describing recurring solutions to common problems in software design. The book’s authors are Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides with a foreword by Grady Booch. The book is divided into two parts, with the first two chapters exploring the capabilities […]