Replace your current terminal with a drop down terminal

If you use commandline a lot, otherwise known as terminal in Linux and still use menus to get it, or maybe you have it in your right click on desktop as well as in folders you would like the idea of pressing f12 and having a drop down terminal.

That is what i’m using here, as simple as pressing f12 you will have a drop down terminal.

It’s called Yakuake and you can download it on most distros. On Fedora which I use you can just type Yakuake in terminal and it will ask you to install it or

dnf install yakuake should work as well..

2017 Horay!

Welcome to 2017. It seems that this year the apocolypse has started. Well, if anything, the Helderberg fires might be a good sign that shtf or is busy happening.

Whether this is human made climate change, a natural cycle of the earth or whatever theory one has, we can clearly see changes happening on earth.

Anyway. the future is here. Robots are taking over. Welcome to 2017

Kali linux is good, but dont install it

Kali linux is one of the best penetration testing Linux distributions out there. There are other good ones as well but with Kali linux you get a good balance. If you have ever tried out Blackarch linux you would find 6gigs of penetration testing tools. If you are new to penetration testing you would soon find loading up 6 gigs of tools and not knowing what they do very overwhelming.

Kali linux is good at what it does but one should not install it.  It is not a general installation and if you are new to linux you will soon find that installing Kali linux as your main operating system is not what it was intended for.

Certain Linux distributions are designed for specific tasks and some of them are really good at what they do, problem comes when you try to use a specific distro for something it was not intended for.

For people new to Linux distrobutions like openSUSE, Fedora and Debian based ones would work better, maybe Ubuntu or Mint.

The Antarctic Treaty

Antarctica remains no man’s land. Luckily at this time of writing it’s more or less free of government and the mess the rest of the world is in. That is changing however, countries are starting to be more aggressive in Antarctica.

In July Australia even named 17 islands they claim is theirs. Things are heating up and I’ve decided to keep a record of those things.

Whether someone reads it or not, you can find the blog in the Antarctica section

The Antarctic treaty which is supposed to be respected by the 53 states who signed it reads as follows:

Articles of the Antarctic Treaty

  • Article 1 – The area is to be used for peaceful purposes only; military activity, such as weapons testing, is prohibited but military personnel and equipment may be used for scientific research or any other peaceful purpose;
  • Article 2 – Freedom of scientific investigations and cooperation shall continue;
  • Article 3 – Free exchange of information and personnel in cooperation with the United Nations and other international agencies;
  • Article 4 – The treaty does not recognize, dispute, nor establish territorial sovereignty claims; no new claims shall be asserted while the treaty is in force;
  • Article 5 – The treaty prohibits nuclear explosions or disposal of radioactive wastes;
  • Article 6 – Includes under the treaty all land and ice shelves but not the surrounding waters south of 60 degrees 00 minutes south;
  • Article 7 – Treaty-state observers have free access, including aerial observation, to any area and may inspect all stations, installations, and equipment; advance notice of all activities and of the introduction of military personnel must be given;
  • Article 8 – Allows for good jurisdiction over observers and scientists by their own states;
  • Article 9 – Frequent consultative meetings take place among member nations;
  • Article 10 – All treaty states will discourage activities by any country in Antarctica that are contrary to the treaty;
  • Article 11 – All disputes to be settled peacefully by the parties concerned or, ultimately, by the International Court of Justice;
  • Articles 12, 13, 14 – Deal with upholding, interpreting, and amending the treaty among involved nations.

How to run a command in Linux every few seconds

Cron is a big story, if you want something simple to run a simple command every few seconds on linux you can use a little thing called watch

An example is watch -n 5 firefox

That is, Firefox will open every 5 seconds.

Check it out, type watch in your terminal:

# watch
Usage: watch [-dhntv] [–differences[=cumulative]] [–help] [–interval=<n>] [–no-title] [–version] <command>
#