Floyd’s loop detection (and correction) - October 03, 2019
This article is about the algorithm by R. W. Floyd for detecting and removing a loop in a linked list data structure. It is a classical question during IT job interview, generating a lot of badly written web pages on the topic.
Loading C code (plugins) at running time - September 15, 2019
Few years ago I stumbled upon this (well-established) technique for loading c-coded plugins at running time. Since I recently had to recall these concepts but I could not easily find back the sources I decided to describe it in few notes.
Web interface for Raspberry-pi GPIO - February 13, 2019
This post is about building a service running on a RPi3 with a web page for interacting with the digital pins, namely turning a led on and off. It is meant to be a showcase of the potential of my CRut framework project, developed alongside to PeerStreamer-ng.
My way for C programming - September 05, 2018
These notes are intended to describe my habits in writing C codes as I sometimes need to pass them to collaborators.
Data modeling - June 21, 2018
Often it happens to have a stochastic process producing Independent Identically Distributed (IID) variables one has to interpret. Let be our (continuous or discrete) random variable and a random sample we got from it.
Project management - November 06, 2017
The following are notes on project management basics. They are mostly well-known best practices but I took inspiration from Successful Project Management, by Trevor L. Young. I divided the contents into two main part, the first is about the context of a project, the enterprise and basic definitions. The second part is focused on the proper project management.
Complexity classes - November 02, 2017
The following notes are meant to act as a reminder for the most popular problem classes.
Cracking 101 - November 01, 2017
This post is about the basis of binary cracking; the input is a toy program asking for a password string and behaving accordingly. The goal is to change the binary so that the password check is always successful.
Referencing publications - June 26, 2017
In my work I often have to cite mine or other works in the form of Bibtex references. I end up having a database made of pdfs to be read and continuously checking Google scholar for the Bibtex entries to be used.
Simple Systemd service for monitor auto-configuration - June 25, 2017
I like to experiment with my laptop testing different combinations of operating systems and desktop managers but it has been a while my systems are quite stable running Xubuntu + i3. Despite I like the minimalistic simplicity of i3, sometimes it requires some kind of hacks to do stuff usually straightforward in other more user-friendly systems. This post is about a background utility auto-configuring monitor devices connected to my Xubuntu platform.
Optimization notes - April 21, 2017
This article is a result of an investigation I conducted over the optimization literature. As a researcher in networking I rely often on optimization techniques and I need to understand them in depth. So far, I have not found any textbook or article which I fully like so I decided to write one myself. This text represents what I wanted to read when I started studying optimization and it is intended to constitute a reminder for the future.
Debian keyboard setup - March 23, 2017
I struggled a bit trying to obtain a keyboard setup for my US keyboards enabling me to use letters with accents. So I report my configuration for future look-ups. (Note: I use the left Window button to activate the accent feature)
Jekyll GIT hooks - February 25, 2017
- I host my jekyll git repo for this website both on the website server and my github account
- With only one commit/push I want to:
- update bot the git repo on the website server and the git repo on the github account
- launch the jekyll serve command an regenerate the jekyll website files
GNU anyware as middlebox - February 19, 2017
Sometimes it happens one needs to set a device as a nat/router middlebox. Here is the (self-explanatory) commands needed on a GNU OS to set up a NAT/router functionalities.
Hello deb! - February 10, 2017
I’m enthusiast xubuntu user and I use deb packages daily. Deb packages are an awesome way to deploy software and manage it for any kind of platform. Nevertheless,
- not all software in the world comes natively packaged for the deb system
- there exist several (not straightforward) ways to create deb packages
- sometimes you just need a quick and dirty solution
Flexible GIT workflow - February 06, 2017
When working with GIT, beyond a certain level, chances are to get the branch tree more an more messy. In this case using a consistent workflow is the only known solution to avoid madness and headaches.
Building a static, liquid website - January 17, 2017
My website born today for work needs. I need a simple-to-maintain and elegant solution to showcase my resume and my research activity. To this end I use Jekyll, a static html file processor and the html5up templates.