Notes #6

Mac SE Easter Egg

On The Metal Podcast

I just learned about this podcast and it’s great. A lot of great and interesting interviews. Must listen.

WordPress: Status update on the SQLite project

This brings support for SQLite in WordPress core. In the near future you will be able to deploy WordPress backed by a SQLite database, no need to use MySQL.

SQLite Begin Concurrent

Usually, SQLite allows at most one writer to proceed concurrently. The BEGIN CONCURRENT enhancement allows multiple writers to process write transactions simultanously if the database is in "wal" or "wal2" mode, although the system still serializes COMMIT commands.

Embarrassingly parallel

In parallel computing, an embarrassingly parallel workload or problem (also called embarrassingly parallelizable, perfectly parallel, delightfully parallel or pleasingly parallel) is one where little or no effort is needed to separate the problem into a number of parallel tasks. This is often the case where there is little or no dependency or need for communication between those parallel tasks, or for results between them.


The BUNCH was the nickname for the group of mainframe computer competitors of IBM in the 1970s. The name is derived from the names of the five companies: Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation (CDC), and Honeywell. These companies were grouped together because the market share of IBM was much higher than all of its competitors put together.


XDXF (XML Dictionary eXchange Format) is a project to unite all existing open dictionaries and provide both users and developers with a universal XML-based format, convertible from and to other popular formats like Mova, PtkDic, and StarDict.

Website Hacking Demos using Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – it’s just too easy!

Exploiting FTPs with Shodan and Python

… finding open FTPs over the internet with the help of Shodan and see how we can access the files. Also we’ll see how we can automat this thing with Python to get most out of it.

Repository: awesome-shodan-queries

A collection of interesting, funny, and depressing search queries to plug into