Just SSH to my Jump Box!

I am a professional software engineer and do an absolute ton of devops work as well. I’ve actually never been hired into devops roles as I always go in as a programmer, but I also always end up doing devops as well for various reasons. What tasks? These usually include Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Show the desktop’s image name on a Mac

Sometimes you just need to know where that image shown on your desktop is stored! For this, there is a simple but effective line of text you can pop into your terminal. defaults write com.apple.dock desktop-picture-show-debug-text -bool TRUE;killall Dock This will render the image’s location pathname and image name over Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Forensic Analysis on Linux (Unix)

Operating Systems come in a few competing choices, of which the major players are Apple’s MacOS, Microsoft’s Windows and then the various flavours of Linux, of which most are open sourced while the remainder are proprietary to their vendors. Of the three, Windows is the most dissimilar, with MacOS and Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Comparing Interface Types in Cyber Forensics

In digital and cyber forensics, there are three main types of categories when it comes to forensic tooling. They can be considered as: Graphical User Interfaces (GUI’s) Interactive Text-based Consoles Command-line interfaces (CLI’s) Of these, the main competitors are really just GUIs and CLIs as they certainly differentiate most from Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago