Deavmi
Lover of everything computer science. Student at University of Stellenbosch (#SU). x86 is where it's at. Compilers are dank. πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎπŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή
Stellenbosch, South Africa

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  • Deavmi 1 week ago
    Pjuu community is best community.
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  • Deavmi 1 week ago
    And my holiday finally begins now. Kinda.
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  • Deavmi 3 weeks ago
    This one on Microcode looks interesting and is something I think I would enjoy a lot. - https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9614-inside_the_amd_microcode_rom#t=2 #ccc
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  • Deavmi 3 weeks ago
    Sitting here like a bous.
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  • Deavmi 1 month ago
    The implementation of traceroute is amazing and ingenious.
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  • Deavmi 1 month ago
    Amazing
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  • Deavmi 1 month ago
    Almost Christmas!
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  • Deavmi 1 month ago
    Evening all. By the way, if you enjoy networking and find it interesting (as I do) then don't mind if I tell you about #yggdrasil which runs a VPN on the 200/7 IPv6 subnet. Pretty darn fun and cool. Like cjdns but faster and with a different network topology. A spanning tree (but with shortcuts).

    https://yggdrasil-network.github.io.

    We have ~100 users so far but we want to get more people on to test it and stress test it.
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  • Deavmi 2 months ago
    As promised, the cat is here.
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  • Deavmi 2 months ago
    It feels so good to be able to open up #Pjuu and use a social networking site with a simple UI that loads fast.
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  • Deavmi 2 months ago
    So a cat came to say hello to me today at my res. room on campus. Will send pics.
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  • Deavmi 2 months ago
    Installed #i3 and I am loving it.
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    Got back late now from a group project, was fun visiting another res. on campus for the first time, we really have something special going on here at #Stellenbosch.
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    Wow, negative likes on posts about something non-political. Seems like we have some really "technically minded" people here XD
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    And it REALLY makes organising your life easy. #GNOME3
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    And as you can see #GNOME3 is the best desktop environment ever conceived.
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    And some photos of #GNOME making my life easier (along with #nano, #tmux and #gcc and #gdb and oh yes I forgot, #Python is useful for visualising memory dumps too)
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    And finally, as I had planned, here are some photos of all of this (the setup). Also I forgot to mention I do also have Windows on this machine (it is an Acer and with an SSD (poes-vinning)).

    Here is a photo of #Insight (a graphical frontend to #GDB)
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    And finally GNOME and Fedora. GNOME is something many say they don't like. I like it as it is clean and non-distractfulm but also sleek and elegant but not-faslhy like Plasma (hence concentration), then also it allows me to do that Mac-like shit where you can get an overview of all the open stuff and I like that (virtual desktops are nice), it is distraction free and can be extended with extensions hence that is why I like it! Fedora is always up-to-date and has millions of packages available...
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    ... literally gdb with a UI. And lastly my hardware is obviously very nice, x86 is just plain awesome (I know everyone will go on about the CISC-ness of it but hey, it is the architecture I have been using for years without ever learning about and all my machines (as in computers) are x86 machines (raspberry pi's are an exception but I plan on targetting x86. Along with that the software is Linux (because x86 is my fav hardware and Linux kernel provides a POSIX interface which is sexy af...
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    .. in my way. Then I also use tmux of course to have several terminal instances open in one terminal instance. GDB is a godsend, absolutely brilliant ( can use it without a GUI and it isn't hard to learn once you just get into it. The GUI I recently tried out today is called Insight, it may look old and such but that means no modern UI distractions and hence I really like it, it shows you everything you want to see without any bells and whistles. Also straight forward to begin to use. Literally.
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    So I am really enjoying the tools available out there for x86 debugging on Linux. In this case the tools I use for compiling the C code into a binary (in this case I ain't doing OS development, or bootloaders or firmware hence the binaries are wrapped in the ELF container format (as used by the Linux loader)) a.k.a. they are not free-standing binaries. The tools I use then along with gcc (as hinted to by the previous sentence) and nano (the best text editor in my opinion as it never has gotten..
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  • Deavmi 3 months ago
    When the way you relax at university is by teaching yourself x86 assembly
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  • Deavmi 4 months ago
    The best thing ever
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  • Deavmi 4 months ago
    Lol y'all just sour about h i g h l e v e l l q n g u a g e s.
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