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Lessons from developing an app for my university

2022-01-24

# TL;DRI build an app for my university. Here are some things I learn:…
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First failed investment

2022-01-25

First of all, I want to say that I am not a financial advisor or an expert and this blog is basically my opinion about the stock market. Now, here is …
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Lessons learned from web designing for a small company

2022-03-03

# TL;DRMy friends and I created a website for a small business. Here are some things I learn:- Looking into the company’s current tool- Leverage t…
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The Optimal Morning Routine

2022-11-18

I have recently watched a video by AfterSkool on how to have The Optimal Morning Routing. Here is what I learn...

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Strategies for ICPC

2022-12-20

> International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is an algorithmic programming contest for college students. Teams of three, representing t…
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My first Chrome extension

2023-01-03

As I was doing my final project for Harvard CS50x, I decided to build a Chrome extension because, why not, I had never built one before so it would …
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Antifragile

2023-01-20

What is antifragile? There is this misconception of a happy life is that one should always be happy. However, learning to embrace and accept painful e...

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How to get & evaluate startup ideas?

2023-02-23

YC YouTube video# 4 most common mistakes…
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Startup at uni

2023-02-23

Some time in 2021 - Avish and I were aspiring entrepreneurs at the University of North Alabama. We met at the Generator - a facility for innovators, e...

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Why to not not start a startup

2023-02-23

Takeaway from Paul Graham’s Why to not not start a startup…
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Before the Startup

2023-02-24

Paul Graham’s Before the Startup# 1. CounterintuitiveStartups are so weird that if you trust your instincts, you’ll make a lot of mistakes. If you kno…
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My Job Resources

2023-04-14

As an international student from Vietnam studying in the US. I am currently pursuing a Dual Degree BBA in Computer Information Systems and BS in Infor…
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Pivoting Out of a Tarpit Idea

2023-06-24

YC YouTube video# What are tarpit ideas?Tarpit ideas are ideas that people try but don’t pivot out quickly enough. It’s a cause of death for many comp…
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Should you start a startup?

2023-06-24

YC YouTube Video1. Don’t worry about starting motivations. Curiosity is enough…
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What is a network layer?

2023-09-25

I am getting into Cybersecurity and trying to learn a few things about the fundamentals.# What is a network?A network is a group of two or more connec…
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How to format a USB drive in Linux?

2023-09-29

No BS. Just the terminal and straightforward steps to format a USB drive in Linux:1. Locate the USB drive.2. Unmount and format the USB drive.3. Verif…
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Windows logs vs Linux logs & how they help with Vulnerability Scanning

2023-10-02

Windows Event Log: Is an in-depth record of events related to the system, security, and application stored on a Windows operating system. Event logs c...

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What are packet sniffers & how to use Snort

2023-10-03

Packet sniffers. How they work: Packet sniffers work by intercepting and logging network traffic via the wired or wireless network interface on its ho...

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Presenting at Huntsville National Cyber Summit

2023-10-06

I am proud to have presented at Huntsville's National Cyber Summit for the cybersecurity startup that I had interned with called Ossillate Inc....

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Limitations of lean startup

2023-10-08

Challenge 1: Applying lean manufacturing to startups: Got its origin from manufacturing. Toyota's lean production system and how the company used vari...

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What is a DNS SOA (Start of Authority)

2023-10-08

The DNS start of authority (SOA) record stores important information about a domain or zone such as the email address of the administrator, when the d...

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Unlocking Enterprise Sales: The Power of Permissionless Pilots

2023-10-10

I recently learned about Permissionless Pilots - a new pattern that’s enabling startups to close big contracts, fast...

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Taking driver license test for international students in the US

2023-10-15

In the US, you need to pass 2 rounds to get the official permit: 1. Computer test - tests you about rules, car signals, traffic signs, etc. 2. Road te...

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10 ways to prevent zero-day attacks

2023-10-16

A zero day (or 0-day) vulnerability is a security risk in a piece of software that is not publicly known about and the vendor is not aware of. These a...

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Slowloris DDoS & how to mitigate with NGINX

2023-10-16

What is denial-of-service (DDoS) attack? Here's a brief explanation. It's a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server by ov...

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What are SIEM and UEBA?

2023-10-18

Let's dive into Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) and User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA)...

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Incident response — NIST vs SANS

2023-10-24

Placed side-by-side in a list format, NIST and SANS have all the same components and the same flow. The biggest difference lies in Step 3, where NIST ...

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Threat intelligence APT and MISP

2023-10-29

Advanced Persistent Threat aims to infiltrate a company’s computer systems and steal information or disrupt operations. APT is persistent, meaning the...

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Guide to renting

2023-11-10

I'm about to graduate and looking to rent an apartment. Here're some takeaways that I learned from these videos...

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Threat hunting vs Security analytics

2023-11-10

In cybersecurity threat hunting, this involves developing a specific hypothesis or theory about a potential security threat, based on available data o...

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Hosting my own ActivityPub server

2023-11-12

I love self-hosting. The idea of running someone else's software is beautiful and satisfying. Like learning how to bake a cake from a recipe, if it tu...

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CompTIA Roadmap

2023-11-14

I attended the National Cyber Summit a few months ago and got this flyer. I think it might be helpful to share...

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Learning Go — Week 1

2023-11-18

Week 1 of learning Golang. Here are a few things I found interesting about Go: 1. Go is sort of Object-Oriented...

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SOAR Playbooks

2023-11-24

SOAR stands for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response. It is a technology solution that aims to streamline and automate the security operati...

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Setting up CI/CD for your blog

2023-11-25

In this blog post, let's learn how to set up a CI/CD workflow for your blog with CircleCI, GitHub, and a Virtual Private Server (VPS)...

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Learning Go — Week 2

2023-11-28

Week 2 of learning Golang: Speed-running has been my method of learning Go for the past week. Having learnt Python and C, I skipped some parts of A To...

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Learning Go — Week 3

2024-01-06

Week 3 of learning Golang. It's been a while! Yeah, I just graduated and spent some time traveling with my parents! Recently, I've been doing Go chall...

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Learning Go — Week 4

2024-01-08

I love how Go does error-handling! Error handling is not done via exceptions in Go. Instead, errors are normal values of types that implement the buil...

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Learning Go — Week 5

2024-03-03

Have not made any update to my Golang journey, because I had been busy building my first Golang project over the past few weeks. This project was buil...

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Tips for technical co-founder

2024-03-12

Ideating: 1. Build prototype ASAP in a matter of days. 2. Create 90/10 solution. Focusing on a minimal viable product (MVP) that covers 90% of the ess...

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