Category: Quick Notes

Quick comments, thoughts, and other things. Generally low-effort.

  • 2023-09-19

    I’m finally giving Vi[m] a try. It’s hard to get used to it after using nano for so long. Surprisingly, it’s not the :wq or insert mode stuff that is catching me, but the fact that I can’t go to the previous/next line by pressing left/right at the line ends. (Yes, I realize I can…

  • 2023-07-28

    A small realization just came to me: there’s a certain irony to “prompt engineering” being something that people try to teach as if it’s a programming discipline. Wasn’t the goal of the natural language models to make it so that people can speak normally and get the output they want? Shouldn’t that mean that “prompt…

  • 2023-07-24

    A funny thing I’ve noticed about YouTube Music: it doesn’t seem to take your recently-listened-to music into account when showing quick recommendations if you have YouTube history turned off. I can listen to as much blues or j-rock as I want, but it doesn’t start showing those as quick recommends until I hit the like…

  • 2023-07-19

    I think I added an extra 80 or so cards today just for encryption algorithms’ key lengths, block sizes, etc… I don’t expect they will be used in a lot of CISSP questions, but I’ll ace whatever questions involve them.

  • 2023-07-14

    I’m reviewing security models in preparation for taking the CISSP exam. It’s something I haven’t had a lot of reason to think about since I took a class on it in college. Bell-LaPadula, Biba, Clark-Wilson, etc…. I’m glad I know what Anki is now.