Category Archives: Misc

Children often ask me what I do at work (as a storage systems administrator)

And here is the answer for them right in the The Amazing World of Gumball – one of the funniest cartoon ever! See the “hacking” moment in the Safety episode (S03E32) where Anais talks about storage administration: The transcript: Gumball: … Continue reading

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A nice way to return string values from functions in Bash

What can be as trivial as returning a value from a function in a scripting language? For those who has ever dealt with Bash, the answer turns out to be not so obvious. First, there are multiple options to do … Continue reading

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Quickly report alive IPv6 addresses on the network

While searching a robust solution to discover all alive hosts on the local IPv6 subnet, I have found the easiest way except, probably, ndp is to ping … no, not each of them, but the multicast address ff02::1 and then … Continue reading

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Атбаш, Цезарь и Виженер в Гравити Фолз

На новый год Дед Мороз подарил сыну Дневник №3 неизвестного автора из Гравити Фолз. Папа теперь разгадывает коды и шифры. Загадок в книжке полно, пришлось на коленке написать коротенький скрипт для для раскодирования кодов Атбаш, Цезарь и Виженер. Для несчастных родителей или … Continue reading

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Conway’s Game of Life for Excel

I always wanted to use MS Excel for a really, really useful project! You know, something like these amazing tools, which allow you to convert a picture into an array of cells on the Excel spreadsheet. So, don’t thinking much … Continue reading

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