A tool that I wrote last year to generate random passwords, and have since found unbelievably useful. Save it in a shell script and use at will. It takes one optional parameter, which is the password length (it defaults to 12 chars), and produces a typable password without problematic characters (such as quotes) that some badly-configured websites choke on.
if [[ -n $1 ]]; then
< /dev/urandom tr -dc \
| head -c$len
BarCampGalway was great. An interesting and eclectic collection of talks and a serious dose of geek craic in the Westwood afterwards. Talks I attended at least some of included:
- Moving between Windows and Ubuntu by James Cooley
- Django for WebApp development by Kevin Noonan
- Machine Learning by Aidan Finn
- Microsoft Silverlight by Martha Rotter (cross-platform? Really?)
- Gamepad driven text editing by John Sturdy (so what’s Emacs?)
- Perl lightning talks by Tim Bunce (apologies for typing furiously during it, but I was listening)
- Drupal by Vincent Jordon
- Demystifying Internet Marketing by Alastair McDermott
All good clean fun. Thanks to John, Aidan and Conor for organising.
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