This is our world now... The world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud.

This, from The Hackers Manifesto by "The Mentor" resonates particularly with this site. Unlike Liquid Think, which deals with the theoretical and fantastical, The Cyber Cult (this site) will deal with the technical, gritty, groundwork of the tech world. Out of place on Liquid Think, the Cyber Cult is for all Lovecraft (not necessarily) hacking programmer types to feel at home.

What's going to be here?


The Cyber Cult is going to be a living journal of my current and future endeavors and the processes through which I go through these projects. I'll be working through a few hacking books, namely Hacking the Art of Exploitation, Shellcode Handook and The Blackhats Handbook to Python. In addition to this, I will be reviving the 100 Programming Challenge, except this time I won't keep it strictly to Python but the challenge will take place in C, while "bonus missions" will be in other languages.

In addition to hacking/programming articles, I will have an abundance of Linux Articles, chief among them will include a ricing guide, which will take you through the steps I took to achieve my setup (available on my github "dotfiles"), an Arch Linux install guide for n00bs, Linux distro reviews, and Raspberry Pi fuckery.

Other than that, this blog will go through some of my more hardware-based endeavors, such as Arduino guides, building a Nixie Clock (using a raspberry pi as the controller), and many other such articles.

Now you're probably wondering what "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh C'thulhu G'ithub wgah'nagl fhtagn" means.

If you think I am going to answer that question on this site, ever, you are sorowfully mistaken poor reader. You're going to have to use our friend Google if you want to find out, or not, your choice.

Anyway, The Cyber Cult is always welcoming, and our lord Cthulu will help us through many a programming project.

A little about this websites infrastructure


If you were so keen as to notice, this website is run with Jekyll, unlike Liquid Think which uses Wordpress. I made the decision after looking for another solution to the tentacle-octopus mess of a monster they call "Wordpress", and discovering that Github Pages has free hosting for Jekyll websites (now I don't need to worry about my daily .01$ revenue from Adsense paying for hosting).

Not only that, but Jekyll is a no-nonsense solution that pre-generates your blog into static HTML. This removes the need for PHP and SQL database, greatly increasing the page speed of the website. Although something like Jekyll is hardly functional enough for a full-scale business, it's made for bloggers by bloggers, and so I found it a perfect fit for me.

I am now in the works of considering moving Liquid Think to Jekyll, but after learning and fiddling with Jekylls infrastructure for the past week to build this website, I'm going to have to put that on hold while I get back into the loop of publishing posts.

In that process, however, I learned a ton about the ins and outs of Jekyll, so I'll probably make "Jekyll Tricks" my next post ;).

Until next time, fishmen.

--insidious