Kittywhisker's Nibbles

Hi! I’m Kittywhiskers!
A Professional Amateurâ„¢ seeking ways to make their green squares greener.
Setting up an Ubuntu 18.04 vServer and securing it as quickly as possible
Setting up an Ubuntu 18.04 vServer and securing it as quickly as possible
March 24, 2021

When I found myself needing to setup a public-facing private Minecraft vServe, the guides I found online scattered the instructions on how to do so, some only covering the basics, some only covering security, some covering the usage of tools that don't exist anymore and as I found myself switching between multiple providers, I wanted to see how quickly I could setup a vServer and this my attempt at documenting it.

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Setting up a UNIX-style native environment on Windows, ZSH, keyboard shortcuts and more...
Setting up a UNIX-style native environment on Windows, ZSH, keyboard shortcuts and more...
February 25, 2021

Switching between macOS, Manjaro and Windows 10, I've developed certain habits when using a particular distribution, habits that were broken the moment I switched to another distro, making things difficult for me. This is the first post in a three part series where I try to make Manjaro, Windows 10 and macOS behave more alike to each other.

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Switching from Windows 10 LTSC to Windows 10 Enterprise without reinstallation
Switching from Windows 10 LTSC to Windows 10 Enterprise without reinstallation
September 26, 2020

The latest version of Windows 10 LTSC (as of this writing) is on Version 1809 but applications like Microsoft PowerToys Run and WSL2 need Version 1903 or higher, whats an admin gotta do?

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Recovering my Windows installation after clearing the partition table
Recovering my Windows installation after clearing the partition table
September 26, 2020

After using `diskpart`'s `clean` without understanding what it does, I was able to figure out how to get my installation back without a clean install!

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What I've been up to
What I've been up to
September 11, 2020

Hey! I mostly write the blog as a repository of stuff I'm interested in and to write things about it but I noticed that I didn't write a lot recently...

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Datamoshing with Ableton Live and modern plugins using sox and convert
Datamoshing with Ableton Live and modern plugins using sox and convert
June 12, 2020

Back in school, my first introduction to datamoshing started with posts I read online about using Audacity to use their in-built audio effects. I never really did much with that information until now, I've been busy working on ffmpegScripts and finally decided to write some scripts for datamoshing and try it with more modern plugins

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Digging around the developer softwarecatalog dump for macOS Big Sur: The Conclusion
Digging around the developer softwarecatalog dump for macOS Big Sur: The Conclusion
May 30, 2020

After remaining stuck with files from an obscure archival format, StackExchange comes to the rescue and leads the way to finally (somewhat) extracting macOS Big Sur's root directory

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Digging around the developer softwarecatalog dump for macOS Big Sur
Digging around the developer softwarecatalog dump for macOS Big Sur
May 24, 2020

At WWDC 2020, Apple announced its next evolution in the macOS line with a transition phase that reminisce the days of the PowerPC transition phase. With Universal Binaries, Rosetta and an ugly QuickTime icon, Big Sur has introduced changes in the way their installers are structured. Let's see what they are.

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Setting up an encrypted Time Machine backup stored in the cloud
Setting up an encrypted Time Machine backup stored in the cloud
May 18, 2020

Setting up my cloud-synced encrypted Time Machine backup after a faulty kext caused my system to crash

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Disabling Apple's undocumented phone-to-home feature on my macOS Install
Disabling Apple's undocumented phone-to-home feature on my macOS Install
May 14, 2020

macOS Catalina brings with it stricter notarization requirements and a notorious addition to syspolicyd, an undocumented phone-to-home feature that informs Apple about scripts and binaries that you run

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