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A collection of my favorite stuff from across the web, loosly assorted into categories.

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Competitive Programming Resources

Benjamin QI's USACO Repo - A cracked competitive programmer's repository containing his Q&A, solves, and resources
USACO.guide - A collection of high-quality resources curated for the USA computing olympiad
Clist.by - A database of future and active programming competitions
USACO Training - Hundreds of hours of computational problem solving instruction and countless practice problems
Codeforces - A great website for practicing
Leetcode - An inferior website for practicing. Use codeforces. Nerd.

Software Engineering Resources

The C Programming Language - A PDF of the greatest programming book of all time, imo
Anime.js - A javascript animation library that, in my opinion, is better than Three.js
Autohotkey - Good tool for creating hotkeys on Windows. Best utilized for video editing workflows imo.
Unsplash - Free stock images
Pexels - More free stock images
One Page Love - Pretty one page websites
Learn-regex - A great guide on regular expressions
Github Is My Resume - An interesting article on resumes vs portfolios
Github Student Developer Pack - Free access to great developer tools if you're a student
How to improve at any programming language - A great read
Carbon - Create pretty images of your source code
Weather.com API - A great weather API
Stanford large Network Dataset Collection - A massive amount of free data
Wikidata - Free and open data platform from wikipedia
Tech Jobs For Good - How to work in tech and not be evil
x0.at - File pastebin
hakyll - Using Haskell to build static websites

Cybersecurity Tools

Critical Reminder: I am not responsible for what you do with this stuff.

Cybersec Basics & Armor - Basically covers everything
CTF101.org - Learn how to compete in CTFs
CTFtime - See upcoming CTFs
Sherlock Project - Track down social media accounts
• EK's pentest tips and tricks one and two
Cheet Sheets - pentestmonkey
FaradaySEC - Multi-user pentest environment
Vulnhub.com - Practice on vulnerable virtual machines
Reverse Engineering for Beginners - Good book on assembly and reverse engineering. My go-to.
Massscan - "TCP port scanner, spews SYN packets asynchronously, scanning entire Internet in under 5 minutes."
NSA@home - password cracker
testssl.sh - /bin/bash based SSL/TLS tester
2019 OSINT Guide
PowerSploit - A (now archived) Powershell Post-Exploitation framework
Discord Exploit Collection
the-backdoor-factory - Patch PE, ELF, Mach-O binaries
Veil - Tool for generating metasploti payloads that bypass common antiviruses
An old intro to fuzzing
pwntools - CTF framework and exploit development library
From 0x90 to 0x4c454554
Sec Cheet Sheets

Misc. Tech Stuff

xkcd comics - Comics
A Cyberpunk Manifesto, by Christian A. Kirtchev (kinda edgy)
Geekhack.org - Mechanical Keyboard Community
Gopher Proxy - Proxy for an old, minimal internet protocol that was eventually supplanted by the current web stack
arrl.org - Ham Radio Licenses
https://prism-break.org/en/ - Alternatives to modern applications that emphasize privacy
portquiz - See if your ports are open
Labgopher - Tool for getting great deals on ebay
r/homelab's software wiki - List of software for home servers
OpenVPN - Best VPN
Lubed Holy Pandas - No Explaination Necessary
WTFPL - The epicly named "Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License
The World's Most Advanced Video Editing Tutorial - The best video editing tutorial avaiable, done by the main editor for Linus Tech Tips
xkcd 195
Preserving Laptop Stickers on Laptops
Don't Hex The Water - Digital privacy is important!
Online Spyware Watchdog
Mullvad VPN - The second best VPN
996 - fuck the ccp
12ft - "hop" any paywall
Text Files - Reading
notes.andymatuschak.org - Andy Matuschak's fantastic working notes
pgp.mit.edu - MIT's PGP key server
HTTP Cats - HTTP Cats
The Invisible Internet Project
Temp Mail - Temporary email addresses
Xyte.ch - Sells modified Thinkpads
privacyguides.org - Privacy is important
secret.club - A group of people who break software
libreboot.org - don't boot intel management engine on system startup
orgroam.com - An emacs-based organization system that I do not use
loopsnoop - A proof that the halting problem is undecidable
plv.mpi-sws.org/rustbelt/ - Formally verifying rust
syncthing.net - A nice tool for syncing things between devices
The Internet Hosting Cooperative

News Sources & Link Aggregators

Hacker News - Kind of like reddit, but for tech bros
Phoronix - Mostly Linux News
Pluralistic - Daily links from Cory Doctorow
lobste.rs - Similar to Hacker News
tildes.net - Similar to Hacker News and Lobste.rs
news.t0.vc - Tech and science-oriented link aggregation across different sites
Lemmy - Link aggregator for the fediverse
Krebs On Security
n-o-d-e.net - Byte-sized tech news


Thinkwiki - Wiki for all things Thinkpads
Arch Linux Wiki - Anything and everything Arch Linux
r/linuxmasterrace Reddit Wiki
Kernel.org - Linux Documentation Project
The Linux Documentation Project - Huuge repo of linux info

Mathematics Resources

A Manga Guide to Linear Algebra - A cute educational manga on linear algebra
Wolfram Alpha - Because, of course
The Natural Number Game - See the power of induction!
Erdos Number
web.evanchen.cc/napkin.html - The napkin

Academia Resources

CSRankings.org - A website I use to systematically discover interesting professors and PhD students.
Sci-Hub - Because open access is king
Library Genesis - Free books galore
Arxiv - A free, highly used distribution service for research papers
Mendely - An effective citation manager
Collaboration & Credit Principles - Interesting article on trust between researchers
The Academic Family Tree - A single, interdisciplinary academic genealogy
search.marginlia.nu - A search engine that prioritizes information-dense websites
Faculty Job Search Resources
HeVeA - LaTeX to HTML
6-045j - MIT's automata theory course

Blog Posts and Articles

So you want to reform democracy
The Danger of Journaling IS Introspection
A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web
"On Writing" by Terence Tao
NSA, NIST, and post-quantum cryptography
Google says it mitigated a 2.54 Tbps DDoS attack in 2017
Computer Science Open Data: CS Faculty composition and hiring trends
From Novice to Master, and back again
your data is not safe
hallucinating the cloud
What Did I Learn This Decade? 2010-2019
The sum of all knowledge
A History of Trnashumanist Thought
How I'm able to take notes in mathematics lectures using LaTeX and Vim
Intentionally Making Close Friends
FFmpeg - The Ultimate Guide
How I wrote a self-hosting C compiler in 40 days
The Decline of Usability
What's Inside the EU Green Pass QR Code?
Quantum Computing for the very curious
Postscript on the Societies of Control (edgy, ik)
Overclocking my old Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Notes on technology in the 2020s
A Nod to Ned Ludd
Alienation, Marvelous Persuits and the New Nomadic Sciences
Getting a Computer Science PhD in the USA
Teaching the Hidden Curriculum
Why we stopped maing Einsteins
The End of Trust
Magic Ink
How To Deflate An SUV Tyre
How Sustainable is a Solar Powered Website?
An extensive guide to optimizing a Linux laptop for battery life
The Dark Mountain Project's Manifesto - edgy af
Writing as Distilled Thought
Your Computer Isn't Yours
Why Metadata Matters
Cities and Ambition - An absolute favorite. Boston <3
My Dream Text Editor
I'm a fucking webmaster
How to get a busy person to respond to your email
Life Is Short
I Hacked the Dutch Government, and all I got was this t-shirt!
Mechanical Watch
Analyzing Rail Tickets
The Philisophical Implications of Complexity Theory
What is ChatGPT and why does it work?
How to Kill Decentralized Networks
Running a single-user Mastodon instance
The Collatz Conjecture & Non-Archimedean Spectral Theory
• [The Silent (R)evolution of SAT](https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2023/6/273222-the-silent-revolution-of-sat/fulltext)
E-Ink is so Retropunk

Personal Websites

Terence Tao's Blog - The blog of a fantastic mathematician
jeffhuang.com/ - Prof at Brown researching HCI
blog.cr.yp.to - D.J. Bernstein's great blog
azdavis.net - A Fella
sookocheff.com - A distributed systems engineer
zhangmingming.org - A security researcher at Tsinghau university with similar research interests to mine
nilfm.cc - Digital minimalist
everest-pipkin - Great art
blog.ncase.me - Game dev
matt.might.net - Incredible prof
msx.gay - Radio person
samuelgruetter.net/ - Compiler guy
faultlore.com - Author of "you can't spell trust without rust"
scottaaronson.blog - A guy who loves quantum computers
www.gwern.net - many edges
The Creative Independent
henryheffernan.com - ThreeJS<3
amieko.space - Great photographer
demin.ws - реверс-инжиниринг человек
wowana.me - a guy big into fediverse
datagubbe - Monke
drkhsh.at - Gopher user
swindlesmccoop.xyz - Serial Experiments Linux
ELI DOURADO - A great writer
blog.cjeller.site - Classical Guitar by Training, Cloud Engineer by Accident
stephenfay.xyz - Good writing
www.boringcactus.com - An immortal programming person who works for the MBTA
mm4rk3t.neocities.org - Space
100r.co - Offgrid living
ad044.neocities.org - Another lain-er
evasive.tech - Art
Danish Prakash - A dev from India
Lisa Lee - PhD in ML at CMU who likes pokemon
Maruan Al-Shedivat - The founding editor of CMU's machine learning blog
Ariel Procaccia - CMU and Harvard prof into the relationship between algorithms and society. He's taught some interesting courses, including "Optimized Democracy" (Harvard CS238) and "Truth, Justice, and Algorithms" (CMU I5896)
Daniel Roy Greenfeld - ex-Nasa employee
Shriram Krishnamurthi - CS Prof at Brown into programming languages and formal methods
Qntm - Qntm
blog.soykaf.com - Lain person
Neg Serg
Daniel Howe - Prof at HKU focusing on privacy, surveillance, and disinformation
Jordan Ellenberg - Great mathematician and speaker
sqrtminusone.xyz - emacs freak. I prefer (n)vim, but I respect it.
calnewport.com - Great author
justchokingaround - My favorite choker
Marc Lange - A philosophy prof at Purdue with a hilarious webpage


Pool Suite - R e t r o Internet Radio Station
Swapfest: The Flea at MIT - Flea market at MIT
Vessi Everyday Classic - Nice shoes
Eat Well Guide - Search by location for hand-picked restaurants, farms, markets and other sources of local, sustainable food
zettelkasten.de - Organization method
polyphasic.net - Sleep 2 hours a day