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Going Commando!

That's right, at the next STL2600 + DC314 meetup, Bob and I are going full commando!

Whoa, don't get too excited there.  Sorry to disappoint all of you, but Bob and myself will be wearing clean...ish undergarments throughout the presentation.   Okay, well at least I will be wearing clean underwear (It's January after all).  I make it a point to avoid all business regarding Bob's briefs.

A short while back I was granted the authority to re-define certain modern colloquialisms, and make them cooler and more awesome.  Shortly after I granted myself this authority, I decided "going commando" would henceforth mean to conduct any and all computing actions from a command line interface whenever possible.  Isn't that so much better?

Now come-on, stop complaining.  We're hackers. Don't you want to look as cool as we do on movies with all the typie-typie carpal tunnel goodness?  Besides, there are plenty of perfectly cromulent reasons to make use of the command line whenever possible.  I'm not going to tell you what they are right here.  That would ruin the surprise during the presentation.  It's totally not because I haven't made up those reasons yet.

So next STL2600 + DC314, come by and learn how to do your every day computer tasks from a shell prompt.  GO FULL COMMANDO and you'll learn how to browse reddit, post tweets, and anything else Bob and I can figure out between now and then... And probably mostly on Linux.  Don't worry, a lot of this ports over to inferior OSes too.

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  • Robert W.

    If you want to follow along with the presentation this evening, go to

    January 6

  • kamikazejoe

    Okay, we are calling out a challenge for tomorrow!

    Bob and I are feeling pretty confident. We think we have just about everything covered, including some absurd stuff we never expected to be able to do.

    So we are asking you to try and stump us! Give us a computing task you don't think we can do from just the command line interface. The only one rather obvious caveat. But hackers live for loopholes, so it's worth stating; Nothing that specifies use of a specific application. ( i.e. "Operate the Mac version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 from the terminal! *derp*derp*derp*)

    Post your questions here in the comments, and we'll try to solve them during the presentation.

    January 5

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