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Please allow me to start by saying that I appreciate your (collective) work. I am inspired and intrigued by the many contributions of hackers and hacktivism. I like to learn more about 'hacker culture' as well.
My experiences learning about pragramming systems (especially networked information systems) haven't always been that great. Quite often I feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle. It takes me a long time even to learn to install and configure a programme. For each programme I do succeed in installing, it seems that someone out there quickly finds an exploit in it and takes over my server—inevitably resulting in my resetting the server to a saved version and trying again... and again.
In case you're reading this and thinking about hacking my site, please note that there's nothing on this server! It's a micro instance on EC2 with barely enough computing power to run the two or three programmes I have installed. :(
It would be nice if I could get a bit of a break from malicious hackers. Or, if you do hack my system, maybe you could also leave a note to tell me how you did it and suggest some ways to harden my security?
At the end of the day, I am just an average guy trying to learn a bit about websites and design. I make no claims of being particularly tech-savvy. [After all, my training is in social sciences (not computer sciences!).]
...And in case you are reading this and decide to help me out / relent on continuously breaking into my site - thank you!
This history of hackers and the 'hacker movement' is wild stuff. A guy figured out how to whistle his way through switchboard relays. A kid breached the pentagon.
I would like to learn more about python and how it can be applied in web design. I figured a good way to start would be to learn Pelican and to generate a static site.
Hello hackers! Please know that I appreciate your (collective) work. My own struggle with networked information systems, however, is less than inspiring.