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commit d3f3a3cfced6a4440e427d76681d29044003a0d6
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Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Sat, 27 Jun 2020 22:07:03 -0400

Publish new blog post

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diff --git a/pages/blog.md b/pages/blog.md @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Mastodon</a>. ### 2020 <ul> + <li>2020-06-27 <a href="blog/my-first-ctf">My First CTF</a></li> <li>2020-06-26 <a href="blog/use-syncthing-to-sync-things">Use Syncthing to Sync Things</a></li> <li>2020-06-26 <a href="blog/why-dwm-swallowing-cant-swallow-tmux">Why dwm's Window Swallowing Patch Can't Swallow tmux</a></li> <li>2020-06-23 <a href="blog/switching-to-debian-sid">Switching to Debian Sid</a></li> diff --git a/pages/blog/my-first-ctf.md b/pages/blog/my-first-ctf.md @@ -0,0 +1,37 @@ +## My First CTF + +[//]: # "Today I completed my first ever CTF. It was long but very, very fun and was a great learning experience." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-06-27 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-06-27 +</div> + +Today I completed my first ever capture the flag (CTF) event; the GeekSeek CTF +hosted by the [Canadian Centre for Cyber Security](https://cyber.gc.ca/en/). I +was worried about how well I would do since I didn't get much sleep the night +before and, unfortunately, the two people my friend and I were paired up with +did not show up to the event but, despite that, we placed 7th out of 50 teams +and even managed to hold 3rd place for a bit at one point! + +The CTF was a ton of fun. I both practiced the skills I already had and learned +about a whole bunch of new things. Every time I got an answer right was a rush +of dopamine and a boost to keep solving more problems. There were a couple +problems that kicked me in the butt because of my unfamiliarity with the tools +or languages, but that just highlights areas where I can improve and learn more. + +I highly recommend participating in CTFs if you're interested in the world of +infosec/cracking. They're a ton of fun, a good way to meet people, and a great +way to learn and practice new skills. + +The CTF lasted from 10:00 to 22:00, so I'm going to go to bed now... + +_This is my fifty-sixth post for the +[#100DaysToOffload](https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload) +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +[https://100daystooffload.com](https://100daystooffload.com)._ diff --git a/pages/home.md b/pages/home.md @@ -20,6 +20,8 @@ extent)! Access through `gopher://paritybit.ca` or `gemini://paritybit.ca`. src="/img/feed-icon.png" width="15" height="15" alt="Click for RSS Feed"/> </a> </div> +2020-06-27 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/my-first-ctf">My First CTF</a> + 2020-06-26 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/use-syncthing-to-sync-things">Use Syncthing to Sync Things</a> 2020-06-26 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/why-dwm-swallowing-cant-swallow-tmux">Why dwm's Window Swallowing Patch Can't Swallow tmux</a> @@ -37,8 +39,6 @@ extent)! Access through `gopher://paritybit.ca` or `gemini://paritybit.ca`. 2020-06-18 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-1">How to Create an RSS Feed for Your Blog — 1 — Why?</a> 2020-06-16 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/my-beginnings-with-gentoo">My Beginnings with Gentoo</a> - -2020-06-15 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/my-new-t420s">My New T420s</a> ### What is a Parity Bit? It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital diff --git a/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -7,6 +7,21 @@ <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>My First CTF</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-first-ctf</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-first-ctf</guid> + <pubDate>Sat, 27 Jun 2020 22:06:30 -0400</pubDate> + <description><![CDATA[<h2 id="my-first-ctf">My First CTF</h2> +<div class="byline"> +<p><b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | <b>Posted:</b> 2020-06-27 | <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-06-27</p> +</div> +<p>Today I completed my first ever capture the flag (CTF) event; the GeekSeek CTF hosted by the <a href="https://cyber.gc.ca/en/">Canadian Centre for Cyber Security</a>. I was worried about how well I would do since I didn’t get much sleep the night before and, unfortunately, the two people my friend and I were paired up with did not show up to the event but, despite that, we placed 7th out of 50 teams and even managed to hold 3rd place for a bit at one point!</p> +<p>The CTF was a ton of fun. I both practiced the skills I already had and learned about a whole bunch of new things. Every time I got an answer right was a rush of dopamine and a boost to keep solving more problems. There were a couple problems that kicked me in the butt because of my unfamiliarity with the tools or languages, but that just highlights areas where I can improve and learn more.</p> +<p>I highly recommend participating in CTFs if you’re interested in the world of infosec/cracking. They’re a ton of fun, a good way to meet people, and a great way to learn and practice new skills.</p> +<p>The CTF lasted from 10:00 to 22:00, so I’m going to go to bed now…</p> +<p><em>This is my fifty-sixth post for the <a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload">#100DaysToOffload</a> challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at <a href="https://100daystooffload.com">https://100daystooffload.com</a>.</em></p>]]></description> + </item> +<item> <title>Use Syncthing to Sync Things</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/use-syncthing-to-sync-things</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/use-syncthing-to-sync-things</guid> diff --git a/public/sitemap.xml b/public/sitemap.xml @@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/home</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</loc></url> + <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-first-ctf</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/use-syncthing-to-sync-things</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/why-dwm-swallowing-cant-swallow-tmux</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/switching-to-debian-sid</loc></url>