EDUCATIONAL PROFILE: Almost all hackers finished college or reached that level by self-education. Self-educated hacker is more respected in hackers community because you really need to have passion to become professional hacker. The most common areas in which people can engage in hack, with computers electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, linguistics and philosophy. However, as every developer is not necessarily the hackers, so hackers do not always have the skills of programming (I think they have to know programming)!
DRESS STYLE: Hackers are dressed simply, casually: jeans, T-shirt and shoes. T-shirts are usually with some humorous slogans. By 1990, they were distributed T-shirts with computer imagery, but as the hacker culture eventually developed their own symbols, today there are T-shirts with pictures of Penguin (trademark Linux) or daemon (BSD). A small number of hackers prefer hiking boots. After 1995, hackers are falling under the influence of punk, gothic and rave subculture. This was reflected in the wearing of black clothes. Hackers care more about comfort, functionality and ease of maintenance wardrobe. They don’t like business suits. Even if they wear it, be sure to break the conventionality with a humorous tie.
OTHER INTERESTS: Hobbies that hackers exercise are widespread. These are primarily science fiction, music, medievalism, chess, war games and intellectual games of all types, logical puzzles and other areas that are closely related to hacking or that include linguistics and acting.
THINGS HACKERS AVOID: On this list are all Microsoft products, Smurfs and all forms of striking beauty. THEY HATE bureaucracy and stupid people, do not like to listen to soft music, or to watch television, except for cartoons and science fiction films. THEY HATE dishonesty, incompetence and boredom. From programming languages avoid COBOL and BASIC, as well as programs whose appearance is based on the text (not the icons).
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT: The largest number of hackers are generally not engaged in physical activities. Some of them practice it, but interest in the sport is not that big. Avoid team sports. Hacker sports are always individual, including concentration and motor skills: cycling, auto racing, skating, sailing, hiking, gliding … (I actually like to play football, but hate to watch it and I don’t have any favorite team).
Most hackers consume cigarettes and alcohol. In 1995, there was a trend among Linux hackers to drink exotic beers, influenced by Linus Torvalds who like Guinness. The limited use of cannabis, LSD, nitrus oxide used to be more accepted than in mass culture. On the other hand, the use of opioids is rare because hackers do not want to use a drug that blunts them. Most hackers use a coffee and / or sugar (ENERGY DRINKS, mmm 😉 ) in order to stay up all night during the hacking.
Here is how to install Tomato firmware on your cheap Wi-Fi router to attain functionality of a high cost router.
What if you could simply enhance your router’s functionalities just by some software alteration. well, Few people understand why some routers cost $15 and some hundreds of dollars.
There are hardware differences and… software differences.
Using a custom firmware (if supported by the router) can give you options/features available on much more expensive hardware.
Such a firmware is Tomato USB. Its an open source firmware for Broadcomm based routers.
The first step is to see if your router is supported by Tomato, so please check Shibby Tomato Builds. If it is, get the newest version and flash it on the administration interface.
Usually, there are some flavors: AIO (All in One) or VPN (few features, smaller size, perfect for most users).
If it cannot be flashed through Web interface (like Asus RT-N53), you must use the emergency procedure (see router documentation) to upload the custom firmware to the router.
After you install and set up all the usual settings on Tomato (WIFI, LAN etc.), you can go further, and with some work, you can install many programs, for example a webserver with PHP support or Transmission Torrent client (the router must have USB ports).
Different routers have different flash memory sizes. Inside the flash reside the firmware and settings. Depending on the flash size and firmware size (VPN or AIO), some unused space might still remain, so you can create a JFFS partition to install software. This is critical for routers without USB or if you do not want to use a USB drive. If you do want to use a USB drive, read here how to create a partition, and after you create it, continue this tutorial from Step 3.
Okay lets start. Step 1: Create a JFFS partition.
Go to Administration – JFFS – Enable – Format Erase
In the text box paste:
mount -o bind /jffs /opt
Wait a few minutes, and if you do not get any message, reboot the router.
Go to Administration – Admin Access and modify the default port settings for router administration (ex: 8082).
This will allow you to access your router on specified port.
The career of a web developer is an interesting one with many slopes. Considering a learning curve this steep, you can fully expect to live through periods of frustration, enlightenment, self-righteousness, and every mindset in between. In this article, we’ll have some fun, by reviewing each of these phases through the lens of a meme!
Phase 1 – Noob
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