What’s in my bookshelf?

I finally finished reading my first book on Ruby programming. Ruby: Visual QuickStart Guide, by Larry Ullman has to be the perfect introduction book for anyone trying to learn the Ruby programming language, even though sadly it only has 3 five star reviews on Amazon. The author writing thoroughly explains the concepts in a friendly […]

Encrypting files in Linux with mcrypt

By default Linux systems do not ship with the mcrypt utility. At least not CentOS or Ubuntu that is. In Ubuntu installing mycrypt is just a matter of running the following command: apt-get install mcrypt In CentOS 5.5 mycrypt is not included in the distribution’s repositories because when I ran yum install mcrypt it installed […]