Return to Crunchbang With OpenSUSE and Openbox

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Giving Crunchbang's look to your OpenSUSE Openbox installation.
I’ve been running OpenSUSE (Tumbleweed) for some years now and KDE was my Desktop Environment of choice since years ago but before that, I was a die hard user of the Crunchbang (#!) Linux distro, which featured an awesome gray Openbox desktop. The simplicity Crunchbang offered is something that I missed during the years and after I found out that the community had revived the project in the for of Crunchbangplusplus and also Bunsenlabs, I just had to try it again but this time OpenSUSE Tumbleweed was my choice, instead of the good old Debian.

Yet Another Weather Indicator

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A simple GTK weather indicator written in Go because why not.
Recently I started using Openbox as my WM again (after a long time with KDE, the nostalgia hit me). After I had everything working as I wanted to, I noticed the lack of a weather indicator in my systray. Usually, the desktop environments I have used (Gnome, KDE, Mate) have some sort of applet for this included and I really never bothered (when I was using Openbox before, I had some hacky script that would display the weather in my tint2, but I can’t find it anymore).

Linux.Cephei: a Nim virus

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Simple prepender virus written in Nim
NimĀ is a systems and applications programming language. It has nice features such asĀ producing dependency-free binaries, running on a huge list of operating systems and architectures and compiling to C, C++ or JavaScript. I’ve been messing with it for a while and I am very pleased with it. To be honest, Nim and Go have been my choices when I need to start a new project (goodbye Python, at least for now).

Having fun with ELF files and GoLang

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Opening ELF files with GoLang
Now I will show how GoLang interacts with ELF files in a generic example. You could look further into the native module here. I do recommend reading it, I am using some bits of code extracted directly from the module source. It is basically the same idea as the PE, similar module. You can extend it depending on your needs. Here you go. package main import ( "fmt" "io" "os" "debug/elf" ) func check(e error) { if e !

Linux.Liora: a Go virus

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Simple prepender virus written in GoLang
So this guy asks me in a job interview last week “Have you ever developed in Go?” and well what’s best to learn a language than writting a prepender (probably a lot of things but don’t kill my thrill)? There you have it, the probably first ever binary infector written in GoLang (SPTH LIP page “outdately” confirms that). Basically a port from my Linux.Zariche ‘cause my life is in a hurry.

Linux.Zariche: a Vala virus

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Simple prepender virus written in Vala
Vala is an object-oriented programming language with a self-hosting compiler that generates C code and uses the GObject system. Vala is syntactically similar to C# and and rather than being compiled directly to assembly or to another intermediate language, Vala is source-to-source compiled to C, which is then compiled with a platform’s standard C compiler, such as GCC. You can also create VAPI files which are basically native C (not C++) functions you can import to Vala code (I will show an example later).