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It feels like magic when it all works out of the box on the first try. The free open-source IDE “Visual Studio Code” is one of the finest out there for coding. Combine that with a convenient platform like Windows Subsystem for Linux which allows running your favourite Linux distro with the frameworks and tools you need, and you have a perfect system to do development especially on Python. Today, after a fresh install of Windows 10 on my AMD Ryzen 7 desktop, I went with enabling support for WSL through the following commands (or through Add/Remove Programs) and then…

Binary code

Glancing through the FREE book “Reverse Engineering for Beginners”, brought a lot of fun memories that I had with assembly language and doing Hex dump of executables. Sharing two examples below: 1. My first freeware (downloaded by thousands) around 1996-97…

This post and code has been updated as on 21th November 2019. The other day, I wanted to retrieve posts from my own blog corresponding to a list of movies from IMDB. If not found in my blog, it should retrieve the information from Wikipedia. I thought I can cook-up a Python script for it in an hour or so. It turned out to be nearly more than a full days work. Reasons for the long time taken were my level of Python skills, the unavailability of public APIs for IMDB, learning on how to call IMDB package, Wikipedia package,…

Photo Studio

Having been a Windows GUI guy for nearly two decades, I am rediscovering the charm of command-line and Windows Batch files to automate repetitive tasks. A few weeks back, I had shared a batch file to backup my WordPress blog…