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BSSCC Linux Scavenger Hunt - Solutions

07 Apr 2022 · 8 min read

SPOILERS if you haven't completed it.

Assume all part 1 commands here are run in the home directory. Assume all part 2 commands are run in the part2 directory.

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Kuro in Baccalor

19 Aug 2021 · 756 words

"…And never come back again, boy!"

You fall to the ground with an oof! as the bartender tosses you out of the tavern. Scowling, you yell behind his retreating back, "You're wrong! All of the goddess cities are wrong! The only way for people like us to prosper is to take control of our own lives!"


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Fun things

(aka my programming projects)


Hello! It's very nice to meet you — my name's Daniel, a student studying Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo who is quite passionate about some subjects but is quite lazy in every other.

I've dabbled extensively and non-extensively in a variety of topics to play with, including:

  • competitive programming on DMOJ
  • GUI toolkits very very briefly in GTK, Qt, and Swing
  • Linux and server administration
  • web development in the form of a Chrome extension and my sites
  • hackathons
  • Godot Engine Cat Simulator DX
  • ski instruction
  • writing of literature
  • emulation

…and other things that I'm forgetting right now.

I have two server machines at home — a Dell OptiPlex 780 and a Dell Latitude E5520. One of them is a laptop and I'm surprised it hasn't burnt up yet.

OptiPlex 780 ("asvyn")

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (2c/2t)
  • GPU: AMD ATI Radeon HD 3450
  • RAM: 2× 1 GB DDR + 1× 2 GB DDR2
  • Storage: Western Digital 150 GB hard drive
  • OS: Arch Linux

Latitude E5520 ("panquia")

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3320M (2c/4t)
  • GPU: Integrated
  • RAM: 10 GB
  • Storage: 300 GB hard drive
  • OS: Arch Linux


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