Video: Baby Steps to Freedom


I presented this talk, titled Baby Steps to Freedom, at LibrePlanet 2022 to help get more people to use and love Free Software (which is also known as Open Source Software).

If you would like, you may also download my briefing slides for Baby Steps to Freedom as well!

The copyright license for the video and slides are released under the Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). The video is hosted courtesy of LibrePlanet's MediaGoblin platform.

LibrePlanet 2022 Conference: Baby Steps to Freedom


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Today, I was honored with being able to give a talk titled Baby Steps to Freedom at the LibrePlanet 2022 tech conference!

The purpose of my talk was to help explain a long-term strategy to get more people using and caring about Free Software (also called: Open Source Software) through a series of small baby steps. For instance, an easy way is to get as many people you know to use the Firefox web browser on their home computer and smartphone instead of Google Chrome.

If you are interested, feel free to read through my briefing slides that I presented for my talk.

YouTube: Python + Telnet = Muhahahha!!! (HOPE 2020)


I have released the video lecture that I presented at my Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) 2020 conference workshop on using the Telnet Muhahaha! program. The lecture showcases how ancient Telnet can create modern web bots for various purposes. I held my workshop originally on .

For instance, I demonstrate how to create an HTTP (v1.1) bot and an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) bot just by automating Telnet with Python. Feel free to download the program and play around with the open source software code. Enjoy!

Note: Apologies for my bad haircut in the video, but it was during the COVID era of when I was attempting to cut my own hair. (-:

Telnet Muhahaha! (v1.5)


HOPE 2020: Python + Telnet = Muhahahha!!!

Hello to my fellow Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) 2020 attendees! I am excited for you to join my workshop on Python + Telnet = Muhahahha!!! that will be held on from - . I've worked hard coming up with a simple and elegant script that can create a few Telnet bots to do some web server recon which then gets reported to an IRC channel of your choice.

It's not required for joining the workshop, but if you want to download, run, and/or modify the code, I have posted it to my Projects page under the fun name of Telnet Muhahaha! under the GNU Affero GPL 3 (AGPLv3) open source software license. I've tested it on Linux and Windows and the program works great. Those that are using a VPN might have issues connecting to some IRC servers. So, that is a network problem and not an issue with my program.

YouTube: SQL Functions and Math (How to Perform Useful Calculations with SQL)


This is a somewhat advanced course on how to write SQL (Structured Query Language) syntax to help you perform useful calculations in a relational database system (e.g., MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft Access, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, et cetera). This video follows my other lectures on Basic SQL Queries and another one dealing with SQL Multi-Table Queries. Therefore, if you have not yet watched those previous lectures, please view those first unless you feel comfortable writing SQL generally.