WSR: #12: March 7th - 13th 2022

GCIH Prep, Vim as an IDE, and WWHF talk prep

Published: March 13, 2022

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This Week’s Recap


  • Created an index for book 1 and 2 of GCIH
  • Felt pretty good about the material and decided to take a practice test.
  • This was my first time taking a SANS exam with the new testing UI, it was fantastic compared to the old one.


  • Created an index for GCIH book 3
  • Tabbed out all of the books


  • Watched this crash course on golang.
  • My goal is to spend the rest of 2022 sharpening my python skills and 2023 to start learning a compiled language. I was thinking of learning C but I will probably end up learning Golang instead. It seems really fun.
  • Finished creating an index for the rest of the GCIH books using my SansTerminalIndexer program.


  • Watched @rybaz give a talk about pentesting a decentralized network.
  • Created an outline for my talk at Wild West Hackin Fest. This is going to be a very very strange talk but should be very entertaining.
    • Are you going to WWHF? If so let me know on twitter


 1call plug#begin()
 2Plug 'nvim-lua/plenary.nvim'
 3Plug 'nvim-telescope/telescope.nvim'
 4Plug 'nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter'
 5Plug 'neoclide/coc.nvim', {'branch': 'release'}
 6Plug 'morhetz/gruvbox'
 7Plug 'nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter'
 8Plug 'preservim/nerdcommenter'
 9Plug 'vim-airline/vim-airline'
10Plug 'jiangmiao/auto-pairs'
11Plug 'preservim/nerdtree'
13" Find files using Telescope command-line sugar.
14let mapleader = ","
15nnoremap <leader>ff <cmd>Telescope find_files<cr>
16nnoremap <leader>fg <cmd>Telescope live_grep<cr>
17nnoremap <leader>fb <cmd>Telescope buffers<cr>
18nnoremap <leader>fh <cmd>Telescope help_tags<cr>
19call plug#end()
22"colorscheme gruvbox
23set tabstop=4
24set shiftwidth=4
25set expandtab
26set scrolloff=7
28" NerdTree
29let NERDTreeQuitOnOpen=1
30nmap <f2> :NERDTreeToggle<CR>
32" Airline
33let g:airline#extensions#tabline#enabled=1
34let g:airline#extensions#tabline#fnamemode=':t'
35" Remaps
36nmap <leader>1: bp<CR>
37nmap <leader>2: bn<CR>
38nmap <C-w> :bd<CR>
40set number
41set relativenumber


  • Took my second GCIH practice exam and scored an 81%. Not too happy with this score (especially since I made an 86% on the last one where I didn’t use an index…) but I have high hopes for the exam. My goal is to score 90% or above.
  • Scheduled my exam for 4/19/2022


  • Published this blog :)

Have any questions

Do you have any questions? Feel free to reach out to me on twitter. See you next Sunday. :)