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Magic links aren’t so bad

The last few days I’ve been thinking about magic links. It seems like they are used a lot on websites to confirm your email but I haven’t seen many being used as sign-in solutions. I wanted to have a go at them as I haven’t seen much documentation on them (I’m sure you can see a reoccurring theme here: I seem to like software that doesn’t have an documentation), they seem to be used by…

The node module that nearly broke me

LDAP has always been one of those services I really struggled with. Having been developed in 1993 has definitely aged but is so powerful it has stood up against the test of time and aged well. The last few days I have been wrestling with a node module called LDAPJS It can be used to create a SLAPD server in Node or can be used to as a client to query an existing SLAPD server;…

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Project Firefly. That’s the cool name I came up with for CompSoc’s account creation software. Brilliant, I know. I’m not really sure what to call it because it’s basically going to be one big monolith. I want to make this software really customizable. CompSoc is a very flexible society and we do things differently every single year; so I want the software we write to reflect this. The reason behind coding this software in NodeJS…

Camara Education: Minecraft Server

Eddie Quinn from Camara Ireland messaged the CompSoc Discord. Below is what he said: Hey everyone, I’m not a student in NUI but iv been working with ye for a few years a link person to the Youth Work community. I was wondering if I could chat to someone about setting up a Minecraft server. I work as a STEAM Educator at the moment and i think itd be cool if I could get my…

What’s the story?

There are many ways to answer this question. I’m now coming into my third year of college and need to start focusing on personal projects for my own good (as I have lost touch with having fun with technology) and the good of my CV. I also need to start taking responsibility of the Computer Society; I’m the Chief System Administrator as of July and I want to make this year count as I have…