Welcome to 0xCraft.com

(pronounced hex-craft)

Hi, I am Eric Cole. 0xCraft is where I share what I am exploring and learning about things like:

    • WordPress
    • Machine Learning
    • Data Analysis
    • New Thoughts and Perspectives on Technology

Recent Articles


Changing Fonts on Your Wordpress Site

This week I decided to change the font I use on this web site. Why? When I first showed the site to my wife and…Read more


Learning to Break Encryption with Python

Lately, I've been giving cryptopals (http://cryptopals.com) another shot. ¬†Spring 2016 was my first try and I had made my way to Challenge 6. Not completely…Read more


Windows 8.1 Taskbar Freezing or Unresponsive

Are you having problems with your Windows taskbar freezing? This is a rather perplexing problem.¬† In my research I found out freezing taskbars are both…Read more


Making My Emacs Start Fast(er)

In the choice of editors to use I finally decided to go with Emacs. (I really like Vim, too!) As I wade back into the…Read more


Retro Mac Mini Headless Server Hack

One of my projects this week was to put a Mac Mini I bought in 2006 back to work. It's been taking up space in…Read more