Hashing and message digest basics

Hashing is different from encryption because hashing is designed to act as one way function.  An algorithm that is easy to perform but difficult (almost impossible) to reverse.  A hash is a string of number generated from a string of text (because it can be used to look up anything…

Symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms

Symmetric encryption is also known as secret key encryption or session key encryption.  This means that it uses the same key to encrypt and decrypt data.  A simple example would be moving 1 space forward for encryption and 1 space backward for decryption.  The number “1” is a secret key…

Abandoned old sugar mill ruins

The history of how the sugar mills became abandoned started with the Seminole raid.  The raid destroyed crops and the factory, equipment and barrels of drying syrup.  The raid was initiated by the Seminoles, but the slaves who were working for the plantation at the time aided the Seminoles, resulting in current state…

Psychic Capital Of The World – Cassadaga

Cassadaga is the psychic capital of the world and is filled with spiritualists and mediums who are eager to tell you about…well.. yourself!  Cassadega is a Historic District on the National Register Of Historic Places in 1991.  They don’t allow photography in particular areas, but they do have Spirit tours…

Cameron barnstormer murals

Okay, so this place is actually pretty neat.  It’s located in Cameron, North Carolina and it’s basically a town built upon tobacco farming. There are numerous abandoned tobacco barns painted over by a group called “barnstormer” who are bunch of New York graffiti artists.  Artist named David Ellis, who grew up…