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Yearly GPG Key

My GPG key for the next year can be found at his address.

I've had a few others for my address over the years, but somehow I always loose them. The private key that is. It's usually because I don't use them that much. There are only a handful of people out there I communicate with that know what gpg is, know how to use it, want to use it, and most importantly need to use…

Story Arcs and my failed attempt.

I had a plan.

  1. Make the Hacker Crackdown Available as a torrent file. (You can just grab the full download if you like.)
  2. Educate about what comcast was doing (blocking torrents)
  3. Complain that while the torrent's flowing nicely a bunch of specific people had trouble torrenting it. Specifically the Comcast customers.(Not a complete lie, the torrent had about 250 downloads as far as I could tell and at one point 17 seeds. But if you were a comcast c…

Video From H2K2

(The video player wont load from the rss feed. So if you're reading from there, you'll have to click though to the post. Also I ditched the crappy flv version - never mind this is crappy quality anyway, it's using some quicktime foolery so it should even be nice on an iphone - unless you're on edge, in which case your iphone will request the extra crappy version) Update in 2022: I don't remember when but I emailed the guy sometime between then an…

The Last Hope

The Last Hope

I just registered for the three day computer security.. well Hacker Conference "HOPE: Hackers of planet Earth". So far they have a few keynote speakers listed including Adam Savage and of course Kevin Mitnick. Adam Savage is well known as a Mythbuster, maker, and lover of wonderful things. I even saw him at last years Mermaid Parade. I've emailed him to find out what he's doing at The Last Hope, because while I'm sure he'll find it cool, I don't…

Hitachi Hard-Drive Project

I found this piece of music a little while back. You can click the little play button to play it now.
Noriko Version

It was made for a Gizmondo competition by "Noriko" - Composed with sounds of a failing Hitachi hard-disk. I lost his link, but you can probably google for it. It's really quite beautiful and peaceful. Though once I was diagnosing a laptop and this song came on and freaked me out. You never want want to hear these sounds coming from…

Rotating Banners

Now on every page you'll get a different banner. Every single photo is taken by me (to the best of my knowledge - if you took it that will teach you to borrow my camera!) hand picked out of my gallery and then cropped and edited by me too to fit. I used iPhoto to crop the photos to get the aspect ratio (quick and easy) and then wrote a quick script to resize everything to fit.

find . -type f -exec convert {} -resize 970x140 {}.970x140.jpg \;


Social Graph(ing)

I've been missing writing again. I haven't been getting good sleep lately which kills my creative thinking processes. Didn't even get good sleep last night, but I did the night before so I'm up to the task.

Social Graphs

Last night over dinner I was given an idea about graphing social graphs. I'm not sharing that with you here yet.
Wait, what?

All those sites in one way or another are considered Social Networks they provide a way to link people t…

Well who knew? RAM persists!

God dammed Princeton kids! They broke everything!

Cold boot attacks on Encryption Keys

The best fix I could think of would be to wipe the key from memory (overwrite actually) immediately after you're done using it. Also maybe keep it scrambled, but that wouldn't be fool proof. Another idea would be to try to put the encryption key where it would be overwritten by the dump program. But you can't rely on that either, you could easily transfer the r…

Virtual Computers (that exist nowhere except inside computers)

I'm currently in the market for a new desktop. There are a few things I want to do with it, and they range from pretty simple requirements that barely need mentioning, to some pretty complex ideas.

  1. Large amount of protected storage. Raid 5
  2. Ability to play somewhat recent games. I don't play often but the occasional title catches my eye and I'd like to be able to try it out.
  3. Large amount of protected storage. Raid 5, having a single disk, actuall…

Electric Lady Land

Like the album this post is named after I found these 3 things to be of interest this week.

The Buddylinks service (read: Virus) swarmed the nation last night. Sending unsolicited IM's with links to trick people into installing the program that sends out the IM's. Apparently it also leaves computers open to run any software buddylinks wishes you to run. Bad news I say. (Link goes to slashdot post on buddy links not the actual buddylinks it's self… © 2024
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