Tag: download

  1. The Next HOPE keynote speech online!

    17 July 2010

    Due to the Department of Homeland Security sending some operatives to The Next HOPE to question Julian Assange of Wikileaks about the release of a certain piece of video footage from Iraq he did not come to the con to give the keynote address this afternoon. The guy who was spotted here and there around the con yesterday afternoon was, in fact, not Julian Assange (a few other people made the same mistake, I'm given to understand). In his stead a man with balls made of pure neutronium, Jacob Appelbaum of the Tor Project gave the keynote address. I've only …

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  2. My NOVALUG presentation was a success.

    10 April 2010

    Well, it's done. My Tor presentation at the NOVALUG meeting this morning went off without a hitch. It was a little touch and go for a while because neither Lyssa nor I were firing on all eight cylinders due to low blood sugar but we met up with Hasufin and Mika at the halfway point and carpooled over. In the end made things easier (read: I didn't have to navigate). I may have overprepared a bit by having an extra laptop as well as multiple copies of my presentation on hand in case things went pear-shaped, but thankfully no heroic …

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  3. A dataset to play with.

    09 June 2009

    Just for fun, I captured a couple of minutes of electrical activity into a text file, which is suitable for running through nia_eeg_chart.py. I wasn't doing a whole lot, just listening to a podcast and flipping between e-mail and Firefox tabs, so it's not terribly interesting stuff. Either I'm more brainless than usual when browsing the Web, or it says something about exchanging one way of turning your mind off (television) for another (too many websites to keep track of at once).

    Anyway, have some fun with that data set if you like.

    Download it here.

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  4. Two warmup posts before I try to set my head straight.

    14 December 2008

    I'll spare everyone my usual apology for not posting anything lately and jump right into a catch-up post as a warmup for a longer, hopefully more interesting entry later today.

    First of all, earlier this week a cultural icon passed - Bettie Page, queen of the pin-up, died of pneumonia at the age of 85 following a heart attack suffered earlier this month. Page was well known for her line of 'naughty girl' photographs, which featured nudity, lingerie, implied lesbian trysts, and even light bondage (the latter two scandalous for their time). Page stopped modelling in 1957 and all but disappeared …

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  5. Interesting times at HacDC.

    11 September 2008

    Sorry for another late post, everyone - between work, wedding stuff, and trying to keep from falling ill, I've had a lot on my plate lately.

    On Tuesday night, after coming home and having dinner, I ran a couple of last-minute errands for Lyssa and then set course once again for Washington, DC proper for the weekly HacDC administrative meeting. While I'm technically not a member because I haven't started paying dues yet, I've been doing a lot of hands-on electronics work at the site, more specifically my steampunk sonic screwdriver. Most of what I've been doing lately has been repairing …

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  6. Post-reboot memory dumping software released.

    07 March 2008

    Last week, a group of information security researchers released a whitepaper detailing a practical data extraction attack on DRAM after the power's been cut. Unfortunately, Applebaum et al didn't release the source code for the utilities they used in the lab. One Wesley McGrew read the paper and decided to apply the scientific method by reproducing their experiments. This required developing utilities to extract data from powered-down DRAM from scratch which he's done and released the source code for. The source is mostly in C with some in-line assembly. It's dense and you really have to understand what's going on …

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  7. For you old-school BBS users out there, Jason Scott is putting something familiar online for you.

    27 May 2007

    Over at textfiles.com, Jason Scott is adding to his already voluminous archive by acquiring and putting online the contents of archive CDs, such as the shareware, text file, and artpack CDs that we used to burn our connection minutes on downloading files. Herr Scott says that, because he's downloaded these collections of files from the Net there's no way of knowing if they're complete, but you're likely to find something that you remember from back in the day.

    As always, he's accepting donations of files to add to his collection.

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  8. So I finally got around to getting my hands on _Oscillator_.

    27 March 2007

    Long-time readers of my website know that I've been a fan of the band Information Society for years on end - ever since their first big single (What's On Your Mind? (Pure Energy) hit the airwaves. The band has been through this, that, and the other thing over the years, and now they're back together and have a new album coming out. Last week the first single from their upcoming album (entitled Oscillator) was released on the Net only to downloadable online music stores like iTunes.

    Now, I've got a pretty big chip on my shoulder about downloadable music stores because …

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