They had a King of the Hill event to pick the winner between the two top teams at the end.

You got rewarded every 10s for being in control of a server (denoted by putting your flag on the server), and there there were a couple of different servers with multiple entry-ways.

Patching and decoy-ing and shitty pranks were all allowed.

They set it up like a spectator event, so we could all see their screens on big projectors.

It was a ton of fun. We all sat around drinking beer while watching our friends fight over control of a server.

Went to HackIT (Dansk IT's CTF) this weekend.
Pretty okay team (only got to pick half of it) but kept hitting walls on the challenges.

Ended up getting like 6th / 11 teams - which i guess is pretty median.

Had a great time though. Hung out with cool cyber friends and learned about meet-in-the-middle attacks and got to use ghidra a bunch.

head gets weird after not sleeping for a while

Writing the dumbest report yet.

Doing a course on mobile communications, and the professor is really into doing experimental labs (otherwise unusual among my courses).

We were simulating differet conditions for a handful of packet-switched mobile protocols - which can be interesting enough in itself - but the lab instructions were strictly "click this, then click this, then click this, then get a screenshot, then click this...."

The simulation software was horrible experience to watch being used.

We somewhy only have three licenses to the piece of shit, so I spent almost three hours in a room with a sizable group of others all watching one guy click buttons in a GUI.

Now I have a zip file of PNG charts, and am supposed to write a report on what we set out to research and what we found out.

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if hitler__7:=( "python 3.8 opens new doors for covert ascii art"):

Feeling like I've spent a lot of time learning rules that don't always apply.

Turns out, writing thread-safe C code is actually really hard.
Who would have guessed?

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Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.

Developer Community: wut?

Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?

Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉

Trump: Thou shall not use US services.

Developers: Where's my code? 😭

Dealing with race condition issues in C.
Not having a fun time.

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Those "progressive" people
who are busy being outspoken and outraged at oppressions century-old and socially spoken of,
but are also actively apathetic at anything about the actual data-driven and dystopian power dynamics of today.


Got down to ~175th in line (started at ~2k) but they sold out before i got one :(
Fingers crossed for next time 🤞

Ready to snatch some delicious 36C3 tickets in a moment.. Anyone else also not get a voucher this time round?

Spent the morning in a closet wrestling with a debian server.

Actually I've spent a sizable portion of my life in the closet, while wrestling with servers, in a figurative sense.

This morning it was literal - and visceral.

Boolean operators on sets in python has really unintuitive results..

`({1,2,3} and {2,3,4}) == {2,3,4}`
`({1,2,3} or {2,3,4}) == {1,2,3}`

why is this? this seems very weird

Pebble was so nice. They did things differently from other wearable vendors and for very good reasons.
I loved my Pebble Time Steel.
Best and only "smart wearable" I've ever owned.

Then Pebble got bought by Fitbit, and Pebble was no more.

Now Fitbit got bought by Google, confirming my theory:

Everything nice eventually gets bought by google.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.