Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ruxcon 2011: In preparation...

I was awarded a spot to speak at the Ruxcon 2011 security conference in Melbourne. If you're 'round this area, I suggest going to this con. I went last year and had a blast!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

More Graffiti

Went on an excursion down Union Lane and Stevenson Lane in Melbourne. The former, Union Lane, had some artists creating their works. I love it when a city allows such awesome means of expression.

More pics at my Flickr page:


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Get Cubed

Was hangin out with one of my buddies, Paul, who consequentially is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. Anyways, he posted
this pick of me from last night.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back to the Future

Jumpin' Jiggawatts. I left Norfolk at ~1:40PM Friday. I landed, in the future, 30 hours later, in Melbourne (on Sunday at 9:30AM). Figure that one out.

Not to mention... AWESOME VACATION. I love Milo, had great time with parents and friends! So much fun, I was kinda homesick on the plane and to be back in Melbourne. Thanks guys/girls/dogs for making my 2.5 weeks back home so much fun that now my bowels are in distress.


Friday, September 16, 2011

GCC Plugins: Being a Parasite

Much of my research into region based memory management has been accomplished via gcc plugins. In such a means of implementation, one does not need to do full-up re-compiles of the gcc compiler or even a small stage-1 gcc compile. Instead, the plugins provide a wealth of the gcc API and are implemented as shared objects. In other words, if you wanna test a compiler optimization pass, or do some static analysis, cough-up a plugin, compile that bad-boy, and tell gcc to run 'er via the '-fplugin=' command line argument.

Of course, one can use the force for good or evil. I prefer to ere towards a phrase I have leaned about: "research purposes." Such a lovely phrase conveys an innocent meaning of that if something doesn't work, it's not the creators fault. It is a lot Like saying: "hey... this plugin might not have been proven correct." In other words, if my plugin posts your ssh private key to pastebin... oops. Muhahahahahhaha



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

165 Stickers, 165 Million Years

So my mom's neighbor, an incredibly intelligent 4 year old, was rocking a nice polo shirt with a dinosaur on it. To say the least, I was floored, way cool shirt. Well, we had a nice talk about T. rex. Ya know, the kinda discussion that involves making sounds of dinosaurs (or how we as humans "guess" how they sound. Later that night, when I arrived home, on the front door was this awesome book of dinosaur stickers. 165 of them. Ironically, the period of existence for dinosaurs was around 165 million years, wayyyy cool [1].



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Update from the 757

Wow, this has been a well needed vacation. No matter where you go, there is something nice about coming home. Well, I sorta sold my home, I will restate. There is always something nice about coming back to the general geographic location that one calls "home." Went to Taste Unlimited with some friends/cowokers today. Researched some ideas I have about quasi-polymorphic runtime manipulation earlier, and now I'm just chilling at "home" Milo beside me. Here are a few pics, these were taken earlier this past week.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rejoice for I have Risen... From the Otherside of the Sphere

I come from the future and bring stories of a land far far away... Yep, I'm back in the 757 (for a limited time only only). So cool, I left Melbourne at 11:20AM on the 31st, and arrived in L.A. at 10AM. I come from the future, John Titor style.