posted on 27 Aug 2021
Internet privacy is under threat more than ever. Authoritarian governments are
demanding more access to citizens’ private information. Advertising companies
are inventing increasingly clever ways to collect more data to build a profile
for targeting. Even Apple, once the vanguard of data privacy and security,
recently announced a feature that will scan users’ photos to search for
so-called child abuse material.
posted on 28 Dec 2020
Email is a powerful tool that is an inextricable part of everyone’s lives.
Despite countless valiant efforts to kill it and replace it with something
better, email continues to live on in more or less the same form it has had
since the 1990s. Technology that endures this long deserves a fair amount of
attention and praise.
posted on 01 May 2020
Science fiction started to become significantly more interesting after the general public developed into a more scientifically educated population. The idea of “magic” in pre-1980’s science fiction, as it was written by famous authors such as Piers Anthony or Jules Verne, was relegated more on the fantasy end of the spectrum, and reading a novel from this era requires more effort while attempting to suspend disbelief.
posted on 12 Nov 2019
My first introduction to Chinese science-fiction was probably similar to a lot
of Western readers, which was reading Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem novel
back when its English translation was first published back in 2014. Three Body
completely blew me away, with its masterful storytelling and biblical-sounding
prose. After reading the first book, I had an insatiable appetite for more
sci-fi with the same ultra high-tech, militaristic style that was present in
Three Body, and devoured the rest of the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy
with great excitement.
posted on 14 Apr 2019
I just bought this tiny USB microcontroller called the USB Rubber
Ducky from Hak5. It’s a
really nifty piece of hardware that acts like a USB keyboard when plugged into a
computer. Since it’s totally programmable, you can use the Rubber Ducky to type
in whatever you want into the host machine as soon as it is plugged in.
posted on 25 Mar 2019
Ataxx is a very cool arcade game that I saw at Arcade Expo this year in
Banning, CA. It’s a multiplayer puzzle game that is similar in appearance to
Reversi, using colored pieces with one color per player.
posted on 01 Nov 2018
The executable format for PSX game consoles is different from standard PE or ELF executable formats. The PSX runtime library expects executable files to be in a specific structure that is outlined in the runtime library reference document.
posted on 03 May 2015
The following are notes collected from a deep-dive investigation into a hard-disk image that was shipped from Japan. The image appears to have come from the original manufacturer unmodified.