23 Oct 2002 Artimage   » (Journeyer)

Well, I am a year older today. :) Actually, for the first time I actually feel younger than last year. Being 25 is cool. Last night Heather and I went to Daniel for dinner, for those not in NYC it is highly rated French restaurant. We had a five course tasting menu, with matched wines, that was really amazing. My favorite was the saffron soup with muscles. I haven't yet opened my presents with one exception. I ordered myself a Netgear wireless AP from Amazon, so when an Amazon package arrived I opened it. Turned out it was a present from my little sister. Real Genius on DVD which is my favorite movie. I couldn't be happier.

Hacking for a living is still kind of fun. I coded my first test buffer overflow yesterday. It was pretty satisfying really. I want to take a look at some p2p programs for overflows now. :) My new project may be to write a wireless sniffer for a precursor to 802.11b cards. There is already a Linux driver out there, so the work should be pretty easy. But it looks like I only have 8 days to do it.

We are having a party on Saturday to celebrate the earth completing a trip around the sun without snuffing me out in the process. My best friend is coming in from Boston, which makes me very happy. And most of my friends, those not traveling through Thailand, will be there. All in all, its a good life.

I still want to add Khashmir support to EGTP. I just haven't had time in the bast couple of weeks. Too much Capoeira. And this weekend is full too. But maybe I can steal some time one evening and at least get the unit tests written.

I just finished Cronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson. It was pretty good, and definitely made me think. But I was not thrilled with the ending. Overall, I would rate it 4/5 or a B+. I am about to start A New Kind of Science by Wolfram. Hack and I are reading it together, so maybe we will get something out of it. :) I may also read The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman for the subway since I would need a pack mule to carry ANKOS around with me.

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