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I am quite sure you noticed, overthewire IRC is down due to DDoS attacks, since a while already. Since that's wherer we're at, we currently don't really have an IRC and I am too lazy to sort that out. If someone has a nice network to suggest, tell me.
Ping Pong by on 06/29/10 14:46
Yes we are still alive, although we are keeping it solely ring0 for the moment. // Slap Happy everybody!
Merry xMas by on 12/24/09 18:26
Despite all odds, I am not dead. Of course, I will be at 26C3 this year, and maybe that'll bring me up to speed with some cool computer stuff ™, or maybe I am just getting really old and lame. But don't worry, I am not on efnet just yet. Oh yea, and merry xMas.
owned for zero 5 by on 07/30/09 02:55
I just woke up to see that zf05.txt (zero for owned 5) had been released. So, enjoy, or don't, whatever rocks your socks.
I was looking for an easy, lightweight C implementation of SHA-256, as a key derivation routine for elliptic curve cryptography. But apparently, the word "lightweight" is subject to horrible misuse. Hence, I just looked at the pseudocode at wikipedia, implemented it and ... it didn't work. Why? After 7 hours of bigendian nightmare, I compared my code to another implementation just to realize that the wikipedia pseudocode was wrong. Wikipedia should die. And yes, I corrected the wiki entry ... long live wikipedia!
I had a lot of fun reading the RTLO article in the GNY zIne and found myself very incompetent when it came to inputting that RTLO char anywhere. Hence, I wrote a little program that would set my clipboard to just the RTLO char, allowing me to paste it into browser forms and other stuff conveniently. I did this because the other tool that was linked isn't open source. Granted, my app has no GUI, but at least you can see its insides.