Firefighters

Firefighters

I did this for six years as a volunteer. It can be a complete emotional roller coaster. You see things no one should have to see. But this isn’t about all of the horror I witnessed, this is about a lesson I’d throw at my engineers and other technologists when facing difficult problems or projects. Way too many times I’d approach my teams...

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Software Guys Are Funny Sometimes

Software Guys Are Funny Sometimes

Had a phun exchange with Rob @landley about, essentially, custom microcontroller based designs vs Arduino and Raspberry Pi. My comments were that these (the so street creddy Arduinos and Raspberries) are great platforms, particularly for learning, even more, but as I said “the point is that you shouldn’t try hammering in a nail with a...

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Hiring Technologists?

Hiring Technologists?

I’m not alone in saying that hiring is broken. It’s broken across the board, but seems to be worst in the technology sector. Think I’m just a bitter, pissed off, negative hacker? Check this shit: “Nine Ways Recruiting Is Broken, Broken, Broken” “Recruiting is Broken – But Your Job Search Isn’t” As a hiring manager,...

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Electronic Dead Drops

Electronic Dead Drops

Just sticking this here for now, yo. PDF of version x02: Electronic Dead Drops

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Fuzzing Collision Avoidance Systems for Phun and Prophet

Fuzzing Collision Avoidance Systems for Phun and Prophet

There has been quite a bit of research and noise on the topic of “cyber” security for on-board automotive networks. Various attack vectors have been demonstrated (CAN bus, back doors, the usual suspects), and there is a strong movement (“I Am The Cavalry“) pushing the concept that in vehicles, (info)security is safety. I’m a...

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My Car Has a Pony on Its Ass

My Car Has a Pony on Its Ass

My car has a pony on its ass. That is all.

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Pre-defcon “Spot the Fed”?

Pre-defcon “Spot the Fed”?

So we were heading to defcon 21, and made a fuel stop in Kingman, AZ, before heading up state highway 93 in to Henderson and then Las Veags. There was a convoy of unmarked vehicles at the gas station, attended to by gents with buzz cuts, shoulder tattoos, and deep sun tans. Yeah, ex military looking types. They all had lanyards with badges; one was heading to...

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