From Dashie, with love
In the bright, windy morning, the website said that the letter was still waiting to get airlifted from France.
But, the tall man in the brown shirt, the postman, appeared at cjunior's just as the Sun peeked above the zenith.
The captivating smell of the plastic cover, presents, filled the air as he placed it on my palm.
"It can't be!"
I opened it slowly, with laser precision, enjoying the essence.
'La Poste, France'- said the seal, marked on the second of March.
Inside was seven cards, photos printed with love, from a place 5000 miles away.
The words were as beautiful as his toots, touching as I thought it would be.
The picture of Seine looked magical and Maât's, the cat's coloured eyes appeared to be shining.
My heart was melting as I skipped through those colored photos.
It's been more than an year since I joined oldbytes, and the vibes I created with people all across the world are just incredible.
Man, I've got to learn a bit of CSS, as a new assignment due tomorrow just popped up...
So, the national TV has brought back this old TV show, which was apparently the biggest thing of the times, when that was the only TV channel around.
And Dad's talking about how people had crowded up at our's as we were the only one who had TVs.
People crowding up at one guy's to watch TV in 1980s wasn't a rare phenonomena, it seems.
So, that's up.
Couldn't make the embed page of my Github Gist work on my Jekyll Blog, other than that, everthing is fine. I'll make sure that I fix that tomorrow. Or I'll just put the link to it, I don't know.
Maybe I'll look into the next challenge a bit before calling it a day.
coronavirus and cjunior
I guess, I'll look into Ry's git tutorial a bit before jumping back to working on that challenge and and the NASM I wrote.
coronavirus and cjunior
So, there goes the first death.
I guess, things are going to be really different now.
I find myself sitting in front of the computer more, actually, I don't really know whether I'm learning new stuff, but indeed, I guess, I'm improving.
I guess, I'm a bit worried about how I'm utilizing this 'free' time.
Although I had taken some books from the old cupboard upstairs, I didn't read much of t. I felt dissastisfied reading them, so I kept looking for another book.
I'm learning, I hope.
I'm solving a very interesting reverse engineering challenge, right now.
This one is amazing.
Most of the binaries use an anti-debug technique. Usually, it's a ptrace command on the same thing. You can patch it up easily or manipulate its return value to get around that one.
Here, this one adds all the opcodes up of each assembly intstruction and compares the sum to a specefic number, a checksum, yes.
If we put a breakpoint in a user mode applications a 0xCC (INT 3) will be placed in the code, hence the calculation will be wrong and will generate a wrong checksum, and the program will crash.
Isn't that ingenious!
You can read about it here:
Okay, so by 10:20, it was a little cold. Everybody could feel it, there was some cool air goin around.
Mum even considered sleeping in the living room because it was really colder than the previous night.
Then there was mild thunder.
And now, it's raining!
I think it's the first rain of the year!
There's an amazing website about a person exploring the steam tunnels of Virginia Tech, over here.
Day 5 or something
I woke up realizing that we had finished solving this challenge of CONFidence CTF, that I've helped in solving the previous night.
Looking into some course work, today, as I don't wanna totally ignore that.
Our Uni's sharepoint doesn't load on Firefox now, and only works on Chrome, so there's that.
And yeah, it's a lovely day.
Feel like I should cycle in the evening.
Or write a nostalgic poem/story or a combination of both.
l'enigma de oldbytes
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