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Part 2 is a quick change but UGH IT"S GONNA BE A WHILE

apparently it runs for like ~350K cycles? this is gonna take a while because the printfn is slowing me down

I think I have day 5 part 1 but it's just kinda stuck in an infite loop?? this requires more debugging

Weird nostalgic appeal:
I love seeing a tilde ~ on homepage URLs

For some reason, having the /home dir visible in some form like this felt like the user there was welcome home. More personal

acme is like emacs lite but with your mouse

Shoutout to all of the plan9 users I just sent into a blind rage

Thanks to @jk for pulling this up

The "Canon Cat" was a dedicated writing machine/word processor designed by Jeff Raskin for Canon Inc. in 1987. It originally sold for around $1500 and came with a Motorola 68000 running at 5 MHz and 256Kb RAM

There was one 3.5" floppy (256K max) drive to the left of the screen

These model photos scanned by Marcin Wichary

Real on-screen text sample by Flickr user "MJM1977"

More hardware info available at:


@jk I think this is the font design of the "Canon Cat" (no, seriously) designed by Jeff Raskin

It was designed for Canon by Raskin and sold back in 1987. Basically, it's a dedicated writing machine

There's more info about it here:

loooooove too watch openbsd reorder libraries for like 90s every boot

Me: "Hmmm, this new language / framework looks interesting ..."

Hello World Tutorial: "It's super simple. All you need is Java, Node.js, bower, gulp, cmake, ant, Python, Docker and 359 other dependencies. It rocks! Woohoo! So simple!"

Me: "I don't like programming anymore."

A website I have loved just announced that it is shutting down its forum, and moving the discussion to #Facebook. Sigh.

Well, I guess that's the end of my relationship with that site.

So, there's a Chinese botnet package known as "Destroyer" (破坏者).

It, ironically, can itself be destroyed, thanks to a stack buffer overflow.

I wasn't able to get full RCE, but a jump to "call ExitProcess" should be enough, no? It can be triggered directly after "start DDoS", for even more lulz.

Here's the exploit:

And here's a bot sample hash: b17535de8061dce3d6630e92d601ebe1ebac44ed52b3a04a8bb72f6661f23d44

Let's #destroythedestroyer :)

#infosec #botnet #exploit

The important thing that, like it's "predecessors," it's content first, and without the style, the page is still workable.

Content before presentation, and you won't need a new web.

Something to consider on the :

Keep It simple and the web is within comprehension.

I will say the difficulty curve on seems to be off IMHO - day 1 and 2 were easy, day 3 was a gut punch to anyone trying to be clever, and now day 4 is pretty simple to be stylish with

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