The internet has grown to be a very plentiful place, and like the real
world, it's mostly full of trash.
A peaceful refuge was needed for just a few maverick survivors of the
internet boom - this is .aware, and all you need to
enjoy yourself is an icy can of coke, with all the fine data on this
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We are a crowd of borderline personality computer enthusiasts
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interesting write-up, source or program in our archives
and we're confident that all the nice HTML makes it a pleasure for the eye.
For those who wonder: The reason why this site is more or less dead is that I do math for a living now, and I barely find the time for funny stuff or code hacking any more. A shame really, but I am enjoying myself. Don't worry, the site will always remain online, unless weird laws force me otherwise. And don't forget to check in around christmas, because christmas time will always be code hacking time.
XKCD hates Fight Club by on 07/14/11 12:21
It completely broke my heart. How could I choose between XKCD and Fight Club? But seriously, he got it all wrong. Fight Club is about shooting yourself in the mouth. While on the topic: I am not dead yet - just barely alive. My thesis is slowly easing a cold, jagged blade through my ribcage and towards my heart.
IRC trouble .. again by on 02/24/11 03:42
Yadda yadda, some shit with IRC, I barely care any more. Apparently, we are now at psaux.org. DNS should update in a few.
New PGP Key by on 01/05/11 19:35
I have a new pgp key. That is due to a complete recycling of all my passwords and other sensitive credentials because I apparently got infected with SpyEyes at CCC. Looks like I shouldn't have gone for teenporn.exe after all.
I could not find a decent tool or script to merge wordlists without creating duplicates and then create a sorted output. So I just wrote one. I uploaded the big dictionary that I created with it ... it's 46MB and creation took a couple of minutes, so I think the script is ok in terms of speed.
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!