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Inspired by 64D

Posted by F1ak3r on Nov. 27, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Yesterday, I released something called Trollcave on my main blog. It's a bit like a game, but not quite, and there's a bit of a barrier to entry. It's an infosec challenge VM, so the idea is you download a VirtualBox ova, load it up (with sensible …

Ludum Dare 37

Posted by F1ak3r on Dec. 9, 2016, 12:27 a.m.

Ludum Dare #37 is to be hosted on their new website

Starts in ~19 hours. Who all's participating? Seeing as I'm actually free this weekend (my year-end leave starts on Sat) I'm going to give it a shot, unless the theme totally sucks (but most of the contenders look reasonably …

VT-d GPU Passthrough

Posted by F1ak3r on May 9, 2016, 12:41 p.m.

What is the best single-PC setup for a Linux enthusiast who still likes to play Windows-only games and run other Windows-only software?

Not WINE, because despite working surprisingly well in many cases and being in general better than you might expect, it's often flaky and unstable, and is absolutely not …

What are you watching/reading?

Posted by F1ak3r on Nov. 13, 2015, 12:16 p.m.

We've got music, games and projects already, so this is for books, movies, series and other things of that ilk you've been enjoying lately. Recommendations and condemnations alike are welcome.

Images and videos in hide tags, please, as per the usual protocol.

Some Projects

Posted by F1ak3r on Sept. 1, 2015, 1:49 p.m.

I've been busy lately. Here's some stuff I've been doing:

First off, there was Ludum Dare about two weeks ago. I really want to thank you guys – Jani, Acid and Ferret especially – for all getting into it and inspiring me to do the same and just sit down …


Posted by F1ak3r on March 17, 2015, 11:25 a.m.

The folks I work for run a yearly "hacking" (logic puzzle/decoding/decryption/programming) competition that anyone can attempt or enter. This year's one started yesterday and continues until the 30th of April.

The idea is this: you download the ZIP file containing the challenges, work through each one to …

Feminist Hacker Barbie

Posted by F1ak3r on Nov. 19, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

So, Mattel releases a book called Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer, in which Barbie designs a game and gets her male friends to program it for her. In the process, she also gets both her and her sister's (a girl hilariously called Skipper) laptops infected with viruses, …


Posted by F1ak3r on April 14, 2014, 2:13 a.m.

Got my BSc on Saturday. It was a whole thing with robes and hoods and parents coming down and photos and all kinds of other stuff, the upshot of which is I can now put "Bachelor's Degree" under "level of education" on all those internet surveys.

It was also a …

Secret Messages and Background Radiation

Posted by F1ak3r on Feb. 24, 2014, 2:23 p.m.

I've been back at uni for two weeks now, but it feels like it's been an age. Seeing as I'm in Honours1 now, I get a desk and a PC in an air-conditioned room. I also get a whole lot of assignments and a thesis to write, I guess …

Driving + Some Writing + Site Suggestion

Posted by F1ak3r on Jan. 31, 2014, 3:15 a.m.

I just got my driver's license about an hour ago, after passing my learner's, letting it expire and passing it again, failing one driving test (parallel parking >_<), and then passing my second attempt two months before my second learner's license was due to expire. I got it before my …