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I was sitting at my dining table the other day, when I took a look at the ever-present chessboard. It's a very nice board we got from an estate sale, with pewter pieces. But that's besides the point. There was a partially completed game on that board, and I started to wonder if I could figure out th...

Matrix is an open source project that publishes the Matrix open standard for secure, decentralised, real-time communication, and its Apache licensed reference implementations.

I personally am super excited about a decentralised and federated real-time communication protocol. It follows the sam...

This is an essay I wrote for my IB Economics final about free software and economics. It's heavily inspired by the Freakonomics movie. I've made minimal changes from the version I submitted.

As always, if something is wrong or you just have an opinion to share, feel free to contact me.

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The moon is cool. It's big, it's bright, and it's easy to take a picture of. Not with your phone camera by the way. That always ends up looking like a small black dot. I took my DSLR and made an attempt to take a picture of the moon. It wasn't too bad.

I don't actually get asked this at all, but people ask me a lot, "why doesn't your blog have comments?" It's simple. Comments foster hostility, often provide no contributions to the article, and social media works fine for comments.

Radare2 (and, to a lesser extent, it's fork Rizin) are two very popular binary analysis (and more) tools. Knowing how to use one is essential for CTFs and potentially real-world applications. Industry standard tools like IDA can cost you anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars! For students (...