Blog Posts and Essays

I walked past my server, but I noticed something amiss: the console was spitting out read errors for my hard drive. So, I shut the whole server down (which is why the server was down for the past week). I got a new Samsung 870 EVO 1TB for Christmas, then installed it and copied over the data. Howeve...

In our robotics team, we have multiple programmers all working on the same robot. The robot is controlled by a REV Control Hub, which is just an Android device at heart. We write our code in Android Studio and send it over WiFi and ADB's TCPIP feature. The robot creates a WiFi network to which the...

This is my first draft of my Extended Essay that I wrote for the IB Diploma Programme. At the time we were choosing our topics for our essays, I was getting interested in Vector Packet Processing. The maximum limit for this essay is 4000 words, and I am at 3425. If any of you have improvements I can...

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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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 (...