After spending the past several days working on my NSF GRFP application, seeing this screen is worth all the candy in the world.

I'm giving a talk on this at WOOT '18 on Tuesday. Spoiler: in the process of making a demo video yesterday, I ended up doubling the attack's bandwidth from what's quoted in the paper, from 3,000 URLs/sec to 6,000 😅

Wheeeee. I'm super happy to see that people are not only reading the paper but also making sense of our explanations! twitter.com/ManishEarth/status

@Moutmout These days a bunch of them make participants sign over copyright to whatever they produce, for the slim chance at getting picked for an award. It's awful :( corporations exploiting folks for free labor, again.

@pho4cexa I miss when I could use "crypto" as convenient shorthand for "cryptography"...

@spinda Even better: this gives you control without breaking existing apps (like web games) that depend on being able to do this. Unlike Chrome, which just disabled it completely and broke web games all over the place and basically said tough cookies.

Firefox Nightly now asks for permission before autoplaying media with sound. Awesome.

Apparently I'm going to Black Hat this year, too!

Our paper—my first—was accepted to USENIX WOOT (Workshop On Offensive Technologies) 2018. 4 out of 4 reviewers approved! So I'll be giving a talk in Baltimore in August, and then the paper will be published in their proceedings.

Oh, yeah, I graduated. Woo! My undergrad education ended in June... and grad school begins in September. I'll be doing my PhD, again at UCSD.

Technically I still have one more required (major) course to complete to graduate on time with my bachelor's in CS. I have no reason to believe I'll fail it, but if I did, it'd throw off all my current plans for the future. The mere possibility of this happening is generating an unreasonable amount of anxiety.

@squirrel Wow, this is neat! Too bad there's no encryption, though. Not okay with whoever's running these servers getting to see/log my private messages.

@legoktm Thanks for the reminder. Got my ballot in on time.

(Maybe one day we'll all learn our lesson and migrate to something like Fossil, with its integrated, decentralized, version controlled issue tracking and wikis integrated into the repository itself. But network effects seem to be against that.)

Now that Microsoft's bought out GitHub, I plan on migrating my active projects over to GitLab.com when I get the chance. I actually registered one of the earliest account over there (gitlab.com/michael) way back in 2012.

Looking forward to when they eventually get federation support (gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-e). Gogs and Gitea are investigating this too. Cool to see they're all talking about doing it with ActivityStreams.

@legoktm Thankfully our fridge is not a computing device :)

I don't think I own a computing device that I don't have root on—even my watch. Quite pleased with that.

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