I came to BJ on May 8th 2012 and I went to a hostel as my temporary live. I was very busy on job interviews in the 1st week. The result was not really good. Some very famous companies in the industry are not pretty as I thought. Almost of them are caring about hiring cheap labors but nothing concerns truely hacking spirit. It's ok. I will not disclosure you montherfuckers here-_- I began to vist friends/communities in the 2nd week. There were so much interesting stuffs I've been experience in the next 2 months. Of course, I'm going to share these disclosure-able part.
Firstly, I was start the io-wargame, which is a learning platform that you can learn and practice your security skills on GNU/Linux. In the 1st 10 days, I was get used to playing with io-wargame on the daylight. When I passed the lvl5, it was beings a little bit of harder. So I need help from irc and I have to follow these experienced hacker's daily online schedule. The midnight( in BJ) is a good start for them. Then I changed my hacking time. Finally, I spent 1 month to passed the lvl10. I will keep on it if I have time in the future. If you ask me about pw( please go asking in irc channel), I will give you my mid-finger. The spoiler is intolerable in smashthestack community.
I went to Open Party Beijing in May. A bunch of speakers gave us wide topics in the seminar, including history, math, startup ideas and other stuff. After the seminar, I went with a other-stuff's speaker for dinner. His name is Philip McMaster. He was a speaker on TEDx Beijing 2011. We discussed a few very serious issues that normal people seems don't care about. How are the banksters robing people's wealth? How is the Protestant ethic evolving to Hacker ethic in the background of information age? How can a normal people find their really needs( correct value) today? How can a young man/woman spend a whole afternoon for shopping the stuff they never really need? How can you say looking for the truth/pupose of ur life is important and you are still willing to spend more than 10 years salary to buy a apartment? Aha, our society is fucking sick. After I introduced the relationship between hacker ethic and information age, Philip was start to using my terminology to keep the conversation continue. Well, I just wanna say, as a old man, He has a open mind and he definitely is a fucking hacker.
I went to BLUG's meeting in June. Jose gave us a free speech about a open hardware project: open-drone. It's very like a quadricopter. I was picturing in my mind( when Jose was talking), add a camera and a wifi device onto the drone. It can fly close to a highrise building and taking photo, or flying around your home and cracking every wifi you searched. And, I met a female security hobbyist who are using BT5, which is the main OS on my laptop. She's name is Kendra. She is a web designer and a artist hacker. It was my honor to met the Lady Back-Track-_-
Another interesting experience was to hangout with a friend. He worked for Qi-hardware. He has been very busy on digging the bitcoins and keeping find the better ways if possible. Bitcoins is the creation of people who are holding the Anarchist-like philosophical ideas. I like the concept of decentralization. Bitcoin is the electronical cash that you can exchange it with others by peer-to-peer ways. How to get bitcoins? You can ask google about it. My answer is simple: Machine's calculations. At the period of beginning of the bitcoin's digging, hacker/people were using CPU. Then they figured out some kind of technique issues to make CPU inefficiency on digging work. Use GPU instead of CPU is a better choice. The matter right now is GPU cost the power too much and FPGA is the way that can fit their needs. See my list below then you will understand:
1000USD's PC with CPU mining: 5Mhash/s
1000USD's PC with GPU mining: 300--400Mhash/s, GPU-part: 100-200W
500USD's FPGA device: 400Mhash/s, only 20-30W
Do the math-_- The qi-hardware shared everything about their experience. If you have interest to be a miner of information version, hack it for urself!
I went out with friends/backpackers for watching the soccer match at 11:00 PM. We saw lights from a few highrise buildings when we walked back on the street at 4:20 PM. A guy told us a story: "If you can see there are still lights in the office building after midnight, which mean the monkey coders are OT there. They actually don't work. They are just sitting on their butt until the manager go get to the bitches. They will watch the Japanses pornie movie and begin masturbating...you know the monkey coder's dick is so small that they even can't find their dick very preciesly. The question is why their dick is so small? Becuase they don't write low-level code, which could be healthy for programmer's soul.". Well, this is a fascinating story from underground. Please, keep the secret for me and don't tell it to others-_- I think that differs hacker and monkey coder. I need to transform myself from the monkey-coder to the hacker. It would be a kind of paradigm shift, big ones!
I got my new job. It's my honor to work for a community-based company. I'll be busting my ass on new hacking in the future. I've already shared the disclosure-able part of my experience of the past 2 months above. I think the 2-month is my vaction for the 7-year hacking of Theo/Philo/Math/Engi models. Praise the L0rd!
May L0rd's hacking spirit guide us!
btw: Neo didn't kill agent Smith. He just decompiled him and split the code into the fucking random area. That's the point!
before I left home:
Backpackers left their photos on the wall:
LongQuan Buddhism temple in BJ:
what a delicious food made by friends
I like NetEase. Because they provided servers for Open Course and TED.
EURO CUP 2012. When England VS French began, a french guy sung the national song:
AMD and Intel are so "close"...WTH
Don't look at that girl. Keep your eyes on the GNU logo, please...
TsingHua University. This is the only place I like.
I bet the combination of cheap x86 hardware and GNU/Linux will beat the other platform in networking device field. Atom 4/5xx with 1.8Ghz dual core machine only cost about 1, 400 RMB:
We went out to bar to watch German VS Greece:
Remeber that monkey-coder's story?
By the community, and for the community!