Category Archives: Bards

Why, I am a wandering troubadour, performing for my fellow man – for why should only courts, and wealthy inns, receive the gift of music?

Late Writeup – SimpleMachine (Codegate 2020 Teaser)

This weekend, I participated in the Codegate 2020 Teaser CTF. I started late – in my defence, ctftime’s time reporting was inaccurate, and I was able to solve the SimpleMachine challenge, though far too late to get points. The writeup … Continue reading

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The Z80 Adventure Part III

In my last post on this topic, I discussed improvements to my Z80 computer, which allowed the use of peripherals from within the Z80 OS. I recently rebuilt this computer, to allow for a bit more extensibility (and eventually, LED … Continue reading

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Notes on RF Retroreflectors

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been spending some time learning about RF retroreflectors. The goal of this is to improve my understanding of the theory and application of RF in general. An RF retroreflector is a device which takes … Continue reading

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Writeups – LowDeep, Kaboom (Insomnihack Teaser)

This weekend, I participated for a few hours in the Insomnihack Teaser CTF. Due to poor time management (specifically, my inability to correctly convert UTC time), I was only able to play for a little while, but I solved two … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 2019 / 2020

As we sit on the cusp of a new year, it is appropriate that we consider the year just gone, and the path ahead. In 2016, I began a push to use deliberate practice to improve my own skills in things … Continue reading

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