Quickpost - Summer Recap
Summer just started rolling as the academic season just ended. In this hopefully short post I'll explain some of the stuff that's just gone past and some that's coming up. First of all, I successfully finished my career-ending-project. In a nutshell, it was a web application that integrated several free software apps to achieve proper web content filtering in a network. The web app itself runs over the Django web app framework and can be downloaded from here. The app is released under the GNU GPL v3 license. Also, after a year and a half of fedora and some more with other *nix distributions, I made the switch to the evil side and I'm currently writing this from a Vista x64 box. A lot of colleagues found this amusing because for several years I hammered all of them to cross the fence and hop into some *nix flavour. Reasons are several and it's not something I thought of overnight but to summarize them all, I pretty much got bored of lacking a standart platform. I understand and agree that the raw *nix platform is robust, stable and hasn't made significant changes (towards developers) in several years. But when it comes to current desktop solutions, there are too many different choices and too many different approaches. With this I don't mean *nix is bad, poor, dead, nor anything but as far as personal experience goes (and I'm a *nix user since I was 16...) I just spent more time setting stuff up than producing things with it. Educated comments are welcome and discussion is open as long as this doesn't turn up in a flame war. Just keep in mind that this isn't a exhaustive rant, just a snippet of ideas. Lets leave that aside and take now a look at the future. Hopefully this summer will allow me to get back on track on meandering around. The 5th edition of the Windows Internals should be home in a few days and I already found a nice set of exploit challenges for windows over here, that should keep me busy for the rest of the summer. That's pretty much it, as I said in the beginning this is a quickpost and I don't want to spend much time on it. Just know that the machine is running again. Cheers!