I’m learning a lot about assembly and C as a result of reading this book I got called “Hacking: The Art of Exploitation” from No Starch Press. And no I was not paid to plug them just now. The reason I was originally attracted to this book is probably obvious: because the idea of being able to crack computer security sounds awesome. But as it turns out, being able to stuff like that requires a huge amount of prerequisite knowledge, or so this book would have me believe. I’m learning to use the GNU C debugger and write in C, as well as look at actual assembly instructions generated by the code that I write. This is some deep stuff. Fun, but it seems impenetrable sometimes. I’m having fun anyway. Of course I’m having fun. I’m coding.
Also, my roommate moved into our new place today, so I was able for the first time to see it with some real amount of furniture in it. Surprisingly, it looks a lot bigger when it’s crammed full of stuff. But it’s awesome to actually be moving into an apartment instead of a dorm. I made a trip from my 14th street dorm down to our 9th street apartment this morning in the pouring rain carrying four bags full of various things from my room to put in the apartment, so that was interesting. I was soaking wet by the time I got there. But it was worth it.