The Soul of A New Machine Review (As a Software Engineer)

The soul of a new machine tells the story of a computer manufacturer in the ’80s trying to get a 32 Bit mini-computer to the market. It’s a documentary about engineering, management and politics surrounding the efforts to create the “Eagle” machine at Data General. It is available in different formats on Amazon. Writing Style When I first read the book I was unaware that it was actually a documentary. For the first half of Read more…

Taking a little break

Hello world, since school is right around the corner, I’ll be posting no videos for a couple of months (incl. The podcast). I will still occasionally blog about stuff, but only when I have enough time.

Have I been pwned API | is it safe to use?

With the recent breaches and leaks, it might be a good idea to integrate the have i been pwned api into a login or register form. This way, users can be notified if they’re password/ email has known leaks. But is it safe and worth it? The API The API provides you with the information from the have i been pwned website, regarding your password and email. Since the API was abused in the past, Read more…

buffer overflow – THE only way to take control of the stack pointer?

If you’ve subscribed to my channel for long enough, you’ll definitely know, what a buffer overflow is, and that it is used to take control of the stack pointer. But with programming languages such as python or java, the memory management is out of the hand of the developer and taken care dynamically. This means, that it is harder for an attacker to create the buffer overflow in this sort of applications. Are there other Read more…