Last year’s puffy badge was both a learning experience and a reasonable success, selling out in a matter of minutes. Armed with the knowledge of mistakes from last year, Miri and I began designing another badge in late 2017, and it’s looking like it will come together for DEF CON 26! Here’s the skinny:
At DEFCON 24, the so-called “Bender badges” from AND!XOR were selling like hotcakes. To get mine, I had to huddle with a group of people in the Bally’s elevator lobby, refreshing their Twitter feed. When they finally posted what floor they were on, a stampede ensued.
I was familiar with village and party badges, but didn’t know that standalone badges on their own could be popular. Inspired by this success, I decided to make some badges for DC25, and with some help from my SO, I’ve done just that.
Just a quick reference for setting up your firewall :)
It has long been a goal of mine to operate a server closet, annoucing a meager allocation of IP addresses, allowing me to host a mail server away from prying eyes, and an web server away from prying hands (ie, for free). Today, that dream is finally a reality! Let me tell you a story, friend.
Since Twitter is no good for anything cohesive, this space will serve as my ranting area.
The name of this site is a reference to the text encoding of the same name, that is one of the more common encodings used in Japanese computing, along with ISO-2022-JP for emails, and EUC-JP for UNIX-like systems. All three are becoming increasingly rare, in favor of UTF-8. I mainly picked it for the domain hack (my first choice was ascii.express, which was sadly taken and unused).