Hat of Darkness
Last week, I had the incredible fortune to be invited to volunteer for the BlackHat DC 2009 conference, held in Crystal City. I’ve read about the BlackHat conferences for years, of course; they’re some of the premier security conferences in the world, differentiated from other great security conferences (e.g., USENIX) by their focus on systems in the real world and how specifically to break them, rather than how to create new countermeasures, or study what hackers are doing. In other words, these are the hackers, in the most traditional sense; these are the people who see systems, and seek to understand how they work– especially if they might work in ways their designers didn’t intend.
Blip.TV Action Streams Plugin
I’ve just created a plugin for Action Streams to include a link to one’s http://blip.tv show in the profile, as well as include new shows in the Action Stream. It’s not in the Movable Type Plugin Directory yet, as it always takes a few days for them to pick up new submissions, but you can download it right now from here, or see it with its sibling Action Streams plugins in the Movable Type category.