First-Person Shooters and Geodesic Ballistics

Dare to ponder.. Have you ever noticed how nearly all first-person shooters assume that the earth is made up of interchangeable flat tiles? This is in part due to the obvious simplicity of doing your collision calculations in linear space instead of dealing with all this curvature bullshit. Except One Thing.. Many of these games […]

Unicode Obfuscation & Detecting Spam Over IRC

The Problem: A Botnet is spamming your server.  Spamfilter isn’t working.  Time to get crafty. “ΑTTⲚ: This ⅽhɑnᥒеl һɑs moᴠеd to irc.frеeᥒоdᥱ.net #⁄jоiᥒ” “AΤΤⲚ: Thⅰѕ chɑnnel haѕ moᴠed tഠ irc.frᥱeᥒoⅾе.nᥱt #/јoіn” “ATTΝ፡ Тhiѕ cһaᥒnel һas mоᴠed tഠ irc.frее ﹟∕jⲟin” “AТΤN: Thiѕ chaᥒᥒel has mоveⅾ to іrс.frеenoⅾе.ᥒᥱt #/јoⅰᥒ” “AТTN﹕ Thiѕ cһannеl һaѕ mo⋁eԁ to irc․freenoⅾᥱ․nеt #/јoіn” “ΑΤTN︓ Tһis chɑnnᥱl hаѕ moved tο irc.freenode.ᥒet #/ϳoiᥒ” “ΑTТN: Ꭲhis ϲһɑnnel һaѕ moᴠed to ⅰrc.frеeᥒoԁе.ᥒet #⧸joіn” “ATTN: This ⅽһannel һas mοvеd to irc.frᥱеnοԁе.net #/join” Notice […]

Sick of disk failures?  Let’s learn to stop acting like such a casualOp.

RAID. WAT? Just relax, with a quick googling we snag a definition from wiki: RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into one or more logical units for the purposes of data redundancy, performance improvement, or both. Those are just words.  How does […]