Friday, October 07, 2005

Happy Hex

30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
30 30 30 30 e0 b7 ff bf
b8 62 aa 74 37 bd f8 b7
ff bf 68 e9 8f 04 08 c3

It took a while to figure out what when where and how, but in the end it is actually pretty darn cool. I am feeling like quite the haxxor, even if the exploits we were using for this assignment were en vogue circa 1987. All of this low level work is paying off in that I am coming away with a really solid understanding of how code works at the machine level. Assembly has its frightening moments, but with some time and patience it too can be deciphered. I guess the next step in that vein would be to learn more about how the assembly gets turned into machine code, but that sounds a bit too frightening for the time being.

On the homework plate for the weekend, is preparing for a test in my Models of Computation class Thursday. Of course there will be an Analysis assignment, and it wouldn't be just to forget the Programming Languages assignment. One day at a time. That's how it has to be done right now, but at least it is getting done.

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