pmeerw's blog

Jan 2008

Sun, 20 Jan 2008

Vintage MC-EZBC code (anno Dec. 2002)

Got an old MC-EZBC source bundle to compile...
(dated December 2002) Let's see how it fares. Here's the mercurial repo.

posted at: 19:08 | path: /academic/MCTF | permanent link

Sun, 13 Jan 2008

Wired: DRM Is Dead, But Watermarks Rise From Its Ashes

Wired has an article on the four major record labels abandoning DRM and turning to watermarking, so it seems.

There is also reference to a patent disclosing an audio watermarking scheme dubbed 'El Dorado' assigned to Microsoft. Inventors: D. Kirovski & H. Malvar. "What is claimed is: 1. A method for encoding values within a digital audio signal, the method comprising: receiving the digital audio signal having frequency magnitude components; analyzing the relative energy levels of the frequency magnitude components of the signal; determining whether the signal has a large discrepancy in the relative energy levels of the frequency magnitude components, wherein the large discrepancy is a discrepancy of a factor of three or more; encoding at least one bit of the digital watermark into the digital signal based on the determination."

posted at: 21:49 | path: /academic | permanent link

Sat, 12 Jan 2008

SN reports on BOWS-2

The local press, the Salzburger Nachrichten reports on our BOWS-2, ep. 1 success!

posted at: 07:00 | path: /academic | permanent link

Wed, 09 Jan 2008

Kaku 書く(write)

In the Japanese lesson we tried to practice calligraphy; my motto of the year is 書く (Kaku, write).

posted at: 23:59 | path: /fun/japanese | permanent link

Sun, 06 Jan 2008

Everything's fine with iodine (and iptables)

To allow packets from dns0 to be forwarded to the wan interface:

iptables -A FORWARD -i dns0 -o $wan_ifname -j ACCEPT

posted at: 16:17 | path: /projects/OpenWrt | permanent link

Fri, 04 Jan 2008


Marjane Satrapi tells her childhood story during the 1970s and 1980s in Teheran (and Vienna) as an animation movie.

posted at: 23:01 | path: /fun | permanent link

Tue, 01 Jan 2008

IP over DNS - iodine on OpenWRT

"iodine lets you tunnel IPv4 data through a DNS server. This can be usable in different situations where internet access is firewalled, but DNS queries are allowed." Applies to many public hotspots...

Sounds useful, I tried to set it up using free subdomain (FreeDNS) and DNS (xname) service, with iodine running on my Asus wl500gp OpenWRT router (with dynamic IP (DynDNS)). zone on xname:	86400	IN	SOA 2008010101 10800 3600 604800 10800	86400	IN	NS	86400	IN	NS	86400	IN	CNAME	86400	IN	NS	86400	IN	SOA 2008010101 10800 3600 604800 10800 subdomain on FreeDNS:
Type: NS
Subdomain: pmeerw

posted at: 17:47 | path: /projects/OpenWrt | permanent link

24C3 - Chaos Communication Congress 2007

I've been to Berlin for the 24C3 (Dec. 27 - 30, 2007). Lots of interesting talks and great fun!

My work on Sputnik analysis got cited by Tomasz Rybak's work.
Got to analyze the new and hopefully correct data now :)
And buy some more RFID stuff: OpenPICC, OpenBeacon USB node.

Here's a list of the most noteworthy (technical) talks from Fahrplan:

posted at: 17:11 | path: /fun | permanent link

FeFe and Yossi on C++

FeFe has interesting slides of his C++ bashing talk (CCC camp 2007) and a link to Yossi Kreinin's excellect C++ Frequently Questioned Answers (FQA), in response to the C++ FAQ Lite.

posted at: 16:56 | path: /programming | permanent link

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