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Review: The IDA Pro Book

February 12, 2009

When a book is so well-received by your peers as The IDA Pro Book has been, even if reverse engineering isn’t a huge part of what you do every day, you pretty much have to give it a read.  The creator of IDA Pro, Ilfak Guilfanov, even recommends it himself for a number of reasons, calling it “the most thorough and accurate IDA Pro book.”  Even though I don’t do a whole lot of reversing, I do use IDA on occasion, so I thought it in my best interests to read this book.  Authored by Chris Eagle, a co-author of one of my favorite security books, Gray Hat Hacking, I had fairly high expectations.  I was not disappointed.

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When Magic Lost It’s Magic

January 7, 2009

Most that know me know that I’m an avid gamer.  I play video games, board games, card games, puzzles, pretty much anything I can get my hands on.  Because I like puzzles and strategy games, I’ve regularly been asked what I think the most strategic game I’ve ever played is, and I’ve gotten more than the occasional odd look when I don’t respond with “Chess” or “Go”, but with “Magic: The Gathering“.

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