Security-based “Capture The Flag”s are really, really fun. I found SmashTheStack I/O, a typical wargame run by some terrific (and very intelligent) people. I wanted to be able to build my own environment for such wargames, and ended up spending a few hours yesterday writing ctf-bootstrap. It sets up users, levels, and any code that you have in a specified directory. I’ll eventually get around to writing longer documentation, but for now, scan the code if you’re interested.
Emailed the recruiter @Twitter to let her know that I’ll be at Stripe after I graduate. I’m insanely excited for this, even though it’s weird to know that I won’t be back at TwitterHQ, too. I worked with some pretty amazing people at the company, and I sent them all “thank you” emails.
I’m currently reading heart-warming responses from them, and realizing just how lucky I am to have gotten the opportunity to work there. Feeling a loooot of warm fuzzies.
(picture’s from my going-away party at the end of the first summer)
hi. So it’s been about 12 days since the thing started and yesterday we hit the crazy number. One million dollars. That’s a lot of money. Really too much money. I’ve never had a million dollars all of a sudden.
Warm fuzzies. Louis makes $1MM (250k for production, 250k for his staff and bonuses, 280k for charity, and 220k for himself). This part made me particularly happy:
I never viewed money as being “my money” I always saw it as “The money” It’s a resource. if it pools up around me then it needs to be flushed back out into the system.