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Long Time No Post

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted here, and to my devout readers I apoligize. As many of you know, this has been my last semester of my undergraduate studies, so I have been very busy over the past few months. This post will hopefully act as a dump of what I’ve been up to and what I will be doing until my next post.

Things I did:

  • Developed a method for calling parts of functions to minimize/obfuscate programs
  • Worked with Ryan on OSP to get a web based cluster management system integrated into the cluster administration page
  • Played with return-to-libc attacks and got them working on the latest version of Ubuntu Linux

Things on the horizon:

  • Working full-time for AIS
  • Traveling to Iceland for 3 weeks
  • Working on a computer security textbook
  • Running a marathon in August

It is very weird to me to think that today is the last day of classes for me as a traditional full-time student. I’ve been going to school since I was 5 and it is very weird to think that come August I will not be returning to the classroom as my primary past-time. I am excited to travel and get away from the normal swing of things for a while to reflect on the new changes in my life, and excited to begin working, especially due to the extra leisure time after work.

Peace and chow,

Ranok

End of Semester Wrap-Up

With less than two weeks until I depart from Clarkson for winter break, it’s crunch time for my friends and I. Below is a list of the things I need to finish before I can pack my things and head home for some much deserved rest before my co-op:

  • Final paper for ANTH330 due Monday
  • CS350 final group project & presentation due Thursday
  • Two CS456 assignments to polish up and turn in
  • Final paper for CS456 due next Friday

After that is all taken care of, I have three finals next week to study for and take.

Peace and chow,

Ranok

Next Semester Co-op

After an early morning interview on Tuesday, I accepted an offer to go on a co-op to Assured Information Security! Even though it will be tough to leave my friends (especially the seniors) as I move 2.5 hours away, and disrupt my class schedule (pushing things back a semester), I think the hands-on work experience of applying the things I’ve learned, and learning more will be worth it. I now have the frantic task of trying to find a place to live, and thinking about what I need to take with me over winter break. I will be sure to visit Clarkson pretty regularly over the weekends so I won’t become a distant memory to those at Clarkson.

Peace and Chow,

Ranok

My Classes For Next Semester

Assuming I’m not going on a co-op next semester, I will be taking the following classes next semester:

  • CS 653 – Automated Reasoning
  • HIST 350 – History of Nazi Germany
  • LW 270 – Law and Society I
  • MA 314 – Number Theory and Applications
  • MP 551 – Open Source Software
  • PY 310 – Human Sexuality
  • STAT 383 – Applied Statistics I
  • HLTH 108 – Basic EMT

Looks like I have a busy semester ahead of me :)

Peace and chow,

Ranok

End of Semester Wrap-up

As the semester is coming to a close, I thought I’d list some of the things I was able to get done this semester and what I’d like to progress on in the future.

Accomplishments:

  1. Released the Open Server Platform version 0.2
  2. Managed COSI‘s Zimbra server
  3. Took the following classes: Compilers, Operating Systems, Network Security, Intro. to Psych, E. Linear Algebra.

Goals:

  1. Polish off Wiki Wide Web
  2. Work on OSP
  3. Have a relaxing, fun summer
  4. Work on MOSS

That’s all that comes to mind at the moment, I’m sure I’ll think of more as time goes by.

Peace and chow,

Ranok