My brain is full.
I went to the Defcon conference this weekend. It’s a crazy mix up of talks ranging from the extremely technical exploits on computer systems, to the future of the internet, to lock picking training. It’s great to hang out with extremely smart and geeky people. This year’s highlights for me were talks tech pundits Bruce Schneier (it was cool, his talk was just people asking him questions about tech. Other highlights included a talk by famous hacker and Wired editor Kevin Paulsen about his criminal exploits including phone phreaking and winning a Porsche by re-routing radio station call ins so he could win. Cory Doctorow gave an amazing talk about the future of human rights and the Internet.
It was fun and it’s always good to hang out with people a lot smarter and weirder than me!