More than a decade ago this site started as a place of playful experimenting with links - with content and structure. I hand-crafted and later semi-automated some features that anticipated their modern counterparts, like tweet-like status messages.
I have experimented with the true social media since 2012 - a party to which I was rather late, given my previously early adoption of 'online writing'. One of the things I learned again and again is that the tool you use and its convenience do not really matter, at least not to me. I don't mind cumbersome hand-crafting. It can even be a good filter to help with resisting the urge to tweet shallow, not time-less stuff.
I am going to revive that tradition for a while!
2019-06-10: Last week I finally published my write on an unintended way to hack the box Sizzle von hackthebox - by hacking the PKI and issuing myself a hardware token for the Administrator! I am overwhelmed by positive responses - the security community is awesome! I might publish something a bit similar in 'weirdness' for another Windows box.
2019-05-25: Reached a milestone in my clandestine web re-development and content review project this week: Reviewed all blog postings, finally found the right way to keep co-existing web databases and ad-hoc Excel databases during a migration phase, ready to consolidate images. My plan is to merge all sites gradually, without any deadline. Raking my virtual Zen garden!
2019-05-14: Just completed my writeup of the unattended way to own my favorite box on hackthebox.eu! Now I cannot wait until it is going to expire :-) First time I used a piece of hardware to own a machine - perhaps an image in the article will look as if this was influencer marketing for ... SafeNet ;-)
2019-05-12: I have a blog and a personal website that become more and more similar - again. I think I know what I have to do ... again!
2019-05-11: I am really excited about an unintended way I found to root a Windows box on hackthebox.eu. I was finally able to combine what I learned in the last year as a dabbling hobbyist pentester with my knowledge about some of obscurer corners of Windows systems, especially that little security-related server role I dedicated nearly two decades to :-)
2019-04-21: This website / these websites will undergo a transition - I will go full dinosaur. I am questioning everything I took for granted, about 'how websites should look like'.
2019-03-31: Every time I re-read Landau / Lifshitz' Course of Theoretical Physics I discover new details. I am enjoying every word of their concise and elegant explanations - and their ultra compact and typical physicist-style usage of algebra and analysis.
2019-03-23: This website will not change much for a while - but elkement works on stuff in the background. I am going to move all this here over to a static website generator. One I code myself from scratch, for the fun of it.
2019-03-16: The best website on the internet has a grey background and blue hyperlinks - the ultimate command line tool reference ss64.com. See an example page (forfiles).
2019-03-13: Every time I read the wizard book, I discover something new! http://sarabander.github.io/sicp/html/index.xhtml I feel like I should have read it much earlier in life, but in the other hand, I would not have had so many light bulb moments - related to what I did 'wrong', or in an inelegant and non-optimized way.
2019-03-13: The moment I hand-craft my pseudo-tweets, 1999-style, something feels finally right again!
Long ago, these pseudo-tweets started with:
2002-12-16: The domain e-stangl.at was delegated in the glorious era of
THE GREAT dotcom HYPE, thus contains e-: .
The non-hyperlink part - the part
above the underscore - reflects the golden light of the evening sun or is
being shaken by an amber sandstorm.