post-punk freaky alternahacker obsessed with various things that won't neccessarily get me anything other than cuts and bruises. currently working as an independent security consulant and programmer-for-hire.
punk rock, electronica, industrial, hip hop, classical, urban, latin, jazz, blues, folk, metal, noise, the loud banging sounds of my head hitting solid surfaces. basically anything audible, i'll listen to it. except right-wing talk show hosts. personally, i wish they'd just shut up. i used to front the punk/industrial band killing floor, and am currently working on a project called pinko74.
programming: c, perl, python, asm, assorted bits of lua, scheme, lingo, and other random stuff. electronics: rf circuits and basic electronic hackery. radio communications: hf, vhf, uhf, microwave, ssb, am, fm, cw, digital. mathematics: mostly visualization of various things related to number theory. comic books: pretty much only 2000 AD at this point. reading: science fiction, math, history, technical.
microsoft word is not a document exchange format. bit scrambling in wireless data communications protocols is for data integrity and is not a security mechanism. that being said, wireless data communications are insecure. stop believing what you read. usability? motherfucker was hard to write, motherfucker is gonna be hard to use. sometimes people send me hate mail. oh well.