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Tue, Aug. 7th, 2018, 11:39 am
Intercepting HTTPS Traffic from Android Emulator

Mostly for my own benefit, as most other guides online are outdated, here's my set-up for intercepting TLS-encrypted communications from an emulated Android device (in Android Emulator) using Fiddler. This is useful if you want to debug, audit, reverse-engineer, or evaluate the security of an

https://danq.me/2018/08/07/android-emulator-https-intercept/

Wed, Aug. 1st, 2018, 03:53 pm
Challenge Robin

Do you remember Challenge Anneka? It aired during the late 1980s and early 1990s and basically involved TV presenter Anneka Rice being dropped off somewhere "random" and being challenged to find and help people in sort-of a treasure-trail activity; sort of a game show but with only one competitor

https://danq.me/2018/08/01/challenge-robin/

Thu, Jul. 5th, 2018, 01:12 pm
Leak in Comic Chameleon (app API hacking)

I recently discovered a minor security vulnerability in mobile webcomic reading app Comic Chameleon, and I thought that it was interesting (and tame) enough to share as a learning example of (a) how to find security vulnerabilities in an app like this, and (b) more importantly, how to write an app

https://danq.me/2018/07/05/comic-chameleon/

Mon, May. 28th, 2018, 06:16 am
Oxford's Long-Lost Zoo and Wild Wolves

It's been a while since I last hid geocache containers and it felt like it was time I gave a back some more to the community, especially as the "village" I live in has a lower cache density than it deserves (conversely, Oxford City Centre is chock-full of uninspiring magnetic nanos - although it's

https://danq.me/2018/05/28/zoo-geocaches/

Thu, May. 10th, 2018, 08:33 am
Intermediary Protocols and Google Duplex

There's a story that young network engineers are sometimes told to help them understand network stacks and/or the OSI model, and it goes something like this:
You overhear a conversation between two scientists on the subject of some topic relevant to thier field of interest. But as you listen

https://danq.me/2018/05/08/intermediary-protocols/

Fri, May. 4th, 2018, 07:58 pm
The Mystery Cable

While rooting through our attic, Ruth's brother Owen just found a mystery cable. It almost certainly belongs to me (virtually all of the cables in the house, especially the unusual ones, do), but this one is a mystery to me.



The more I look at it, the more I feel like I'm slowly going mad,

https://danq.me/2018/05/04/the-mystery-cable/

Wed, May. 2nd, 2018, 08:30 pm
The Better Bundo Book

Today, I received my long-awaited copy of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a book inspired by the US Vice President's family pet not to be confused with Marlin Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President, which it satirises. In case you've been living under a rock: the family of US Vice

https://danq.me/2018/05/02/better-bundo-book/

Tue, Mar. 27th, 2018, 10:32 am
On This Day In 2005

I normally reserve my "on this day" posts to look back at my own archived content, but once in a while I get a moment of nostalgia for something of somebody else's that "fell off the web". And so I bring you something you probably haven't seen in over a decade: Paul and Jon's Birmingham

https://danq.me/2018/03/27/on-this-day-in-2005-birmingham-egg/

Wed, Mar. 7th, 2018, 02:06 pm
Neural nets respond to pranks like children do

A recent article by Janelle Shane talked about her recent experience with Microsoft Azure's image processing API. If you've not come across her work before, I recommend starting with her candy hearts, or else new My Little Pony characters, invented by a computer. Anyway:

The Azure image

https://danq.me/2018/03/07/neural-net-pranks/

Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2018, 03:21 pm
Lunar Lander

Just want to play my game without reading this whole post? Play the game here - press a key, mouse button, or touch the screen to fire the thrusters, and try to land at less than 4 m/s with as much fuel left over as possible.

In 1969, when all the nerds were still excited by sending humans to

https://danq.me/2018/03/03/lunar-lander/

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