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The vulnerability really has me feeling good about not living on the bleeding edge. I'm sure there's still some risk of a terrible backdoor somewhere in Debian or Ubuntu that hasn't been found yet, but at least there's a much higher chance of someone catching it before it bites me.

Only thing of mine that was affected was my Termux installations on my Android devices, something I never use for SSH anyway.

Since this post about "Remnants" by Alcatraz has gotten some circulation, there might be some people who are somewhat confused about what is going on.

- The video shows execution of a computer program that is total 256 characters long (this comment alone is multiple times longer!). All the visuals on screen are produced by this program in real time.

- #Demoscene is a hacker subculture producing cool stuff just for fun. A more detailed introduction can be found from:

- #Demoparty is (typically) annual gathering of demosceners. There are multiple different parties, of which "Revision" in Saarbrücken, Germany is considered the "main event" by most. During demoparties there are competitions in various categories (music, graphics, video, realtime executed presentations called demos and smaller demos called "intros", other categories are often included as well). This small program "Remnants" competed in 256-byte intro category (the executable program can be maximum 256 bytes long).

- Even more in-depth explanation can be found from this documentary: "Moleman 2 - Demoscene - The Art of the Algorithms" - (enable subtitles!)

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Of course, I live in a touristy place (Seattle), so sometimes it's nice to just learn about a new place that only has a footnote a travel guild.

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A co-worker of mine couldn't believe I was going to . He's from there, never heard of Revision, and just didn't imagine anyone would go for fun.

Personally, I like the less touristy places.

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As a side note to , Saarbrücken, DE is a great place. Even on Easter Weekend, when everything is mostly closed, I got to see a lot of cool things outside of the .

Saarbrücken Castle was pretty cool, it is mostly a community center now but the Saar Museum next door let's you explore the now-capped castle moat, which was awesome. There's also some pretty serious history to learn there.

And lots of incredible old buildings/churches to admire.

Looking forward to returning.

Probably the single most impressive entry from the #Revision2024 #demoparty : Remnants by Alcatraz

Here's the whole intro executable for your convenience:




#demoscene #sizecoding

Goodbye everyone at !I had an excellent time at my first IRL Demoparty. I will return to the E-Werk! and if you want to REEXPERIENCE it but do not have a wii u handy, here's the recording!

Binary going up as a nice WUHB........ eventually. #Revision2024

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Problem resolved. My server is now faster and more expensive. 😅

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My private instance has been getting overloaded. Might go offline for about an hour to upgrade RAM.

Telling my friends and family I'm at a digital arts festival, but sitting in a darkened warehouse, lit by colourful lamps, LEDs and laptop screens.
It rocks.
There's the #TIC80 jam at 1pm CET (about half an hour from this message). I might well be on stage and attempting something overly ambitious...

Given that I am at a Demoparty, I suppose I should work on my website that I haven't updated in a year.

I just updated the playlist content on, I might fuck around and see what kinds of improvements I can make over the weekend.

I have arrived! Amazing that I already know this place thanks to Sofa World.

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Heading to E-Werk Saarbrücken for in a about an hour. Looking forward to The Meteorik's and Shader Showdown qualifiers the most today.

First time at Revision after nearly a decade of watching from afar. I enjoy a good convention, but during the pandemic Revision was the only remote event that was actually fun.

First ever Demoparty, actually. America doesn't really do this kind of thing for some reason. Closest I've done is Defcon, which while fun, isn't the same at all.

Made it to Saarbrücken! No mistakes this time. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Also, this city looks fun. I'll need to use some of my time to explore with my wife.

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Oops, I didn't understand how to ride the DB train and accidentally ended up in Heidelberg. Best mistake ever, this place rules. Forfeited the Stuttgart hotel and I'm even closer to my next destination.

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