31 Mar 2003 msa   » (Journeyer)

I'm back! I somehow managed to lose my Advogato password and cookies. Not wanting to create another user, I was a bit lost. But then I got hit by luck: the Mozilla password database.

I had at some point said "remember this id/password", and it actually did know it! So logging in was easy, as long as Mozilla's database was ok. Unhappy with the situation, I naturally wanted to extract the password from Mozilla. Unfortunately (well, you could say smart design), I didn't know how to do this. So, away with cookies, start Mozilla, tcpdump port 80 traffic and let Mozilla log in myself. Password easily extracted from the traffic dump. Schweeet.

So, what has happened? Well, I did graduate. It feels great, I recommend it to everybody :-). Then I've been doing my PhD studies for a couple of months. Without an actual subject, I've been looking yet more into modelling and metamodelling, as well as some other stuff people here at the department are specialised in. That's the theory side, in practice I've been coding some C++, which is less cool, given that salaries here are, naturally, academic... We are writing a paper for the next UML conference. The deadline is pretty soon, so we'll see shortly how things are going...

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