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Preparation for building VirtualBox on El Capitan.

sudo mkdir /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/SDKs
sudo ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.11.sdk /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.6.sdk
./configure --disable-hardening --with-xcode-dir=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/
brew install openssl
brew link --force openssl
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+Staphany Park and I wrote some macros to get Sphero BB-8s to dance to the "Happy Birthday" song.
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Chromium shell for node.js apps, from GitHub.
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Memory map for the controller behind Sphero SPRK. It probably works for the other ones as well. It's page 45 of the STM32F373 datasheet. http://www.st.com/st-web-ui/static/active/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/DM00046749.pdf
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My top search result for an ES6 book belongs to a series that is open-sourced on GitHub. Mind blown, faith in humanity slightly restored.
You-Dont-Know-JS - A book series on JavaScript. @YDKJS on twitter.
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Seems like a legit article on AMD's TrustZone.
An Exploration of ARM TrustZone Technology. ARM TrustZone technology has been around for almost a decade. It was introduced at a time when the controversial discussion about trusted platform-modules (TPM) on x86 platforms was in full swing (TCPA, Palladium). Similar to how TPM chips were meant ...
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Very nice description of the Sphero BB8 hardware.
Written by Elecia White. In Part 1, I left you with a puzzle: given the chip markings what can you tell about the BB8's internals? I've done very little reverse engineering before so this was quite a challenging. Board image. Board with package markings highlighted ...
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Teardown of the Sphero BB-8 with high-resolution images.
At Fictiv, we're seeking to uncover, decodify, and share how physical products are made — what we like to call the DNA of hardware development. As part of that mission (and our hardware geekery) we're starting a new series to reveal in a more tangible way the magic behind a wide variety of ...
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Photos of the Sphero BB-8 board. There are some similarities with the SPRK board.
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Cool wiki on understanding chip die images.
An Integrated Circuit (IC) Reverse Engineering (RE) Wiki. Based upon the following principle: “”“ Observation 11.6. Understanding layouts and cross sections of semiconductor devices does not require all of the physics and manufacturing details. To gain a fairly useful — though merely qualitative ...
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Fedora's Vagrant boxes are now published on Hashicorp's Atlas, so they can be used with short names, such as "fedora/23-cloud-base".
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PhD Student
Employment
  • Dropbox
    Software Engineer Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Google
    Associate Product Manager Intern, 2007 - 2007
  • Apple Inc.
    Software Engineer Intern, 2006 - 2006
  • Microsoft
    Software Development Engineer Intern, 2005 - 2005
  • Dropbox
    Software Engineer Intern, 2013 - 2013
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Bucharest, Romania - Bucharest, Romania - Cambridge, MA, USA - Redmond, WA, USA - Sunnyvale, CA, USA - New York, New York, USA - San Francisco, CA, USA
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Coding Maniac, PhD student in Computer Science at MIT
Introduction
Victor Costan got infected with a passion for coding at the age of 10, and proceeded to earn a M.Eng in Computer science from MIT. Victor also holds a B.S. in Management that he pursued as he fell prey to the belief that great software requires legions of developers manipulating bloated code bases in repetitive ways. Thanks to Paul Graham's essays, Ruby, and Rails, he re-discovered the joy of coding, and came back from the dark ways of management.

Nowadays, Victor is still crazy about building software that he can impress his friends with, but he also dreams of contributing to making coding even more enjoyable. Victor likes developing mobile and Web 2.0 applications, and occasionally enjoys building some distributed systems behind the apps. When he is not coding, you will most likely find him reading up on some new programming language or software development technique.

At times, Victor likes to pretend he's mentally sane, and can be seen catching up with friends, watching a movie, or exploring Boston.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Ph.D., Computer Science, present
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    M.Eng., Computer Science
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    B.S., Computer Science, Management
  • National College of Computer Science "Tudor Vianu"
    Computer Science
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December 29
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龍望, pwnall
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I’ve heard negative things about the Fedora|CentOS Docker storage configuration in the past, and while manning the Red Hat booth in San Fran

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The regular menu is crappy, and they stop serving breakfast at 11.
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The bubble tea isn't as good as it used to be.
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