A slow summer week

August 4, 2013

My vacation came to an end last week, and this week I was back at work. Our office was a bit empty, only four people, me included, were back. No project managers had come back yet, which meant that the week went past pretty slow.

I’ve spent most of my evenings in front of my computer working on the Windows Phone monorun port. All the crucial parts have been implemented, the only thing I’ve got left is the looks and some error-handling for the highscore internet-connection (I haven’t yet found a good way to determine if the API is available or not).

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This Saturday, I woke up, and continued my work. But I knew I needed something to write about (and I needed pictures for this week’s weekly-update), luckily, we’re celebrating Pride this week in Sweden. And the parade/demonstration was to take place this Saturday. Armed with my camera I took to the streets, with a bit of an headache on the warmest day this summer. And my god was it crowded, felt like everybody in Stockholm was out to watch the demonstration.

The BlueHat Challenge

I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to challenges, and especially if it’s a challenge within my expertise. So when I read on Wpcentral that Microsoft’s Security Research & Defense blog had a small contest going, the BlueHat challenge. The contest is split into three categories, Reverse Engineering, Vulnerabilities and Web. I obviously chose web, I’m currently on level 7, waiting to get confirmation if my answer was correct. It’s quite interesting that Microsoft has actually put real people going through the answers, this is cool because you get a personal response, though the negative aspect is that it can take a while before you get a reply.

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Anyway, there’s no monetary prizes, but you might get awarded with these avatar items if you complete all three tracks.

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