End of December, beginning of January, time for the usual retrospective.
In 2019, I
- Published 30 blogposts
- Went back to bouldering
- Slowly ramped up my German level again, I'm now working on reaching a C1 level.
- Got a first hand and very practical demonstration of why, as we say in French, "tout le monde deteste la police": it was a great opportunity to have a small glimpse of how interesting life can be when you're a foreigner.
- Continued to maintain Snuffleupagus, porting it to PHP7.4 and PHP8.0. It was also featured in the Daily Swig, a blog for not-so-technical-people about web-security, by the fine people from Portswigger.
- Went to the Hellfest, one of the biggest metal festival in Europe: It really felt like Disneyland for metalheads, and the lineup was pretty dope.
- Did a couple of release of mat2, adding cool features, and got a lot of positive feedback, yay!
- Played Defcon CTF quals with Sauercloud. I used to play with the Shellphish (thanks to crowell for inviting me), but since some colleagues of mine are part of Sauercloud, I chose to play with them: it's funnier to play while sitting next to your teamates, instead of being the only one on the other side of the world.
- Moved to a new flat, smaller than my previous indecent palace, but also more peaceful.
- Attended the 36c3, met old friends there, and made new ones.
- Got an article of mine published in the first issue of Paged Out!, which was downloaded ~150.000 times!
- Gave a hand organising a large-ish CTF weighting about 50 on ctftime: it was a lot of fun!
- Gave a talk at BSides Zurich about the social and technical organisation of Nos oignons.
- Gave yet an other radare2 workshop, this time at the Grehack 2019, along with a good friend on mine.
- Added a dark theme to this blog
- Gave a talk at ███ ████ and got a lot of nice feedback about it!
- Started to contribute to airsonic, because it's the less suckish web music player available. I found a couple of security issues in it, modernized some parts, and removed a lot of code. I'd like to keep improving it in 2020.
2019 was indeed more cheerful than 2018, and I hope that it wasn't just an accident.