Honestly, I’m surprised I made it through another year, but.. as they say, never look a gift horse in the mouth.. so…
Bella, @amandarachael and I kicked off the holiday season with #WhiteChristmas!
It is the little things that bring joy, like your parrot / dog, who sits on your shoulder and watches you eat iceberg lettuce, and chews loudly in your ear when you give her chunks of lettuce to enjoy.
Today @amandarachael and I decided to go on a date.. so we bought some Costco pizza and went and sat next to the mustang, on the ground, in the parking lot, and had our pizza dinner. What a great memory!
Over the last year, it’s been pretty hard to not put on a couple COVID pounds… or, let’s be honest, about 20 COVID pounds; and as of late, when I’m looking in the mirror, and I say “Man, I’ve gotten pretty fat”, my wife @amandarachael is quick to say “You’re not fat”…..
Well, today, I went to the chiropractor (long overdue), and the chiropractor says… hrm… “you’re kind of fat, that’s gonna hurt your back”.
AND Amanda is sitting in the chair, right next to me, and she didn’t jump to defend my honor! Where were you when I needed you?!?
Well played, fairweather friend! 😜
I decided to treat myself to new socks, so I wouldn’t have to keep spending 15 minutes every morning searching the floordrobe for socks… only to find out that the new socks have a (l)eft and (r)ight orientation.
HOW IS THAT GOING TO HELP???
To add insult to injury, I didn’t realize this until I finally decided that the socks were too uncomfortable and I needed to return them. I went to take them off and found the L on the R side, at least I got them switched around now….
So… I was just driving down the road, and I said:
My zfold2 phone comes to life and says:
Let me save you all an hour+ of your life.
Grab the latest version of Ghidra: https: https://ghidra-sre.org/
Use the Ghidra GUI to install the GnuDisassembler and the SleighDevTools.
Install the following dependencies to Kali:
Download the latest binutils source into your ~/.ghidra/ghidra_<version>/ directory. Link for the right version can be found in the build.gradle file in that directory.
Set your GHIDRA_INSTALL_DIR to the location of your ghidra install (mine was /opt/ghidra/ghidra_<version>.
Check your version of gradle:
Compare the version of gradle Kali installed, to the required version listed in the /Ghidra/application.properties file from the source for the version of ghidra you installed.
If there is a version difference, download the binary for the right version of gradle and use that to run your build command..
Sad to say, I spent over an hour trying to debug completely ambiguous errors from gradle (e.g. Could not find method get() for arguments  on platform ‘linux64’ of type org.gradle.platform.internal.DefaultNativePlatform).
I’ve recently come back up for air (so to speak).
I’ve spent the last year in pandemic world trying to enable one of the world’s largest used car sales companies to have better experiences and more efficient ways to buy and sell cars online – without leaving the comfort of your “home”.
In some ways, I might be tempted to think that I am doing something really cutting edge.. which is why I feel like I have just come up for air.
I just finished a pretty amazing book called Sapiens – https://amzn.to/3jGq2bV.
Here are my thoughts:
I followed up by reading A Crack In Creation – https://amzn.to/3ArJz6b.
Here are my thoughts:
But, that’s not all… we now have flying cars: https://youtu.be/a2tDOYkFCYo, and autonomous physical in-store shopping experiences: https://youtu.be/FynpkeS7RUM, and containerized housing: https://youtu.be/qVV6CyGJgZo, and artificial intelligence running buildings as a super organism: https://youtu.be/ssZ_8cqfBlE.
I just picked up Homo Deus: https://amzn.to/2UToQaT.
It is incredible to think about how far we have come, as a species, in such a short period of time; I am really excited, but slightly reticent to see how deep this rabbit hole goes.