Things I read, Week 3


This post is part of a new experiment this year: Trying to briefly collect articles/posts/code/documentation I read in the past week and add some comments for things I consider important.

Video: DOOM - Behind the music

Change the process, change the outcome

Not so much read, but watched. A super entertaining talk by Nick Gordon explaining the process of the making of the DOOM soundtrack. I have no idea about audio engineering or musical creativity, but I still enjoyed this talk a lot.

Paper: Meltdown

One half of the recent CPU Exploitation desaster. The paper is not even that complex and in a scientific way keeps repeating itself. It clearly lays out the simple instruction sequence that's necessary to trigger the exploitable behaviour. Quite a nice addition to the explanations by Google's Project Zero.