HURRAY, for what it’s worth…

This december, my longtime friend Frank Rieger and yours truly did a lecture at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. Under the provocative flag ‘We lost the war’ we gave people our perspective on some current developments and most notably what we feel is the bleak future of privacy. We talked about how we got here, where we felt it was all headed, and then spent most of our time presenting some ideas on how we thought hackers could still be relevant in such a future. It was a pretty grim picture, all in all, and a lot of people in the audience weren’t smiling. But it did get a debate going. People were still talking about how much they agreed or disagreed with us when the congress ended three days later.

This blog finally happened because I feel like writing more about what it was that we tried to say because not all of it was eloquently put. It still very much being a work in progress. I’ll probably also respond to some of the criticism to our story as well as expand on some of the thoughts we have been having as a result of it.

But most defintely not everything on my new blog will be this depressing doomsday stuff. The lighter side of me likes to play with technology a lot. I like hacking stuff that relates to cryptography, mobile devices, GPS tracking, linux on small devices, mesh networking and more. Some of the stuff I build and built has it’s own site and all, but I probably will not be able to refrain myself from writing about it here too. I am also likely to blog about cool, shocking and/or interesting things I find elsewhere every once in a while.

My family, my friends and even a lot of the people I meet are simply amazing. To me anyway. So I’ll also bore you with portraits of friends, pictures of my new hairdos, ponderings about the ups and downs of watching my kids grow up and detailed accounts of me and my friends getting in all sorts of interesting trouble. Who knows.