Aloha! Visitorians,

"Hen quam hier sonder redene niet.."


Fee Fi Foo Fum !

> 2>&1 >

$ whoami

Aloha! Welcome to the realms of the Datamorgana initiative [*]. I'll introduce myself, my name is Edwin Jean-Paul Vening and I maintain most of the content that is served as part of the Datamorgana domain, these are pages devoted to either projects I worked on, or still work on, -as a frame of reference, other pages are t.m.i. personal and intended for people related and/or those interested to provide some less formal information about my person that does not relate to my career in non-disclosuredogmatics I enjoyed.

Here's a fairly recent grainy webcam picture of me.

__DATE__ __TIME__


(DOB offset elapsed seconds from Unix time notation midnight 1/1/1970). DOB offset in Kleinrock / Arpanet First Message Notation: From date: 10/29/1969, 10:30:00 PM : 107577000 )

They say

I mention my family with, friends, pets, beloved ones and provide a little history of me, my subtle suggestive opinions on misc. topics, talks, tapped intercepted traffic, trade secrets, personal notes and correspondence, even the things I made -even the oddest oddities I found in the attic- devoted to so much disconnectedness from planet Sirius (and it's funny shaped prison moons) to the pet projects that I still work (except those that I don't even dare to touch with a stick). Elegant. From time to time I try to be creative with pencil and paper or using some painting program to do attempts at drawing or sketching illustrations. So much self-expression demands me to introduce some formulation of context. A few words about my origins, my family: like my father, mother and my younger sister, I was born in the city of Utrecht and I grew up in a town near the city of Utrecht. Nowadays I live in the city of Oss, the Netherlands. So what's to share? Pictures most of all, so I've included some photographs of my family, some of several people that are important to me, friends, (former)colleagues and so on, these are by no means to be regarded as a family/friends photo album. Most of the weekends I like spending with my children watching films and documentaries with my son and going to concerts with my daughter". I like listening to Pink Floyd, Beethoven and various kinds of other sounds like very obscure black metal. I do read a lot, mostly technical papers.


designation: constrixor

I'm a volunteer for Bits of Freedom, an independent Dutch digital rights foundation, prior to maintaining systems, now supporting some projects of BoF Bit Labs,

"Bits of Freedom is the Dutch digital rights organization, focusing on privacy and communications freedom in the digital age. Bits of Freedom strives to influence legislation and self-regulation, on a national and a European level. Bits of Freedom is one of the founders and a member of European Digital Rights (EDRi)." - Annual 2013

I try to keep the spirit of the Hippies from Hell alive with all odd sciences that apply.

| "The crowd went frantic over a cat, it ended with a thermonuclear holocaust.".

Did I mention I enjoy having the fundamental right to own a pet, a cat that has likewise de facto a strong opinion, even entitled to?

1440769361 -My cat (June 2015)

She listens to her "Deep and inscrutable singular Name", which is a delicious, eternal mystery.

My interests lie somewhere in between recreational algorithmics, number & information and, coding theory. To some extend, I'm also interested in applied cryptography and computer security. I often find myself watching das beautiful blinkenlights when I managed to make series of LED's go from non-blink to blink. I'm pretty much entertained with almost anything that has a power cord attached to it.

Although I prefer working with free or non-free software developed on the principle of Open Source for several reasons, I do not regard myself an evangelist nor I wish to become one. Depending on context, purpose, availability, a requirement I also rely on local/clustered services, including those that shifted to, evolved from local to online solutions that are closed source, commercial or non-commercial software and services. I have no wish to advocate any alternative, equally proven mainstream technologies. Software, online services, solutions that I mention and reference to, I'll try to provide a link to.

1477682758 > absolute relative time : my friends Popke and Neeltje take care of Suzy Q. now!

[**] -So much self-expression demands me to introduce some formulation of context- there is a disclaimer, below this page.

$ echo "V2VyIGRpcmlnaWVydCBkYXMgaW50ZXJuYXRpb25hbGUgR2VzY2hlaGVuIHdpcmtsaWNoPwo=" | base64 -d


#pragma pop(writing in codeblocks is silly. If I was really clever there would be a Quine construct here, some self-replicating, polymorphic shellcode in n/y/asm, yes that would be neat)

#if 0

A bit dramatic view of some systems that are part of the Datamorgana Number Crunching Cluster.

# a bit on chaotic sequences, development of pseudo random number generators

Thinking of new ways of gathering entropy is a general topic of interest to me and I´ve developed some experimental pseudo-random generators in the process. No measurement of radioactive emissions, no lava lamp, webcam, static noise of receivers, confused or stray electrons, voodoo, black magick++, recursive squaring a number whilst taking away nixie tubes from both sides, cpu-jitter or functional speculative sideband crosstalk measurement involved, the core design of the generators I'm currently working is based on candidates of NP class math conjectures that are less likely to produce high entropy, chaotic sequences. As a reference to submissions and for those interested I keep a journal dedicated to this project __here__ containing some preliminary results, reports on development, and progress. I offer sample data produced with some output of experimental pseudo random generators for free, this output is chosen from generators that that proved to produce enough variation at each iteration, with the desired stability, to subject to statistical tests, perhaps that data can be reduced or transformed in some pseudo -random function, turning it into a state machine to derive new chaotic sequences or serve pseudo-random functions. Don't blame me if these data files suddenly catch fire, as the contents of some files are "almost everywhere" very dense.

Keeping track

In some ways, I'm trying to compete with particular hwrng's, prng's, cprng's, aprng's geiger counters, and several Permutation-Based Hash functions, of which most have well-established properties. While it's true that most pseudo-random generators are equal, some are more equal than others. Measuring the qualitative performance of pseudo-random number generators turned out to be quite a challenge and sometimes even questionably paradoxical. Null periodicity?

"Good statistical properties are a central requirement for the output of a PRNG. In general, careful mathematical analysis is required to have any confidence that a PRNG generates numbers that are sufficiently close to random to suit the intended use. In some cases, attribution of qualitative properties of (cryptographic) pseudorandom functions are based on strong assumptions that are generally accepted for which proof is considered class NP".

(images courtesy CAcert Research Lab http://www.cacert.at/random/)

submissions: datamorgana labs.

Tamara class, named for aiding the math. computerization. Questions, questions, questions...

[ex. from e-mail exchange: CAcert Research Labs Q&A]

(Photograph: ms. Tamara from Ede, the Netherlands)

WP: 2014: "Participant Constrained Suggestive Cryptographic Transactional Development w. Kerckhoffs's principle", 2014 VOG<->GOV "Formulating Logic by Objective Reasoning".

WP: 2015: Relativistic Temporal Domain Encoders (spatial omnidirectional timelocked transfers)


"The universe is an algorithm, people are algorithm, human behavior is algorithm, precognition is deciphering the algorithm of life".

amongst datamorgana PoC submissions, the Software Crypto Software RNG contenders named Tamara and Constrixor class.

John von Neumann cautioned about the misinterpretation of a PRNG as a truly random generator:

"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin".

For more details click __here__

$ ps auxwww | grep bit

In the productive hours of my spare time I like to do wall decorations, make drawings and learn some programming(mostly [C] -std=/gnu/C/99). My precious next to the seminal works of Mr. Donald Knuth, TAOCP, which is Bible, I often find this book not only of great use and help, I own the revised edition that cheers up the day with it's practical example on a subject on page 269.

_uc(); by working out some of my ideas. I'm trying to make things blink on and off at an interval using an 8bit embedded Microchip PIC8/32 controller, macro magic, while at the same time, with a multidisciplinarian tpuch to it, my right hand is trying to cheat support for an old Soekris Hi/fn pci-e card in Linux that only works in 32bit DMA address space. I'm going to use it, one way or the other and on my terms, even if it will only work for ~1 hour depending where which random region PIC/PIE code will be, to the 2gb I've left due to running cinnamon for it's awesomeness that I totally don't need for just a compiler suite and VI, only console things, but for lookenpeepsen awesome I don't mind that it takes a ridiculously amount of system memory that I have to say.. hmm that's impressive, what does that mean a buffer that power2 takes, without asking questions, half of system memory. Seriously, I love working on lots of different (mostly very abstract) projects and I try to do most of them at the same time even sometimes to my surprrise, this happens in parallel, and not always fail. Luckily there are some tools that help me out with my chaotic mindsets. Vym for instance, is a simple mind-mapping tool that helps me organizing thoughts and ideas. Not to violate the laws of symmetry I also happen to own "10" copies of the book "Chaos" by Mr. James Gleick and "The Art of Looking Sideways". Strange loops..

SGI Indy R4400 Indycam set B/W, '90s diagnostics of a NIC, probably the one with SoC offloading features new at the time such as a lightweight onboard rudimentary TCP stack that ran on something linke an embedded RTOS like the one Windriver __link__ provides, stack provided some less latency from a certain perspective. I guess itś like the same idea some UEFI BIOS'es now also feature (0xD15EA5E), which system manufacturers of regular PC systems that put the kevlar on their products on wrong, perhaps intend to sell to 3th parties, to offload their OS visible "features" to a more robust environment that claims memory and cycls of the "host". Perhaps do also some ARP or encapsulating magick not on demand.

Buy here __link__.

http://around.com __link__ to the website of the autho, Mr. James Gleick.

At ::1

Here comes the story of the hurricane.

@the house I used to live and love

L' « effet papillon » est une expression qui résume une image concernant le phénomène fondamental de sensibilité aux conditions initiales en théorie du chaos.

« Un simple battement d'ailes d'un papillon peut-il déclencher une tornade à l'autre bout du monde ? »

Buy here __link__.

__link__ to the website / archive of the works of Mr. Alan Fletcher, maintained by the daughter of Alan, Ms. Rafaella Fletcher.

# green phosphor CRT's. early years of me.

Green phosphor CRT, a micro-switched keyboard. Solid Metal. One of the first systems I played and worked with was a Kaypro 10 "Portable Computer", powered by a Zilog Z80 processor, portable meaning there was a handle attached to a side that allowed you to lift and carry that massive steel monolith around, which my father occasionally did for me (my father who worked at the F.O.M. institute at that time, he brought it from his office when I was young). The Kaypro 10 was the superior successor of the Kaypro 2, also a mighty impressive machine, both equal but the 10 was just a bit more equal. It had a built-in 300bps modem and a 10MB HDD, CP/M for OS that also provided with various versions of BASIC. This machine was built to withstand at least a 20 megaton nuclear blast, which reminds me of something, considering the zeitgeist I grew up, I probably did things like:


20 INPUT ...etc,

From PRINT to control flow with GOTO's, returning from GOSUBS's and casting arrays with DIM's and so on, with enough statements to to construct a simple text based adventures in BASIC, which I learned from a book (unfortunately I can't quite remember the title of that book) on how to construct text based adventures.

Technisches Spielzeug im Wandel der Zeit

I also used to own (first: was allowed to play with) a Commodore 64 of the "breadbox" type. At a later age I got several SX-64 systems. Looking somewhat similar to the Kaypro portable (see photo's below), the SX-64 was a portable Commodore 64, it held a a tiny color CRT and 1641 drive. I had a parallel XM/XE1541 cable to handle the for .d64 over to a Chinese clone of a 1541 floppy disk drive. I've kept the SX-64's for quite a while, watching recent productions from the demoscene that are truly amazing, to relive the magic, played games like "Impossible Mission", "Aztec challenge" and "Little Computer People" and of course "Wizard" for a while. I found a new owner for the last SX-64 I got, With the SID, the keyboard revised, I sold it when it reached to the age of 30.

Here's a picture of a Kaypro 10. I remember playing "ladder" (Yahoo Software) on it quite often.



# some walldecorations, mural paintings

Here are some of the paintings on my walls. __link__ to Beethoven's 7th, 2nd movement on Youtube.com

I don't expect anyone to understand this, Moloko Velocet, was a hangout in Belgium.

Ludwig Van and the dreaded Ninth". I hope the "Clockwork Orange" (imdb) element added to it worked out. Here's a link to the soundtrack of that movie, the "Funeral march of Queen Mary" as performed by ehm. Ms. Wendy's Carlos, extended to enjoy the theme for 10 hours of listening pleasure (actual 10 hours).Für Elise (60 Minutes Version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T9luXJnZY

2014. My daughter Dominique seen finishing a mural painting she made for me, "Ægishjálmur", one of the known the islandic staves. (link to wikipedia article)


# notes, replies, commentary

Other than e-mail, these are some of the notes or greetings from the people whose work inspired me then and still do. Geniuses whose revolutionary discoveries and work changed our world. What would someday disappear, I was honored to receive these, could it get any better? From the founding fathers of the Internet (tubes) .. the magisck of a.... handwritten letter :-)

(not in any particular order)

Mr. John Horton Conway - British mathematician

Mr. Brian Kernighan - Canadian computer scientist

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

John Horton Conway is a British mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He has also contributed to many branches of recreational mathematics, notably the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life. Conway is currently Professor of Mathematics and John Von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University.

(external link to: The 10 best mathematicians) - local

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

Brian Wilson Kernighan is a Canadian computer scientist who worked at Bell Labs alongside Unix creators Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie and contributed to the development of Unix. He is also coauthor of the AWK and AMPL programming languages. The "K" of K&R C and the "K" in AWK both stand for "Kernighan". Since 2000 Brian Kernighan has been a Professor at the Computer Science Department of Princeton University, where he is also the Undergraduate Department Representative.

Kernighan's name became widely known through co-authorship of the first book on the C programming language with Dennis Ritchie. Kernighan affirmed that he had no part in the design of the C language ("it's entirely Dennis Ritchie's work").[2] He authored many Unix programs, including ditroff, and cron for Version 7 Unix.

Princeton mathematician John Conway (right), working with his longtime colleague, Simon Kochen (left), explaining to the University community and the public the tenets of their "Free Will Theorem".

Mr. Kernighan was so kind to send by mail this note in response that contains a handwritten computer program in C language, that produces:

Hello, Edwin!¨

(^ \newline)

Mr. Conway sent me this letter:

Thank you very much Mr. Kernighan!

Mr. Robert Kahn - Internet pioneer - (link to internet hall of fame - youtube)

My reply:

Dear mr. Conway, thank you very much. Regarding 19683 in respect to irreducible representation |M| I considered that, I could hardly see, but with addition of factors, Is the beauty of that number resides in base 3.


I found it remarkable to see how these numbers tie together.

Mr. Conway has an Erdős number of one.

How to know if number is a prime?

It’s not an easy task determine if a number is prime or not. Knowing if a number is prime always strongly attracted mathematicians and amateurs who have obtained some partial results, but no one has yet found an exact mathematical formula with acceptable time and algorithmic structure thatresolves this question for all or undefined set of prime numbers. A number is prime if it’s not multiple or divisible by another number other than itself and unity. If you want to know if a number is prime, we can test to split by 1,2,3,4 …. up the number, if none of them is divisor of the number then the number is prime.

This idea is shown in this drawing is known how “the conway machine” (John Horton), English mathematician at the University of Cambridge, shown in Fig pedaling to operate the machine. The group of inspectors check the number that passes the string is divisible by its assigned divisor and if in afirmative case refuses it into the trash.

The problem is that we have to try as many numbers as the large of the number, so that we can improve the strategy.

We know that if a number is divisible or multiple of another, then any product of that number is too.

Therefore if we divide by a composite number (which is the product of at least one prime), is also divisible by this prime, so: To know if a number is prime just look if it is divisible only by some prime to number.

(link to full article __here___)

Mr. Ken Thompson - American pioneer of computer science - (link to National Medal of Science and Technology - youtube)

Vint Cerf (left) and Robert Kahn (center) being awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

Ken Thompson (left) and Dennis Ritchie (center) receiving the National Medal of Technology from the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton.

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

Robert Elliot "Bob" Kahn is an American engineer and computer scientist, who in 1974, along with Vint Cerf is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet" who invented the TCP/IP protocols, the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), are the fundamental communication protocols at the heart of the Internet. After earning a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1964, he worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories, as an assistant professor at MIT, and at Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN), where he helped develop the ARPANET IMP. In 1972, he began work at the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) within ARPA. In 1986 he left ARPA to found the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), a nonprofit organization providing leadership and funding for research and development of the National Information Infrastructure.

Without the genius, tremendous effort and devotion of this very important person,nobody would be seeing this...

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

Kenneth "Ken" Thompson, commonly referred to as ken in hacker circles, is an American pioneer of computer science. Having worked at Bell Labs for most of his career, Thompson designed and implemented the original Unix operating system. He also invented the B programming language, the direct predecessor to the C programming language, and was one of the creators and early developers of the Plan 9 operating systems. Since 2006, Thompson has worked at Google, where he co-invented the Go programming language.

I received this great photograph (below) from Mr. Thompson, seen sitting comfortably, reading an edition of Science magazine. Mr. Thompson is the inventor of the UNIX operating system and many many more core innovations.

Thank you, Mr. Kahn.

Tcp heartbeat

The picture was given to me by a friend, it shows the 'localhost' IP address that provides am interface to the IPV4 local loopback mechanism on most computer systems.

$ping 2130706433 is where the heart is.

Birth of the Internet plaque

A plaque commemorating the "Birth of the Internet" was dedicated at a conference on the history and future of the internet on July 28, 2005 and is displayed at the Gates Computer Science Building, Stanford University.

The text printed and embossed in black into the brushed bronze surface of the plaque reads (only partially noted here, link to contents in print):










BIRTH OF THE INTERNET (plaque in bronze)


Thank you very much for the note and photograph, Mr. Thompson. Your work inspires me in many ways.

(photograph from Wikipedia)

Instant Messaging

Link to an interview with "Ken Thompson, Creator Of Unix, talking about a variety of topics" here.

(excerpt from the interview)

Thompson: We [Ritchie and Thompson] collaborated every day. There was a lunch that we went to. And we'd talk over lunch. Then, at night, we each worked from our separate homes, but we were in constant communication. In those days, we had mail and writ [pronounced "write"], and writ would pop up on your screen and say there was a message from so-and-so.

Dr. Dobb's: So, IM, essentially.

Thompson: Yes, IM. There was no doubt about that! And we discussed things from home with writ. We worked very well together and didn't collaborate a lot except to decide who was going to do what. Then we'd run and very independently do separate things. Rarely did we ever work on the same thing. (further reading here)

Mr. Donald Knuth - pioneer [known for the seminal TAoCP]

(link to interview [mentioning F137] - youtube)

Mr. Vincent Rijmen - pioneer [Rijndael - AES]

(link to interview dutch TV media - youtube)

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

Donald Ervin Knuth is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University.

He is the author of the multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. Knuth has been called the "father of the analysis of algorithms". He contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. In the process he also popularized the asymptotic notation. In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces.

Don is one of the original 8 heroes of Stanford Engineering School who has profoundly changed human, social and economic progress through engineering. He is clearly one of the worlds most influentual computer scientists, he laid the foundations for modern compilers and is widely recognised as the father of algorithm analysis.

"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music." - Donald E. Knuth

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

Vincent Rijmen is a Belgian cryptographer and one of the two designers of the Rijndael, the Advanced Encryption Standard. Rijmen is also the co-designer of the WHIRLPOOL cryptographic hash function, and the block ciphers Anubis, KHAZAD, Square, NOEKEON and SHARK.

In 1993, Rijmen obtained a degree in electronics engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven). Afterwards, he was a PhD student at the ESAT/COSIC lab of the K.U.Leuven. In 1997, Rijmen finished his doctoral dissertation titled Cryptanalysis and design of iterated block ciphers.

After his PhD he did postdoctoral work at the COSIC lab, on several occasions collaborating with Joan Daemen. One of their joint projects resulted in the algorithm Rijndael, which in October 2000 was selected by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to become the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

Since 1 August 2001, Rijmen has been working as chief cryptographer with Cryptomathic.[2] From 2001–2003, Rijmen was a visiting professor at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications at Graz University of Technology (Austria), and a full professor there from 2004–2007. Since October 2007, Rijmen is an associate professor (hoofddocent) at K.U.Leuven, working once again with the COSIC lab.

In 2002, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.


(click here a TV interview held with Mr. Vincent Rijmen about the AES standard - youtube).

The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), also referenced as Rijndael (its original name), is a specification for the encryption of electronic data established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001.

AES is based on the Rijndael cipher developed by two Belgian cryptographers, Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, who submitted a proposal to NIST during the AES selection process. Rijndael is a family of ciphers with different key and block sizes.

For AES, NIST selected three members of the Rijndael family, each with a block size of 128 bits, but three different key lengths: 128, 192 and 256 bits.

AES has been adopted by the U.S. government and is now used worldwide. It supersedes the Data Encryption Standard (DES), which was published in 1977. The algorithm described by AES is a symmetric-key algorithm, meaning the same key is used for both encrypting and decrypting the data.

In the United States, AES was announced by the NIST as U.S. FIPS PUB 197 (FIPS 197) on November 26, 2001

Joan Daemen (left) and Vincent Rijmen (right)

>> Thank very you sir! I will mixx a nonce prime close to 0x444F4E4B4E555448.

(Picture source: link)

Mr. Bruce Schneier - cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist.

Thanks to mr. Rijmen.


$ openssl enc -aes-128-cbc -base64 -d <<< 'U2FsdGVkX1+FLDKgyzqLcHGlnPekD7Yxx



Mr. Norman Abramson - pioneer, computer scientist [Wireless computer communication]

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

Mr. Bruce Schneier is an American cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and writer. He is the author of several books on general security topics, computer security and cryptography.

Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute and the CTO of Resilient Systems.[He is also a contributing writer for The Guardian news organization. Wikipedia

Norman Manuel Abramson is an American engineer and computer scientist, most known for developing the ALOHAnet system for wireless computer communication.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he received an A.B. in physics from Harvard University (1953), an M.A. in Physics from UCLA (1955), and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University (1958).

He worked as a research engineer in the Hughes Aircraft Company until 1955, when he joined the faculty at Stanford University(1955–65), was visiting professor at University of California at Berkeley (1966), before moving to University of Hawaii (1968–94), serving as professor of both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director of Aloha Systems. He is currently the Vice President of Aloha Networks, established in San Francisco (1994).

His early research concerned radar signal characteristics and sampling theory, as well as frequency modulation and digital communication channels, error correcting codes,[2] pattern recognition and machine learning and computing for seismic analysis. In the late 1960s he worked on the ALOHAnet and continued to develop spread spectrum techniques in the 1980s.

Dear Mr. Vening,

Thank you for your kind words about the work done on the ALOHA network by myself and others at the University of Hawaii.

I am attaching a file showing a photo of what we constructed in 1975 as a projection of the future made 40 years ago.

Best wishes,

Norman Abramson

Bruce Schneier at the Congress on Privacy & Surveillance (2013) of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).


Thank you Mr. Schneier!

Thank you Sir! I'm very honored, Mr. Abramson,

When I was young I enjoyed ham wireless networking, using .x25 and other protocols. Now, for more than 25 years later, having known this word, a greeting when I was young because I wanted to find out who thought all of these conventions and inventions of new technologies, this is what fascinated and inspired me when I was young. I wanted to know all I could learn and do. I even came to learn how to bend the spoon a little by trafficking packets with the encapsulation of layers of other protocols, including TCP/IP.

Now that I'm older I am very honored with the greeting that you addressed to me, because of the tremendous work in the field you and colleagues have pioneered in. Your work also defined my interests when I was young, I dreamed of becoming a inventor of new technologies one day

I say ALOHA to you Sir!


Professor Leonard Kleinrock - American engineer and computer scientist- ARPANET IMP, Interface Message Processor - The Internet

The Genealogy of Internet Technology has it's tree of inventions in technology and science deep rooted throughout history.

Dated 14th of July I received from the UCLA administrative office a letter in August 2015.

I am honoured, for within the letter was carefully concealed a photograph with signature.

תודה רבה

Mr. Mark Russinovich - Chief Technology Officer-Windows Azure - Operating Systems Expert - Windows Internals Specialist - Writer - Hacker -also known for: winternals (now sysinternals).

the Interface Message Processor.

Leonard Kleinrock (born June 13, 1934) is an American engineer and computer scientist. A computer science professor at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, he made several important contributions to the field of computer networking, in particular to the theoretical foundations of computer networking. He played an influential role in the development of the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet, at UCLA.

His most well-known and significant work is his early work on queueing theory, which has applications in many fields, among them as a key mathematical background to packet switching, one of the basic technologies of the Internet. His initial contribution to this field was his doctoral thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962, published in book form in 1964; he later published several of the standard works on the subject. He described this work as:

"Basically, what I did for my PhD research in 1961–1962 was to establish a mathematical theory of packet networks..."

His theoretical work on hierarchical routing in the late 1970s with student Farouk Kamoun, is now critical to the operation of today's worldwide Internet.

UCLA Internet 40th Anniversary __link__

Poem by Prof Leonard Kleinrock

(brief summary from the wikipedia:full article)

Mark Russinovich (born c. 1966) is CTO of Microsoft Azure. He was a cofounder of software producers Winternals before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. Russinovich was born in Salamanca, Spain and was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, until he was 15, when he moved with his family to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was a radiologist and his mother was a business administrator of his father's radiology practice in Pittsburgh. Russinovich is of Croatian ancestry.

He was introduced to computers when his friend's father got an Apple II in the 1970s. He was able to reverse engineer its ROM and write programs for it. At age 15, he bought himself his first computer, a TI99/4A. About six months later his parents bought him anApple II+ from his local high school when it upgraded the computer labs to Apple IIe's. He also wrote magazine articles about Apple II.[

In 1989, Russinovich earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. The following year he received a Master of Science degree in computer engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He later returned to Carnegie Mellon, where he received a Ph.D. in computer engineering in 1994[3] with thesis titled Application-transparent fault management under the supervision of Zary Segall.


From September 1994 through February 1996 he was a research associate with the University of Oregon's computer science department. From February through September 1996 he was a developer with NuMega Technologies, where he worked on performance monitoring software for Windows NT.[4]

In 1996, he and Bryce Cogswell cofounded Winternals Software, where Russinovich served as Chief Software Architect, and the web site sysinternals.com, where Russinovich wrote and published dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities including Autoruns, Filemon, Regmon, Process Explorer, TCPView, and RootkitRevealeramong many others.

From September 1996 through September 1997 he worked as a consulting associate at OSR Open Systems Resources, Inc., a company based in Amherst, New Hampshire. From September 1997 through March 2000, he was a research staff member at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, researching operating system support for Web server acceleration and serving as an operating systems expert.

Russinovich joined Microsoft in 2006, when it acquired Winternals Software.

In his role as an author, he is a regular contributor to TechNet Magazine and Windows IT Pro magazine (previously called Windows NT Magazine) on the subject of the Architecture of Windows 2000 and was co-author of Inside Windows 2000 (third edition). Russinovich is the author of many tools used by Windows NT and Windows 2000 kernel-modeprogrammers, and of the NTFS file system driver for DOS.

Link to the website of Mr. Mark Russinovich - __here__

Bio from website:

Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and he joined Microsoft when it acquired Winternals Software, which he co-founded in 1996. He is also author of the popular Sysinternals Windows administration and diagnostic tools. He is coauthor of the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine. Mark is also a popular speaker at industry conferences like Microsoft TechEd, BlackHat and RSA Conference.

Mark lives in Washington State with his wife and daughter.

Read Mark’s Zero Day book blog here.

Read Mark’s technical blog here.

Link to the website of Mr. Mark Russinovich - __here__

link to the books of Mark: __here__

We've gathered here this Thursday

to examine and debate

and reflect on our creation

and as well to celebrate

to dwell not on the history

nor technology as such

we've talked about those facts in our past events too much

instead we'll probe the impact

on the way we work and tweet

on pop culture and on content and the cyberfriends we meet

and the billion out there that create the apps we use

and the millions more to join us

with their visions and their views

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From: Karen Reinhart update 2021-02-20

For a comprehensive guide to the history of the internet, ARPANET please follow the link below


A brief history of the internet


UPDATED: January 13, 2021 https://comparite.ch/arpa

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information below is not updated, please follow the link above for A brief history of the Internet

The ARPANET was originally created by the IPTO under the sponsorship of DARPA, and conceived and planned by Lick Licklider, Lawrence Roberts, and others as described earlier in this section.

The ARPANET went into labor on August 30, 1969, when BBN delivered the first Interface Message Processor (IMP) to Leonard Kleinrock's Network Measurements Center at UCLA. The IMP was built from a Honeywell DDP 516 computer with 12K of memory, designed to handle the ARPANET network interface. In a famous piece of Internet lore, on the side of the crate, a hardware designer at BBN named Ben Barker had written "Do it to it, Truett", in tribute to the BBN engineer Truett Thach who traveled with the computer to UCLA on the plane.

The UCLA team responsible for installing the IMP and creating the first ARPANET node included graduate students Vinton Cerf, Steve Crocker, Bill Naylor, Jon Postel, and Mike Wingfield. Wingfield had built the hardware interface between the UCLA computer and the IMP, the machines were connected, and within a couple of days of delivery the IMP was communicating with the local NMC host, an SDS Sigma 7 computer running the SEX operating system. Messages were successfully exchanged, and the one computer ARPANET was born.

Thank you very much, Mr. Russinovich. I'm a great admirer of your work and contributions -since winternals became public.

N is a Number:

A Portrait of Paul Erdos

Changed the world what recursively would keep changing the world. Great admiration.

In Remembrance of

Mr. Alan Turing,

the father of Computer Science

In Remembrance of

Mr. John von Neumann,

In Remembrance of

Mr. Claude Shannon

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

— John von Neumann

"The 1s and 0s of John von Neumann" - by Charis Tsevis

link to profile and page __here__

N is a Number is a one-hour 16mm documentary filmed over a four-year period in four countries between 1988 and 1991. The film was produced, directed and edited by George Paul Csicsery. Cinematography is by John Knoop and original music was composed by Mark Adler. Two animated sequences were developed for the film by Red Dot Interactive of San Francisco. The film was produced with support from Film Arts Foundation, the Heineman Foundation, the Mathematical Association of America, the National Science Foundation's Informal Science Education Program and the American Mathematical Society.


# Several pictures of family, friends, me

(not in any particular order)

My son Thierry


Plink. Plink.

To Thierry: I'm your greatest fan. The game you and I played back then was UT. I followed all your matches you held, your mother helped managing and arranging comptetitions with those who challenged you, also by communicating with [UZF]ZombieBob. I often screened some players of UT, that you suspected of cheating - (proof). You were the best of the best and you still are, back when were at the age of 9, we had to cover that fact a hit, which we did. Now you've grown older, you have other interests. DOTA 2. I'm so very proud of you. Dota 2 Highscores May 2015.

__link_here__ to thierry


Walking on the beach during our vacation.

(hiding a bit behind his coat, and my father Hans during a short vacation that my father especially planned for us, eating pizza somewhere in 2013).

Friends @ Aike's place, to the right creative artist Antoine Huibers from Oss, 2013. Hi to Aike and Antoine!

At my 42nd birthday party that I celebrated, a day to remeber, a special birthday arranged by my DEER friends Lindsay, Victor (right in the picture) - my dear friend Victor made a very special enigmatic banner for the occasion), Neeltje (left in the Photo), Leroy, Ronald. Thank you very much for giving me this gift.

I remember viewing that movie with countless time paradoxes, we were watching together on a regular movie night. I had the best spot, because I was sitting in between my lovely friends Lindsay and Neeltje (left). Victor mentioned to me that I am, or one day will, become ruler of a world in some parallel universe, to which Neeltje added: "Yes, Edwin....a world that exist of little green people holding their hands against their ears, wavering and all green people would be standing on one leg, making noises". She exactly performed how that would look and sound like. At times like that you have to grab me off the floor.

42nd birthday

My cat (June 2015 - Aug 2015)

1440769361 - c/d

From left to right, Naomi, Elize, Lindsay, Victor --celebrating Naomi's birthday 1478968006

Lovely drawing I got from Rianne H.

She listens to her "Deep and inscrutable singular Name", which is a delicious, eternal mystery. Savitri Devi.


My deeeer friend Neeltje

Ms. Marjolein from Hoogvliet (to the right) and a dear friend of hers, Ms. Renata.

I have thought about having that snowwhite drawing printed on your new sandy kevlar.

Even more pictures of me

2014. (Picture above: Moi being très informative at a metal festival, the annual Eindhoven Metal Meeting). I like my 0xC0FFEE black, like my metal.

at the age of 40 something.


My daughter Dominique.


Dominique playing the harp during practice, she also plays some BM tunes on the harp! I remember that Dominique on a performance was announced to play solo a theme of the Harry Potter movies, with the exception that Dominique would be playing without music score sheets. She played perfectly.

Needless to say I'm very proud of her and my son and I always will be.

( (This picture of Dominique was taken in 2014 somewhere near Oss, by her mother, Marie). I have that in black!

epoch timestamp 902760149

__link_here__ for more to Do

My sister Tanja and her friend Rene

// class. more to follow //

Mugshot below, more designs on __zazzle__, in honor of all fallen heroes.

Sis'Tanja holding my son Thierry.

"this space is intentionally left blank".

My mother, I love the hair-do

Ms. Marie-Esther Bosch, my dear ex-wife, mother of my two beautiful children.

a West Side Story...

The picture on the left was taken around the era that my mother met my father, as I heard this was the prettiest girl at that time of the city of Utrecht. A lot of guys were jealous of my father. When the movie classic "West Side Story" came out, she saw that movie perhaps countless times. I imagine that she was wearing the special Levi's jeans that her mother bought especially for her. Her name is also pretty pretty, Florence. This is my mother:)

How pretty? (click)!

Report from the double helix) announcing mRNA sequence ATATATATATATATA..ATCGTCCGATCGATTAC(...Elegant) "perhaps this is the reason why I look so handsome ".

...about The prettiest girl on the block.

Front view of the bakey

Gift: 24th aug 2015

Ad announcing renewed confectionery baker´s shop of the family Van Eijck

Someone once smeared a cake on the window of the bakery. I think it was my mother who had to wash it off. :)

I wonder how a situation like __this__ would be handled by my family (Dutch sketch by Van Kooten en de Bie - Be warned this involves bonbons.

Pinball Wiz(z)ard. Hardcore "The Who" fans used to apply duct tape to their jackets forming the words THE WHO. The Who who were icon of the MODS movement or subculture and a precursor to many subcultures that followed from that, like trad. skinhead movement. Personally I like the mentioned song because I am fond of playing pinball, I also like the song "Behind blue eyes". __here__ is a cover of that song. Saga, behind blue eyes.

(Pictures ahove are of the van Eijck residence at the Amsterdamse straatweg in Utrecht, the Netherlands, dated from the time when my Grandparents had a confectionery baker’s shop in that street)

My granddad

My mother and father, photo was taken during the anniversary of the institute Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM) http://www.fom.nl where my father works as Specialist "Soc. Zekerheid, pensioenen en personeelsvoorzieningen¨.

Monique, Mood!

"Allé, het is gedaan hé"

Made by my dear mother

Ms. gaëlle Didierjean, my lawyer in France

# correspondence address

$ echo "hi" | mail ...

If you wish to share thoughts, ideas related to certain topics, recipes, start a revolution, you can reach me by e-mail either

  • permutate AT datamorgana DOT net or

  • permutate AT gmail DOT com

  • IM and IRC: permutate/chargen: IRCnet/DALnet/EFnet/freenode/QuakeNet/2600net/look under wet stones etc.

(resolve in the usual way).

cell (+31) (0)6 83606555

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From Linda Falla, my sister from Dakota, United States, she wrote these kind words:

kindness, empathy, courage, honesty, a son of Odin, a father, a lover, a true and loyal friend, this is you, the gods look upon you with smiles and wise words, the gods walk with you on your own particular path that is weary and troublesome, but the gods know it is like this. (June 2015)

I hope that I will be heard, my wish is that Linda will be allright.

Dear Linda, remember my note. I care about you and children. With love, Edwin.

From Neeltje Medendorp-Oddens, the Netherlands, she wrote:

{-- that what} consumes beautiful things {in life} .. Beautiful things that in return unveil other beautiful things. This follows a form of cosmic multiplication, a universal constant. (August 2015)

From Tamara Kroonen, Ede, the Netherlands, she wrote:

The Universe is an algorithm, people are an algorithm, human behavior is algorithm, precognition is deciphering the algorithm of life. (December 2015)

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs to my son and daughter.

link here and there.

Have a

nice day

( unless your name is Eeyore ).

Hen quam hier sonder redene niet...

here be dragons

"They demand the pre- and post-quantum as some strategic advantage, 'Ohnoes! Ieesebelle! Please! Don't make me do the HJ bongo-bongo Feynman lecture in that Uniform at Leiden University, they will tear me apart, embarrassingly serial, why on earth did you agree to the Q word? I will be embarrassed!' 'Well, you know the English, this way I sold them an early warning system', 'What would that be?' - "You!" - and I heard Ieesebelle sobbing, as she turned out to be a woman .. "It's you Isabel!"

iesebeth, izabel, isa jeze you can rewrite