Well, what a night yesterday was! I met buggz and the 17 musketeers and it was a night during which my confidence capacity was ameliorated indeed. I met 3 groups of people.
The first category was the ‘Salim Keep on what you are doing’ crew. This was a group of IT jamaas who are impressed by my blogging and want to read more.
Then there was the ‘Salim called us a pussy’ crew. They were an uncomfortable lot to deal with.
Then, finally. the ‘Salim let us work together on a project’ brigade. I was humbled and felt appreciated. I met some Hackers who wanted to know how to commercialize their skills of hacking servers, lans, VOIP and WAN eavesdropping, war-driving etc.
I was disappointed to a little extent when some were asking me about the latest hacking tools. “That is a script-kiddie mentality”. I retorted. The tools cut down your work, but don’t let them define your toolkit. The most important hacking tools you have are your eyes and brains. “How? Demonstrate!”, one challenged. So, being the good teacher I am, I opened up the eBanking interface for some website for a Westlands bank designed by Craft Silicon and also a stock-broker e-Trading website and demonstrated how a website, not hackable by all the tools and exploits available can be hacked by simple OBSERVATION.
I could see the glee and admiration in their eyes. #noHomo.
An then I met JM of Safaricom who reiterated that Safaricom is here to help and is evolving with demand. Then he gave me a challenge. And that is all I can say. Words like ‘Range Rover Sports with custom Number-Plates [IDDSALIM] come to mind.’ #MezaMate.
Then again, I sent my apologies to Eva of Safcom via JM and also to the Mpesa Department for writing an article entitled ‘Hacking Mpesa for Fun and Profit’ that led to the revoking of all my Mpesa Client SSL Certificates and Paybill Accounts. You all know that story by now. No time for grudges here. Let us make peace and INNOVATE!
The I met some ex-google employee and she took me through a google-style grueling interview on what I think Google should focus on as the BIG thing in Africa. I shared my thought. Scantily of-course. I love Google so much that when i want to chew gum, I buy Big G.
The unbeknownst to Salim, it was heading to 11PM. People were getting tipsy on the nice wine. I met this chic who told me that she was still running on her default factory settings and that she was wondering if I could configure her. As always, I was sober. I was sipping on Gum, and redbull. #Silewagi. So I responded using a technical answer. “Error: Not enough di*k space in your drive C”. Tunaweza pata buffer overflow. Ama child-processes kama 51.
After iHub started calming down as people left to go to something-something-7 in hurlingham, yeah, Capri7, we got our FREE Drinks vouchers by Google (yes. Big G also has free drinks. Si free lunch only.). I gave my voucher out since I don’t do vouchers. I pay.
And then I went to westlands. And that is all I will share.
Back to code.