Hacking, eh? Isn't it to do with breaking into computer networks, stealing data and setting off bombs? Well... no.
"A Hacker is any person who derives joy from discovering ways to circumvent limitations."
- Bob Bickford in MicroTimes, December 1986.
"A hacker is someone who thinks outside the box. It's someone who discards conventional wisdom, and does something else instead. It's someone who looks at the edge and wonders what's beyond. It's someone who sees a set of rules and wonders what happens if you don't follow them. A hacker is someone who experiments with the limitations of systems for intellectual curiosity."
- Bruce Schneier in Secrets and Lies, September 2006.
Or read what Eric Raymond wrote about Hacking here, which can be summed up by saying that
"The basic difference is this: hackers build things, crackers break them."
Oh, and by the way, everybody loves Eric Raymond.
I used to keep various notes and scribbles here concerning various bits of hacking that I do. This has now moved to a separate site www.muddygoat.org, along with git repositories of various bits and pieces that people are sometimes interested in.