Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

A Bug Meets a Bug (The Clash of Civilizations)

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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A Bug Catcher

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

As always, if I’m asked to do something, I don’t stop there and apply all my accumulated knowledge to go beyond. Here is an example: after designing 2CARE2 trademark I imagined an organic creature that catches bugs:

If you compare it with a trademark you would recognize A, R and E as Phenyl, Methyl, and Ethyl groups.

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Happy New Year (from Windows 8)

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

This is a seasonal greetings postcard with Windows 8 bluescreen theme:

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Happy New Spiking Year of Software Trace Analysis!

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

I created a special picture based on CPU and memory timing diagram (an optimistic version of the original computicart):

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Monday, December 12th, 2011

This is a specially commissioned artwork for the first celebration of Memoristmas. Those in the know will instantly recognize processor timing diagram:

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Forthcoming Volume 6 of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The new 6th volume contains revised, edited, cross-referenced, and thematically organized selected blog posts about memory dump and software trace analysis, software troubleshooting and debugging written in November 2010 - October 2011 for software engineers developing and maintaining products on Windows platforms, quality assurance engineers testing software on Windows platforms, technical support and escalation engineers dealing with complex software issues, and security researchers, malware analysts and reverse engineers. The sixth volume features:

  • 56 new crash dump analysis patterns including 14 new .NET memory dump analysis patterns
  • 4 new pattern interaction case studies
  • 11 new trace analysis patterns
  • New Debugware pattern
  • Introduction to UI problem analysis patterns
  • Introduction to intelligence analysis patterns
  • Introduction to unified debugging pattern language
  • Introduction to generative debugging, metadefect template library and DNA of software behaviour
  • The new school of debugging and trends
  • .NET memory dump analysis checklist
  • Software trace analysis checklist
  • Introduction to close and deconstructive readings of a software trace
  • Memory dump analysis compass
  • Computical and Stack Trace Art
  • The abductive reasoning of Philip Marlowe
  • Orbifold memory space and cloud computing
  • Memory worldview
  • Interpretation of cyberspace
  • Relationship of memory dumps to religion
  • Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5

Product information:

  • Title: Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 6
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Opentask (December 2011)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-19-1
  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Opentask (January 2012)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-20-7

Back cover features 3d memory space visualization image created with ParaView.

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WinDbg Command on Certificate

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Finally you can even learn a WinDbg command from a certificate. Memory Dump Analysis Services has created a certificate with dv WinDbg command on it:


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What is to be done?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

I showed this artwork to many people and they responded that they didn’t understand or hope one day they would understand. Only one guy (a professional manager) responded positively with understanding. What I think is that real art can be interpreted in many ways. So I kindly await your criticism.

PS. This Computicart (Computical Art) work was inspired by a pet parrot at home. I’ve been observing its behaviour for more than 6 months and tried to discern a few patterns. Its name is KiKi (not related to Ki* functions).

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

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Cloud Traces

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

I was inspired today for a new comic art movement called Computicart (Computical Art). The first composition is called Cloud Traces (remember that memory dumps are just bigger software traces and software traces are just smaller memory dumps):

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Memioart: The New Art Form

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

As the number of crash dump analysis pattern icons approaches 100 with software trace analysis patterns (and other troubleshooting and debugging pattern categories) on the horizon with every icon as a symbol signifying certain computer memory signs (computer memory semiotics is called memiotics, as a part of memoretics discipline) I found it necessary to name the new form of art. I decided upon the name Memioart. If you have a better name for it please let me know. I also plan to write commentaries on memioicons (semioicons) to explain elements on pattern icons and reasons why I chose them.

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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5 is available for download

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that MDAA, Volume 5 is available in PDF format:

It features:

- 25 new crash dump analysis patterns
- 11 new pattern interaction case studies (including software tracing)
- 16 new trace analysis patterns
- 7 structural memory patterns
- 4 modeling case studies for memory dump analysis patterns
- Discussion of 3 common analysis mistakes
- Malware analysis case study
- Computer independent architecture of crash analysis report service
- Expanded coverage of software narratology
- Metaphysical and theological implications of memory dump worldview
- More pictures of memory space and physicalist art
- Classification of memory visualization tools
- Memory visualization case studies
- Close reading of the stories of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Watson’s observational patterns
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4

Its table of contents is available here:

Paperback and hardcover versions should be available in a week or two. I also started working on Volume 6 that should be available in November-December.

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Symbols of Memorianity (Part 1)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The Church of Memory Analysis acquires its first symbol as a cross with 4 pointers and a background natural memory visualization image extracted from one of computer memory dumps:

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Debugger’s Dream

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

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Defect in Defect

Friday, February 11th, 2011

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Stack Trace Art

Friday, December 31st, 2010

This is an artwork commissioned for the New Year of DeBugging 0×7DB. How many bugs can you count there? Click on the picture to expand instead of using a magnifying glass (as seen on debugging books covers):

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Memory Dump Barcodes

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Memory Dump Analysis Services is the first to use a memory dump slice as a barcode. You can see that on its founder business card:

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No E-numbers Software Product Sticker

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

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Paleo-debugging: Excavated Minidump

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Christmas and New Year Sale

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Treat yourself, your family and friends with this selection of gifts from OpenTask store:

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The perfect binary gift for your family and friends

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