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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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The perfect gift for software engineers

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The perfect gift for job hunters

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The perfect coffee table book

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Old Mental Dumps from June 21st

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I was looking for Wordpress plugins to display past year (two-, three-, etc.) old posts and after a few tries decided to create such posts manually to add fresh perspective and new comments on them (in italics). Today we start with June 21st.

2009:

• Debugalov has been burnt! - The book still sells every month and I’m now thinking about a hardcover gift edition. The cover fascinates many people, see for example this review: Book Review - The Adventures of Dr Debugalov. Now we also have Dr. DebugLove. Who is a good and who is a bad guy? Or is it a personality split?

2008:

No dumps on that day

2007:

Looks like the very prolific day. There were 3 blog posts:

• Crash Dump Analysis Patterns (Part 16a) - Stack overflow in kernel. Generated some comments and can also be seen in the following pattern case study: Lateral damage, stack overflow and execution residue

• Repair Clipboard Chain 2.0.1 - One of the most popular Citrix tool in the past

• Guessing stack trace - This old command still works for x86 WinDbg and x86 memory dumps

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Bug Set Fire

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Following the news about Dr. Debugalov, Giordano Bruno1 of Debugging, his creator, Narasimha Vedala, depicted the event at once:

2009-07-03-Debugalov-Burnt from Narasimha Vedala

This event was also filmed by Narasimha Vedala:

Burning Debugalov (3Mb AVI)

1. Giordano Bruno wrote extensive works on the art of memory and Dr. Debugalov is famous for his memory analysis techniques.

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TOC from Dumps, Bugs and Debugging Forensics Book

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

I’m pleased to announce that OpenTask has submitted the book Dumps, Bugs and Debugging Forensics: The Adventures of Dr. Debugalov for printing and here is the link to TOC:

Table of Contents

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org

Bugtation No.68

Monday, November 24th, 2008

“Diamonds are forever but bugs are an error.”

Narasimha Vedala, Dumps, Bugs and Debugging Forensics: The Adventures of Dr. Debugalov

Santa bug from Narasimha Vedala

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Dumps, Bugs and Debugging Forensics

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Finally Dr. Debugalov adventures are going to be imprinted with bugs inside. This full-color book features never published before cartoons and a few surprises. It sets a new standard for entertainment in software engineering.

  • Title: Dumps, Bugs and Debugging Forensics: The Adventures of Dr. Debugalov
  • Author: Narasimha Vedala
  • Editor: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Publisher: Opentask (1 December 2008)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.0
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-906717-25-4
  • Paperback: 64 pages

The cover was designed by Narasimha Vedala.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org -

Bugs Burning the Barn

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala (click on it to enlarge):

Revolution and carnage imminent at Dr. Debugalov’s bug farm…

DBG_BugsBurningTheBarn from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org -

The House of Bugxorcist

Friday, September 12th, 2008

New cartoon and a word “bugxorcist” from Narasimha Vedala (click on it to enlarge):

Bugs At The Gate

DBG_BugsAtTheGate from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org -

Belling The Cat

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala (click on it to enlarge):

Bugs Trying To Bell The Cat…

DBG_BellingTheCat from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

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BugSlasher: Fuzzy Logic Bug Hunting Robot

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala provides insight into Dr. Debugalov’s embedded programming hobby:

Dr. Debugalov tests his new invention “BugSlasher” the fuzzy logic bug hunting robot.

DBG_BugBotMounts from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

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Forthcoming Dumpstatic Album

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Album cover and songs list from Narasimha Vedala:

DUMPSTATIC
Dr. Debugalov Feat.
Assembly Crooks and
E.I.P. Wailers.

1. Mistah Dumpstatic Feat. E.I.P Wailers.
2. Attached to your pros-ass.
3. I put a dump on you.
4. Be my debugger.
5. When push comes to shove, call Debugalov.
6. Pop ECX Feat. Assembly Crooks.
7. You corrupted my memory Feat. E.I.P Wailers.
8. Dark side of the dump.
9. Sweet Dump o’mine.
10. Optimize your soul.
11. Load address blues Feat. Assembly Crooks.
12. Good bye, Kernel.

DBG_DebugAlbum from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

Some music for this album will be written with the help of Dump2Wave technology :-) Stay statically tuned to further announcements.

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Bug Concentration Camp

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala provides insight on string reversing (click on it to enlarge):

At the Bug Concentration Camp [BCC]
CCB officer decides the fate

DBG_BugConcentrationCamp from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

I was curious to check if there are any opcodes like BCC or CCB and there are indeed:

BCC - Branch on Carry Clear
CCB - Chip Configuration Byte

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Mother Bug

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala:

Mother bug explains Morris worm

DBG_MotherBug from Narasimha Vedala

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Gossip about Dr. Debugalov

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala (click on it to enlarge):

Misty morning gossip in the park

DBG_Gossipinthepark from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

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The Psychology and Psychiatry of Bugs

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala provides insight into crazy bugs (click on it to enlarge):

A visit to the Psychiatrist

DBG_Psychiatrist from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

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Life cycle of a bug

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala provides insight into the beauty of nature (click on it to enlarge):

Nature’s Wonder: Life cycle of a beetle

DBG_LifeCycleOfBug from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

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Beijing Bytes report

Monday, August 18th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala captures recent rumors about the opening of Olympics:

DBG_BeijingBytes from Narasimha Vedala

Just to remind you that China is 6th on my Memory Dump Awareness Index.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org -

Sherlock Holmes calls Dr. Debugalov

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala:

Sherlock Holmes ponders…

DBG_SherlockPonders from Narasimha Vedala

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Debugism

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala provides insight into the new ideology (click on it to enlarge):

Dawn of Debugism

DBG_DawnOfDebugism from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

Here I repeat 10 debugging commandments in scripture:

1. Thou shalt not underestimate bugs
2. Thou shalt walk the stack with thy colleagues
3. Thou shalt strive not to corrupt thine memory heap
4. Thou shalt share thine debugging knowledge
5. Thou shalt not overflow the buffer
6. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s dump
7. Thou shalt not reverse engineer for profit
8. Thou shalt not attach debugger to thy neighbor’s wife
9. Thou shalt not commit adultery with bugs
10. Thou shalt not shalt thou to me

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Unconventional Debugging

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

New cartoon from Narasimha Vedala based on Dr. Page idea (click on it to enlarge):

Unconventional Debugging: introduce a hot lady bug

DBG_UnconventionalMethod from Narasimha Vedala (click to enlarge)

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