Archive for the ‘Computicart (Computical Art)’ Category

Happy St. Patrick’s Screen

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

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A Dump Machine

Friday, February 15th, 2013

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The Power of Simplicity

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

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Holes Infinity (HI OS)

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

An operating system for inter-universe flight in year 1000001. Simple inter-galactic space flight was already achieved in deep past. Its operating system name was lost.

Disclaimer: Due to so distant future no connection with existing current operating systems is assumed.

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Drink Sensibly Before The End Of The World!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

As there was no shape for a pint in Visio I resorted to a message box for the occasion.

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

To celebrate the last unique occurrence of 12.12.12 in this Century I created a Computical Art (Computicart) picture that uses minimalist software trace analysis diagrams I use for trace and log analysis patterns made even better for Accelerated Windows Software Trace Analysis course. The following diagram symbolizes several patterns. Suppose we trace personal or world events each year and form an Adjoint Thread with messages having DD=MM=YY timestamp invariant (or filter them). Then we clearly see a Discontinuity before the next Century with much bigger Time Delta than between such messages. Also these messages form a Periodic Message Block in relation to the full trace.

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Happy Hellowin!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

A postcard for the occasion.

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Computer Evolution

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Cube -> Surface -> Point

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Software Diagnostics Institute Logo

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Software Diagnostics Institute main page now features the brand new medical-style logo with UML 2 components and interface sinks:

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Saturday, March 24th, 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 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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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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