Archive for the ‘Memory Space Art’ Category

M Spaces

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This is a collage image based on colors and layout of Software Diagnostics Services training course logos such as Accelerated and Advanced Windows Memory Dump Analysis plus 8, 16, 32, and 64 pt Consolas font sizes symbolizing different memory pointer sizes. Colors symbolize kernel, user, managed and physical memory spaces.

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Forthcoming 2nd edition of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 1

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

After 4 years in print this bestselling title needs an update to address minor changes, include extra examples and reference additional research published in Volumes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

  • Title: Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 1
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Publisher: OpenTask (Summer 2012)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24
  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-35-1
  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-36-8

The cover for both paperback and hardcover titles will also have a matte finish. We used A Memory Window artwork for the back cover.

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A Memory Window

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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Liquid Memory

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

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Computer Brain

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

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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:

Source: http://www.dumpanalysis.com/sample-certificate

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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:

www.dumpanalysis.org/Memory+Dump+Analysis+Anthology+Volume+5

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:

www.dumpanalysis.org/MDAA/MDA-Anthology-V5-TOC.pdf

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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Memoriarch

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M->analysis

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Memory->analysis or M->analysis in short is a new pattern-driven psychotherapeutic method based on Unified Memory Theory (another name for Memory Worldview). It has a logo as well:

The name was inspired by M-theory and unified field theories. Please also see my interpretation of M-theory. Another name variant is M-analysis which can be used as a shortcut to M->analysis.

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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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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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Forthcoming Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Five volumes of cross-disciplinary Anthology (dubbed by the author “The Summa Memorianica”) lay the foundation of the scientific discipline of Memoretics (study of computer memory snapshots and their evolution in time) that is also called Memory Dump and Software Trace Analysis.ca

The 5th volume contains revised, edited, cross-referenced, and thematically organized selected DumpAnalysis.org blog posts about crash dump, software trace analysis and debugging written in February 2010 - October 2010 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 fifth volume 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

Product information:

  • Title: Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Opentask (10 December 2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-906717-96-4
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Opentask (10 December 2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-906717-97-1

Back cover features memory space art image Hot Computation: Memory on Fire.

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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 4 is available for download

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

I’m pleased to announce that MDAA, Volume 4 is available in PDF format:

www.dumpanalysis.org/Memory+Dump+Analysis+Anthology+Volume+4

It features:

- 15 new crash dump analysis patterns
- 13 new pattern interaction case studies
- 10 new trace analysis patterns
- 6 new Debugware patterns and case study
- Workaround patterns
- Updated checklist
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3
- Memory visualization tutorials
- Memory space art

Its table of contents is available here:

http://www.dumpanalysis.org/MDAA/MDA-Anthology-V4-TOC.pdf

Paperback and hardcover versions should be available in a week or two. I also started working on Volume 5 that should be available in December.

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Front Cover Glitch

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

While browsing architecture books on Amazon I found one with a glitch when you use look inside feature (at the time of this writing):

All this reminds me of fragments I see in naturally visualized computer memory that prompts me to conjecture that most all (if not all) computer glitches stem from memory restructuring (a postmodern term for memory corruption).

The book with search inside glitch: Programs and Manifestoes on 20th-Century Architecture

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Software Glitches as Art

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Just noticed this little book and ordered it to browse and write a review later Glitch: Designing Imperfection

Notice the patterns with glitches on the cover similar to the fabric of memory and some pictures from inside remind me natural memory visualization images you can find in the print form in DLL List Landscape: The Art from Computer Memory Space book. I would therefore welcome the fact that the memory space art has more and more followers (and becomes the true art movement according to the institutional theory of art). There are more art books coming later this year:

  • Patterns of Computer Memory (ISBN: 978-1906717711)

  • Spikes, Hangs, Crashes, Leaks and Dumps of Imagination: The Art of the Debugging Art (ISBN: 978-1906717841)

  • Also the museum of debugging and memory dumps will hold an exhibition soon.

    In a few days the following book about glitches (as negative business impact annoyances) will be released:

    Glitch: The Hidden Impact of Faulty Software

    “Search inside the book” on Amazon suggests that the latter book doesn’t consider the positive impact of glitches including art but, anyway, because of my speciality in software debugging and maintenance I would like to review that book too.

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    Hot Computation: Memory On Fire

    Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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    Bleeding Memory

    Thursday, August 12th, 2010

    Under microscope:

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    Memory Interfaces

    Thursday, August 12th, 2010

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    Race Condition in a Kernel Pool

    Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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    Virtual to Physical Memory Mapping

    Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

    There are many different approaches to illustrate virtual to physical memory mapping on systems with paging like Windows. Here is another approach that uses natural memory visualization. An image of a user process was generated and juxtaposed to an image of kernel memory dump generated afterwards to produce the combined picture of the full virtual space. Of course, uncommited regions were not included in it as they were not present in user and kernel dumps. Then, after reboot, the same application was launched again and an image of a complete memory dump was generated. Finally, both images were juxtaposed to produce this approximate picture:

    In the virtual memory space to the left we see much more granularity. On the contrary, the physical memory space to the right is more uniform and has a different coloring.

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