Ok so what’s been up since the hacking comp, nothing much as per usual haha
I gave the students some feedback forms, got pretty much what I expected, for some reason people always rate my Knowledge – Excellent..the rest I know not so great, like presentation skills.
The main comment through-out though was more practical demonstration…which means more hand holding, as I’ve discussed previousl, am not really into this and I explained it to them and why I tried to do things that way. They seemed to understand. I basically said I wanted to teach them how to learn, not teach them how to do a, b & c exactly like this..because the tools and exploits will be different in 6 months so the only common ground is the methodology and the concepts behind it. Oh well, I hope they appreciate my intent, I’m trying to make them think and really learn…not just be another set of robots that can only do a limited set of tasks. By learning to learn they will overcome new problems and embrace new technology, not get totally stuck when something out of the ‘norm’ occurs.
So following that I did some practical demonstrations today, one penetrating and taking over Windows and one for Linux, lot’s of “Woo” “Awww “Ahhh” and “Wows” as expected hehe. Hopefully they learnt something.
Last night went to the company Raya thing, had some makan, some prize draw, the students and staff singing some songs (I managed to escape thankfully), some speeches, normal kinda thing…exactly those kind of things I don’t want to go but have to hehe, oh well it’s not like I have much else to do here 🙂
After that went home and went online till far too late, slept till noon today, feel great today thanks!
I have to give Brunei one thing though, their free Wireless coverage is awesome, shopping centre food court, most coffee shops, small cafes etc all have Wireless. I mean it’s not that great a claim as the country is so small, it’s population is probably like one suburb of KL. I will have to start abusing free wireless more often in KL until I get my StimX..Makes me feel so cosmopolitan too, sitting in a cafe, drinking a pansy yuppy coffee and surfing the web on my laptop.
My friend MSN’ed me when I was in Kopi Bin and asked me where I was, what was going on etc…so I dutifully told him..it went down something like this:
Friend: “Woah, you are so part of the International business man set now”
ST: “Yup, I spend most of my time sitting in Coffee Bean in various sunny locations around the world ogling pretty girls and surfing on my laptop”
Friend: “OMG you fucking bastard”
Went to the crappy, salty Indian place again for lunch today…man I’ll be glad to see the back of that place, REAL GLAD. Also more and more people have been telling me how nice Sri Lanka is, the beaches etc and the food is really awesome apparently…sounds like a half holiday 🙂
Have enjoyed my time with the students, they are a jovial, playful bunch so it’s been cool, just the times outside of class and especially the weekends have been tough. It wasn’t so bad after Ramadan was over, at least they could take me out and we went for cinema and dinner and stuff. The past couple of weeks I’ve found something else to amuse myself with too. Will miss them, especially those that made my life here more bearable, thanks guys. Hope to see you in KL!
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but think you can’t,
It is almost certain that you wont.
If you think you will lose, you are lost.
For out of this World we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will,
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go to
The stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later the man,
Who wins is the man,
Who thinks he can…