XO Mike

Final California Shots

Posted in Events, Personal, Trips by Michael on May 26, 2010

The view from a trail near Palo Alto.

Another view from a trail near Palo Alto.

The Zipper. Quite a scary ride.

I have a good amount of saturation in these images but I kind of like it as a change of pace. Not for everything but kind of fun.

-XO Mike


Palo Alto

Posted in Personal, Trips by Michael on May 22, 2010

Chris Long, protecting your facebook since April 2010. As incentive to all you hackers out there, if you find an exploit on facebook and send it to them they will give you a hack hat in return.

Disclaimer: I’m editing these photos on my notoriously uncalibrated laptop monitor so I’ll probably find out that they look terrible in a week.

I flew into San Francisco on Wednesday after a long journey but it was free with my mileage so I can’t complain. I came out here to visit my buddy Chris who recently got employed at facebook as a Vulnerability Assessment Engineer and Security Incident Responder. I got the grand tour around facebook and had a free dinner there which was quite nice. Since then I have toured around Stanford and we met with one of Chris’ friends to get the tour of Google. It was just after 5 on a Friday so things were cooling down but another free dinner there was excellent. Tomorrow I’ll take the train up to Sacramento to visit Hillary for a few more days before flying home on Tuesday night. No pictures of Google or facebook because of privacy policies.

Stanford's Hoover Tower - Primarily a library but at the 14th floor is an open air observation deck and a four octave carillon.

-XO Mike