Happy new year and a small christmas gift!

November was a pretty busy month with exams and assignments to be delivered. I have been having a lot of fun with the MBA since analysing financial statements is some kind of reverse engineering and I missed Economics stuff (I have a undergraduate degree in Economics). I really like to go outside the box for some time to gain new perspectives.

Since the 1st term is finished, I decided to finally upgrade to Snow Leopard. I was waiting to upgrade my MacBook to a WD Scorpio Black harddisk but I couldn’t buy it for the past 2 months so I decided to buy a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 and I can tell you it’s fantastic. You really see the difference from a 5400rpm to a 7200rpm harddisk in a laptop, and Snow Leopard is a great upgrade too. So with a new operating system it’s time to migrate everything and setup the reverse engineering environment and tools.

Following this, I just upgraded the GDB compile tutorial to support Snow Leopard. It’s available here. I made some things more explicit and explain how to solve a problem with libiconv. The next thing is to find how to have gdbinit to support the 64bit registers in a single file.

That’s it for now. Things are quieter for now, but not dead! So, I wish you a happy new year! Have fun in 2010!!!