Happy birthday to this blog!
In 2007 I bought my first-ever Apple computer and started this blog. The amount of (public) reverse-engineering related information was scarce, cracking in particular. It was a whole new platform to me and a blog would be a good way to share my findings with others. I had experienced this with the PalmOS platform, where I created quite a few tutorials but never made them public. This time I wanted to share the information and improve knowledge.
The initial posts were mostly focused on cracking and (naturally) then evolved to other areas. The OS X and iOS reverse-engineering knowledge is much better these days but there’s still so much room for improvement. This blog is one of the most popular in this area and probably helped many reversers to get into the OS X and iOS platforms. It contains a lot of information and work into it. I really enjoy to spread and improve knowledge. It forces me to seek more instead of settling. I hope this blog has been useful to you in one way or another.
New friends were made, tools were created, tricks were discovered, legal troubles almost happened, moral dilemmas and temporary shutdown ensued, extremely interesting consulting projects happened, spoke at two conferences, and so on. It was pretty interesting the amount of things that originated from a simple blog. My expectations were blown away!
2013 is almost here. Very interesting projects are about to start, and I expect an extremely and interesting busy year. News about that one of these days :-). I will do my best to keep writing and releasing code. There’s still a lot of work to be done and I want to keep being part of it!
Enjoy life and have fun. Do crazy stuff and challenge everything. Knowledge and the world only improve if people challenge the establishment. There’s no perfect moral or ethics so try to achieve a balance. Read a lot, from different areas and things contrary to your current opinions. Keep challenging and reinventing yourself. Don’t settle! Perfection is an illusion but it’s fun trying to achieve it. Always aim high, you will reap great rewards!
A big thank you to everyone!