About Me

Hello there! My name’s Daniel and I’m a recent CPSC alumni from the University of British Columbia.

My main goal is always to expand my range of knowledge, and the depth in abstraction for modern applications is somewhere I can always find something new to learn. I spend my free time either playing in CTFs or working on projects to expand my domain of knowledge of all things low-level (hardware design, embedded systems, networking, operating systems, etc). I am a managerial member of my university CTF team Maple Bacon, and have played in over 60 CTFs (working mostly on pwn and reversing problems). Our team has finished 1st in Canada on CTFtime for both 2019 and 2020!

I post writeups to CTF problems that I found really interesting occasionally, and also some unrelated posts to my blog. All posts here are written using org-mode so I can live longer inside of an Emacs session.

If you’d like to get in touch, email me at danbrodsky@pm.me


“Sun, you just can’t beat me, you just can’t. Stop trying, give up. I’m serious, I am going to kick the living **** out of you, game over, lights out."

-Linus Torvalds, arch/sparc/lib/checksum.S, 2009