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ZFS Timeline Forensics
Honours Thesis
BSDCan 2014 Presentation
ZFS/ZDB Plaso Parsers


C and C++
more notes...


Assorted little scripts and apps.
Commandline/Android ToDo list stored in a text file.
Android Apps
more software...

Game Mods

A Max Payne 2 mod - more realistic and deadly.
more mods...


C Helpdesk Resources
Customising Your CS Account
more RMITCS stuff...

Roleplaying Games

Shadowrun Notes(4th ed)
Heavy Gear Notes(2nd ed)
more RPG stuff...


Examples of my University work.


Old Image Gallery
Trombone slide position chart [PDF]
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800

Subnmitted the final, hard-bound copies of my thesis yesterday.
Research website updated accordingly:

New files:
   4-page summary of my honours work:
   Full, final thesis (11/175 pages):

   Research homepage:


Also, I now have a GitHub, with the source to the ZFS/ZDB Parsers,
Rastatodo and my Minetest mods now hosted there:


PS: Also fixed the .plan php so the https links above get converted.
Strage I haven't noticed this bug before, I should link to more secure pages...

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Someone just pointed out to me the top Google hit for "Yallara" isn't
the Wiki page on the animal, or the server itself:


On the other hand, Yallara is going to be killed in a month or so,
which is the opposite of awesome. :(

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

My article on developing and using the ZFS/ZDB Plaso Parsers has been
published in Digital Forensics Magazine, Issue 20. The article is
available here (subscribers only):

The parsers themselves are on my research site; the readme includes
all the installation and usage instructions:


Also, fixed a minor bug in rastodo this morning:

Tue, 27 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

I'm back in Austraila. Ottowa is awesome. More to come.

Belatedly, I should mention that the slides, paper and quick command
reference from by BSDCan 2014 presentation, "Forensic Timestamp
Analysis of ZFS" are available on BSDCan and my research site:


Also, this morning I had to create another USB stick with ZFS, and
forgot all the useful properties from last time, so I've written them
up in a new notes page for ZFS:

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Tonight I managed to reformat and reinstall an old system which can't
boot off CD or USB, using a variation of this technique. If the
existing but outdated OS can boot - copy the kernel and boot image to
the hard disk, use the old GRUB bootloader to load them, and install
the rest over the network:\

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