Hey! I'm David, the author of the Real-World Cryptography book. I'm a crypto engineer at O(1) Labs on the Mina cryptocurrency, previously I was the security lead for Diem (formerly Libra) at Novi (Facebook), and a security consultant for the Cryptography Services of NCC Group. This is my blog about cryptography and security and other related topics that I find interesting.

# I'm officialy an intern at Cryptography Services posted April 2015

I haven't been posting for a while, and this is because I was busy looking for a place in Chicago. I finally found it! And I just accomplished my first day at Cryptography Services, or rather at Matasano since I'm in their office, or rather at NCC Group since everything must be complicated :D

I arrived and received a bag of swags along with a brand new macbook pro! That's awesome except for the fact that I spent way too much time trying to understand how to properly use it. A few things I've discovered:

• you can pipe to pbcopy and use pbpaste to play with the clipboard
• open . in the console opens the current directory in Finder (on windows with cygwin I use explorer .)
• in the terminal preference: check "use option as meta key" to have all the unix shortcuts in the terminal (alt+b, ctrl+a, etc...)
• get homebrew to install all the things

I don't know what I'll be blogging about next, because I can't really disclose the work I'll be doing there. But so far the people have been really nice and welcoming, the projects seem to be amazingly interesting (and yeah, I will be working on OpenSSL!! (the audit is public so that I can say :D)). The city is also amazing and I've been really impressed by the food. Every place, every dish and every bite has been a delight :)

#### david

well I guess that's what my audience demand then :D

#### nomnomnom

i lived in chicago for a little bit. it does indeed have incredible food! i highly recommend checking out the cuban restaurants.. in particular 90milescubancafe.com. I am not a paid actor!!

i just found your site but it looks like you do really cool work so i'll be checking it out :)

#### david

I'll be sure to check it out, thx for the tips :) ! I actually went to a cuban restaurant two weeks ago and it was amazzinnng *_* (havana grill)