Lockfox version 0.1 released

The first beta version of the Lockfox Firefox extension has been posted to addons.mozilla.org!  I developed this with Rohit Chaudhri as our class project for Yoshi Kohno‘s graduate course in computer security at the University of Washington.  I’ll use this blog to talk about the development of Lockfox and interact with its (eventual) users.  Right now it’s just an experimental addon (so it’s kinda hard to find) but hopefully it will soon pass AMO’s code review and be listed as a trusted, public addon! Continue reading


DMP ASPLOS presentation README

Here are some instructions to help you run the presentation I gave on Deterministic Shared Memory Multiprocessing at ASPLOS 2009.  The presentation itself can be downloaded here.  This presentation uses Shockwave Flash movies embedded in Powerpoint, and interaction between the two, so there are a few steps you have to go through to get everything to work right. Continue reading

Installing Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX Control

Here’s how I got the Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX Control to install under Windows Vista, so I could embed Flash movies in Powerpoint.

  1. Go to the Flash Player download site.  Download the “Adobe Flash Player 10 Update for Flash CS4 Professional” zipfile – 44MB.
  2. Unzip the archive somewhere, and go to the Players/Release/ directory.
  3. You’ll find an executable named Install Flash Player 10 ActiveX.exe, which will do just what the name says!

This is kind of convoluted; maybe people have found easier ways?