Dissect TCP/IP, Dos Box, Alice, Day-Con, and Fon Batteries

Chris Gerling breaks down IP and TCP headers with Wireshark and building blocks. Shannon Morse shows us DosBox, a free IBM PC DOS emulator. Christine Bourquin talks about Alice, a teaching programming language for beginners. Darren Kitchen summarizes his experience at Day-Con and answers some questions about Fon batteries.

Chris Gerling dives into the structure of IP and TCP headers in part two of his three part series on packet sniffing. He covers everything from source ports to checksums and everything in between offering insight into TCP packets in plain English. Then in part three he covers basic Wireshark usage and advanced techniques. Read more on packet sniffing on his blog at ChrisGerling.com

Shannon Morse shares with us DosBox, the free and open source IBM PC emulator that allows you to break out those old floppies and play your DOS games once again. While we wait for DNF, anyone for a Duke Nukem 3D deathmatch?

Christine Bourquin demos Alice, an innovative 3D programming language that makes it easy to teach programming using a simple drag-and-drop interface. Perfect for the next generation of computer scientists.

Darren Kitchen brings us his review of Day-Con with photos courtesy of the security twits. He also talks about Jasager batteries both big and small.

And on a production note: We've switched over from a standard-def composite based video mixing solution to a high-def HDMI based system. We're not ready to release the full 720p quite yet as we're ironing out (read: developing on the fly) the post production process but in the mean time we've got damn good looking 480p and we're looking for your feedback. Thanks a million to everyone who has donated and helped make this happen!