This is more amusing if you've taken CompArch, and only works if you're running Windows.

  1. Go to Start > Run and type "debug" (no quotes).
  2. type "d f000:0" (no quotes, and those are zeroes).
  3. hey look, it's a memory hexdump!
  4. now type "u f000:0" (yep - no quotes).
  5. hey look, it's assembly!
  6. You can look at different chunks of memory by changing the numbers you type after the "d" or the "u."
  7. now type "?" (...right, no quotes) and hit enter. Muahahaha.
  8. q is for quit.

Okay, so it's not the most exciting thing in the world, but I wasn't aware that interface existed before. The random things you learn when you browse through books (in this case, Essentials of Mechatronics by John Billingsley). Mr. Gutenberg, I don't know what I'd do without you.

When you procrastinate on art homework by sniffing around Windows memory dumps, you know you really need a Thanksgiving break. I'm off to the studio.