This is more amusing if you've taken CompArch, and only works if you're running Windows.
- Go to Start > Run and type "debug" (no quotes).
- type "d f000:0" (no quotes, and those are zeroes).
- hey look, it's a memory hexdump!
- now type "u f000:0" (yep - no quotes).
- hey look, it's assembly!
- You can look at different chunks of memory by changing the numbers you type after the "d" or the "u."
- now type "?" (...right, no quotes) and hit enter. Muahahaha.
- 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.