Operation Mindfuck Vol. 4

bleeptrack & blinry

Isomorphic keyboard layouts


Harmonic table layout

Wicki-Hayden layout


"Jammer keyboard"

Truchet Tiles

by Christopher Carlson

by Christopher Carlson

by Christopher Carlson

by Christopher Carlson

by Christopher Carlson

by Christopher Carlson

What even is art?

"Comedian" (Cattelan, 2019)

"Descent into Limbo" (Kapoor, 1992)

"Love is in the Bin" (Banksy, 2018)

"Fettecke" (Beuys, 1982)

"Reste einer staatlich zerstörten Fettecke" (2014)

Pen Plotter

April fools' RFCs

RFC 1149: IP over Avian Carriers

The carriers have an intrinsic collision avoidance system, which
increases availability.

Multiple types of service can be provided with a prioritized pecking

With time, the carriers are self-regenerating.

An additional property is built-in worm detection and eradication.


Script started on Sat Apr 28 11:24:09 2001
$ /sbin/ifconfig tun0
tun0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
          inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
          RX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          RX bytes:88 (88.0 b)  TX bytes:168 (168.0 b)

$ ping -c 9 -i 900
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=6165731.1 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=3211900.8 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=5124922.8 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=6388671.9 ms

--- ping statistics ---
9 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 55% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 3211900.8/5222806.6/6388671.9 ms

Script done on Sat Apr 28 14:14:28 2001

RFC 6592: The Null Packet

Null Packets are neither sent nor acknowledged when not received.

2.  The Null Packet

   The Null Packet is a zero-dimensional packet.  The Null Packet exists
   since it is non-self-contradictorily definable.

2.1.  Formal Definition

   [This section is intentionally left blank, see also Section 0 of

6.1.  Normative References

   [NULL]     "".

4.2.  The Null Packet is Good

    The Null Packet cannot have the Evil Bit ("E") [RFC3514] set, by
    definition (see Section 2.1).  Consequently, it is rather clear and
    undeniable that the Null Packet is harmless, having no evil intent.

RFC 3514: The Evil Bit

The high-order bit of the IP fragment offset field is the only unused
bit in the IP header.

The bit field is laid out as follows:


Currently-assigned values are defined as follows:

0x0  If the bit is set to 0, the packet has no evil intent.  Hosts,
    network elements, etc., SHOULD assume that the packet is
    harmless, and SHOULD NOT take any defensive measures.

0x1  If the bit is set to 1, the packet has evil intent.  Secure
    systems SHOULD try to defend themselves against such packets.
    Insecure systems MAY chose to crash, be penetrated, etc.
  • RFC 2324: Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol
  • RFC 5841: TCP Option to Denote Packet Mood
  • RFC 7511: Scenic Routing for IPv6

Unrealistic Expectations

Fun with topology


by boldport

Rabbit holes!

  • mechanical keyboards
  • skincare addiction
  • amateur astronomy
  • baking your own bread
  • ultralight backpacking
  • sharpening knives with a wet stone




Slides: morr.cc/operation-mindfuck-4/