Sunday, November 11, 2007

xkcd takes life. Seriously.

xkcd is an inspiration to us all...

A couple of days later, I stumble across this:

Inspired by XKCD: MBR Love Note

Just a note: if you plan to mess with that, do keep a copy of your MBR (you might actually want to copy a bit more than 512 in this case, go for safe MB, then you can restore how much is needed from that).

dd if=/dev/yourdisk of=mymbr bs=512 count=1

You can later restore that to disk

dd if=mymbr of=/dev/yourdisk bs=512 count=1

-----> Cool :D

Note: In response to the comment by Criveti Mihai, the binary for the MBR sector actually is in the zip file at src/love/love/mbr.bin .. except if you were to install it via DD, you would need to install a message on sector 3 as well.


Ela said...

E grozava ideea dar mi-e frica sa o fac. I'll wait for my genius brother to come back from his trip.