I love reading about reverse engineering exploits. In a time long past of cracktros and the like, it was how puny newbies ascended to the heights of the revered l33t ("elite").
Some people have the gift of seeing patterns everywhere, and of those some share their findings in awe-inspiring blog posts. Here's a selection:
- Reverse Engineering Star Wars: Yoda Stories
- Reversing Bus Telemetry
- Broadcast messages on the DARC side
- Apple Lightning
- Install Linux on your hard disk controller
- Building the Tamagotchi singularity