Happy Halloween! A quick glance at my uber-geeky Halloween costumes.
Last year's Halloween costume didn't go over too well with the general public. Apparently not many people know what an Autonomous System is or care about the operation of BGP! Carrying around printed out copies of the Autonomous System Wikipedia article didn't help much either. At least Merit Network's AS 237 got some free advertising!
This year I decided to go as something more accessible to the everyday user, a botnet! I kept it pretty simple and ended up throwing the whole costume together in about 15 minutes. The costume consisted of a cardboard box with a few holes along with a full-size badminton net. While it was pretty difficult to navigate through Rick's wearing a large cardboard box, it was still a good time.