While catching up on the news after wrapping up my “flappy bird” clone project (more on that tomorrow, maybe) I ran across a tool I’d not heard of before.

GNU poke is a new GNU tool intended to manipulate structured binary data.

I think it’d be really useful for dealing with ASN.1.

It is worth watching the author’s talk. His stunt editing is impressive; the amount of time it’d take to do what he does live using any other tool would just be staggering.

I’m trying on Kev Quirk’s “100 Days To Offload” idea. You can see details and join yourself by visiting 100daystooffload.com.