I will be at Defcon this year! I will be hanging around like a normal creepy hax0r starting Wednesday morning. I’m still attempting to figure out what laptop to bring, but I think I am settled on my primary one. I’ll just swap out my hard drive for an older one and put a patched Win XP and Ubuntu install on it. Win XP because ease of use on the road is paramount. Ubuntu just to keep the g33k cred rolling. This way the system is expendable on the cyber side.
The biggest annoyance on the trip? Trying to figure out what I can and cannot bring on the damn plane. My cell and laptop and pmp charger cables can be used as a garotte! And I’ve removed the batteries on my vibrators so they don’t turn on and get flagged by the baggage handlers.