Here’s the demo (only works in IE7.0). The timing is large enough so that you can actually see a difference (varies between a 5 and 15 second difference for me per link - for reasons I am still unsure of). But it’s a big enough difference that it should be possible to measure the file’s presence. The hard part is keeping it going without a user noticing that their browser locked up on them for the many seconds required to run. Pretty funky demo, and normally I’d probably set a cookie to keep the data but I got bored of writing the demo since I don’t think it’s especially practical. But you get the idea.
In other news, I should also mention that I got back from the Minnesota OWASP meeting. I was really surprised to see how many people came out to see me (probably 75 or so). All really nice people and I was impressed by Kuai and the entire setup. Very nicely done. I think my slides will be posted today or tomorrow. I guess Bruce Schneier spoke there the month before I did, so these guys definitely have got their eye on the heavy hitters for those of you on the speaking circuit. I also spoke on Minnesota Public Radio as well, which was kinda fun. I hope it continues to grow!
I missed Schmoocon and DC Blackhat but here is the unofficial list of my upcoming cons: Source Boston (leading a panel), RSACon 2008 (just visiting), TRISC (speaking), Secure360 (speaking - unconfirmed), Super Secret SANS Conference to be talked about at a later date (speaking), OWASP Denver (speaking - unconfirmed), World OWASP NYC 2008 (speaking). So yah, busy busy busy…