I just found out that a paper I helped write is being used as lecture material for a course in computer security being taught at Purdue. The professor has even done up some lecture slides about the paper. Neat!
I put a lot of hard thinking and many late nights into writing that paper, so i remember feeling pretty disappointed when it was initially rejected from the Usenix Security conference. We revised it a little to address the objections of the reviewers and published it as a tech report. It's nice to know that it's at least having some effect out there.