Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex released today | ubuntu not yet profitable

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The newest release in the Ubuntu Linux series has escaped into the wild today. If you recall the last Ubuntu release was a long term support release and this one is intended to be a bit more “edgy” or in this case “intrepid”. Download from Ubuntu, or read a review from linux format. It has, […]

Persistent spammers

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Over the last couple weeks I’ve gotten persistent and annoying spams from a place that is currently at broadcastemailcompany.com (although they have had variations on their domain during that time.) broadcastemailgroupcom and broadcastemailcorporation.com are some of their other recent aliases. They claim in the email that their offer is only for non-profit groups and to […]

On Demand book publishing – iUniverse

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

The last entry in this series I looked at lulu.com which offers on-demand book publishing for those looking to publish their own book. The level of entry at lulu.com is nothing, no setup fee and they take fixed cost plus 20% of your profit which all told is not a bad deal. This time around […]

Profiteering and scams after Katrina

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

It’s worth warning that there will be a number of sham organizations and individuals looking to profit off the misery of others after the recent hurricane. The security fix has a posting on just that.    Send article as PDF   

A virus writer talks….

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Along the lines of “Wishlist of Spyware Slime” that I referred to last week, it appears there’s a chat transcript out from before the arrest of the suspected writer of the mytob and zotob worms. The security fix has the details.    Send article as PDF   

Get paid for the mistakes you make….

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

It seems that some companies are fortunate enough to be able to make money even from their faults. The Monterey Herald details an account of a woman who was informed by Choicepoint that crooks had accessed some of her personal information. This was apparently due to a lapse in security at Choicepoint. They then offered […]

Mozilla foundation reorganization

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

There is news out of the Mozilla foundation today that they are reorganizing. The Mozilla Corporation will be a “taxable subsidiary” and will be responsible for marketing, distribution and product development, serving the goals of it’s non-profit, public benefit goals of the parent organization.    Send article as PDF   

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