Free Nationwide Wireless?

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

According to the Wall Street Journal, the FCC in it’s December meeting will be looking at the possibility of requiring the winner of the upcoming spectrum auction to use a portion of it’s spectrum to provide free internet access. They would require filtering although the idea is that adults could get unfiltered access with verification. [...]

Spam storm

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Wow… just took a glance at the error_logs and saw numerous errors from Trackbacks and started browsing to find that the last few days we’ve been weathering a spam storm. Thanks to akismet and another tool I’ve only had maybe 2 comments stuck in moderation that were spammy, but several thousand have made it to [...]

Public Record Search Engine

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

I ran across a good public record search engine (pretrieve.com) a few weeks back. They’ve done a good job of integrating many searches/databases into one interface.    Send article as PDF   

Is bestbuy really the bestbuy?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

There’s an interesting writeup about bestbuy that essentially says they have 2 web sites, one is the public facing website, the other is an internal web site. No big surprise there I suppose, internet/intranet… the catch is    Send article as PDF   

Internet Explorer 7 final release – AND first vulnerability…

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Looks as though IE 7 release is imminent and will be in automatic updates on November 1st. Here’s one persons take on the user interface “improvements”. Now, there are many improvements in core functionality, but I’m annoyed by the user interface changes. I have spent quite a while with people getting use to the way [...]

Microsoft October 2006 patch Tuesday

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

The first thing I should mention is that this months update from Microsoft is the last for XP SP1 users should plan a migration path to SP2 to keep getting updates to XP. Multiple vulnerabilities this month have been patched in Office There are 4 advisories, but a total of 15 issues covered by those [...]

Watch what things you store in public places…. part 342

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Not too long ago there was an article about how people reveal too much about their lives in Google (or other web) calendars AND MAKE PUBLIC…. well I think this takes it a step further. Gmail let’s you access your mail through an RSS feed…. well there are online services that let you subscribe/watch feeds [...]

Another Debian server security breach

Friday, September 8th, 2006

According to this story, there has been another compromise of a debian project server. (Is this the third in the last year?)… the Alioth webserver was offline most of the 5th of September… It was simply stopped because we discovered that some script kiddies were running an IRC proxy. After thorough investigation, we discovered that [...]

Real time Global strategy game using Google Maps?

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Some time back, there was a Risk clone using Google maps which was interesting, but taken offline due to a legal letter. Well, I have had a long interest in strategy games…. (Risk/Axis&Allies and variants as well as the civilization/freeciv variety and Age of Empires/etc….) Anyway… saw this last week… Online strategy game using Google [...]

Other MS patch news as well as a Yahoo vulnerability?

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Or lack of currently available patch as the case may be. From the previous link it appears that there was at least one previously announced vulnerability that was not addressed in the recent patch day from Microsoft. From MS… “this is a DoS only issue that was not addressed in MS06-040, but will be addressed [...]

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