Secrets of Making money online –

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

I know, you’ve seen the ads – make $6000 a week in your spare time!! Make money doing the things you do ANYWAY, like reading email, browsing the web. The last week or so as things have been slow (and technically I was still “on vacation” until the 3rd of January). I had plenty of [...]

Windows web editor

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I’ve been looking for a simple windows based web editor to recommend for someone. I use quanta plus on linux and would really have a hard time LEAVING it, but… there’s of course dreamweaver and frontpage… but I’ve also found kompozer which is based on nvu – although I still REALLY wish quanta plus were [...]

Black backgrounds use less power?

Monday, July 30th, 2007

At least that’s the theory…. someone has done a google sponsored search with a black background thinking they’ll save 750 megawatt hours a year. is the site. Of course, I don’t know if there REALLY would be that significant a difference in consumption (margin of error in observation equipment?) I REALLY would like to [...]

Microsoft Internet Explorer patches for unsupported OS versions (Windows 98 and ME)

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

For starters, if you’re using Windows 98 or ME still in a production system, you REALLY need to be looking at migration options and you should realize that the architecture of those systems is NOT conducive to a good secure platform. No XP isn’t perfect, but it is an improvement in many areas. That much [...]

Public CWSandbox (es)…

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Around the time of this latest IE exploit hitting the web, there was also mention of some publicly available CWSandbox sites for the submission of malware. It’s an analysis tool that can give you a report of how the malware behaves and what it would do if run in a “non-sandboxed” environment. There are a [...]

Recovering lost files

Monday, August 28th, 2006

There’s an article at that gives a good overview of using testdisk and PhotoRec. Testdisk should be able to recover at the partition level and PhotoRec should be able to just pull the files out of a damaged partition. Truth is Hard drives fail in a number of different ways and some of those [...]

Vista’s fatal flaw?

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Backwards compatibility. It’s something that many vendors strive for and Microsoft is certainly one that has placed a value on making things backwards compatible for third party software. According to this story at Sci-Tech Today, Symantec thinks this eagerness to be backwards compatible may be a big issue for Vista’s security. They expect several “privilige [...]

Banks and Web security

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

George Ou has a good post on Banks cheating their way to meet web security guidelines. Many of the observations that he notes come from the Between the Lines column here and are SPOT ON. The biggest I see is related to “multifactor authentication”….    Send article as PDF   

Camcorder shopping and a reminder of caution

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

The last few days I’ve been heavily researching the purchase of a camcorder. I guess I can’t just go out and pick something, I have to research at a number of levels. (Editorial reviews, user reviews, pricing, media, computer compatability, quality, etc. all of these come into play.) So, after several days of researching the [...]

The spammers win a round

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

There is a company (well, unfortunately, WAS a company) called Blue Security. They had an innovative approach to stopping spam. A small download essentially sent opt-out return emails that were junk back to the REAL spam sender (clever concept huh? bouncing to the person that REALLY sent the message… Of course what was clever here [...]


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