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I was only kidding about the terrorists folks…

On February 12, 2004, in Security, by Administrator
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But this analyst can’t resist. “With the open source community, there are a large percentage of tinkers and ‘ankle biters’ who are trying their hand at hacking. Some are even communicating with each other. So it only takes one or two of these groups sharing information to be able to pull something off. When you […]

Terrorists leak Windows Source Code on the Net

On February 12, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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I’m kidding of course, about the terrorist part. There are all sorts of implications to the Windows source code leak. Can you say zero day worms, exploits and all sorts of fun?

Smoking…

On February 9, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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After months of suffering with my WISP provider and the unending series of service failures, I’ve made the plunge and run a T1 line to the house. After just one night, I am amazed at how much more productive I can be when the Internet is reliable. Not only that, but I can stream media […]

Profile of a Virus Writer

On February 9, 2004, in Security, by Administrator
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The New York Times has published a great article on virus writers. Nice detailed analysis that is worth the read. “This is how easy it has become. Mario stubs out his cigarette and sits down at the desk in his bedroom. He pops into his laptop the CD of Iron Maiden’s ”Number of the Beast,” […]

All About the Dads Tonight

On February 8, 2004, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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I’ve got the Grammy awards playing in the background and it is a surprisingly emotional evening with a theme about fathers. Having spent the weekend alone with my daugther, it is striking a chord with me. I found Warren Zevon’s son the most impressive with his simple request that “when all you parents out there […]

What’s wrong with the NHL?

On February 8, 2004, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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Martin St. Louis was elected as a first team all-star, so you’ve got my atttention. I’ve tuned into the all-star game with my Powerbook on my lap hoping to catch some great moves and get some work done at the same time. However, and it is a big however, the game isn’t being broadcast in […]

Shake things up…shake up the world.

On February 8, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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I am nearing my goal of having a Windows free environment at the Devost household. Our desktops are running OS X and my servers are running Linux (RedHat and Fedora). One lone Windows machine remains, used only for Groove, which does not support Mac OS X. It shouldn’t be surprising that my favorite SuperBowl commercial […]

Geek Poetry

On February 7, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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Roses are #FF0000 Violets are #0000FF chown -R you ~/base Source

The RSS Solution

On February 3, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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Eric posted a link last week to BlogLines, an online RSS reader. I’ve been using the site ever since Eric posted it, and I must admit I am very impressed. If you read RSS feeds, and are looking for a solution that works from any location using any platform (Palm device, laptop, desktop) then check […]

Microsoft in Human Rights Row

On February 1, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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