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May 31, 2010

Home Computing Necessities

I have updated the Home Computing box on the right. It now contains links to suggested software for any home.

Firefox: For the safest browsing around. Make sure to set your history to clear on exit. See below for suggested addons.

Adblock Plus: The Web has never looked better (and safer).

Noscript: I am always stunned at the number of sites wanting to run a script on my machine. You will be too.

OpenDNS: If you have kids on the web, this is a great resource for protecting them from errant clicks. And saving you from hours of re-installing software.

The rest of the links are great resources for Home Computing. Feel free to write if you have any questions or suggestions.

May 21, 2010

Infrastructures

I really don't like posting back-to-back XKCD cartoons but this is just too good. I hate to say it but a lot of people saw this whole Facebook thing coming a mile away.

The heartfelt tune it plays is CC licensed, and you can get it from my seed on JoinDiaspora.com whenever that project gets going.

May 20, 2010

Scholarship FAIL

Got this spam the other day. Uh, maybe we won't be sending him any money.

Subject: I WONT TO WINE THIS SCHOLARSHIP

   My name is Surafel Ashenafi.i am student of Addis Ababa  university
faculity of technology in the department of chemical engineering.But this
department is not my interist.I wont to study mechnical engineering  if i
get a chance.
   I wont to know what is  your criteria for this opportunity?
   THNK YOU !!

May 19, 2010

Campfire

Classic in the making here..
100 years later, this story remains terrifying--not because it's the local network block, but because the killer is still on IPv4.

Browser History Fail

I just wish Chrome had better History management.



76% Web Users Affected By Browser History Stealing: "An anonymous reader writes 'Web browser history detection with the CSS:visited trick has been known for the last ten years, but recently published research suggests that the problem is bigger than previously thought. A study of 243,068 users found that 76% of them were vulnerable to history detection by malicious websites. Newer browsers such as Safari and Chrome were even more affected, with 82% and 94% of users vulnerable. An average of 63 visited locations were detected per user, and for the top 10% of users the tests found over 150 visited sites. The website has a summary of the findings; the full paper (PDF) is available as well.'

May 5, 2010

How to Triple-Boot Your Mac with Windows and Linux, No Boot Camp Required [How-to]

How to Triple-Boot Your Mac with Windows and Linux, No Boot Camp Required [How-to]:
Apple has streamlined the process of dual booting Windows on your Mac, but when it comes to Linux, Boot Camp isn't so friendly. Here's how to triple-boot your Mac with OS X, Windows 7, and the shiny new Ubuntu 10.04. More »