Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Month: May 2006

  • To Redact or Cover Up With a Black Box?

    If you don’t want someone to have certain data, then don’t send it to them. Cutesy features like placing a colored box on top of text are next to worthless when it comes to protecting sensitive data. Obscuring the ability of the eye to see the data protects it from 90% of people, yes. However,…

  • ds #1496

    I suspect that I probably was quite the brat at age 7 to have gotten as many Empire Strikes Back toys as I did. When did I outgrow buying all the toys for every movie? I still catch all the movies despite apprehension for a few. Yet I stay out of the toy stores. 🙁

  • Lily and Aphids

    Lilly, originally uploaded by sneezypb. Of all the pictures of lillies I’ve taken this spring, I think I like this one the best. This red is a good color. Plus the bugs.

  • Crowdsourcing

    I am glad industries outside the computer-related realm are picking up what open source has known for a long time: Value can come from those who have not had to go through a job interview process to attach to a project. The power of the Internet is to facilitate communication. Wired 14.06: The Rise of…

  • Moz Outside Looking In

    Yeah, this one is a royal pain. Mozilla removes support for older versions of their browser six months after the new one went into production. Open source is nimble. Proprietary companies are inflexible. Sounds like its time to go after nimble applications? Why Mozilla still hasn’t cracked the enterprise | May 24, 2006 07:12 PM…

  • Seven Hours a Day?

    Woman 1: You are on work 7 / 24 / 365 Woman 2: Yeah!

  • Risks of Being Employed

    Certainly, had my chosen profession to work in a french fry factory, I don’t think of all the safety concerns I might need to be cognizant, locating grenades or shell tips would not be one I anticipated.

  • Espionage vs. First Amendment

    Gonzales Says Prosecutions of Journalists Are Possible – New York Times The government has the legal authority to prosecute journalists for publishing classified information, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said yesterday. “There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility,” Mr.…

  • Avebury Stone

    Avebury Stone, originally uploaded by idreamofdaylight. I loved being at Avebury! Seeing someone else’s photos of the place brings back fond memories. Here’s a picture of me next to a stone at Avebury. Other London / Paris 2002 vacation pictures.