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,… Continue reading To Redact or Cover Up With a Black Box?

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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.

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… Continue reading Moz Outside Looking In

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.… Continue reading Espionage vs. First Amendment

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.

Cheating in an Information Technology Era

Some quotes from an article in the NYT on cheating. This recently came up on a WebCT Users list (usually at least once every year). Maybe the timing is right because the academic year at many schools just ended? Test administrators are usually one step behind the cheaters. There are lots of technologies that have… Continue reading Cheating in an Information Technology Era