links for 2007-07-24

Congresspedia – Congresspedia (tags: government politics wiki) Google Reader keyboard shortcuts (tags: google) Get live updates as programmers, designers, security experts and the like jam Portland, Oregon, for O’Reilly’s ninth annual Open-Source Convention. (tags: opensource computers O’Reilly conferences)

links for 2007-07-07

Website Design: Choosing The Right Colors For Your Website | (tags: design webdesign) WordPress › Support » Adding an author picture (tags: wordpress) User Datagram Protocol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: wikipedia network) Transmission Control Protocol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: wikipedia network) The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Blackboard Video Mocks Second… Continue reading links for 2007-07-07

No More Public Anonymous Photos

Early in the history of the WWW, people thought a document which did not have an inbound link, a link from some external location to the file, was private. Search engines looked for content on web sites in locations for which there was not a link already pointing. To truly respect the privacy of those… Continue reading No More Public Anonymous Photos

Ready to Switch?

I was disappointed the only IE competitor mentioned was Firefox. Opera, Safari, and Netscape are well known enough that it would behoove a more balanced view to mention them as well. My only use of IE lately is replicating a user problem I can’t replicate in Firefox and the very, very infrequent case a web… Continue reading Ready to Switch?

Multiple Guess

Security Watch: The myth of online anonymity – CNET reviews: In his talk, Kazwetz mentioned several studies on gender use of keywords which, when weighted–with specific numerical values for male and different numerical values for female–can determine the gender of the author. Sounds too simple to be true, but research (including Gender, Genre, and Writing… Continue reading Multiple Guess

USDOEd’s Turn

Yikes! These are not the kinds of people who need to have their information disclosed. Students are just building their credit. For them to go through someone trashing them so early could be really detrimental. 🙁 Federal student loan program exposes data on 21,000 users: The U.S. Department of Education has disabled its Direct Loan… Continue reading USDOEd’s Turn

Guns For Hire – Part 1

Guns For Hire – Part 1 Originally uploaded by cszar. I found this photo at Flickr really hilarious! Photographer’s description: “After the Muppet Show was canceled the main characters had to find other jobs. Dr. Bunsen, Kermit and Ms. Piggy opened their own security firm.” In case you can’t find the link to my Flickr… Continue reading Guns For Hire – Part 1

Size Matters?

Heh… Character-for-character, password length is more important for security than complexity. Requiring complexity but allowing passwords to remain short makes passwords more vulnerable to attack than simply requiring easier-to-remember, longer passwords. Password size does matter I am not sure I understand the debate here. Why can’t it be a little of both? Roger is arguing… Continue reading Size Matters?

SW: The Carbon Freeze Sequence

Ever wanted to know what geek children did in the 80s? This is just like what I did (only done by adults and for a movie). The Carbon Freeze Sequence UPDATE: Originally I tried to post the YouTube video with the object and embed tags. However, it seems LJ prohibits the use of object and… Continue reading SW: The Carbon Freeze Sequence

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