Category Archives: miscellany

myth about regular password change busted

Here, finally, a piece by one of the leading experts in computer security, Gene Spafford, about where the "need" to regularly change your password came from, and why it won’t help much: http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/site/blog/post/password-change-myths/ two highlights: "In summary, forcing periodic password … Continue reading

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ILB finally pushed!

Last week, project ILB was finally pushed to the main Solaris (nevada) repository; even though I haven’t been a full member of the project team for a few months (not because of ILB’s fault, btw), I do take pride in … Continue reading

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Virtualbox Guest extension surprise

A lot has happened since I wrote last — among other things, I’m now with the MySQL organisation in the Enterprise Tools team, and one challenge this group is facing is the multitude of platforms being supported. I needed to … Continue reading

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looking at laptop screens

I recently had the chance to try a Toshiba Tecra M10 with OpenSolaris for a while; the idea was to find out whether I preferred it to my current one (a lenovo T60p) – its main advantage over the lenovo … Continue reading

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Dear President elect Obama

Congratulations on the magnficent results of yesterday’s elections! I’d like to present you with my wishlist for your first term: I hope you can align all the factions within your party to follow your lead end the "permanent campaigning" atmosphere … Continue reading

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straight talk

I’ve been watching the preparations for tomorrow’s elections with a mixture of fascination, horror, surprise and disbelief (to name but a few emotions) since the various candidates turned up and the tortuous process of primaries began … I certainly could … Continue reading

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Media on Media

I just came across an interesting article that doesn’t focus only on the candidates for the upcoming election, but also on the media’s treatment of them … and an interesting observation at the end. Read it here.

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