Monthly Archives: February 2008

Newten

[sic] It’s ten years since the Apple Newton was officially killed.  (I’d left Apple several years before this happened). I have to say that the follow-ons to the original MessagePad were pretty slick; I got a 2.0 Newton a few … Continue reading

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Today's secret word…

Today’s secret word is: Iatrogenic. (Basically, a doctor-caused disease.  Could be extended to software engineering, and anything else with common but unintended consequences…).  

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Behind the scenes

Man, there are a lot of critters in these MMORPGs. Virtually everywhere you look there is something crawling, sneaking, flying or swimming around, with its healthy appetite not far behind. You can’t go over the crest of a hill without … Continue reading

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12,345

That makes 12,345 pieces of blog spam intercepted and killed.  An auspicious number. I have to assume they’re bots.  Nobody could be that stupid and still be able to breathe.  

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We know the facts, and…

Cthulhu is a great, fun god Although he is a little odd With tentacles and “wavy thangs” And an appetite for brains But, you know, we could do worse Than mass suicide and vivisection So let’s avoid the Dem/Pub curse … Continue reading

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Hobbit Hole

A Security Analysis of the SAURON Command and Control System Abstract In this paper we describe an effective attack against SAURON, a distributed, heirarchical command-and-control system with unique user interface features. Given mere physical proximity to the point of manufacture, … Continue reading

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Them old days

In days of old, when men were men (The old grey-bearded hacker said) We chipped software out of rocks Bent parenthesis into curly-blocks Synchronized with rusty locks Had to wind-up all our clocks Padded structs with dirty socks Thought GO-TOs … Continue reading

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