Category: security

  • boycottnovell.com not interested in solving problems

    But don’t take my word for it. The folks on their IRC channel have put it pretty plainly themselves. They’re not interested in offering solutions to problems, they instead seem interested in bemoaning their lot in life for fun and profit. — Log opened Wed Sep 03 23:06:26 2008 23:06 -!- Irssi: #boycottnovell: Total of […]

  • Taking a job at MS

    So… next week, I start a contract with Microsoft in Redmond. I’ll be working on what seems like a fun project. I’ve enjoyed working at CarDomain for the last four months. Fun projects, a cohesive group, neat technology. I’m mostly moving on because a) I’ve been writing web pages for a long time and want […]

  • Holy pull-my-pants-down, Batman!

    It looks like Adobe Creative Suite 3 kicks your security in the nuts while it installs its call home software. It sounds as if it a) doesn’t ask for permission to shut your firewall down, b) doesn’t inform you that it is shutting your firewall down and c) doesn’t bring your firewall back up when […]

  • Mediawiki, Mozilla, and remote pages linking to local files

    So I’ve got mediawiki running on an intranet web server, and I use it to store notes about the things I’m working on. I downloaded a bunch of docs and started making links to the local copies of the manuals using the standard mediawiki notation, [url alias]. However, in its default configuration, for security reasons, […]

  • Article on Paco

    Paco, a friend of mine and fellow contributor to the Mono project was recently covered in an article in the Ft. Worth/Dallas Start Telegram. Paco’s an inspiration to a lot of us. He recently joined up with the Air Force reserves and is stationed at Lackland airforce base. Paco’s son, Paquito was shot and killed […]

  • Good words, George

    I approve of the ideals you brought up during the SotU. Well done with the budget balancing. More of the same please. Good stuff on the making peace with the differently-colored. If these ideals come to fruition, your administration will not have been a total loss. I still disagree with you on the need to […]

  • Public Mockage of Our Inept Commander in Chief

    I wrote this in early December 2006 when I heard that dorkball was considering stretching our military to the breaking point by deploying more of our troops to do his nasty bidding. I thought I’d give him some time to re-consider before publishing it, however. He’s had enough time now. I vote for impeachment if […]

  • Etch is nearly done

    Unlike another major operating system planned to release in the next couple of months, Debian is no longer in the development phase and is floating gently through QA. From debian.org: Upcoming Release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 July 24th, 2006 The Debian project confirms December 2006 as the date for the next release of its distribution […]

  • Thunderbird is good.

    I just got a notification from Thunderbird telling me that it’s upgrading itself. Those of you paying attention to current events in the information security world just found out why Free/open source software is teh l33t. Were you watching, Eric?

  • spamassassin tls plugin

    Anybody got a tls plugin for spamassassin? Something that will check to see whether incoming mail is signed by a certificate known to and trusted by spamd?