Archive for November, 2008

Undocumented iPhone 2.2 Change

Apple never documents all changes to the iPhone firmware. Many bug fixes/polish never get a mention in the release notes. Unlike some more transparent software products, the iPhone firmware is a big secret. The notable exception is Safari, or at least WebKit. MacRumors has traditionally done a good job of documenting the undocumented and has […]

How To Be More Secure With Your Data & Identity

It’s amazing how on a daily basis there’s a story about someone’s identity or data being stolen, personal info being misused, or just getting screwed via the Internet. Most of the time it’s due to a complete lack of standards regarding how people treat their digital property and identity. It’s the electronic equivalent of leaving […]

Network Perils

It’s been a week of networking pain. For the past few weeks Comcast has been using a low DHCP lease time. 30 minutes to be exact. This is typical of when they are doing network upgrades/repairs and is what a normal network administrator does. It’s similar to lowering the TTL for DNS. Renewing the DHCP […]

Firefox Has Encountered A Popup

Couldn’t resist. If you feel compelled to supply an alternate caption feel free to leave a comment. [Via: icanhascheezburger.com]

Baby Got Back

Many people have done covers of Baby got Back. Jonathan Coulton wins though for simply being the most amusing interpretation. Considering the competition, which includes Weird Al, that’s saying a lot. For anyone who doesn’t remember the original, I recommend checking it out.

spreadthunderbird.com

This is actually the second blog post of mine to have that title. The first was in 2004 when I said Thunderbird needs a similar effort. A little more than 4 years later, I’m really glad to see it finally become a reality. As a side note, a lot of my old blog posts are […]

Video Of New Yankee Stadium + Grass

Here’s a video of the New Yankee Stadium. This is the first I’ve seen of it actually having an infield, as opposed to a dirt pit with construction scraps all over. Looks like it’s almost ready. Monument park in the old stadium has been disassembled.

view-source: Now Supports Links

A very cool change landed in Firefox 3.1. View source will now create links where appropriate (a rather old bug I might add). I must have copy/pasted millions of url’s over the years out of view source so that I can look at a JS or CSS. This is an immense help for anyone who […]

We May Look At That

The big story over the past 24 hours is Steve Ballmer’s statements regarding WebKit: “Open source is interesting,” he said. “Apple has embraced Webkit and we may look at that, but we will continue to build extensions for IE 8.”

WiFi WPA Encryption Partially Hacked

WPA Encryption, Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) has been partially hacked. To do this, Tews and his co-researcher Martin Beck found a way to break the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) key, used by WPA, in a relatively short amount of time: 12 to 15 minutes, according to Dragos Ruiu, the PacSec conference’s organizer. They […]