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I give up on Slashdot

I use Google Reader to follow blogs and one of the RSS feeds I have is from Slashdot.  A few days ago they had a posting called Gmail, SPF, and Broken Email Forwarding? which was a topic I was interested in. I use a Blackberry for e-mail and I gave […]

DNS excitement! Panic at the office!

Well not really panic, just your usual vulnerability patching day at the office. When I saw Dan Kaminsky demonstrate voice over DNS, I was convinced that he dreams in BIND source code.  It was a neat demonstration. Now he has uncovered another vulnerability in BIND regarding UDP source port prediction. […]

The Senate rolls over and plays dead

President Nixon Bush got what he wanted: Senate bows to Bush, approves surveillance bill. The news article mentions that the old FISA rules were a problem, and that Congress did not want to deal with this in an election year.  Even Senator Obama folded on this one. I guess his […]

Good read re warrantless wiretapping

Salon has a good write up on Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation Inc. v. Bush from one of the lawyers involved.  If you are a “Get them before they get us” type, don’t bother reading. If you think everyone has to obey the law (meaning me, you, you, and especially YOU), then […]

Hans Reiser comes clean

If anyone had any doubts about Hans Reiser’s guilt, this is from Threat Level: Hans Reiser Leads Police to Nina’s Body. It’s unfortunate that he chose to lead the police to his victim’s body only after bargaining for a reduced sentence.  But at least now her family and children will […]

Raw NEF files and WD’s MyBook

I take pictures in Nikon’s raw NEF format because I can use Photoshop Element’s raw importer to tweak the exposure, clarity, black level, etc.  But the NEF files are often 9 MB files and I have almost 3,000 of them and that’s just since May.  That came out to 22 […]

Disney and digital photography

The whole family came back from Disney World Wednesday and here are some of my notes for the pictures I took. From Thursday the 26th to Wednesday the 2nd I took 1,600+ pictures with my Nikon D60. What I have been doing since I got back is going through each […]