November, 2005

  1. Phishing Test

    Saw this on Lifehacker today.

    The Phishing IQ test offers up ten different emails, then asks you to determine whether each email is legit or a phishing fraud. From InternetNews:

    According to data from e-mail security firm MailFrontier, onl…

  2. A New Way to Digest Me

    SuprGlu is a very nifty site. It takes feeds and then mashes them together. I mashed this site, my Flickr photos, and my del.icio.us links into http://fergbrain.suprglu.com/. It provides all the information in a blog format so you can see what blo…

  3. Goodwin is the Shiznitz, MIR is Up

    We had to take the Mines Internet Radio site offline last week when Academic Computing and Networking reported a potential system compromise. Sam "Artoo" Goodwin was awesome and was able to reformat the system and finally get Gentoo running just a…

  4. Full/Partial Feed Debate

    Robert Scoble is having a discussion on full versus partial feeds (see his links here, here, and here).

    I agree with Scoble and I don’t subscribe to feeds that only have partial text. And there were some really good feeds that I had to delete. …

  5. Riya: Error Report Batch One

    The technology is cool, no doubt about that. However, this is definitely an alpha version and tons more work needs to be done, especially in the display of photos area. Here’s my first bug report (also emailed to the Riya team):

    When I was t…

  6. Riya Alpha Testing

    Just got an email Tara over at Riya and I’m in the Alpha. If you’ve never heard of Riya, it’s a photo sharing site, or search engine as they put it. However it does more than just share your photos, it automatically tags them using facial recognit…

  7. Facebook Security Issue

    I really don’t know how much of an issue this is, but I was able to gain access to Quinn McGinnis’s Facebook account and change his stuff around (sorry Quinn).

    Here’s how I did it:

    Download and install Ethereal, Firefox, and Add ‘n Edit Coo…

  8. Countdown Timer v1.1

    NOTICE: Copyright format changed from MIT to GNU GPL as of version 1.1

    Not a whole lot of major thing. Thanks to Benoit Kechid (http://www.marine-et-ben.info/) for catching a calculation and syntax error. There was a request for making things l…