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Good to (not) know

June27

Check out this tweet form Mr. Edward Snowden.  Interesting indeed.  PGP still looks intact in its raw form.  This is good news.  Assuming the end point device has not been compromised of course and the password and private key snarfed.

That said, that is something really only a state player or well financed operative will have a shot at.  For the regular folk using PGP means always having your thoughts and ideas protected.

 

If somebody gets access to your mail server, as per Hillary Clinton, at least the attacker will have squigabytes worth of nothing and nobody finds out about your involvement with Saudi, mis-handling classified documents, Libya and the Clinton Foundation.

Your email was intercepted.  Two words.  “Shit” and “Jack”.

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Patching software

June20

Here’s an interesting one.  I did not know that the term ‘patch’ as used to mean “apply an update to software” comes from the first computers.

In the days of punched paper tape, where binary commands were loaded into memory from tape, instead of recreating an entire punched paper tape to correct the software, a piece of sticky tape was applied to the paper tape to cover the hole in the paper and change the command, thus literally patching the software.

 

Moar info from wikipedia..

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Technology and nostalgia

May17

I saw this the other day while looking at the TV series “Mad Men”.  Everybody deserves to do a presentation to clients once in their lives and smash it this hard.  A demonstration of the killer Don Draper pitch.  TV perfection.

From Mad Men, Series 1, episode 13.

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Happy Ed Balls day

April28


Happy Ed Balls day

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IT summarized

March16

I sometimes feel like information technology is just exactly like this.

View post on imgur.com

There’s loads of great (open source) software out there but connecting it together to streamline it and thence make it really effective is the killer.

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Classic.

January8

One of the problems with information technology is the rate at which the subject matter changes. This captures it nicely!

Ain't that the truth!

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