Category: IT

Sure – XSS Vulnerability

I haven’t got too much of a clue what this all means, but some of the MediaWiki Extensions (here, here, and here) that I have pointed to in recent posts now have a warning on them. So if you have your wiki wide open (where anyone can edit), you are apparently vulnerable to this type

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MistyLook – A Follow-Up

Well, apparently my MistyLook/Wiki/Blog concoction was well received, so I think it’s well worth following up with a few more bits of information, and clarification. First, thanks to all who commented, especially those who weren’t sure what they were looking at really. Frankly, I would want to know too. Let me just say that from

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Play Misty for Me

With a push from Jim Groom and a confirmation that the title of this post has the right goofiness, I wanted to share some progress I’m making on the tool integration front. The idea was to have a space, or maybe the term is a platform, to launch an information repository for using “new media”

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Just Bring Your Mojo(pac)

This looks like interesting stuff. Mojopac is essentially your PC on a mobile hard drive (iPod, USB flash drive, etc.). You use an existing computer and just insert your “mojopacked” drive into a free USB port. When the computer recognizes the device it gives you the option to load your files. It will NOT affect

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Show Your Passwords

Here’s a beauty. When I was experiencing some password problems for a Drupal install, I decided to go into my Firefox Options (Preferences for you Mac folk) and reset my saved password. So I went to Tools>Options and selected the Security tab. In the Passwords area I chose Show Passwords. It listed all of my

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Blogumentary

One of the challenges I and my colleagues face on a daily basis is answering the question “what are blogs?”, and “what are they good for?”. Blogumentary (now available on Google Video) is an attempt to show the importance of blogs by showcasing their inherent ability to facilitate conversations in our daily life. Chuck Olsen

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Firefox 2 Love

I am always hesitant to profess my love for a new product or update, and there is the risk of jinxifying my life, but I must say that I am loving the new Firefox 2.0 (actually it’s in the final Release Candidate 2, or RC2, stage). You can see the list of new features at

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Schoolhouse Rock…For Hard Drives

There’s a new technology that will allow more data to be packed onto a hard disk platter, and Hitachi has a new video to explain how it’s done. A nice happy little ditty that turns into a disco spectacular! Am I going to be humming this song all day now? Get PerpendiculAAAAR! Get more ParticulAAAR!!

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Windows Updates – Benefits?

Just a quickie on a strange phenomena sited last night. Windows computers all around the world restarted themselves yesterday, and this morning, with some “important” updates. At home last week I had my Bluetooth wireless keyboard (Logitech MX500) just decide it was not going to communicate with the computer. The mouse (the matching BT laser

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On Making Me Feel Valuable

Photo by Fastfoodweblog.nl Sometimes it’s a string of things that I see posted on the web over time that coalesces into a darn good feeling. The first is a quote from Alan Levine’s blog about his current state of mind before a big conference. Oh well, the brain cells are headed towards oatmeal, and I

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