Jul 29 2009

Another trek to visit my wife’s grave

“I used to go every day. But. It. Hurt. Too much…”

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Jul 19 2009

2009 SIAF banquet opening speech

Yours Truly exercises his speaking skills at the Shareware Industry Awards…

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Jul 17 2009

Steekr’s low password entropy

Twitter suffered yet another security PR nightmare thanks to a weak password. Coincidentally, a mature antivirus firm chose that moment to advertise an online file storage service with passwords limited to only letters and numbers…

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May 29 2009

I once refused to shake hands with Bill Gates at a secret COMDEX party

This, finally, is the abso­lutely true story from 1989 when I turned down my pub­li­sher’s offer to get intro­duced to the bil­lion­aire big­wig at a secret Las Vegas COMDEX party…

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May 27 2009

Graham Cluley, hello?

Hmmm. Does he read my personal blog?

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May 26 2009

I was kidnapped by an Iranian and held hostage at CIA headquarters

Wired magazine once “outed” me as a CIA operative. This, finally, is the absolutely true story from 1998 when an Iranian taxi driver took me against my will to CIA headquarters and held me hostage…

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May 15 2009

Memo to HQ 8AF/PA

Is somebody throwing away my FOIA requests at Barks­dale AFB, LA?

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May 08 2009

WebSense.com sends spam with no opt-out

Irony, anyone? Computer security firm WebSense sends “announcement” emails with no opt-out…

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Apr 09 2009

One step closer to a Ragpicker

Netbooks bring us one step closer to Jeff Dunte­mann’s vision of a full-blown com­pu­ter lurking under a Star Trek com­mu­ni­ca­tor…

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Mar 15 2009

Let’s call Wikipedia what it is — a documii

Calling it an encyclopaediae won’t suffice, as it doesn’t signify a mass plural noun. The shortened form “wiki” won’t suffice, as that term now describes any given single compendium of knowledge. I’ll admit ‘wikii’ would suffice, but I strongly suggest we need a dissimilar word to avoid confusion, as it’s too close to both “wiki” and “wikia”…

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