extremely cool Javascript hack --

Google Suggest Dissected...

No one who has ever used gmail would think of competing against the google guys' JS skills, but it seems there's stuff to learn for people who thought they knew pretty much everything already:


Security research suggests Linux has fewer flaws

Security research suggests Linux has fewer flaws | CNET News.com

"The Linux operating system has many times fewer bugs than typical commercial software, according to an upcoming report."

Excel, the "cocaine of finance"

Compliance Pressures Prod IT to Limit Use of Spreadsheets - Computerworld

"It was painful, but he stuck to his guns and broke us free of the Excel drug," Baltrusch said. "We began to have one version of the truth."


(standards) Our problem...

Firefox s biggest obstacle is lazy programming

We imagine that we now live in a "web" world. Java, JSP, EJB -- the COBOL of the internet. We imagine that things are more "standardised" now, we imagine that such vendor dependancy doesn't exist, can't exist.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same...


(USA,politics,India) cool -- my letter gets published in cryptogram!

Crypto-Gram: December 15, 2004

From: Sitaram Chamarty
Subject: Electronic Voting Machines

While I agree with much of what you say regarding electronic voting and related aspects, there are a few things that you may or may not be aware of that I would like to add to the discussion.

Read on for the entire letter I wrote. Nice of Bruce to not edit it even a little bit!


wickedly funny, wickedly cynical - Dvorak's 10 axioms of computing

The Ten Axioms of Modern Computing

"The key to modern computing is simple acceptance of the axioms. Fighting them will make your life miserable."

We all have complaints against software/hardware, but Dvorak brings a biting sarcasm to it and makes the usual rants very funny.


(criminal) A monopoly on facts


"Sometimes it seems like Microsoft has a monopoly of just about everything, but it shouldn't have one on the facts."

So... got a monopoly? here's how to keep it:


Professor Gene Spafford's first law of security

Gee I hope this doesn't happen to anyone I know... ;-)

Yoran and Spaf's Law

"If you have responsibility for security but have no authority to set rules or punish violators, your own role in the organization is to take the blame when something big goes wrong."

(criminal) High hardware prices cause piracy, says Ballmer

Ballmer Blames Software Piracy on Spendy Hardware, or: What I'd Do with a Hundred Bucks | Linux Journal

Can someone tell me what planet this guy is living on?