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vim references

I have been evangelizing a lot to our developers about the merits of vim lately. Two good references I’ve found: VIM Cheat Sheet – in various formats, including a compact 2-page PDF. VIM Tutorial (PDF) – an excellent walkthrough of VIM from the basics to advanced usage. It’s hefty at 500+ pages, but even going…

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T1 too little?

A good article over at Techrepublic focuses on the narrowing bandwidth crunch many businesses are feeling: As e-mail worms like the resilient Sober variants spread, they consume a lot of bandwidth and computing resources. However, it really doesn’t take much worm traffic to disable e-mail services for an entire company, especially if that organization is…

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Nashville Traffic Accidents via Google Maps

While reading Jackson Miller’s Blog, I saw a interesting post about Nashville Accidents Google Maps – written by John Mora. I told everyone that Google Maps would be huge! When I first posted the article about HousingMaps.com – I could tell there were huge possibilities. I agree with John, someone needs to integrate with the…

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ISP’s Protective Measures – A Discussion

Chris previously posted on a mock trial for ISP’s that weren’t doing enough to protect their users. Their argument is that its a slippery slope – which can be construed as ‘no argument’ at all. However the slippery slope (in this case, IMHO) is actually a good argument. That argument represents the true issue at…

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Debian security

Don’t go burning a copy of Debian 3.1 yet. Looks like they forgot to uncomment the entry for security.debian.org in /etc/apt/sources.list on the ISOs recently released. This is of course a relatively minor issue — all you have to do is uncomment the entry in /etc/apt/sources.list. But it’s still an unfortunate oversight that some users…

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mock trial

I don’t know where these people found time to hold a mock trial with all the real ones going on in the industry, but they did, and it looks pretty interesting:

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symantec sues Hotbar

Kudos to Symantec for taking the initiative and filing a lawsuit against Hotbar: CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 7, 2005–Symantec Corp. (SYMC – news) , the global leader in information security, today announced that it has filed suit against Hotbar.com, Inc. The suit asks the court for a ruling supporting Symantec’s right to detect certain Hotbar program…

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AOL: just trust us

A few weeks ago, AOL received a lot of flak for Netscape’s new “trust rating” system, its system for ranking the danger posed by a particular website. The problem is with some of the partners it “trusts” implicitly. which includes such luminaries as: VeriSign, TRUSTe, ParetoLogic. VeriSign openly acknowledges it does nothing to actually check…

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belkin/actiontec DNS

A friend of mine was doing a woody -> sarge update and he kept getting a mysterious error: 0% [Connecting to security.debian.org (1.0.0.0)] It appeared that for some reason apt-get was resolving security.debian.or to 1.0.0.0, although when he pinged it, it resolved fine. I had read about this before. Apparently crappier DSL modem/routers like Belkin…