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Google Talk s2s Open

Google Talk s2s functionality is now open for business. This is great news. s2s is functionality that enables a jabber server to talk to other jabber servers — something that Google did not enable initially, much to my chagrin. This is a great step in the right direction for the adoption of XMPP. (Thanks to…

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Mactel Firefox

Those of you eagerly awaiting your new Intel-based mac’s arrival will be glad to hear that Firefox will be available soon: The Mozilla Foundation has set a March launch date for a version of its Firefox web browser that will run on Apple’s Intel version of Mac OS X. Mozilla software engineer Josh Aas said:…

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IE 7 Innovation

PCWorld reports that IE 7 “will have a thorough flush feature that clears its history and all associated files stored after a Web site is accessed”, bringing it solidly in line with state-of-the-art browser technology of, oh I don’t know, the year 2000. I hope that Microsoft has a few more tricks up their sleeves…

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Sprint – Yet another terrible experience

Recently, my wife and I went to the Sprint store to get our two two Samsung N400 phones repaired. The repairs were covered because we had been paying insurance on them for 2+ years. We submitted both phones for repair and my wife’s was fixed on site. My phone had to be replaced. We filed…

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Technology Liability – Employees Surfing Pornography

My wife (finishing up law school) found a great article in the ADA Journal that confirms employers (like CentreSource) are responsible for the Internet activities of their employees. In this particular instance, an employee was identified as surfing pornography and the employer didn’t respond to the alert. This is what happened… There was an appellate…

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more WMF

Tom Liston at SANS has more on the WMF vulnerability and thinks it could be very very bad indeed and suggests that everyone take an unprecedented step in unregistering this DLL and applying an unofficial patch in lieu of action from Microsoft: To the best of my knowledge, over the past 5 years, this rag-tag…

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bug or feature?

F-secure has some interesting commentary on the latest Windows WMF vulnerability: The feature now in the limelight is known as the Escape() function and especially the SetAbortProc subfunction. This function was designed to be called by Windows if a print job needed to be canceled during spooling. This really means two things: 1) There are…

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WordPress 2.0

WordPress 2.0 has been released. I’ve gone ahead and upgraded the Centresource Blog and all appears well. The only problem I’ve noticed was with the feedburner redirection plugin we use to redirect RSS requests to Feedburner. I’ve fixed this with some manual .htaccess redirections for now. There’s no official Changelog (yet), but you can see…