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02 March 2006

The big DRM mistake

Digital Rights Managements hurts paying customers, destroys Fair Use rights, renders customers' investments worthless, and can always be defeated. Why are consumers and publishers being forced to use DRM?

IPTV: killer apps and dead horses | The Register

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Time and time again, industry talk comes back to what the one "killer app" will be for IPTV as a platform.

01 March 2006

CBS News | Kids Build Soybean-Fueled Car | February 21, 2006 00:55:43

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Stepping up is something the big automakers have yet to do. They're still in the early stages of marketing hybrid cars while playing catch-up to the Bad News Bears of auto shop.

28 February 2006

Baen Free Library

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Baen Books is now making available — for free — a number of its titles in electronic format. We're calling it the Baen Free Library. Anyone who wishes can read these titles online — no conditions, no strings attached.


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Here you can easily generate cool text-images from almost any picture you have on your computer.

Stuff We've Learned: Mitigating SSH Brute Force Attacks

Today I got a burr in my saddle again about SSH brute force attacks after finding thousands of attacks from a single machine against a couple of our network hosts. Unable to find a suitable solution, I went ahead and wrote my own.

R-fx Networks - Internet Security Solutions - Projects » BFD

BFD is a modular shell script for parsing applicable logs and checking for authentication failures. There is not much complexity or detail to BFD yet and likewise it is very straight-forward in its installation, configuration and usage. The reason behind BFD is very simple; the fact there is little to no authentication and brute force auditing programs in the linux community that work in conjunction with a firewall or real-time facility to place bans.

sshdfilter V1.4.3 ssh brute force attack blocker

sshdfilter blocks the frequent brute force attacks on ssh daemons, it does this by directly reading the sshd logging output and generating iptables rules, the process can be quick enough to block an attack before they get a chance to enter any password at all.

27 February 2006

Lokesh Dhakar | » Squeaky Clean CSS

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I thought I’d share a little bit of what I’ve learned from noodling around with stylesheets these past few years. Here are some basic organizational practices I try to follow.

Beginners CSS Tutorial - Enlighten Designs

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This guide will attempt to take you step by step, through the process of creating a fully functioning CSS layout

GeoURL (2.0)

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GeoURL is a location-to-URL reverse directory. This will allow you to find URLs by their proximity to a given location. Find your neighbor's blog, perhaps, or the web page of the restaurants near you. GeoURL is listing 206,712 sites.

Albino Blacksheep - Live Design

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I wrote this Live Design to be a little different than a regular design tutorial. Not only do you get to see the code that causes the design changes, but you get to see the page change while you go through the tutorial.

CoDe Magazine - Article: Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a powerful way to separate content from design in your Web Forms applications.

mezzoblue § Speaking? Tips.

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These tips will probably be more relevant if you’re a nervous talker and you suspect you won’t fill in enough time. (If you’re a rambler, there are other people who can offer you far better advice than I.)

[Geeks are Sexy] technology news: IT Crowd First Season is Now over : Links to all of the episodes

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The IT crowd 1st season is now over, so here are the links to all of the episodes for your viewing pleasure.

The Ethical Hacker Network - Google Hacking: Ten Simple Security Searches That Work

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Google has become the de facto standard in the search arena. It's easy, quick and powerful. For those same reasons that the general user has gravitated to Google, so have the hackers.

I4U News - Loremo: The Ultra Efficient Car - 157MPG!

German Loremo AG will introduce their ultra Efficient Car at the Motor Show 2006 in Geneva next week.

I want to - a page of utilities that help you do stuff you want to Web 2.0 applications

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"I want to..." or "I need to" or "How do I?" These are all questions we all ask all the time. This is a small collection of resources that will help to answer those questions. It is not complete, nor will it ever be.

Google Answers: whistling

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The following are step-by-step instructions on how to whistle using your fingers

23 February 2006

Godbit Project | Podcasting Your Church

One of the big projects I have taken on at my church is making our sermons available online. Although it is not directly related to web design, this task is usually give to whomever is in charge of a church’s web site.

FOCUS discography, MP3 and reviews

Of all the groups in the 1970s that combined elements of rock and classical music, FOCUS is, without a doubt, the most notable Dutch group widely known outside the Netherlands.

Conference Presentation Judo

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I gave this talk at YAPC in St. Louis in 2002. It's about how to give a successful three-hour conference tutorial.

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