September 30, 2004

PAM articles at NewsForge

Two NewsForge articles that might help me further prepare for the PAM lecture in this year's Network Security course: here and here.

Posted by roam at 02:25 PM

September 24, 2004

How the music biz can live forever, get even richer, and be loved

The register published the full keynote of Andrew Orlowski to a conventionful of music industry suits and such. Most of what he says is nothing new, but he says it well - and then there are some new points involving sharing and broadcasting in a - at least to me - quite novel large scale.

Posted by roam at 07:13 PM

September 16, 2004

Utah grounds low-flying Santa

Apparently, Salt Lake City had an ordinance making a special exception for Santa Claus - planes and other aircraft were generally not allowed to fly under 2000 ft, but Santa was. However, they have decided to repeal it now, as The Register reports.

Posted by roam at 03:50 PM

John Gruber on usability

A Daring Fireball entry, mainly written to describe the new features of BBEdit 8, still has an excellent first section on usability and the differences between usability and functionality, aesthetics, and blind conformance to standards/traditions.

Posted by roam at 12:46 AM

September 14, 2004

... if, and that's a real big if, ...

A wondrous Visual Basic contraption... I'm just lost for words on this one.

Posted by roam at 01:17 PM

September 10, 2004

It's Not Just Usability

A great new essay from Joel - It's Not Just Usability.

Posted by roam at 01:32 PM

What doesn't belong?

A nice picture from Luke's blog :)

Posted by roam at 12:28 PM

September 09, 2004

Actual Microsoft Helpdesk Conversations

Nuff said. Go read.

Posted by roam at 03:01 PM

September 08, 2004

Swede snared in UK snowmobile parking blitz

The Register carries a story about a Swede who received a bill for a parking fine - for parking his snowmobile in the town centre of Warwick :) Needless to say, he disputes his snowmobile ever having come anywhere near Warwick or even England...

Posted by roam at 01:52 PM

September 07, 2004

Securing Web services: Be your own CA

Just to keep a link to this NewsForge article for future reference.

Posted by roam at 05:50 PM

September 02, 2004