Day: July 26, 2006

  • hacked

    (via F-Secure security blog) I used to keep track of hacked web sites every day. It was a fun hobby until there were so many hacked sites every day I couldn’t keep up any more. That was over 4 years ago. Still, every once in a while, a major site gets hacked and makes the […]

  • Today in history – FBI founded

    Man, I almost totally missed this. Here we are near the end of the day, and I’m just catching up on all my news. And given my interest in security, politics, and what the government is doing, I find this interesting. Today in history, 98 years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was founded. […]

  • Question for my visitors – Do you want to be sent away?

    Main question below in bolded paragraph. Thoughts/why post and ask lead up to that: In all my recent surfing, I’ve been checking in on what others say about running a blog. I’m far from being happy with what I do on this site, as there is more I want to post, more original content I […]

  • PVRs good for networks

    (via PVR Wire) Some foolish CBS researcher went and did the unthinkable – he looked into the claim that PVRs (Personal Video Recorders – think Tivo and ReplayTV) are bad for the networks.  Upon conducting this study, he found out that PVRs are good for the networks.  Of course, much like the reality that downloaders […]

  • Prepare to meet your next President

    I’m not sure what to say about this. I think this guy would get my vote. He may be a bit unorthodox, but he does have a way of getting things done. From his campaign site: When I first came to your planet and demanded your homes, property and very lives, I didn’t know you […]

  • Sky marshals name innocents to meet quota?

    (via Schneier’s Security Blog) This is a story so absurd it’s hard to believe. On the other hand, this is a government organization we’re talking about, so who knows? You could be on a secret government database or watch list for simply taking a picture on an airplane. Some federal air marshals say they’re reporting […]

  • More happy birthday wishes

    Yes, we’ve already covered Sandra Bullock. But there are a number of other notables celebrating birthdays today. Enough that I wanted to point some of them out. 1856 – George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950) 1894 – Aldous Huxley, English-born author (d. 1963) – Wrote the great book Brave New World. […]

  • Happy Birthday, Speed lady

    Just because I know my oldest brother has a thing for her, I’m posting a reminder to everyone that today is Ms. Sandra Bullock’s 42nd birthday. Although she has done tons of movie work, she is probably best known for her role as Annie Porter in Speed (and again in the less successful Speed 2). […]

  • Word of the day

    This comes from nowhere in particular except the dark recesses of my mind.  Way back in my college days, my super-awesome friend Kara had a homemade sign in her dorm room that said: Defenestration – the act by which the defenstrator defenstrates the defenstratee which, of course, told you nothing about what the word means.  […]