Month: February 2005

  • new use for duct tape

    Saw this on the news tonight: A Pierce County couple captured a violent burglar, proving once and for all there really are a million uses for duct tape. When a Pierce County couple came home Friday to their pastoral paradise, they knew something was wrong when someone came jetting out of the inside of the…

  • when random people link

    So what does the rest of the blogging community do when you're curious who is linking to you? Recently someone posted a random trackback ping to my website. No problem, so I go check them out. I'm in their blogroll, and so is Bill, and neither of us know who they are. I don't really…

  • Genius! The PEEP Protocol

    Found over at Benjy Feen's website — the PEEP Protocol. A wonderful way to converse with other busy people over IM and IRC. Of course, on the flip side, my console-based AIM client is full of peep, peep, meep, meep, qp, meep, etc.

  • SHA-1 Broken

    Bruce Schneier posts that SHA-1 has been broken: SHA-1 has been broken. Not a reduced-round version. Not a simplified version. The real thing. The research team of Xiaoyun Wang, Yiqun Lisa Yin, and Hongbo Yu (mostly from Shandong University in China) have been quietly circulating a paper announcing their results: collisions in the the full…

  • iPod photo: Album Artwork Gone!

    Well, since updating to iTunes 4.7.1, I've noticed some peculiarities with my iPod photo — particularly, some songs show artwork, and others don't all of a sudden. Updated the iPod to make sure it wasn't something on the iPod, then restorted to a Google search. There it is, first hit: my solution.