I’m late with this, but… If you have not seen this talk yet, you might want to. As usual with Jacob, very interesting and inspiring.
‘Yesterday’s News’ Archive
Fwd: Why privacy matters 2012-12-23 No Comments
I am sharing this video because it has a few interesting points on the value of privacy, especially some that are helpful explaining privacy to others. Two examples: Cory Doctorow (at 00:13): “Privacy is the right to make a mistake.” Christopher Soghoian (at 03:07): “Everyone has something to hide. We have curtains on our windows, [...]
My virtual journey of today 2012-03-21 No Comments
I spent some time surfing the internet today (really!) and came by quite a few interesting things, unusually many in my perception. It all started with a video on Ganeti which led to a video on SELinux (which I knew zero about before) which in turn led to a video on mitmproxy. I googled “mitmproxy” [...]
While digging in the latest code of htop in hunt of a resizing bug I came across calls to functions backtrace(3) and backtrace_symbols_fd(3), which I didn’t know about before. htop installs a custom segfault handler which tries to shut down curses and print a stacktrace using the backtrace(3) function. Example output looks like this: htop [...]
I had the idea of visualizing “backup” as “back up” and e-mail this logo draft for Backup Awareness Day to Stephanie Booth a few days ago. I got an away autoreply back for now. I’m curious if she’ll adopt, modify and adopt or reject it. Before she decides you get a chance to see it [...]
Firefox plug-in “HTTPS Everywhere” 2011-03-01 No Comments
I learned about a Firefox plug-in “HTTPS Everywhere” yesterday and immediately fell in love with it. To help you be more secure online it rewrites selected URLs (e.g. Dropbox, GMX, Google search, Paypal) from http:// to https://. The selection can be configured and extended by custom rules. I wonder how I managed to not hear [...]
“Privacy on the Web” survey 2009-07-03 No Comments
Today I finally participated in this interesting online survey about privacy on the internet: English / Privacy on the Web German / Privatsphäre im Netz Maybe you’ll find it interesting, too.
In case you missed it: Bazaar and Mercurial SCM services launched. Git arrived a bit earlier.
Songbird 1.0.0 2008-12-13 No Comments
The recent release of Songbird 1.0.0 adds a great player to the set of cross-platform Free Software audio players. It’s not my personal 1.0 yet but for now it pushes Rhythmbox back to the substitutes bench. Official screenshot from the Songbird front page I like about Songbird: Free Software Cross-platform Library-oriented browsing File system-based browsing [...]
For some it might be old coffee, maybe not for everybody. I just stumbled over the free download of the first edition of .. C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 The second edition is in stores currently.