Apparently Tivo is going to open up the system to third-party development. Very interesting.
Casey Chesnut used a neural network to defeat comment-spam CAPTCHAs and used his software to auto-post a polite “Sorry, you’ve been 0wned, here’s how I did it” comment on 90+ blogs. Apparently, some people have their comment system linked to hairs up their asses and Furor Has Erupted ™. “He proved nothing! Everyone knew that […]
Internal Coding Guidelines posted by Brad Abrams via [Cook Computing] Not completely to my taste (if you reject Hungarian notation, why should interface names be prefixed with an “I”?), but definitely helpful.
The Register has a good piece on a bug that floods a tablet PC’s memory until it conks out. Here’s what they said: “The culprit is the application Tabtip.exe via [Alice and Bill.com] Sigh. The Tablet PC definitely has … issues … with memory management and threading.
So there I am, all smug in my 99 Nerd Score and along comes a guy who builds an Apollo Guidance Computer in his basement. Not a software simulator, mind you (a nerdy exercise I can at least imagine), but an actual wire-wrapped reproduction. I am but a smudge of Dorito dust on the fingers […]
Spent the weekend getting my butt kicked in a Frisbee Golf Tournament over on the Hilo side. Camped at the gorgeous Mackenzie State Park, where the first two rounds were played in a very tight, forested course (the only two holes that weren’t through trees were over the water). Yesterday the tournament moved to Wailoa […]