Developer.com article about my security alert finally made it up. It's been 4 months since I notified some of these sites and they are still not fixed. Note that the worst hole is with Citibank and lets one transfer cash out of users bank accounts through their c2it cash transfer site.
Tech in the country. Programming & Technology inovations.
Monday, December 31, 2001
Sunday, December 30, 2001
Cut backs and cost reductions have gone wild. They have escaped the tech and dot com land and have even spread to Starbucks. The chain was cutting back its menu to just two beverages: coffee, and coffee with milk. "that's all we've been offering all along. Macchiato, latte, cappuccino -- they're all the same damn thing. We can't believe that nobody's picked up on this."
Saturday, December 29, 2001
Birthday - yes, today I get a year older. I've tried to keep it quiet and not do too much since I already have Christmas / New Years to deal with. You know, it's just a good day to relax and think about what to do with the next year of your life!
Tuesday, December 18, 2001
Saturday, December 15, 2001
The Royal Tenenbaums, from the makers of Rushmore, was quircky and funny at times, but was not Rushmore. None of the kids in this movie could get over their petty childhood problems. Don't try to compare them of course, you really shouldn't do that with movies. But, comparing it to other movies this season, I would recommend something like Spy Game or Amelie for your viewing pleasure.
Friday, December 14, 2001
Need to find gifts in that stack of catalogs? Just use the new google search for paper catalogs. It seems they have OCR'ed all your favorites and use their search to find stuff in them. Don't search for nasty words, or you may find out how error prone OCR can be ("Each Pack 5.95")
Thursday, December 13, 2001
Would you be willing to change your name for $25K (Canadian) [ link removed ] ? Ok, so maybe more people will go throug with and the price will go down. Would anyone be willing to change their name to deVitry.com? No, I'm not offering any money, but you will get a mention here.
Tuesday, December 11, 2001
New Years Resolution #1 Ok, so I'm starting early, but I'm already commited, so I might as well post it. NYR#1 is to finish an olymic Triathlon next year. Sounds like fun: 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run. I can already do all of those individually, so I just gotta train for the combination. Has anybody out there been in a Triathlon?
Sunday, December 09, 2001
Saturday, December 08, 2001
It's amazing how many people just don't understand why we are at war. They seem to think it's some sort of revenge thing I guess. I'll have to say, they haven't been reading, or, they have been doing a lot of ignoring. Let me straighten it out for you: We are at war to _prevent_ more attacks. By destroying the vast capabilities of the Al Qaeda network, I do believe that we will stop at least some future attacks. It's clear from past attacks by Bin Laden's organization, that anything less will not stop him and he will only continue to increase the size and dimension of his attacks on the US until we are distroyed. The Taliban have been puppets of this group and have been given every chance to come clean. They now have lost power and hopefully this whole thing will soon be over and my friends and neighbors here in NYC will stop getting killed. I do appreciate feedback on the matter.
Friday, December 07, 2001
With all these Robots taking over our chat rooms and instant messengers, it would be nice if we could tell apart robots from humans like in Turing Test. Now, there is a program the can automatically distinguish robots from humans. It's called Gimpy (from the Gimp imaging program)! I suppose we'll have to teach our bots how to pass that one too!
Thursday, December 06, 2001
Do you like the Antiques RoadShow? Are you a Geek? Well then, you might like the Geek Antiques RoadShow! Coming soon to a computer lab near you.
Wednesday, December 05, 2001
Site Updates please notice the nice poll and news items on this page! I'm working on a syndication engine, so of course, I'm testing it out on my own sites! Let me know how you like them! Do you have anything to syndicate to the rest of the web?
Tuesday, December 04, 2001
Crack down on Crime Statistics - a humorous view of how to help make the cops looks like they are doing a better job. "We are being tough on crime statistics and tough on the compilation of crime statistics"
Monday, December 03, 2001
Sunday, December 02, 2001
Moon Landings Faked? The NYTimes today has an article about the faked moon landings. It says that officials within NASA have stepped forward about the cover-up. I myself don't believe it. How can such an article make it to the New York Times? Well, I for one have an answer.
In more science news on the New York Times site, the Ginger Machine is unveiled. Will cities be redesigned to accomodate this device? Will it be another tech bomb? We'll see.