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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thank Goodness the Bad Guys Don't Take My Advice

Zeus botnet bank thieves were careless with own security

I've not seen a virus, trojan or other nefarious software that couldn't be made infinitely worse with a trivial change. But the bad guys don't seem to get it, thankfully.

This seems to be the ultimate case of that denseness. Leaving evidence of your crime that can be traced back to you is a real no-no for criminals looking for a lengthy career.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows Web bug

Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows Web bug: "overview of what issues are driving SIM..."

Windows web server users patch today, or else!

Iron Man - Science or Science Fiction?

Raytheon Unveils Wearable Exoskeleton Suit | ECN: Electronic Component News

The future of man has incredible promise. Our physical powers will be incredible. If only we could invent a similar structure for our thinking, morality and behavior...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Revisiting a Revolutionary OLD Concept for Productivity.

A Case for Singletasking: The One-Task-At-a-Time Method
The more we are all pulled in a million different dirctions, the more we realize that it's a major productivity killer.

This Lifehacker article discusses the traps of multi-tasking and the solution to the problem. You'll find yourself feeling a bit sheepish as the author describes you to a "t".

Batch files to turbocharge your system.

Create Service-Stopping Batch Files to Optimize Your PC for Specific Tasks

What a nostalgic feeling to be using batch files in 2010 to more effectively use your system. It really works and makes the process a doable one for less than expert users. Still some care and understanding required, but hey, that's what I'm for!