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November 28, 2012  5:30 PM

The Flaws in New Designs



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

http://news.yahoo.com/windows-8-terrible-says-usability-expert-jakob-nielsen-174300612.html While I normally don't nod my head with excitement at what 'experts' say, from personal account of previously using Windows 8, some of the points are valid. On the PC, navigating through is pretty...

November 28, 2012  5:09 PM

Be More Productive, Use Less Facebook



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

There's a nifty extension to Chrome called Facebook Nanny: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/facebook-nanny/gkpjofmdbabecniidggbbicfbcmfafmk This is a nice little plugin in that unless you have notifications from Facebook, a message will show up instead disabling use of Facebook.  If...


November 28, 2012  3:56 PM

The operating system of Call of Duty is….



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

...looking like it's going to be Windows, according to Slashdot. For those who aren't familiar with Call of Duty and it's release cycle, a new...


November 28, 2012  3:08 PM

IPv6 Transitioning



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

An interesting article was posted on Slashdot.org: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/11/28/1355225/ipv6-deployment-picking-up-speed In it, it talks about how the transition from IPv4-IPv6 has been extremely slow, and some other common statistics.  Overall, the information in it proves...


November 24, 2012  11:20 AM

HSTS : The HTTP Strict Transport Security



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

There's a new RFC that was published this month (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6797) about an additional layer of HTTPS for web browsing, called


November 24, 2012  11:07 AM

Starting with Tornado in Python: Setting Up Your Server



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

There's a good collection of different Python modules to use so you can run a server through Python (think SimpleHTTPServer). One that is commonly used behind Nginx proxies for handling API requests, however, is Tornado (http://www.tornadoweb.org). Since creating my backup service I have chosen...


October 31, 2012  4:45 PM

[Python] Send notifications to your phone using Pushover



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

Sure there's Python modules out there that let you use Pushover, a smartphone service that lets you send notifications from any device to your phone, but all of them I've seen so far limit your messages to 512.  This makes perfect sense in that Pushover limits messages to 512 characters....


October 31, 2012  4:32 PM

[Python] Wrapper for redis-py



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

In a recent project I needed an easy-to-use lookup, but cachable, system to store information for periods at a time.  I wasn't really feeling the use of a strictly file-based cache system (i.e.: writing data to a file, reading form it, etc...) as most of the work is already I/O bound as is.  A...


October 30, 2012  10:31 PM

Ubuntu 12.10 and the Privacy Invasion



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

I'm far from a supporter of Ubuntu.  While I feel it has it's place in beginner Linux users transitioning from either Mac or Windows into a new world, I also feel Ubuntu has lost it's place.  I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 back in August due to laziness of not wanting to configure different...


October 29, 2012  7:28 PM

Window Manager Review: Awesome



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

I don't have a lot of experience with many window/desktop managers (i.e.: KDE, Gnome, e17, etc...).  However, one I have loved using, especially on my netbook, has been Awesome (http://awesome.naquadah.org/).  There aren't that many tile-window managers...


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