Saturday, August 28, 2004

Gone to Burning Man, see you suckers in September.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Winamp skin vulnerability exposed.
" user infection process of the worm:

1. User clicks on a link.
2. The linked image is not actually an image. Instead, it?s purpose is to run a script which opens up a URL.
3. The PHP file at the URL loads a WSZ or WAL file (Winamp Skin Zip files). An executable is included in the zip file, as are Winamp?s skin-xml files and an HTM which work together to run the executable.
4. The WSZ is downloaded and automatically installed, launching the executable. Your Winamp skin is changed. Spyware is installed on the user?s system.
5. If you are using MIRC, the worm will run a script which sends the link to other people."

"With Internet Explorer this can be done without user interaction."

UK scientists have developed a process for making hydrogen from sunflower oil. A more renewable hydrogen source and a better storage solution.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

The University of Toledo College of Business Administration Presents: How to Turn On Your Laptop, a tutorial.

Monday, August 23, 2004

 MD5 and SHA-1 hash codes comprimized.

Waxy is now hosting what is quite possibly the worst internet themed song ever (dot-com, by usher). Those kids just love the internet these days. lyrics.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Toogle Image Search. Returns google image search results as ASCII images.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Andre has started beta testing Dropcash, a new site that lets people set up an easy way to solicit cash donations online. For an example of what you can do with it, you can help buy me a sammich.

Metafilter discussion about Toronto's new lakewater cooling system for large office buildings. Said to save enough energy to service more than 100 Toronto office towers or 4,200 homes per year, and eliminate 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Hasselblad and digital camera back manufacturer Imacon merge. Move evidence of the death of film.

Monday, August 16, 2004

If you're like millions of net users who used Google today, you probably got a look at the new logo they created to celebrate the Olympics. This morning, it featured an image of a swimmer extending a trident in order to spear a gold medal. But did you notice something, er, funny? The swimmer, layed out on his back, seemed to be "gifted", and not athletically, if you know what I mean. Looks like someone at Google thought so, too, because the logo has now been replaced with a slightly altered version. Was it warranted?

Judge for yourself.

Ha ha, Opera-like adbar for Firefox.
"displays Firefox-related things such as silly Firefox slogans, ads for other Mozilla software, and requests for donations to the Mozilla Foundation."

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Japanese deploy first sucessful solar sail. Seems terribly fragile to me, but what they hey, space travel is rad nonetheless.

IE in Windows XP SP2 rundown by Tony Chor, the Group Program Manager for the Internet Explorer.

The best part is the tounge-in-cheek, "We also came up with a very original idea: popup blocking."

Mosquito Trojan infects Symbian OS. Backdoor hides in cracked game, silently charges users for premium wireless services.

UPDATE: This has turned out to be a botched copy-protection feature of the original game, rather than a trojan. Doh!

Monday, August 09, 2004

Doom 3 Console Guide. Tips on how to tame the beast.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Casio refines production of transparent ceramic lenses. Cuts profile of a traditional lense system by 20%. Better camera phones, here we come.

Six vulnerabilities discovered in libPNG. I didn't even know you could exploit images.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Fricken awesome semi-train hybrid of sorts, bridging the gap between rails and the road. [via]

How to Bypass Most Firewall Restrictions and Access the Internet Privately. A shout-out to all of our firewall-shackled bretheren.

Almost unbelievable Firefox spoof demonstration. Damn, that's scary.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

New artificial heart pump alleviates moving parts, pulse. I'm still waiting for the lung filters that will let me smoke all I want.