Monday, September 27, 2004

Here we go! First JPEG Virus Posted To Usenet. Installs remote access software, connects to irc. Not really a virus, though, since it doesn't really spread like a virus (no self-replication or distribution). It's more like a straight up exploit or trojan, but with the great medium of the usenet to help spread it. This is going to ruin many an evening for the hordes of alt.binaries pornophiles out there.

Adobe announces new format for raw files. Plus a free converter to move proprietary RAW files to their DNG format. DNG is based upon the Digital Negative Specification, which builds upon exisiting standards for other raw formats.

"The Digital Negative Specification is being posted to the Adobe Web site free of any legal restrictions or royalties, enabling integration of the .DNG file format into digital cameras, printers, and software products."

Friday, September 24, 2004

Wow, these automated sculptures are pure engineering genius. Screw a segway, I want a scooter that uses hundereds of tiny legs and wind power for movement.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

GmailFS - The Gmail Filesystem. Personally, I'm kind of over Gmail already, but you gotta give props to someone who had the...whatever it takes...to develop a method for using it as a filesystem.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Gaim goes 1.0.0!

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Deaf Kids in Nicaragua Give Birth to New Language

"It is the first time anyone has been able to study a language this early. We can really see how a new language emerges."

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Computer worm 'sniffs' out passwords. Interesting new worm that relys on packet sniffing to steal passwords and relay them to IRC servers. This one is hampered by outdated bug exploits, but sooner or later this behavior will show up full-strengh and cause major havok.

Major graphics flaw threatens Windows PCs. Another image exploit, this time in Microsoft's jpg implementation. SP2 not affected, but IE6 SP1 is.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Finally! spellchecking for firefox webforms! I don't know how long this has been around, but goddamn if I'm not glad to have found it.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Cooking For Engineers. Love the ingredient grids.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys. I had no idea I was supposed to like Star Trek so much or have particularly strange ideas about women, but what the hey, if it's on the internet, it must be true.