dammIT

A rantbox


Wed 18 August 2004

Firefox security goodness

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

There are now a couple of security spoofs out there for Mozilla Firefox. Unlike IE there is an easy way to catch them that is not often mentioned.

Simply type in about:config into the address bar, then search for and change these settings to true:

recommended:

dom.disable_window_open_feature.location …

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Mon 16 August 2004

Study, what's that again?

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

So, basically I'm busy studying for some re-examinations I've to do the next two weeks. But, you know, studying on the same desk as your internet connected pc just doesn't work. At least not for me. IRC is just too tempting, as is reading the backlog of mailings and the …

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Thu 12 August 2004

Going webbased

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Lately I've seen myself following a trend of putting more and more work in online tools. I've had an online linkdump for ages now, but since Sitebar integrated in Firefox it's serious. Furthermore, I switched from various standalone RSS aggregators to Bloglines, a free online service.

Besides these two key …

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Thu 12 August 2004

Need sleep

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

OK, I figured that when I have to work [or want to do anything productive in general], I should sleep the night before. I went to bed at around 2AM [think it was even later], for the zillionth time the day before I have to work. Luckily, there's such a …

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Wed 11 August 2004

The problem with information

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Ever since I was a kid I read lots; hundreds of books before even turning twelve. The Commodore 64 and our 386 wheren't that great sources of written information. They where great fun [spell: great games], but computers got me reading when I started to learn myself Delphi. You can …

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Thu 05 August 2004

Body, mind and keys

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

What is it with computer "geeks" like me and doing computer stuff for hours and hours and then some? I have to be reminded sometimes to get something to drink or even get breakfast. I've more than once had breakfast at 3PM while being awake since 11AM or even earlier …

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Mon 02 August 2004

Fiddling with gpg keys

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I'm currently playing with GPG tools [like enigmail for mozilla-thunderbird - just do an "apt-get install mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail"!] and gpg frontend [seahorse] to finally get a GPG key of my own. What is a software developing geek in this world without GPG key? ;)

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