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Can you crack a code?

Saw this on Bruce Schneier’s blog, it’s the FBI’s Dec 2008 cryptanalysis problem. Can you crack a code? Good fun.

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Friday Fun: The Internet Crash of 2007

Saw this on LifeHacker, it’s a fun video from the onion about the Internet crashing: Friday Fun: The Internet Crash of 2007 – Lifehacker

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Upgrading WordPress

Well, after my earlier problems with the automated Fantastico upgrade, I did the “manual” upgrade to my WordPress installation. I was moving from 2.0.6 to 2.2.1 following the instructions from WordPress. It all went perfectly. Well done on the instructions (and the software). At the end of the upgrade instructions, there’s a section called Special […]

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Back to basics (or some rules for software upgrades)

Don’t upgrade just because there is a newer version available. Check the release notes and other documentation for any problems with the new software. Verify the upgrade in a test environment first. This is not always a realistic option, but if you don’t do it then backups become even more important. Backup your current live […]

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RubyCocoa 0.11.0 released – The Unofficial Apple Weblog TUAW

Just saw this post on TUAW: RubyCocoa 0.11.0 released – The Unofficial Apple Weblog TUAW Looks interesting for anyone wanting to develop Mac applications in Ruby.

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Google Notebook

Maybe I’ve been hiding somewhere for a while, but I just discovered Google Notebook yesterday. In the past, while I’ve been browsing I’ve used a text editor to keep notes for myself, cutting from the webpage and pasting into a text file. Google have a Firefox plugin (I don’t know if it’s available for any […]

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Blogging and the work–life balance

There is a new “blogging initiative” at work (well I think it’s new, I’m not there long myself). The company line seems to be that blogging is good for both the employer and the employee. The company has offered to setup blog hosting on their servers. It seems like a reasonable idea, but, I’m not […]

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Delays are in the mind of the beholder

Wow! it’s been a while since the last post. Looks like August never happened. I must at least think about blogging a bit more often.

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Dave Johnson: Beyond Blogging: Understanding feeds and publishing protocols

Mícheál Ó Foghlú links to this PDF slideset. I haven’t read it yet, but it sounds interesting.

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