If you have been participating in any kind of community, you most likely encountered or even took part in a flame war regarding which tool to use for a specific thing. Code editors, frameworks, image manipulation tools, you name it.Read more →
Ideas, views and opinions, mostly about the web.
Although many years have passed since then, I’m pretty sure it was 2003 when I read Kevin Mitnick’s book The Art of Deception. In it, he describes several real and hypothetical “hacking” cases, illustrating that humans are the weakest link in any secure system, thus a very good target for such attacks. The whole concept is called social engineering.Read more →
A couple of months ago, I went to a Currys/PC World store (for those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, it is a British electrical retailer) to pick up a vacuum cleaner I reserved online (I needed it quickly, therefore I didn’t want to wait for home delivery).
The quite spacious store was almost empty of customers and a lot of sales people were wandering around doing nothing. Before going to pick up my order, I decided to have a quick look at some laptops they had on display.Read more →
The first time I used an Apple product was for a whole semester in the early ‘00s, when I was an undergraduate student. The product was an iMac G3, and although it’s been quite some time to remember the details, I have a vivid memory that I didn’t like the whole experience. Although I don’t consider myself an Apple hater (I’ve even read Steve Jobs’ biography :P), ever since I consciously decided to stay away from Apple products; no iPhones, no iMacs, no iPads, no “i’s” in general.Read more →
I wrote the title of this post and saved it as an empty draft at the end of September, 2012. At the time, I was thinking of dropping some of the domain names which I owned but I was not using. I was already thinking of doing that for at least a year, and it took me another one to actually do it, but I already managed to drop a few domains. I’m even about to drop another three in the following days.Read more →