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Amazing! People actually come here (presumably from my other blog)!

May 17, 2010

Today I’m going to introduce everyone to something I just myself discovered earlier today; Lunascape. The Lunascape web browser is a Japanese browser now released in english as well (and 9 other languages). It is unique in that it makes use of all three layout-rendering engines: Trident (the IE backend), Gecko (the FF backend), and […]

Viruses and ASM

March 8, 2010

So, by far my favorite class throughout CS has been my assembler course sophomore year. Recently, when I began writing a report for Public Speaking about viruses, I was surprised to discover that viruses (which I had previously believed to be mostly written in C) are, in fact, mostly written in assembler! Yatta! After learning […]

Static Security / Fail Security pt. 1

March 5, 2010

The most prevalent, dangerous, and negligent form of security is the “batten-down-the-hatches” mindset, in which firewalls, remote-authentication, and layers upon layers of poor-planning (also called obfuscation by more enterprising individuals) is passed-off as security. This “static” view of security is easy to implement, maintain, and, ultimately, defeat. CMMI has offered a model by which continual […]

Preparing Partitions for Linux

March 5, 2010

This post covers prepping your non-linux box for a linux install. I know some people disdain having more than one OS on their machine, but a “dual-boot” box has several advantages over a single-OS comp. I’m currently running a triple-boot Vista, Ubuntu, Open SUSE setup on my laptop. Vista for games, Ubuntu for school work […]

Win vs Lin

February 11, 2010

Most people I know who aren’t Comp. Sci. majors (and even some who are), seem to have this horrible misconception of Linux. They think it’s some kind of (even slightly) complicated thing to use. Users of linux know that a LiveCD of Ubuntu is easier to install than Windows, by far (and doesn’t cost you […]

Well, let’s jump right in…

February 10, 2010

It occurred to me recently that many people I know are using plain, un-modified, ugly Windows. It also occurred to me that many of them might like to change this, given the time or means. What made me decide to make this a blog was a comment I found on a Firefox development/bug forum, in […]