I’m currently at the Marriott Copley Place hotel, giving a kernel tutorial for Usenix, and for the first time ever, the video projector dealt with a 1400×1050 VGA output without my having to doing any futzing. In the past, I’ve always had to adjust down to 1024×768. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come….
Scary thought for the week
The HIP folks requested that Tero generate a 384-bit DH group for PDA’s with lame CPU’s for which it would take too long to use a 512-bit DH modulus. Oh, when will they ever learn? Heck, a 512-bit modulus was considered a bad idea thirteen years ago in Brian Lamacchia’s Paper.
Orkut and the cheapening of friendship
The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing
Batches of patched batches of patches
I’ve just taken delivery of 0.8 terabytes of hard drive, and it set me back less than $700. For some reason, this amuses me greatly.
Fun and Games with IP Telephony
Hacking in a Starbucks
I know, lots of people have done this before me — I’m behind the times, so sue me — but it really is nice to be sitting in a Starbucks (I’m currently in the one in Arlington Center) hacking on a laptop, while sitting at a table watching the traffic and pedestrians go by on Mass. Ave. It makes a nice change from working at home…
OSCON 2003 has a sucky network!
The networking at the O’Reilly Open Source Conference seems to be up about half time, and down half the time. And when it’s up, it’s corrupting packets so frequently that ssh connections die after a few minutes, and imap-ssl download connections die after downloading 2-4 messages, thanks to checksum errors. LAME…