December 20, 2003

CD and DVD Tutorials

Links: Optical Drives & Recording Formats and Burning CDs and DVDs. I thought this pair of articles was a great overview of the current state of optical storage technology. If... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:52 PM to: Technology
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Austin Considers Open Source Software

Link: Austin tests desktop Linux waters. Two words that make any technology manager tremble: software audit. These audits examine every computer with a fine-toothed comb, ensuring every installed program is... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:40 PM to: Austin, Software
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December 11, 2003

Adventures in Customer Disservice

My AT&T prepaid phone card stopped working. I punched in the PIN and it just said, "For assistance contact customer service." No indication what the problem is--let alone that there... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:23 PM to: My Happy Life
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December 10, 2003

RSS Changes

I've made a number of changes to the RSS feeds at this site. I've upgrade the 0.91 feed to a version 2.0 feed. That feed is now preferred to the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:23 PM to: Administrivia
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Open Source for Community Networks

Link: Community Building with Open Source Software Monday, I participated in a panel at the Sixth Annual National Community Network Conference called "Open Source Software: Choices and Considerations." I did... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:36 AM to: Technology
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Identity Theft: Capitalizing on Fear

My Dad asked my opinion on an identity theft protection option offered by his credit card company. It's not something I'd considered before. I try to guard my information where... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:30 AM to: Everything Else
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December 05, 2003

Please Explain this Evil

Can anybody please explain to me why Sprint PCS can offer the ability to add options to my cellular phone plan--and make it as simple as clicking a button on... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:08 PM to: My Happy Life
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On Javascript Email Obfuscation

In a recent entry I discussed the "entity encoding obfuscation" technique to protect email addresses posted to web pages from spammers, and I demonstrated it is ineffective. So, the obvious... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:42 PM to: Spam
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December 04, 2003

Another Day, Another Portal

I seem to be creating a cottage industry out of coding backends to personal publishing portals. It's keeping me busy, I'm getting very good at it, and--of course--not making a... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:36 AM to: Blogging 'bout Blogging, Software
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