The advice column “Ask Amy”, written by Amy Dickinson, has been removed from my comics aggregator and will not be coming back. Advice columnists draw from three wellsprings: advice, compassion, and judgment. All three have their place, and different responses call for different measures of each one. Good columnists accompany all three with a healthy… Read More »
Generating pointless alerts that users can’t do anything about decreases security for everyone.
A simple attempt to purchase in-flight WiFi from Gogo yielded 11 distinct failures from there web site and ecommerce platform.
One solution to the problem of slow WiFI upload speeds on Linux with an Intel dual band wireless controller.
In late 2015, 15 million T-Mobile customers learned that they had been victims of a two-year security breach at Experian. Since then, the 150-million victim Equifax breach has made the Experian breach look kind of puny, but at the time it became public it was a Big [expletive] Deal. Of course, a class-action lawsuit was… Read More »
[This is obsolete. My improved code is now in Github.] [The technique in this article supersedes my earlier “How I remember my YubiKey, take two” how-to; I explain at the bottom of this article what was wrong with my earlier technique and why this new technique is better.] I’ve recently started using a YubiKey NEO… Read More »
TL;DR I am taking a break from Facebook and I encourage all of you reading this to do the same. #BoycottFacebook I have been in a love/hate relationship with Facebook for quite a while now. On the one hand, I love how Facebook allows me to remain connected with my social network. I also love… Read More »
I reported a web site security hole to CVS three different ways. They fixed the hole, but they couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge any of my reports. This is not OK.
How I avoid forgetting my YubiKey at work or at home using Tasker and AutoNotification from João Dias on Android, and systemd, udev and Notify from Kevin Bedi on Linux.
The Thunderbird team needs to figure out how to make it possible for extension maintainers to port their extensions to newer Thunderbird versions without a huge amount of effort. Many Thunderbird users rely on extensions, and they are going to keep using Thunderbird 60 until the extensions they rely on are supported in newer versions.