Over on Bruce Schneier’s Blog, there’s some interesting discussion about some attacks on AES encryption that have recently come to light. It’s all highly theoretical at this stage, and the attacks require some very specific initial conditions to be set, so you don’t have to worry about your collection of “special” pictures stored in your [...]
Spotted over at the Instructables site, the rather appropriately named: The Homewrecker.
An old one, but a good one… Over at Andart, there are some well thought out, and quite humorous, Warning Signs for Tomorrow. They were posted some time ago, October 2006, and worth dredging up from the archives. There are a whole range of potential disaster scenarios covered – from Nonstandard Spacetime and Antimatter, through [...]
The VLC Media Player has just been updated to 1.0.1 VLC is an outstanding project, providing a free and open source media player for Mac, Windows and Linux that will handle just about every video format that you could throw at it. From raw AVCHD straight off a new HD camcorder to old MPEG streams [...]
Delicious home-made pesto recipe. Very easy to make, and quite forgiving of varying quantities. All you need is some fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese.
eBooks are getting closer and closer to being completely usable. No longer the size of a (rather thin) trade paperback, this one is more the size of a regular paperback. Sure, the screen isn’t as big as a Kindle, but it’s a lot more compact and easier to carry around. As a side effect of [...]
Here are the 12 networking truths. They apply to a whole heap more than just networking, most of them are good advice for pretty much any situation you could possibly get yourself into.
This article goes into some detail about the best way to back up important data inside a virtual machine on Mac OS X, when using Time Machine. It describes the problems inherent in backing up the entire virtual machine and a much better way to go about ensuring your valuable data is safe.
Automatica is on the road, and travelling in a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Pacific. Using an incredibly fuel-efficient turbo-diesel engine, this car is rated at just 5.7l/100km. When compared to my 1996 Golf, which averages between 11–12l/100km and needs premium unleaded, this represents a pretty massive saving in fuel costs over a year.
If your carrier doesn’t support tethering your iPhone, to use it as a 3G wireless modem, help may be at hand Tether Me will generate a custom APN file that you can add to your iPhone to give you a tethering profile. I feel that I must repeat the disclaimer on the Tether me! website