Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Tools for detecting rogue wireless LAN users - Computerworld I particularly like IBM's Distributed Wireless Security Auditor, which takes a P2P approach to identifying rogue wireless access points in the enterprise. It uses network clients that are wireless-enabled to search their local areas for access points. The clients report what they find back to a central process which matches sniffed APs with a list of authorized devices. Pretty cool.

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Department of Rhetoric Apparently graduates in rhetoric are hot. "Industry's need for technology-literate writers increases with every new generation of consumer products." "Two years ago, eight companies offered jobs to every rhetoric graduate..." And you thought engineers were hot . . .

Friday, September 20, 2002

Urban Legends Reference Pages Interesting. Most email that exhorts you to "forward to everyone you know" is a scam. I got one today, however, involving 809 area codes that turned out to be true. You learn something new every day

Monday, February 25, 2002

Online Calendar Server - Web Calendar Software - Home Page This is an interesting online calendar package that I've seen implemented here locally. It's the kind of thing you could add to your Web site to increase its interactivity and stickiness.

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Discover Which Marketing Programs Really Work This is a nice bit of research on the comparative benefits of using Google's AdWords service versus Overture's pay for placement feature. My personal experience is that paying for impressions on Google ends up being a lot more expensive per click through, so I use Overture.
IDC - eNewsletter IDC examines the Storage Service Provider landscape, which is now littered with failed companies. The SSP concept didn't really catch on like folks had hoped. I always was leery of a business model that meant critical storage resources were on the other end of a network, especially an unreliable one like the Internet. - Consumers ask for return of SafeWeb service - December 12, 2001 I'm not surprised, in this environment where law enforcement wants to scan our every move, that people are clamoring for SafeWeb to resume offering their anonymous Web surfing service.See this other article for information on how the CIA is pursuing large scale data crunching applications to collate all kinds of data on people. I've always said that it's not the fact that there's lots of information being recorded about you that's a problem. It's when all that data is combined that your privacy gets destroyed.

Saturday, January 05, 2002

What Do I Know - Archives Hey, I'm blogging a blog! This little summary of Google's zeitgeist service says it better than I can. Nostradamus the most searched on man of the year? Check out Google's timeline as well.