If you’re trying to buy a mini-SD online, be very cautious

This week I purchased an Audiovox SMT 5600[1] aka C500 and switched my cell phone service from T-Mobile to AT&T Wireless in order to get this phone, as I have been waiting for this combination of features and form factor in a smartphone for 2 years. I was excited to try out synching some TV content between…

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Social Engineering

I’ve long been interested in the social engineering techniques used by virus authors to get people to open attachments. The mother’s day bill for the pearl necklace was brilliant, as was the one urging users to open the attachment to protect them from viruses. Phishing is really starting to scare me, the phishers are getting…

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Crawling with parasites

Like most bloggers, I glance through my referrers from time to time. I just noticed that a recent post of mine is linked from a topic on flexwiki about formatting for flexwiki, and I thought to myself, gee golly that’s nice. Fortunately I was brought back to earth a moment later after seeing http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22crawling+with+parasites%22 later on…

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When you write code, you write bugs. Period.

Larry has a great post about the myth of zero defects. As a release manager (or rather, bean counter), the issues discussed there are part of my daily life. One interesting aspect of bug management that may not be immediately obvious has to do with automation. Years ago, product teams at Microsoft didn’t have much…

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