Monthly Archives: August 2002

Taking the long weekend off

I’m off to cottage country for the weekend and taking a little time off from the computer. It’s a lovely weekend; why not do the same? See you Tuesday.

eye magazine’s guides to student life

eye magazine, one of Accordion City’s free weekly newspapers, has a special section devoted to university students, seeing as it’s back to school next week. They make for interesting reading, whether you’re going to be returining or not. On Your Back to School. eye’s sex columnist, Sasha, says that that if you’re a young man […]

Long weekend in Accordion City

A couple of events going on this long weekend in Accordion City of which you might not be aware. Friday (tonight): Reclaim the Streets party It’s that time of the year again — the annual Reclaim the Streets party. It’s taking place at Denison Square Park in Kensington Market at 7:00 p.m. tonight. I’m already […]

0wnz0red annotation (page 2, in progress)

Well, I’m a little busy today, but I thought I’d give you folks what I’ve got done on the annotation for page 2 of 0wnz0red. I’ll update this later today, tonmorrow at the very latest. Slight update on Friday, August 30th at 3:15 p.m. Once again, if you don’t know what this is all about, […]

An annotation for Cory Doctorow’s "0wnz0red" (page 1)

You’ve read Cory Doctorow’s wonderful little short story, “0wnz0red”, but got lost in the jargon and hacker cultural folderol. What’s a layperson to do? Well, for starters, you can read my annotation… If you haven’t seen it yet, go to Salon and read Cory Doctorow’s 0wnz0red. 0wnz0red, like Cory, is steeped in the culture and […]

Defeating airport security and getting frequent flyer points while you’re at it

A couple of MIT students have written a paper on how CAPS (Computer-Assisted Passenger Screening system, which got implemented shortly after September 11th) can be defeated. Thanks to Plastic for providing the title for this entry. I’ve only had a chance to briefly skim it, but the paper, titled Carnival Booth: An Algorithm for Defeating […]

The comments system gets a second chance

Enetation — the people who make the comments system that this Weblog and its sister (The Happiest Geek on Earth) use and about whom I ranted earlier — get a second chance. According to the support forums on their site, they’ve re-written the code for their system. It certainly seems that way; their system no […]