Short Time-lapse Musings

Its 10:30 PM right now… looking out the window the night is covered in fog. This fog has been around for the past week or so, sometimes during the day the sun might break through, or the fog may take a nap, but in the evening and for the rest of each night, it’ll hang…

Google’s Business Plan… Have No Business Plan

The BBC online has a great article titled “Google searches for the future”. This is a really interesting article on Google and how the company is mapping out its growth and development. This quote summarizes the main point of the article. Google’s business plan seems to be a simple one: its people start things, and…

And… the Sony Saga Continues…

Microsoft’s next security update will detect and remove Sony’s rootkit, while Boing Boing has an interesting posting of what they titled as “Sony anti-customer technology roundup and time-line” Meanwhile, some organizations’ IT departments are now assessing whether the rootkit is a potential threat to their systems as employees bring on Sony CDs to play at…

Sony Backs Down… Well Sort off…

Sony announced yesterday (Friday) that it was suspending the production of the CDs that have the copyright protection rootkit that was exploited by virus writers. On one hand, this is good news. On the other hand, I am once again thinking, what are they thinking? Rather than just suspend the production of the above CDs,…

Trojans Now Capitalize on Sony’s Rootkit

It was bound to happen! According to this article on ZDNet, Trojans that take advantage of Sony’s rootkit have been spotted online. The article says that the initial version didn’t work too well, but variants that improved on the initial version quickly appeared thereafter. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that…

Switching from Windows to Whatever

I was reading this article via Slashdot about over 1 million Windows users converting to Mac so far this year. There are a number of reasons they speculate may be the reason. However, there is one thing about Windows that really bothers me, and that is all the insecurity associated with Windows. On my laptop,…