Month: February 2002

  • Greeting Card Viruses

    Yesterday, I received some pretty convincing spam posing as notification that I had received an online greeting card from someone named Lili. When I tried to view it, a series of porno pop-ups appeared that eventually crashed my browser. I was fooled! It is spammmm! This is the first time I have received spam in…

  • China Paranoia Part 2

    Article: Who Lost China’s Internet? The question raised by this article is not whether China will ever become “free.” The interesting question is : does government control business? or does business control government? Communist China realizes Lawrence Lessig?s ?control by architecture.? I am still halfway through the book, Code , but another fundamental question is…

  • Resumes Part II: This Resume is Terrible!

    The woman looked at resumes mainly to find a person’s job history, so she wanted a “job obituary” format. For a recruiter, it is much more convenient to favor candidates with experience most resembling that of the current assignment. It is much easier to reduce a candidate to simply the sum of his/her previous jobs.…

  • Edward Tufte, Resumes and 5 Years Experience

    In my previous post, I discussed the excellent ideas from the world?s leading expert on interfaces and design, Edward Tufte. Tufte encourages designers to maximize the use of space as a general rule. The problem is that white space can reduce clutter and highlight certain information on the screen or page. It also can present…

  • Myth of Seven, Plus or Minus 2

    Edward Tufte and Power Point Saw two extraordinary movies. Jane Campion?s Sweetie and Hal Hartley’s Surviving Desire. These are two films that will change your life. Great article by James Kalbachabout about The Myth of “Seven, Plus or Minus 2” (mentioned by Camworld). Also, How to list your site with search engines, cross-browser compatibility, the…

  • Windows Security and Full Disclosure

    A sys admin friend referred me to an article about whether Windows is more secure than Linux. * WINDOWS MORE SECURE THAN LINUX? YEP! Thanks to David Byrne for this tip: For at least the first 8 months of 2001, open-source poster child Linux was far less secure than Windows, according to the reputable NTBugTraq,…

  • What Remains to Be Learned

    Yesterday I wrote my first bash script. Guess what? It wasn?t hard at all. (No awards for elegance though). I read some complaints about the ?grammar checker? on Microsoft Word, and recently I?ve been using it whenever it underlines phrases with its red or green squiggly line. Although most of the time the suggestions are…