Monthly Archives: April 2011

Just. Kill. Me. Now.

I'm currently serving as Technical Editor for a book by one of my publisher's sister imprints. It's interesting work and I enjoy it. What I don't enjoy is working with Word and its clones. This imprint insists on .doc files … Continue reading

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A Handy Interactive Unicode Reference

Unicode is a wonderful thing. It gives us every conceivable alphabet and a large set of non-alphabetic symbols as well. The problem for me is that I'm lost as soon as I step outside the familiar ASCII subset. There are … Continue reading

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Apple Responds

Just as I predicted in my Two Tales post, Apple has responded to the consolidated.db brouhaha. And just as predicted by the serious commenters on the issue, Apple was not tracking users but merely caching data that helps with location … Continue reading

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org2blog

Now that I've moved my blog to WordPress, I'm simplifying my work flow by using org2blog. It's still early days—I've only published three posts and the about page with it—but so far I like it a lot. I write my … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Security Scandals

Recently there's been a lot of buzz about two events on the security/privacy frontier. In the first, researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan discovered that the iPhone maintains a database, consolidated.db, that contains a table of cell sites and WiFi … Continue reading

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Open for Business at Our New Location

This is the Irreal blog formerly hosted by Blogger at http://irrealblog.blogspot.com/. I was going to move all the old posts over before I started posting here, but I've decided to just get things going at Irreal's new home and move … Continue reading

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