Monthly Archives: February 2015

Everybody Wants Ta Get Inta Da Act

Apologies to Jimmy Durante but everyone, it seems, is waging man-in-the-middle attacks. The latest perpetrator is the provider of in-flight WiFi, Gogo. Google security engineer Adrienne Porter Felt, while on a flight, discovered that Gogo was serving up fake SSL … Continue reading

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Lenovo Denies Security Problems

It's infuriating that Lenovo continues to deny that SuperFish is a security threat. They keep saying that they've stopped installing it but that in any case SuperFish didn't collect or store any private information. Doubtless that's true but it's a … Continue reading

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MITM Coming to a Job Near You

Just in case you think that man-in-the-middle attacks are just for the victims of Lenovo's shenanigans, there's this .@mountain_ghosts Such as this lovely device, which goes by the Orwellian name of an "SSL Visibility Appliance": https://t.co/TEmLfOTZnt — Nick Stenning (@nickstenning) … Continue reading

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Lenovo

You've almost certainly heard about the astoundingly stupid actions on the part of Lenovo. Forget about the security implications for a minute. What this boils down to is that Lenovo sold out their customers for a few pieces of silver … Continue reading

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Privacy or Security

The government and others are fond of telling us that we must give up some privacy to ensure our security. Paul Downey reminds us of a truth worth remembering. "Anyone who makes you choose between privacy and security wants you … Continue reading

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Limiting the Scope of ace-jump-mode

Over at elisp solves problems, Daniel Gempesaw tell us something I didn't know: it's possible to limit the scope of ace-jump-mode. By default ace-jump-mode will find the matching characters in all open windows and frames. Gempesaw likes to keep related … Continue reading

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Another Version of Hydra

Abo-abo has released another significant version of hydra. Hydra seems to be evolving into a strong AI.

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Artist Mode

Artist mode is one of those things I learned from Bernt Hansen's excellent Organize Your Life In Plain Text! introduction to Org mode. I've used it in conjunction with ditaa to produce simple but finished block diagrams from ASCII diagrams. … Continue reading

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Reverting All Buffers to Branch State

Handy: A neat way to get all of your buffers reverted to a branch's state, is to go to #magit and type 'g'. #emacs — Pericles Theodorou (@PericlesTheo) January 30, 2015

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Getting the Host Name of the Current Browser Page

A while ago I wrote about coding some Elisp to grab the URL of the current Web page and turn it into an Org link. It doesn't seem like it would reduce friction by that much but it really has … Continue reading

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