Monday, July 31

For my MacBook Pro readers

Hey all. If you have a MacBook Pro, 15in type..

You may be entitled to a brand new battery. Click here, and go get it

For my MacBook Pro readers

Hey all. If you have a MacBook Pro, 15in type..

You may be entitled to a brand new battery. Click here, and go get it

Saturday, July 29

Blog was down

Sorry about that everyone. The Blog was down. I got emails from several people notifying me of this. I appreciate it. Keep them coming.

I was mucking around with a couple networking processes and forgot to reset one. All is well now.

Blog was down

Sorry about that everyone. The Blog was down. I got emails from several people notifying me of this. I appreciate it. Keep them coming.

I was mucking around with a couple networking processes and forgot to reset one. All is well now.

Thursday, July 27

MacBook Complaints

Okay,

Recently I've been reading alot of stuff about the complaints people have had with the MacBooks. Now, I can't speak as to the whining noise that is heard (other than it may be a fan that is caught up...)

But the discoloration. I've heard alot about this 'mysterious miscoloration' that is taking place on the palmrest area of the MacBook.

Well, go take a look at this link, or even at the picture below.



Look at the discoloration. There are four major spots. Left and right. Where the wrists sit. On the mouse bad button, where the thumb rests from clicking, and near the space bar where the thumb rests to hit the spacebar while typing. The user in the picture is obviously right hand dominant. You can see the shape of the thumb on the mousepad button!!

Now, It's a WHITE computer. You have dirty hands. And you guys are complaining because of the discoloration? How about, 'wash your hands before using the computer'!? Whats up with that little tidbit?

I use a powerbook, its metal. But even the dirt on my hands transfers to the medium after months of use. I clean it, it goes away, end of story.

Use your brains people. It's not Apple's fault that there is a 'weird discoloration', if you people knew what soap was, you wouldn't have the problem.

"Stop making fun of us." - Microsoft

A picture that brings new meaning to Microsoft "Avenger".

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MacBook Complaints

Okay,

Recently I've been reading alot of stuff about the complaints people have had with the MacBooks. Now, I can't speak as to the whining noise that is heard (other than it may be a fan that is caught up...)

But the discoloration. I've heard alot about this 'mysterious miscoloration' that is taking place on the palmrest area of the MacBook.

Well, go take a look at this link, or even at the picture below.



Look at the discoloration. There are four major spots. Left and right. Where the wrists sit. On the mouse bad button, where the thumb rests from clicking, and near the space bar where the thumb rests to hit the spacebar while typing. The user in the picture is obviously right hand dominant. You can see the shape of the thumb on the mousepad button!!

Now, It's a WHITE computer. You have dirty hands. And you guys are complaining because of the discoloration? How about, 'wash your hands before using the computer'!? Whats up with that little tidbit?

I use a powerbook, its metal. But even the dirt on my hands transfers to the medium after months of use. I clean it, it goes away, end of story.

Use your brains people. It's not Apple's fault that there is a 'weird discoloration', if you people knew what soap was, you wouldn't have the problem.

"Stop making fun of us." - Microsoft

A picture that brings new meaning to Microsoft "Avenger".

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Monday, July 24

For Nigel



Nigel, buddy, this is for you.

Jamaica Trip

Okay, well, I got around to posting some of the pictures I took while I was in Jamaica last week.

Go here to view the pictures.

Click here for pictures

For Nigel



Nigel, buddy, this is for you.

Wednesday, July 19

Office Space Super Friends

Office Space Super Friends

I'm in Jamaica

Well all, I'm in Jamaica. It's nice down here (temperature wise), however, it looks like the country has seen better days. Of course, I'm in Downtown Kingston, not in Montego Bay, where I am told, it is much nicer.

Anyway.

Here's some pictures out of the window of my hotel.

http://tinyurl.com/gn22q

Enjoy.

Thursday, July 13

Two more down

Well, I've been to two more Apple Stores. Ten now.

http://web.mac.com/joel.esler

Go see.

Two more down

Well, I've been to two more Apple Stores. Ten now.

http://web.mac.com/joel.esler

Go see.

Wednesday, July 12

Video of Lewis Black Demanding CNN To Take Down Banner... & They Do It

Interrupting his interview with CNN's Miles O'Brien and looking toward backstage, Black demanded, CNN to take down the banner from the bottome of the screen. CNN promptly removed the banner and the ticker from the screen for the remainder of Black's interview.

I hate the crawl too.

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Unbelieveable

This is an actual email.

Names have not been posted to protect the innocent.

"Looking for some information on the rule below. I'm not exactly sure what
it is looking for, but it seems to me that anything in SMTP_SERVES to
everything but HOME_NET with the syn flag set to a destination on port 25
will trigger this, it that correct? I am receiving a lot of noise form
this, but looking at the packet information, there's nothing there. I'm
really concerned with this type of alert because some of our exchange
servers are sending tcp syn's to destinations they should not send to,
i.e. other countries. Can I get some clarification on this specific rule?
I can't understand why an exchange server would send this type of data
unless it is also sending emails as well."


My god.

Video of Lewis Black Demanding CNN To Take Down Banner... & They Do It

Interrupting his interview with CNN's Miles O'Brien and looking toward backstage, Black demanded, CNN to take down the banner from the bottome of the screen. CNN promptly removed the banner and the ticker from the screen for the remainder of Black's interview.

I hate the crawl too.

read more | digg story

Unbelieveable

This is an actual email.

Names have not been posted to protect the innocent.

"Looking for some information on the rule below. I'm not exactly sure what
it is looking for, but it seems to me that anything in SMTP_SERVES to
everything but HOME_NET with the syn flag set to a destination on port 25
will trigger this, it that correct? I am receiving a lot of noise form
this, but looking at the packet information, there's nothing there. I'm
really concerned with this type of alert because some of our exchange
servers are sending tcp syn's to destinations they should not send to,
i.e. other countries. Can I get some clarification on this specific rule?
I can't understand why an exchange server would send this type of data
unless it is also sending emails as well."


My god.

Friday, July 7

Cell Phone Hate

Classic link.

My fravorite to excerpts, are what I was bitching about not too long ago in another blog post.

6. Thou shalt not wear thy earpiece when thou art not on thy phone. This is not unlike being on the phone and carrying on another conversation with someone who is physically in your presence. No one knows if you are here or there. Very disturbing.

7. Thou shalt not speak louder on thy cell phone than thou would on any other phone. These things have incredibly sensitive microphones, and it's gotten to the point where I can tell if someone is calling me from a cell because of the way they are talking, not how it sounds. If your signal cuts out, speaking louder won't help, unless the person is actually within earshot.

Awesome.

Hacker Goes Public with Unpatched Browser Bugs

"It doesn't really matter if Moore is doing this for publicity or to promote public safety on the Internet," said Gartner analyst Avivah Litan. "The fact remains that the browsers have too many vulnerabilities and we are all better off if Moore exposes them before the criminals exploit them."

Good thing Sourcefire published rules yesterday that catches these browser bugs.

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Cell Phone Hate

Classic link.

My fravorite to excerpts, are what I was bitching about not too long ago in another blog post.

6. Thou shalt not wear thy earpiece when thou art not on thy phone. This is not unlike being on the phone and carrying on another conversation with someone who is physically in your presence. No one knows if you are here or there. Very disturbing.

7. Thou shalt not speak louder on thy cell phone than thou would on any other phone. These things have incredibly sensitive microphones, and it's gotten to the point where I can tell if someone is calling me from a cell because of the way they are talking, not how it sounds. If your signal cuts out, speaking louder won't help, unless the person is actually within earshot.

Awesome.

Thursday, July 6

Microsoft's iPod killer to provide free versions of all your iTunes tracks

To attract current iPod users Microsoft is going to let you download for free any songs you've already bought from the iTunes Music Store. They'll scan iTunes for purchased tracks and then automatically add those to your account. Microsoft will still have to pay the rights-holders for the songs, but they believe it'll be worth it to converts.

Microsoft is kinda using some shady techniques to grab market share from Apple. They can't compete fairly, so they are going to try and rip the market from Apple.

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David Bianco on laptop encryption - An Information Security Place

David Bianco on laptop encryption - An Information Security Place

Friend of mine David Bianco, found himself linked over to securityplace.blogspot.com, an interesting commentary on an interesting article, I encourage a read.

Microsoft's iPod killer to provide free versions of all your iTunes tracks

To attract current iPod users Microsoft is going to let you download for free any songs you've already bought from the iTunes Music Store. They'll scan iTunes for purchased tracks and then automatically add those to your account. Microsoft will still have to pay the rights-holders for the songs, but they believe it'll be worth it to converts.

Microsoft is kinda using some shady techniques to grab market share from Apple. They can't compete fairly, so they are going to try and rip the market from Apple.

read more | digg story

David Bianco on laptop encryption - An Information Security Place

David Bianco on laptop encryption - An Information Security Place

Friend of mine David Bianco, found himself linked over to securityplace.blogspot.com, an interesting commentary on an interesting article, I encourage a read.