Towse: views from the hill

August 25, 2010

Bye bye, Firefox. Hello, Chrome.

Filed under: app,internet,life — Towse @ 5:19 pm

Running on Chrome until further notice.

The erratic, unpredictable, unreliable, inconsistent, irregular, changeable, intermittent, uneven, fitful, variable* whims (not to mention the crashes and hiccups and slowdowns and what-nots) of Firefox finally drove me away.

(* Thank you to MSN Encarta online for the synonyms. …)

September 5, 2008

Another Google Chrome Security Flaw Identified

Filed under: app,internet,webstuff — Towse @ 7:53 pm

Another Google Chrome Security Flaw Identified: “critical buffer-overflow”

For Pete’s sake. We were talking about this just last weekend when the Bixby Creek gang got together at Donner Lake for the long weekend.

The question then was, “Why don’t the software engineers at Microsoft check for buffer overflows when they’re designing their software? Especially now when they should be overly aware that they have an ongoing problem?” Followed by, “Why don’t the QA mavens at Microsoft check to make sure the software engineers have checked for buffer overflows?”

For. Pete’s. Sake. People. Microsoft. Google. Anyone writing code.

This is a known issue with known solutions.


May 19, 2008

Comcast NNTP has been unavailable since yesterday AM

Filed under: internet — Towse @ 3:29 pm

No Usenet access except through Googja. … Hissing and fissing over at the Comcast boards.

Oh, what in the world to do with all my free time?

October 15, 2007

CAN-SPAM works?!!!?!

Filed under: culture,internet,legal,news — Towse @ 5:19 pm

Porn Spammers Get Five Years.

Nice coupla guys.

Harsh sentencing of Kilbride is credited to his attempts to prevent a witness from testifying at the trial. Kilbride received six years in prison and Schaffer received a 5-1/4 year sentence. Each was fined $100,000 and had to forfeit $1.1 million of their porn spam profits. They also had to pay $77,500 in restitution to AOL, which claimed 1.5 million of its customers complained about their spam.

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