Archive for August, 2003


Well-behaved DHTML

Saturday, August 23rd, 2003

Aaron Boodman of fame, who like me has been fairly sparse on the blogging of late, writes a fantastic case study on well-behaved DHTML.

Ooh – while he’s at it, he’s finally added an RSS feed. Yippeee!


It’s not just a little russian dog

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

Here’s an interesting little hotspot appliance. Interesting too how they seem to be centrally managed and all that.

Looks like Dave Sifry is a partner in Sputnik. Dave is best known in the blogging world as the man behind Technorati, something that I didn’t quite fully grok until Doc Searls explained it to me when he was in town earlier in the year.

Dave also covers the wifi sphere in Sifry’s Alerts.


forget me not

Friday, August 8th, 2003

I love it when programs remember passwords for me. I don’t have to remember them and the program remembers for me.

I hate it when programs remember passwords for me. I fry the program or its data somehow and I don’t have the password anymore.

Using UltraEdit today I managed to overwrite the FTP account settings for one client while fixing something for another client. I couldn’t for the life of me find the password to set it up again.

Luckily (or not?) it was FTP and not SSH, because all I had to do was use UltraEdit on my other machine (which also had used the ftp account for that client) to connect to it while using tcpdump to watch the the traffic. The ftp password came through in the clear, so I picked it out and voila.