Cups vs Avahi vs Mac

I have an old HP Laser Jet 6L as my primary printer at home. It's a trooper - I got it new years ago, and I have never had a problem with it. A few years ago, I got an APC Parallel Port to USB converter. That works great, until I tried to plug it unto my new Airport Express 802.11n. Woops. Lucky me I have a Linux box right next to the printer..

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Sitemap Generator for Mephisto

The old sitemap generator for mephisto was broken under the newer rails/mephisto plugin scheme. So I spent a few minutes in an airport hacking on it. It now works, with all default settings set, well, defaulty. Go get it!

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Interview with a reformed adware programmer

I should probably first speak about how adware works. Most adware targets Internet Explorer (IE) users because obviously they're the biggest share of the market. In addition, they tend to be the less-savvy chunk of the market. If you're using IE, then either you don't care or you don't know about all the vulnerabilities that IE has.
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Banning water...

As usual, Bruce Schneier has an interesting look at security, and how banning things like Google Earth might not be such a good idea.

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