Many Hackers Accidentally Send Their Code To...
webvampire: When hackers crash Windows in the course of developing malware, they’ll often accidentally agree to send the virus code straight to Microsoft, according to senior security architect Rocky Heckman. ‘It’s amazing how much stuff we get.’ Heckman also said Microsoft was a common target for people testing their attacks. ‘The first thing [script kiddies] do is fire off all these attacks...
The tests on high profile charity websites did find some issues in general...– ‘donation killers (Site review: British Red Cross relaunch) (via boagworld)
Help me! I’m in desperate need of a Blu-ray player. I don’t have a...– Translation: If you give me a blue-ray player I promise to talk to myself and tell my imaginary friend how awesome you are — DontEvenReply.com
Maniacal Rage: The Problem with Facebook's... →
Here’s the thing about Facebook that really gets under my skin: They are slowly incorporating the features from every other independent web application on the internet. This is not inherently a problem—companies get bigger and they begin to have the resources to widen their feature set—the issue…
another way to execute /bin/cat http://bbc.in/93K4Xs– @verlaine101
I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.– Tim Vine’s Edinburgh Fringe-winning one-liner. (via thedailywhat)
After a collections agency started to unduly harass me I registered a new domain name for my communications with them.
Millions of Americans are furious about the... →
I once had a poo in a pub about two minutes’ walk from Buckingham Palace. I was not subsequently arrested and charged with crapping directly onto the Queen’s pillow. That’s how “distance” works in Britain. — Charlie Brooker
Dev machine backups.
After accidentally deleting a rather important file I was reminded about why backups are so important, especially for work files. So here is my setup, what’s yours? All projects under Git. Pushing to a bare repo either on Github or internal-server in office. Each day a cron runs which tars/gzips projects folder and copies to Dropbox Remote backups of entire machine via BackBlaze ...
Click to go up.
Create a new bookmark on your bookmark bar called “↑↑↑” and set its location to Now you can jump to the top of any page just by clicking that link in your regular browser, same as tapping the top bar on the iPhone/iPad. You might even be able to drag this link directly to your bookmarks-bar ☛ ↑↑↑
If it’s not broke don’t fix it.– I hate this phrase, might as well say “Never improve! Never innovate!”
Why Git kicks ass!
I’m in the middle of building a new piece of functionality for a client-site. My local development copy is a mess of half finished, broken and untested pages. But the client has just spotted a bug on the live site. I can’t very well fix it in my current copy and push it live as it will push all my work in progress stuff as well. But before I started on this new functionality I...
git commit --idiot
I do this way too often. Our folder structure for projects is something like: Where www.primary-domain-name.com/ is the containing folder which holds all files relevant to the build (templates, media, db, etc) and /project-name/ is the Django project folder. Our git repo is obviously in the root folder www.primary-domain-name.com/.git In order to work with Django I need to be in its project...
Boagworld Uncut: What is your biggest pet peeve... →
jongold: I think my biggest pet peeve about the web industry is that we can be quite an arrogant lot, who thinks anybody that doesn’t understand the Internet is an idiot. We treat our clients like they’re stupid, refer to our users as if they are morons, and resent friends and family asking us the… Nice answer, hadn’t really thought of it that way. I guess growing up ‘on the internet’ we...