2011 Jul 18, 2:38
Neat idea: "When the user wants to visit a blacklisted site, the client establishes an encrypted HTTPS connection to a non-blacklisted web server outside the censor’s network, which could be a normal
site that the user regularly visits... The client secretly marks the connection as a Telex request by inserting a cryptographic tag into the headers. We construct this tag using a mechanism called
public-key steganography... As the connection travels over the Internet en route to the non-blacklisted site, it passes through routers at various ISPs in the core of the network. We envision that
some of these ISPs would deploy equipment we call Telex stations."
2011 Jun 20, 11:25
A cautionary tale in chart form: lesson is make sure you can always upgrade your hashing algorithm or don't have security dependencies on hashing algorithms.
2011 Jan 10, 9:41 2010 Dec 28, 10:42 2010 Sep 22, 12:13
Last.fm sorts its user's music prefs by gender and age and graphs it.
2010 Jul 8, 1:37
Including graphs with force directed layout!
2010 Jun 19, 5:03
"Flickr is now offering the option for photographers to license their photos through Getty Images."
2010 Jun 19, 3:54
2010 Jun 9, 3:31
"A 'geo' URI identifies a physical location in a two- or three-dimensional coordinate reference system in a compact, simple, human-readable, and protocol-independent way."
2010 Jun 7, 2:40
Maps of where tourists vs locals take photos in major cities like New York, San Francisco, etc. based on geotagged photos on Flickr.
2010 Jun 3, 6:32
Angie's photos from my wedding. There are some excellent bunny slipper photos in there.
2010 Jun 1, 6:46
"Metalink describes download locations (mirrors), cryptographic hashes, and other information. Clients can transparently use this information to reliably transfer files."
2010 May 27, 8:53
2010 May 24, 6:26
"What You See is What They Get: Protecting users from unwanted use of microphones, cameras, and other sensors," by Jon Howell and Stuart Schechter.
"We introduce the sensor-access widget, a graphical user interface element that resides within an application's display. The widget provides an animated representation of the personal data being
collected by its corresponding sensor, calling attention to the application's attempt to collect the data."
Not sure how well that scales...
2010 May 19, 1:56
Google offers up a directory of fonts available for use in your css.
2010 Apr 21, 6:51
Adds SHA 256 & 512 to HTTP instance digest: 'The IANA registry named "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Digest Algorithm Values" defines values for digest algorithms used by Instance Digests in
HTTP. Instance Digests in HTTP provide a digest, also known as a checksum or hash, of an entire representation of the current state of a resource. This document adds new values to the registry and
updates previous values.'
2010 Apr 21, 6:48
"The Web Open Font Format, already backed by Mozilla and many type foundries was accepted by the World Wide Web Consortium yesterday, marking the first stage in its standardization. The submission
included a surprising new sponsor: Microsoft."
2010 Apr 20, 9:34 2010 Apr 16, 1:08
Analysis of a potentially time travelling individual captured in a 40s photo "Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940".
2010 Apr 11, 3:55
Humour infographic backlash infographic.