Archive for date: May 24, 2005

Minnesota court takes dim view of encryption

May 24, 2005 | Cryptography, Security | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sigh. Things like this really depress me. Minnesota court takes dim view of encryption | CNET A Minnesota appeals court has ruled that the presence of encryption software on a computer may be viewed as evidence of criminal intent. From the PGP FAQ: Who uses PGP? People who value privacy use PGP. Politicians running […]


May 24, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Another fun link from the make blog: Systm, a video show produced by a couple of young geeks. In their first episode, they build a warspying setup into a modified cashbox and go in search of wireless video cameras. Despite the socially marginal justification, it’s pretty well done and worth a few minutes of bittorrent […]

Remote Control of the Nikon 4500?

May 24, 2005 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

Hey folks, I’ve passed some of my helpful technical tidbits on to you, it is time that some of you work for me. 🙂 I have a Nikon Coolpix 4500 that I want to control from, well, some bit of hardware that I have lying around. Ideally that would be Linux/FreeBSD/some Unix, but Windows would […]

Game Review: Katamari Damacy

May 24, 2005 | Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was in Fry’s last weekend, and was just browsing the cheap video game aisle’s with my wife, when I noticed that the quirky Japanese title Katamari Damacy was only $19.99. I think it was Tom who first told me about this rather odd little game, and when I explained what it was to my […]