Archive for date: November 17, 2005

Brainwagon Radio: Problems with Bluetooth Installation

November 17, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Does it bother you when hardware doesn’t behave the way it is supposed to? I recently bought a new Bluetooth dongle to use with my laptop, and this relatively simple task turned into the subject of a rant. Just once, I’d like to buy a chunk of hardware that either just worked without any installation […]

Brainwagon Radio: Sony Rootkits Their Customers, and Thanksgiving Food

November 17, 2005 | Brainwagon Radio, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host briefly displays his anger about Sony rootkitting their customers, but then happily lapses off into musing about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and food.

Schneier on the Sony Rootkit

November 17, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wired News is running a terrific editorial by cryptography and security expert Bruce Schneier. He poses a question that I hadn’t considered before: Initial estimates are that more than half a million computers worldwide are infected with this Sony rootkit. Those are amazing infection numbers, making this one of the most serious internet epidemics of […]

Tinkering with Tinkertoys Zometool

November 17, 2005 | Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

Zome is a nerd toy that allows you create all sorts of amazing polyhedral models. Some people are more serious about them than others. Addendum: A couple of days ago, I picked up one of those generic “ball bearing and magnet” sets that allow you to build similar structures at Walgreens. It was $9.99 for […]