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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-09-16

  • A headhunter tells me that the Microsoft Surface team is hiring. I’m not interested. Are you? #
  • @briancrouch Sure. my email is jabancroft@gmail.com. Anyone else who wants that MS Surface headhunter email, let me know! :-) #
  • Dear LazyTwitter (on behalf of @flatchicken): Any way to recover a file when Keynote crashes? Does Mac OS X autosave/undelete files? #
  • @briancrouch You’re welcome. Just remember who hooked you up if you get to play with Surface for a living! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • OK, I am REALLY getting irritated by this “Intel blocking TinyURL” thing. It’s so silly! :-/ #
  • @jmoriarty I used the info in this article to get XP installed on the Eee PC 901: http://is.gd/2Ijw #
  • @Alsymer Yeah, it’s silly. TinyURL isn’t any more or less dangerous than any other URL on the web. And there’s a million similar services. #
  • @Alsymer Blocking URL shorteners is false security. It doesn’t protect against the real threat. It’s Movie Plot security. #
  • The trade off for blocking TinyURL is that legitimate use is also stopped, while the real threat remains unimpeded. It’s silly. #
  • Better security would be an effort to teach people not to click on links from sources they don’t trust, no matter what it looks like. #
  • It’s like blocking links in email because a phisher could trick you into clicking. The right answer is NOT “strip all links from email”. #
  • If you look at the trade off for that kind of blocking, you’ll see why it’s wrong. Legitimate use is blocked, and the threat is still there. #
  • @unclenate Who knows why they’re doing it? They don’t proactively tell us anything, let alone. why. I’ve raised the issue internally. #
  • I’ll give them a chance to explain. Maybe there’s a threat via TinyURL I’m not aware of. But on its face, this whole thing seems silly. #
  • @unclenate Yes, a blind redirect could be bad. But there are a million ways for an attacker to do a blind redirect. Blocking 1 won’t help. #
  • @eriksr Yes, I can use an alternate shortener. But I CAN’T follow all the TinyURLs that my Twitter followees send. At least, not from Intel. #
  • @samgrover Yeah, the blocking seems intermittent. I’ve heard of it from others for a while. First time I’ve experienced it. Now I’m mad! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • Can’t wait to see what kind of trouble I get in for ranting about this TinyURL thing. I’m all ready to channel Bruce Schneier. :-) #
  • @ashokraj The TinyURL blocking seems to be intermittent. Not sure what the common factor is. Search Intelpedia for more info. #
  • @maksbestfriend I’ve done exactly that – opened a ticket, which is being escalated, to find out why it’s blocked, and ask them to reconsider #
  • Intel Blocking TinyURL update: It appears that it was a mistaken proxy configuration, not intentional. I apologize for my ranting earlier. #
  • I admit that I jumped to conclusions regarding IT’s intentions blocking TinyURL, and I applaud them for being honest. We all make mistakes. #
  • @chrispitzer You should definitely get a Mac, but wait until the new MacBooks get announced next month. Never buy before an Apple event! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • I wish I could go see Neal Stephenson at the Bagdad tonight. Tickets still available online. I just started reading Anathem, finally. #
  • @blath The TinyURL blocking was a mistake, and has been undone. And Intel DOES have an internal shortening service for intranet sites. :-) #
  • Favorite quote from Gnomedex that keeps ringing around in my head: “Asking someone if they blog is like asking them if they paper.” #
  • I’ve had a terrible time with Google sites going away intermittently today. Google problem? Intel proxy problem? Solar storm? The economy? #
  • @victore Blog can be a verb, but so can paper. My point is that it’s just a medium, that can be used for whatever end you desire. #
  • @caseorganic The @powells Twitter acct said earlier today that Stephenson tix are still available at TicketMaster. YMMV. Good luck! :-) #
  • OK, Google is coming apart at the seams today. Reader, Calendar, and Gmail have been extremely unreliable for me. Not down, but not working. #
  • @davidhoenig I think you’re right. I know they’re tinkering with the proxy settings today (re: TinyURL). Hope it settles down soon. :-( #
  • Just adjusted my W4 tax withholdings. I feel like an idiot for letting the gov’t take so much of my money for so long. :-( #
  • I mean yeah, I always get a fat refund, but I’d rather keep the money. No more interest free loans for Uncle Sam! #
  • @Yasumoto When is the Linux Plumbers Conference? It’s not on my radar, but it sounds cool. Send info? #
  • @codearachnid @jmoriarty I’m happy to talk about Ignite. The idea is spreading like wildfire (ha!). :-) I know of 6 or so born at Gnomedex. #
  • @jenvteal No, YouTube “No Longer Available” messages means the videos were pulled down, usually because someone complained about them. #
  • @turoczy TinyScreenfuls.com is proud to run on WordPress. Also, the Intel Software Network blog: http://softwareblogs.intel.com #
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