Sunday, July 31, 2011


NY fugitive taunts police on Facebook to catch him -

Published: Jul 28, 2011 2:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A fugitive from upstate New York who taunted police on his Facebook page to 'catch me if you can. I'm in Brooklyn' has been arrested.

The Daily News says U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives tracked Victor Burgos down to an apartment in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Monday night, sitting at his computer with his Facebook page open.

Another news app -

U.S. News & World Report releases iPad app

Newsweekly U.S. News & World Report on Thursday unveiled a new iPad app.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

These all look good -

iPhone photo apps that go beyond the lo-fi

Lo-fi apps have their place, but for photographers who want to use their iPhone for high-quality image capture and editing, here are some useful and fun apps.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Worth looking at this one -

ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations.

ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tenable Network Security: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

I'm not sure if you are familiar with BackTrack, but it is a very good way to get familiar with a number of high quality vulnerability assessment tools.
These are the nuggets you need to get Nessus working right.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Really need to look in to this -

What You Should Know About the Apple Apps Volume Purchase Program

Apple doesn't cater to businesses much, but a new App Store Volume Purchase Program makes it easier for IT admins to get discounts buying apps in bulk, and makes managing app distribution and management easier.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thumper's Mom was right. "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" especially when there are reporters around..."

Apple vs. Wintel

Nice catch from MacDailyNews: as of the close of market today, Apple is worth more than Microsoft and Intel combined. And some tasty claim chowder on this Bill Gates quote from June 1998, regarding Steve Jobs's return to Apple as CEO: ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We gotta try this out -

Frapp Price Attack: You're saving around 92%  Talk about a steep latte factor — a copycat classic coffee Starbucks Frappuccino (using my recipe) can save you 91.7% on a 12 oz (354 mL) Tall sized beverage. Can you really see the difference?  Homemade Frappuccino Recipe  Frappuccino ingredients: makes 2.5 cups (590 mL) 1 cup double-strength Starbucks coffee OR 3/4 cup fresh espresso (cold) 3/4 cup milk (low fat, 2%, whole or whatever) 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (or to taste) 2 cups ice Secret ingredient: Pinch of xanthan gum OR 1 teaspoon dry pectin (keeps Frapp from separating)   (

Frapp Price Attack: You're saving around 92%

Talk about a steep latte factor — a copycat classic coffee Starbucks Frappuccino (using my recipe) can save you 91.7% on a 12 oz (354 mL) Tall sized beverage. Can you really see the difference?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Burke Lake Park Campgrounds, Fairfax County Park Authority -

Burke Lake Park - Campgrounds
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7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Campgrounds Map

Note the following emergency AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) locations at Burke Lake Park:

  • Information Center
  • Mini-golf
  • Burke Lake Golf Course Club House
  • On the golf course - between the 4th green and the 5th tee box
  • Camp Ground Camp Store

We sell reasonably priced firewood that you may purchase for your campfires. Please be aware that several wood boring bugs are becoming a threat to the D.C. area and require us to comply with the advisory from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Fairfax County Forest Pest Branch. These agencies advise against transporting cut firewood from outside the Washington D.C. area. The Fairfax County Park Authority asks that you only bring firewood that has been cut from the local D.C. area. We also ask that you burn all of the firewood you have brought in with you, or give any wood you have left over to a camper who is still in the campground to burn.

Nice tool! - OSF DataLossDB | Data Loss News, Statistics, and Research

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dropbox -

Security Overview 

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we've put in place to protect the information that you store using Dropbox.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the files that you store on Dropbox using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data. Encryption for storage is applied after files are uploaded, and we manage the encryption keys.

Dropbox uses Amazon S3 for data storage. Amazon stores data over several large-scale data centers. According to Amazon, they use military grade perimeter control berms, video surveillance, and professional security staff to keep their data centers physically secure.

You can find more information about Amazon's security at the Amazon Web Services' website.

Amazon and Dropbox also employ significant protection against network security issues such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks, and packet sniffing.

Secure Transfers

Your files are sent between Dropbox's desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections.

Your files are sent between Dropbox's mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported. Not all mobile media players support encrypted streaming, so media files streamed from our servers are not always encrypted.

--From my mobile device