Adam Bosworth’s Weblog: Speaking up I fear now for my children growing up into a world where the leaders turn their backs on the spirit of reason and inquiry. … akin to letting a child’s tantrum dictate the judgement of an adult. What he said. It should not need saying … but it does.
Monthly Archives: October 2005
How Swing Components Are Displayed When the GUI for SwingApplication is painted, here’s what happens: The top-level container, JFrame, paints itself. The content pane first paints its background, which is a solid gray rectangle. It then tells the JPanel to paint itself. In most look and feels, the JPanel is opaque by default and the [...]
A simple observation about another risk involving plaintext passwords sent across the network… This has nothing to do with whether the channel in encrypted (typically HTTPS – HTTP over SSL). Rather this has to do with whether the remote server is receiving plaintext passwords. If you use applications on the web, there are likely several [...]
Old airship hangers at the former military base in Tustin – soon to be destroyed by developers – as seen in the distance from the hills in the Whiting Ranch Wilderness. Unusual lighting courtesy of a rare thunderstorm cloud to the west.
The photo does not do justice to what the eye could see.
EFF: The Customer Is Always Wrong: A User’s Guide to DRM in Online Music … in this brave new world of “authorized music services,” law-abiding music fans often get less for their money than they did in the old world of CDs (or at least, the world before record companies started crippling CDs with DRM, [...]
Taking a Long View: Brave New World … about 20 years ago, when I started in this refugee business, most of my clients were from southeast asia, central america, and eastern europe. They were fleeing bestial despotisms and casual torture. It had a deep impact on my mind, at the time, and I frequently despaired. [...]