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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Anachronisms: Icon for “Save…” is a floppy, HDTV sized in inches


Went looking for an icon to represent the “Save…” or “Save As…” operation in an application. The icons I am finding are all images of a floppy disk. For long-time GUI users, this image is familiar and requires no thought. For newer users … they may never have seen a floppy disk. The image has […]

WordPress hacked (again)


On around May 13 someone subverted my weblog to serve pharmacy ads. Annoying, but not otherwise a big deal, given regular backups. This hack was more clever than prior incidents Took me longer to find and remove the problem. I expect WordPress to be insecure. Looked at the source code early on. Like most PHP […]