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Cloud Data Security Using Cloud Storage

Data stored on a cloud storage provider service is generally well-protected from routine eavesdroppers or man-in-the-middle attacks, but there remain other threats. Consider Dropbox, just one of many new services provided online for storing data in the cloud. Dropbox is … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Cryptography

There are tens of millions of pages of content on the web that address encryption or cryptography; that means two things: first, there is no shortage of good content explaining what encryption and cryptography are; second, there is also no … Continue reading

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HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS stands for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure”. The protocol itself is the same as HTTP, but when a web resource is accessed via an HTTPS link the web client and web server negotiate a layer of encryption, with the goal … Continue reading

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Bellovin on passwords

Steven Bellovin is now Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, and he opened his tenure with an excellent blog entry about passwords: Password Compromises, a follow up to one of former Chief Technologist Ed Felton’s last blog posts in … Continue reading

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This is how I learn

So, it’s Thursday morning and I’m ready to start work, and I remember that I wanted to start logging my diet. Just write down a note to myself, every time I eat something: what did I eat? how much? when? … Continue reading

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My latest batch of Git resources

Finally getting serious about learning and using Git, so, to clean out my tabs, here’s what I’m looking at right now: Learn.Github Pro Git: Professional Version Control Learning Git from an Amateur’s Perspective | DrupalEasy Understanding Git Conceptually Tower Is … Continue reading

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Some links of special interest to me

These links will prove useful in the future. And may be interesting to others, so here goes: podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2011/07/01/txt2stop/ www.ctru.auckland.ac.nz/index.php/news-a-events/325-ctru-plays-leading-role-in-ground-breaking-text-messaging-smoking-cessation-trial www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)60701-0/abstract www.twilio.com/try-twilio?home-page http://www.reqall.com/about http://toodo.com/explore/lists http://www.followup.cc/

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Be kind…

As odd as it may seem, I’ve come to rely on what you might call aphorisms. For example, Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle. That link goes to a discussion of who it was that actually … Continue reading

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Even more resources for learning to program

Another crop of good reads/resources for learning to program: More from Reddit, like, Bored on a Sunday Morning? Try Learning Python”, though the lecturer in the referenced Youtube video makes it clear that the course in intended for people with … Continue reading

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Figuring out Twitter

OK, so I’ve been out of the loop for a while. Facebook seems like an utter waste of time, and Twitter always struck me as kind of ridiculous. But while Facebook, with over half a billion members, has a pretty … Continue reading

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