Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bug fixes

(Via Claire Wolf)

In the computer world, there is a long-running discussion on whether security bugs should be publicized as soon as they are found or whether the software publisher should be notified and allowed a chance to fix the bugs before notice goes out.

It seems that someone has been taking advantage of the latter group.

Why is the only button on the express elevator marked "Hell"?

Kindly enough, Claire offers some software solutions.

Monday, June 17, 2013

I love it when blog content arrives via email

Or, in other words, I don't have squat to talk about, so I'm going to point you to something someone else has written.

Both of these are from alloutdoor.com.  First, we have a brief discussion of old-fashioned, non-tacticool knives.  As the owner of some indeterminate number of pocket knives (I think they're breeding), I honestly find them more useful than the stealthed-up ninja knives.  I carry a single blade SOG (Twitch II, if you're curious) and  Leatherman Micra on a daily basis.  I own quite a few more, but these are my go-tos.

Second, we have a brief primer on super-de-duper LED flashlights.  While I may be a bit cool on the ninja knives, I am nothing but hot for ninja lights.  Again, I own a batch, ranging from an old C Crane that was my first LED light up to the Fenix TK-10 that lives beside my bed.  I won't even go into some of my modded up Maglights that run at 1000 lumens (and do so for around 4 hours).  Or the several LED camp lanterns of various descriptions.  Or the LED lighting that will grace our new screened-in porch (one of these days when it's finished).  Or the crapload of $1-$2 cheapies that are stashed everywhere.  You know, just in case.

Go have some fun with it.  Man doesn't live by guns and stupid politicians alone, you know.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Yes, I twiddled the settings

I've decided to go back to a Blogger template, just so I can take advantage of some of their gadgets and such.  I'll probably continue to twiddle for a while with backgrounds, fonts and so on.  Feel free to comment on the look; feedback is always helpful.