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This is a list of stuff I've written that's been archived elsewhere on
the net. Stuff I particularly like.
How to stop viruses. (mirror)
Four years later, we're no closer, and Microsoft
is still concentrating on the "screaming in agony" solutions instead
of taking the first basic steps like splitting the MS HTML control
into multiple separate modules that don't directly interact with
each other... one for rendering HTML, and one for internet access,
with active content the responsibility of the calling application.
- A spam experiment. This was in 1997. I wish it was still only this bad. (mirror)
- Someone's quotes file.
About 15% of the way down the page is this rant.
It's a year and change later, and we're still using this pile of
junk for our timecards. It makes Lotus Notes look good.
Wow. I wrote this 15 years ago. Right after the Internet Worm. (Which
Internet Worm? The first one, man). As a result of this event, open
disclosure mailing lists were set up, security holes in UNIX-based
systems were rapidly fixed, and continue to be fixed. The descendents
of MS-DOS are still shipped with no host-based protection even when
(like NT) they are capable of it. And now it's Windows-based mail
software that's spreading viruses and even though we know how to
fix the security holes (see the first entry on this list) they're
not even trying.
- An anti-spam idea from 1995. There's a few implementations of this showing up, in various forms... six or seven years later. And it works. (original)
- About halfway down, rant on piracy. (mirror)
- Savor this one, I'm defending Microsoft. (wayback, mirror)
Solaris? It took about 4 years after the Alpha was EOL-ed before
it ceased to be the fastest thing yo can buy. Marketing trumps
technology, again. And I thought nobody could be as stupid as
Commodore was when they mismarketed the Amiga into oblivion... (local copy)
- Failed logouts on Windows NT. If anyone knows the answer to this one, let me know! Mac OS X has the same problem, too... and I'm still looking for an answer.
(Ken Blair sent me a link to
Admin Tip #84: Force End Task option at Shutdown mirrored)