Electronic Voices from the Twin Towers

This compelling story was too much for me to read at one sitting. The NYTimes is to be commended for writing such a difficult, yet ultimately necessary, both for the historical record and as a contribution to healing, article. Fighting to Live as the Towers Died

Know Anyone Like This?

Hmm, so creative folks are often moody and exhibit behaviours reminiscent of a manic/depressive … this is news? STANFORD RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH LINK BETWEEN CREATIVE GENIUS AND MENTAL ILLNESS (January 2015 update: old link, http://mednews.stanford.edu/news_releases_html/2002/mayreleases/creative_gen.html, no longer works, so replaced w/one to archive.org.)

In the River!?

What a shame. Over 100 paintings and other stolen art objects, worth over 1 billion dollars, were destroyed in France by a mother seeking to protect her son, who had stolen the paintings, etc. Your Stolen Art? I Threw It Away, Dear

Play an Accordion; Don’t goto Jail

This is a funny (in retrospect) story of what happened to a hapless hacker, who, as he prepared to fly to the US from Canada, ended up “fitting the profile.” Read how after an interrogation and search, the Star-Spangled Banner came to his rescue! (January 2015 update. I’m cleaning up old entries, and the original … Read more

Packet Sniffing Yields Images

Hah! As if there weren’t already too many things I want to do and don’t have time for. Here’s another interesting hack: packetsniff your ethernet, and reassemble the packets that are part of an image into the image file. See how it was done at a recent conference: http://www.oreillynet.com/1414.html