The Fosdem site has several videos of thisyears talks. I’m now downloading several of them. I’m Curious 🙂 2008 Battle of Wesnoth Xen Virtualbox Mozilla Prism 2007 Security Testing Bacula (partially watched it earlier) Now all I need is the time to watch them! :s Stuff like this is where I see the eee comingContinue reading “Fosdem”

BashStyle-NG: A useful idea poorly implemented

Inside BashStyle-NG, a strong idea struggles to be born. On one hand, if you use the bash shell at all, you will likely find several of BashStyle-NG’s customization options worth trying — all the more so because they are only a few mouse clicks away. On the other, a poorly designed interface makes using theContinue reading “BashStyle-NG: A useful idea poorly implemented”

Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys

Contrary to popular assumption, DRAMs used in most modern computers retain their contents for seconds to minutes after power is lost, even at operating temperatures and even if removed from a motherboard. Although DRAMs become less reliable when they are not refreshed, they are not immediately erased, and their contents persist sufficiently for malicious (orContinue reading “Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys”

Google intoxicates Linux users with Wine improvements

Ultimately, I think most Linux users would prefer to see resources invested in making truly native open source alternatives to commercial applications, but the Wine project fills a very important need for many. It seems likely that we can look forward to additional Wine improvements as Google continues to participate in ongoing Wine development.Link YeahContinue reading “Google intoxicates Linux users with Wine improvements”


Interesting Project.. Hotwire is an object-oriented hypershell. It is a shell designed for systems programming (files, processes), and thus it is in the same conceptual category of software as the Unix shell terminal and Windows PowerShell.The goal of the Hotwire project though is to create a better systems programming shell than both Unix and PowerShell.Continue reading “Hotwire”