Category Archives: nfoWorks

Welcoming Open Live Writer

Although many have asked for it, today was the day that a team of Microsoft and other Volunteers managed to fork Window Live Writer to become Open Live Writer under the .NET Foundation. I am creating this post with Open … Continue reading

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Guardian, Dictator, Manager, Mentor, or Collaborator Be?

For open-source projects that I initiate, I want some way to acknowledge differentiation of roles that permit me to preserve in some friendly way my vision of what is essential for trustworthy development, releases, and life-cycle support.  I settled on … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Off-by-One Defects

Yesterday, I happened to be filling out a Windows 8.1 Xbox Games message form.  I filled the form with exactly 0-characters left. When I sent the message, I received a “message too long” pop-up, reminding me of the length limit.  … Continue reading

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How to not Support Windows Platforms

This analysis presented by Ed Bott on 2013-01-01 reminds me of something that has been nagging me for the past couple of years. It is amazing to me that web-site and application developers manage to be in complete denial about … Continue reading

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How an epic blunder by Adobe could strengthen hand of password crackers | Ars Technica

Via Dan Goodin on Ars Technica, 2013-11-01 Four weeks ago, Adobe disclosed a sustained hack on its corporate network that threatened to spawn a wave of meaner malware attacks by giving criminals access to the raw source code for the … Continue reading

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Sometimes, worrying about man-in-the-middle attacks is not just paranoia

I have a friend who is seriously concerned about man-in-the-middle attacks on his communications.  He uses digital signatures on all of his e-mails. I generally reciprocate, and I will again once Outlook 2013 on Windows 8 stops crashing when I … Continue reading

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Blocked on Blogging

Recently, I completed a number of arrangements to have more attention on a few projects that I consider the most important work for my continued vocation.  That includes attention to my web sites, where I’ll be investing renewed attention, and … Continue reading

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