node-webkit

I don’t do very much desktop software development these days, and I’ve become increasingly frustrated with Realbasic (now Xojo), so the prospect of forking out $500 for an upgrade that may or may not be usable did not fill me with glee. Furthermore, as the years roll on, there’s more and more functionality tied to […]

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Cloudflare

  I found out about Cloudflare from a link on Hacker News. Assuming it works (and if you’re reading this 24-48h after I post it, then it presumably is) it’s just insanely wonderful. Basic idea — sit in between your website and users (including robots and would-be attackers) and massage what the users see (e.g. […]

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Inconvenience without Security

Apparently there’s news of an exploit that completely hoses Vista’s security and which probably can’t be fixed. Before the Microsoft-haters all start celebrating, let me make a couple of observations. It’s not clear whether the general approach taken might not be equally effective against other operating systems. The people discussing this exploit seem entirely too […]

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