Archives for: February 2009

Ah, crap

blogging, wtf?, chilling effects, privacy, friends
Well, I'm now on [twitter] as [@joebeone] (pronounced like JOE-bee-won). [twitter]: http://twitter.com/ [@joebeone]: http://twitter.com/joebeone I resisted for a while. I blame it all on [Layer Tennis]. You can't vote for a winner in layer tenn… more »

Yes We Scan

open source, friends, policy

Connect to iPhone without network?

system, hacks
I've found myself telling a few people how to either sync applications on the iPhone or SSH into your iPhone without an existing WiFi network. I have two things that I regularly need to do and often they happen when I'm not near a wifi network (and I… more »

Comments restored...

system
In my tinkering with this blog I managed to break the comment function. I've restored it and verified that it works now. So, if you wanted to comment recently and couldn't because of this error, please consider coming back to do so. (Thanks tons… more »

Law360 FAIL

wtf?, chilling effects, usability, legal
Well, IP lawyers, like those at [ip.law360], *should* know enough about tech. to know when they've purchased a broken system, right? [ip.law360]: http://ip.law360.com/ exasperating... see if you can spot the problem here: The only other non… more »

A Small Quest Involving Creative Commons and Berkeley Theses

copyright, open source, berkeley, research, policy, legal, education, iSchool
Last Summer, I wanted to slap a [Creative Commons] license on [my dissertation][phd]. A good friend, [Ping], had used another license ([GFDL]) by simply changing the copyright page and including the legal terms of the license in an appendix. So, I sla… more »

Trapcall: Defeat ID Blockage or Easiest Wiretap Ever?

hacks, chilling effects
(cross-posted at Localoaf) Trapcall can unmask callers who have blocked caller ID. From Wired?s Kevin Poulsen: The service, called TrapCall, is offered by New Jersey?s TelTech systems, the company behind the controversial SpoofCard Caller ID s… more »

Audio Plugin Test

music, blogging
Just a quick test of a flash-based audio plugin... Not sure exactly how I'll use this yet... more »

The Role of Randomness in California's Redistricting Process

elections, research
California voters passed Proposition 11 last November, which modified the state constitution and enacted laws to establish a Citizen's Redistricting Commission. As Tony Quinn says in a new article, ["Proposition 11---What Will It Do?"], from the fledgl… more »

Civil Unions for Non-gay Couples?

wtf?, family, policy, legal
Man, I wish we were more like France sometimes: > The PACS [or Civil Solidarity Pact] was introduced a decade ago by France's then-Socialist Party government. Parliament approved the measure only after a fierce debate because, although its wording wa… more »

A Simple Transform for NetNewsWire OPML

blogging, hacks, open source
I've got the blogroll back (see the right panel). Most of the solutions out there -- [like][1] [these][2] -- for transforming from OPML to HTML assume that I have a "flat" OPML file or that I want a bunch of bells and whistles (my blogroll needs no j… more »

Dunmore on Riverside's Hand Tally

elections, news, research, policy
Many of my colleagues were disappointed to hear that Riverside County, California had both not completed its hand tally of paper records but also that this tally lasted well into the new year. Riverside Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore answers [re… more »

b2evolution Markdown Plugin v0.3

blogging, hacks, open source, development
I've updated my [b2evolution] plugin for [Markdown] to use [PHP-Markdown] 1.0.1m. Get it here: The other big change is that the instructions now make sense for a more modern version of b2evolution (like the [stable 2.4.6 release]). `SHA1(b2evo… more »

Upgrading unlocked, jailbroken 2G iPhone

system, copyright, hacks, open source, wtf?, chilling effects, DRM
Sheesh. Upgrading the firmware in an unlocked, jailbroken iPhone is *not* easy and *definitely* nerve-racking. Here's what I just had to do to upgrade from 2.2 to 2.2.1: 1. Wrote down all the Cydia apps I had installed. (they're blasted out of… more »

Random Passwords with Special Characters in PasswordWallet

hacks
I'm a big fan of S3?s [Password Wallet] (which syncs with their [iPhone version]). The most secure mode of their default password generator generates a random alphanumeric password between 8-12 characters long. In their template format, that looks… more »

RIP, Lux Interior, 1946-2009

music, photos, friends
> ?Rock ?n? roll has absolutely nothing to do with music. It?s much more than music. Rock ?n? roll is who you are. You can?t call the Cramps music. It?s noise, rockin? noise.? --Lux Interior How does one mourn the loss of a god?… more »

Gmail Offline's Reaction to Attachments...

system, photos

Arrears

politics
> **arrears** > money that is owed and should have been paid earlier *: he was suing the lessee for the arrears of rent.* I thought this was a typo in the [NYT Daschle] story... [NYT Daschle]: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/us/politics/04oba… more »

Obama's CTO: two positions?

politics, policy, princeton
(Cross-posted at [Freedom to Tinker]) [Freedom to Tinker]: http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/joehall/obamas-cto-two-positions [Paul Blumenthal] over at the Sunlight Foundation Blog [points to] a new report from the Congressional Research Servi… more »

Guilty...

music, wtf?, princeton
Do I feel guilty for spending [$35 on a t-shirt]? Yes. But, damn if Princeton doesn't need some [Gucci]. [$35 on a t-shirt]: http://yhst-30031698927646.stores.yahoo.net/frgumatee.html [Gucci]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gucci_Mane (via na… more »

Recipes Update

wtf?, recipe, food
Someone wrote recently to say there was something funny with my white rice recipe ([*"White Rice: simple food for the recession"*](http://josephhall.org/nqb2/index.php/2009/01/09/whiterice)). Turns out I had a major typo in the water amount! Sigh.… more »

Blog Upgrade, Part I

system, blogging
I've just upgraded this blog to [b2evo 2.4.6]. I realize the theme is rather bubbly, but I'll work on that when I get the time---graphic design takes so long compared to hacking for me!). Meanwhile, if you notice anything broken, holla. [b2evo 2.… more »

Some thoughts on upgrading b2evo

system, blogging, hacks, open source, development
Moreso than getting a new computer these days, moving or upgrading blog tools -- or CMS's in general -- can be a bit stressful. How do you get the benefits of the new or upgraded tool without loosing some or all of your content/presentation? Part of m… more »
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