- Marginal Revolution: Unacceptable thoughts about Quentin Tarantino. Really interesting (and disturbing) thoughts on Inglorious Basterds.
- New York Times: Times Web Ads Show Security Breach. The malware ads were injected by an advertiser who pretended to be Vonage. Corporate identity theft.
- Varmint Bites: My Life as a Line Cook. First person account of a (very) skilled home chef who worked in a restaurant kitchen for a night. It gave me a new appreciation of the difficulty of restaurant work.
September 16, 2009 at 7:09 am
FYI: You’ve got an </a> closing your <i> around Inglorious Basterds.
September 16, 2009 at 8:56 am
oh, yeah, I was gonna say the same thing. interesting to read your whole blog in italics (although better than yesterday’s inability to access it at all!) . . .
September 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm
The Times thing shows the worthlessness of most pre-emptive security measures versus detection & correction.
Most security comes from human intervention, not from technical measures. (Obviously you need some level of basic security, but once you’ve agreed to run embedded HTML from strangers, technical measures are unlikely to help.)
Third-party ad serving is the big problem here. You wouldn’t let a TV advertiser inject their own video feed for their commercials without pre-screening, but that is exactly what happens all the time in web advertising.
September 16, 2009 at 10:11 pm
Re: line cook. If you like that sort of thing and if you haven’t read Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, you must. It’s kinda’ like the BOFH for chefs. Really, really good.