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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Link Dump
I've been quite busy lately so once again it's time to unleash the chain-smoking monkey research squad and share the results:
  • The Truth About Overselling!: Ever wonder how web hosting companies can offer obscene amounts of storage and bandwidth these days? It turns out that these web hosting companies are offering more than they actually have. Josh Jones of Dreamhost explains why this practice is popular and how they can get away with it (short answer - most people emphatically don't use or need that much bandwidth).
  • Utterly fascinating pseudo-mystery on Metafilter. Someone got curious about a strange flash advertisement, and a whole slew of people started investigating, analyzing the flash file, plotting stuff on a map, etc... Reminded me a little of that whole Publius Enigma thing [via Chizumatic].
  • Weak security in our daily lives: "Right now, I am going to give you a sequence of minimal length that, when you enter it into a car's numeric keypad, is guaranteed to unlock the doors of said car. It is exactly 3129 keypresses long, which should take you around 20 minutes to go through." [via Schneier]
  • America's Most Fonted: The 7 Worst Fonts: Fonts aren't usually a topic of discussion here, but I thought it was funny that the Kaedrin logo (see upper left hand side of this page) uses the #7 worst font. But it's only the logo and that's ok... right? RIGHT?
  • Architecture is another topic rarely discussed here, but I thought that the new trend of secret rooms was interesting. [via Kottke]
That's all for now. Things appear to be slowing down, so that will hopefully mean more time for blogging (i.e. less link dumpy type posts).
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This post is part of the Kaedrin Weblog. It's been categorized under Computers & Internet , Culture , Security & Intelligence and was originally published in October 2006.

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