Finally I found the URL of a device I’ve been hearing rumours about. The HotPlug is a device to allow you to move a computer without turning it off . It is described as being created for “Government/Forensic customers” but is also being advertised for moving servers without powering them down.
The primary way that [...]
I was watching the British police drama show The Bill  and I was impressed by their use of computers.
They were analysing the evidence of a homicide and one of the tasks was to assemble a time-line of the related events. They had a projector connected to a computer which displayed the data and [...]
It is becoming increasingly apparent that this post is not going to do any good, so I have deleted the content.
Sorry to the people who were offended.
I won’t be writing about such topics again.
Currently in the US the main political parties are deciding who will contest the next presidential election. Naturally this gets some commentary from all sides.
Planet Debian has syndicated two blog posts commenting on these issues, it’s interesting to compare them:
First John Goerzen writes a post about an issue he (and almost everyone in [...]
Using the “ulimit” controls over process resource use it is possible to limit RAM for processes and to limit the number of processes per UID. The problem is that this often is only good for accidental problems not dealing with malicious acts.
For a multi-user machine each user needs to be allowed to have two [...]
On the 20th of January (8 days before the start of linux.conf.au) I advertised contest to write blog posts related to computer security for the conference Planet .
The aim of the contest was to encourage (by money prizes) people who had no prior experience in computer security to get involved by writing blog posts. [...]
This year at Linux.Conf.Au there was a student party sponsored by Google. The party was held in a bar and lots of free drinks were provided. This was fine for the university students, but for school kids it was obviously lacking.
Some people point out that it’s “quite legal” to run a party that excludes [...]
It seems that my blogging contest idea is a failure. Could the interested people please meet me near the LCA registration desk at the start of the lunch breakh today for a post-mortem.
Any last-minute entries can be submitted by telling me the URL then.