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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Random links and commentary

From the Mechanix blog comes the tale of the blocking CREATE INDEX call under PostgreSQL - I consider myself lucky that the databases I run are of internal use and I can permit myself to take them offline for a couple of minutes.

Via use Perl;: comments in the Perl debugger. Reminds me of the Linux kernel swear count.

Also use Perl;: 10 modules you might not know (embedded below for your convenience).

Via the Financial Cryptography blog: What makes a Security Project?. Interesting conclusions. In my opinion Microsoft had made great strides in the last years to focus on security and their current code quality is lightyears ahead of many of its competitors (Oracle anyone? :-))

Via the 1 Raindrop blog: security isn't a big topic at developer conferences. Really sad.

F-Secure says in their system requirements: Pentium 4 1.6 GHz equals AMD Sempron 3400+. Those Pentiums have to have some secret sauce in them. It's all about the Pentiums baby :-).

Via the Google Security blog: they will start to offer more information about malicious sites. This is great since IMHO information sharing is the weakest point of the current security industry.

Via the /dev/random blog: security@work (embedded below for your viewing pleasure)

Two humorous takes on the Debian radom number generator problem:




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