Monthly Archives: September 2008

Pandora needs your help

Most of you who know me know that I’m a huge fan of Pandora. When coding on a project, Pandora is superb for providing a constant stream of quality Trance music. For those unfamiliar with the site, it’s a flash-based service that allows you to stream music based on your own personal tastes. You can […]

Portland bound

I’m headed to Portland soon to spend some time working at the new Vidoop World Headquarters. Adam, Chris, and Jason were gracious enough to offer me a couch to sleep on for my time there. I’m hoping to get caught up with everyone and get a bit more acclimated to the Portland way of life. […]

SQL injection attack on BusinessWeek

SQL injection is nothing new, but it’s not every day that you read about a famous, widely-read journal like BusinessWeek getting hacked and distributing malware. Apparently BusinessWeek readers were directed to download malware from a Russian site (that has since become unavailable). SQL injection attacks are relatively easy to protect against. One good way to […]

Stock market manipulation

I ran across this article today relating how a popular news item that rose through the ranks via Google’s Automated News Crawler resulted in a stock market plummet for one unfortunate company, United Airlines. Apparently an older article concerning UAL’s bankruptcy filing, originally published in 2002, was mistaken for current news, picked up by Google’s […]

Back in action

After more than a 2 1/2 year hiatus, the blog is once again open for business! I’ve updated wordpress and supporting themes and plugins to the latest versions. I’ve even added support for OpenID logins for adding comments (courtesy of Vidoop’s own Will Norris and Chris Messina). Perhaps I should back up a few steps […]