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Found the below on (here's a reddit). As a proponent of public key cryptography, I whole-heartedly agree. If the groups used cryptographically secure signatures on their publications, anonymous would no longer be at risk of having members jump to fight in fabricated battles. This would do away with the potential for the Anonymous Hoax […]

Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 16:00 | Comments Off on GPG Signatures on Press Releases & Verifiable Anonymous Factions
Categories: News, Rant, Security

I just stumbled upon this opinion column in Smashing Magazine, which claims that Web Designers should not use ad blockers. Along with a bunch of lousy arguments, the author fails to account for my two biggest reasons for using ad blocking: Resource Consumption (time and bandwidth) - it makes the web faster Ads Mostly Suck […]

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 00:02 | Comments Off on Ad Blockers: Making the Internet Better
Categories: News, Rant, Web Development

Situation A user initiates an action that will take some time to complete. This happens all the time, in all sorts of applications. The most common places you will find this are downloading and installing. Downloading is the easiest target for improvement so this is what I will focus on here. The system wants to […]

Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 02:38 | Comments Off on Time Remaining Calculations: Problem & Solution
Categories: Rant, Web Development