Category Archives: Computing

Fundamentals of Browsing

This Gist was floating around the IRC Chats the other day and I though I would share.. To Help family and friends keep their machines un-infected and un-encumbered.


The purpose of this “howto” is to document how browsing can be done in a privacy and security conscious manner. This information is compiled from a number of sources, which are referenced throughout the document, as well as my own experiences with the described technologies.

I welcome contributions and comments on the information contained. Please see the “How to Contribute” section for information on contributing your own knowledge.


Apple’s Crappy app store review times

I’m apparently slow to arrive to the party of being pissed at apple for their app store review times.   I then read the app store review process and believe that most app developers are being coerced into using the app store because of the huge apple marketing machine.  Check out the time it takes at    I’m Currently waiting for  7 apps to clear the apple review process.  some of the criteria:

2. Functionality

Apps that crash will be rejected
Apps that exhibit bugs will be rejected
Apps that do not perform as advertised by the developer will be rejected
Apps that include undocumented or hidden features inconsistent with the description of the App will be rejected
Apps that use non-public APIs will be rejected
Apps that are “beta”, “demo”, “trial”, or “test” versions will be rejected
Apps that duplicate Apps already in the App Store may be rejected, particularly if there are many of them

I’ve written most of the developers asking how I convert the license away from the app store.    Tom Andersen of Ironic software has replied and allowed me to do so ..  Many thanks to Tom, check out their software  Yep and Leap  I’ve been using them for years.


Aparently more are learning of this issue and are blogging as well

More Laws Yep that’s it that’s what we need

For as long as they’ve been banded about, 3D printers were regarded as the path to a new economy, a method of distributed manufacturing, and a revolution for the current consumer culture. With every revolution, a few people need to get angry and the guys at Defense Distributed are doing their part to make that happen. They’re designing a handgun able to be printed on a hobbyist-level 3D printer

Full Story at Hack a Day

Wow This is a Surprise

Just in time for VMworld, VMware is about to join the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold member, along with Intel and NEC, according to a post on the OpenStack Foundation Wiki.  The applications for membership are on the agenda of the August 28 OpenStack Foundation meeting.

A year ago, an VMware-OpenStack hookup would have been seen as unlikely.  When Rackspace and NASA launched the OpenStack Project more than two years ago, it was seen as a competitive response to VMware’s server virtualization dominance inside company data centers and to Amazon heft in public cloud computing.  Many tech companies including but not limited to Rackspace, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Citrix, Red Hat and Microsoft saw VMware as a threat and were bound and determined to keep the company from extending its virtualization lock into the cloud.


Read More At GigaOm