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Archive for the ‘Open-Source’ Category
Interesting that WordPress can be hacked.
- Blog infected with malware
- base64 decode in index.php
- identified as redirector.ji
- Identified as Trojan:JS/BlacoleRef.W
- Google: base64 decode wordpress hacked site:dreamhost.com
- Case study of website malware removal
- WordPress Directory and File Permissions
- Securi Scan – shows if your site is infected and what it is infected with.
- Searching for backdoor on your server
- TroubleShooting hacked sites
- Example debug sequence
- Mayura Chess Board – the GUI v2.3
- chess engines for Mayura v2.0
- Mayura Chess Engine Page
- Comprehensive List of Chess engines and their ratings – includes many open source versions – some are open source. The better ones require 64 bit processor.
- Mayura comes with Sjeng chess engine
The implications of the crowd sourcing are very interesting. Case in point is the Rally Fighter car that was designed by the crowd sourcing method. Their version of crowd sourcing has some obvious flaws however look to this to see the seeds of a coming revolution.
Google TechTalk on the 3d printer that works with ABS plastic
Presented by Adam Mayer. This talk is about MakerBot, a new low-cost, open-source CNC fabrication robot produced by MakerBot Industries. MakerBot is an evolution of the RepRap project. Adam Mayer, one of the three founders of MakerBot Industries, will be on hand to present and demonstrate MakerBot and answer questions. Adam Mayer is one of the three founders of MakerBot Industries, and one of the core members of NYC Resistor, a hacker collective in downtown Brooklyn.
Val Henson describes her career in open source
- Linux system programmers are in short supply
- If you are vaguely competent and get some experience you become employed for life
- Not all Linux programmers are idealists. Now days it is a for profit motivation.
- her pay profile progressed very well. Started at 150,000 per year in 1999 and doubled after 10ish years.
- Telecommuting seems to be the end of the evolutionary progression
- She travels all over the world to visit other programmers.
- She thinks San Diego has the best weather in the world. ( she obviously has not considered South America in that calculation )
- What would Val do? If you will not get fired then why not do it ?
- She knows developers who never leave the house
- Hours are flexible
- its not a 9-5 job. She does not know anyone who does not care. Hard to make it on 40 hours per week.
- Side effect is you only end up dealing with positive motivated people
- Open source is an enabling technology – good way to think about how and why a company would hire a person to help with open source from their point of view
- You have to be able to admit you do not know something. ( duh!) Linuxchix
- There are some famously rude people in the Linux community
- Careful with email!
- Some people get into open source by working on patches but much better to get a framework such as a job that gets you in contact with other people doing open source.
- Should be able to fairly quickly get into a position where you can telecommute
Fun! I want to give her a great big hug.
- You can not transmit to another person what you will intuit in a particular situation
- Social production is not a fad. It is here to stay. It is the long term effect of the internet
- new social relationships are emerging and this is where the opportunity is.
- stuff flows out of connected human beings
- social production is sustainable and growing fast. Threatened by the incumbent system.
- Social production results in better product.
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