This is a list of books currently on my To Read shelf... literally. I do not suggest or anti-suggest any of them at this time as I haven't read them yet.
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This is the second of what is intended to be a three part series. To catch up, read "Social Media for Social Evil - Part I". Since some of the darker parts of the web have been doing these things for *years*, I'm going to cover them in great detail here. Hopefully people can take steps to better protect themselves. Anything detailed here that might be illegal is neither condoned nor encouraged by me, anyone I work with, nor my ferocious kittens. It is highlighted here for analysis only.
This is the first of what is intended to be a three part series. I've used this space to talk about the concepts of Open Source Intelligence using Social Networks with the early analysis focused on LinkedIn (Part 1, Part 2).
This weekend when Mike Arrington created a fake Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google) on Facebook, I was reminded of a few other attacks. He put a tiny new spin on it by using a believable email address but he missed some subtle cues that could have made it much more convincing and therefore devastating.
First of all, the style of attack that Mike did is pretty old news. Since some of the darker parts of the web have been doing these for *years*, I'm going to cover them in great detail here. Hopefully people can take steps to better protect themselves. Anything detailed here that might be illegal is neither condoned nor encouraged by me, anyone I work with, nor my ferocious kittens. I highlight it here for analysis only.
In the past month or so, I've taught php|architect's "Rich Internet Applications with Flex & PHP" a couple times. We cover a variety of topics ranging from the Data Connection Wizard to data binding to security to building visual components. Throughout the sessions, the students have asked some fantastic questions. In fact, some of the questions were so good, I'd like to share the answers here:
Although that works, it's better to do it the other way.
Thanks for the great class everyone!
Earlier this week, I unsubscribed from the mailing lists of a pair of Open Source projects. About two years ago when I found the projects, they involved fascinating topics in under served niches. One of those niches - the one customer/user-facing - is still there and under served, but that's not relevant in the current discussion.
In reviewing the activity on the mailing list, I noticed some interesting things:
And unfortunately, I think that was the downfall* of the project.
* Normally I wouldn't write about this but since the domain name registration has long-since lapsed, I'm considering the project completely dead.
As of 22 September 2010, web2project v2.1 is officially released! You can download it from SourceForge now.
For Project Managers, there are not a huge number of tangible improvements. This was mostly a cleanup release:
You've probably already read about it in 38 other places, but I figured I should announce the news here:
We are doing another CodeWorks tour.
This time around we've simplified the whole thing. The team is smaller. The format is simpler. And we're limiting the cities a bit more. We have four people doing 6 presentations on one track across five cities in a span of 10 days. If you've ever been to a tech conference, you know how much effort it can be. So our pitch is simple:
You will hear talks from Keith Casey, Ryan Stewart, Cal Evans, and Marco Tabini. In all, six great talks for only $100*. No travel lines, no TSA agents, no lost luggage, no bad hotel food, just a solid day of learning and you get to sleep in your own bed at night.
* If you buy a ticket before 30 September, it's only $75.
Of course, somewhere along the way, I drew the short straw. Not only do you have to listen to me, but you have to listen to me twice. And if that wasn't bad enough, I get the opening presentation in every city. Luckily, it's a subject that I know backwards and forwards.. Unit Testing Strategies: