This Politico article is bullshit. I like the idea of paper ballots, but that wasn't a real hack. It was a demo designed for children as a simulation for a geek conference. Whomever created the simulation almost certainly allowed SQL Injection attacks purposely. There's a lot of unsafe things I've seen in my 25+ years in IT, but publishing a fake hack as a "scare story" about election tampering that by design was built to be hacked by children is bullshit.
This terrible article is like interviewing a kid playing a Madden NFL video game and titling the article "12-Year-Old Tackles And Body-Slams 350lb Lineman."
SQL attacks are real; here's a bit about it:permalinkAugust 21, 2018
Finally moved vardaman.org off shared hosting at Dreamhost to a virtual private server at Linode. I also got the domain name vardaman.net, which I've been trying to get for about 17 years. I have vardaman COM/NET/ORG domains now. Been having fun getting everything set up for web hosting, email, etc.
First blog post I've done in 11 years.permalinkAugust 27, 2017
Rusty Willard (whom I knew from many years ago and recently ran into for the first time in perhaps ten years) is running for Hinds County Chancery Court Judge. I emailed Rusty to ask him which US Supreme Court Justice he most admired. Below is his response, to which I've added hotlinks for references.
Favorite Justice was probably William O. Douglas for no other reason than his opinions read well. The most admired is probably Earl Warren because of the issues his court dealt with. I don't think that's as much an admiration of him as much of the court at that time and the issues it dealt with. Favorite case Cohen v. California. Reminds me of my T-shirt which says "You Don't Know Me...Federal Witness Protection Program." It helps to have a sense of humor.
Follow that Cohen link...heh. This libertarian will be voting for Rusty.permalinkNovember 1, 2006
Finally -- my Thunderbird address books syncs with my Treo 650! I found instructions here.permalinkJuly 2, 2006
This man, sitting on Mississippi's death row, may well be innocent.permalinkDecember 11, 2005
Carey Holzman appears to be the victim of copyright infringement. In February 2004 he wrote a column for Tech Builder, 23 Ways To Speed WinXP Without Defrag. On October 12, 2005 a site called Tech Yogurt posted an article, 23 Ways to Speed Up Windows XP. I read the content at Tech Yogurt and left a comment. Last night, I got an email from Carey Holzman:
"Just so you know, the 23 Ways to Speed Up XP article posted at TechYogurt.com is a cut-and-paste plagiarized copy of my original work..."
Look at the two articles. There's no question Tech Yogurt stole Tech Builder's content. Carey posted a comment on the Tech Yogurt blog, and the Tech Yogurt admin deleted the post. Carey reports the site admin has ignored Carey's other attempts to contact him.
What is dispicable (and also criminal) is Tech Yogurt is making money off Tech Builder's content via Google AdSense and soliciting donations, in clear violation of Tech Builder/CMP's copyright. I'm sure CMP Media's attorneys are going to have something to say about this, but in the meantime I am going to help Carey out by contacting anyone who links to the Tech Yogurt website and asking them to remove the links to the copyright infringement.permalinkOctober 16, 2005
Email I sent to Isabelle Mercier:
I don't normally comment on people's websites, but I feel I must.
I saw your name in a NY Times article and did a search for your name. Your website doesn't show up until the second page.
The first page requested I stop blocking popups, that I needed to download Macromedia Flash before continuing, and that my screen resolution should be at least 1024 x 768. After that, I saw an intermediate page that apologized for the slow loading, because the site has lots of video and pictures. The next thing that happened was your website consumed 100% of my CPU on my computer the entire time I was surfing. Even moving the mouse caused it to hesitate and jump.
Anyway, my question is, have you murdered the web designer that created that garbage yet? Take a look at a site like Daniel Negreanu's. Why doesn't Daniel's site have all that stuff? If you have to apologize to users upfront for inconveniences to come, perhaps the inconveniences shouldn't have ever been attempted.permalinkSeptember 18, 2005