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Steve's random ramblings and technical notes
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Very cool illusion
If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink.
If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green.
Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time,
all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a green dot rotating if you're lucky!
It's amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don't disappear.
This should be proof enough, we don't always see what we think we see.
@2005 M Bach & JL Hinton
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
eText & eBooks
- Project Gutenberg
- Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia
- eBooks by Globusz Publishing
- The On-Line Books Page
- Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
- The Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan's Digital Library
- Internet Public Library
- Sunsite Berkeley Digital Library
- European Literature - Electronic Texts
- The NET Bible
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Tyler Tool - Discount Power Tools
I particularly like their list of Reconditioned Tools (for price) and Leatherman Store (because it's Leatherman)!
Gotta love tools!
Friday, October 14, 2005
Security Auditor's Research Assistant
The first generation assistant, the Security Administrator's Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN) was developed in early 1995. It became the benchmark for network security analysis for several years. However, few updates were provided and the tool slowly became obsolete in the growing threat environment.
The Security Auditor's Research Assistant (SARA) is a third generation network security analysis tool that:
1. Operates under Unix, Linux, MAC OS/X or Windows (through coLinux) OS'.
2. Supports the FBI/SANS Top 20 Consensus (8 Oct 04).
3. Can adapt to many firewalled environments.
4. Support remote self scan and API facilities.
5. Used for CIS benchmark initiatives
6. Plug-in facility for third party apps
7. SANS/ISTS Certified
8. CVE standards support (20040901)
9. Enterprise search module
10. Standalone or daemon mode
11. Free-use open SATAN oriented license
12. Updated twice a month (we try)
13. User extension support
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
klik - Linux Software "Klik & Run"
The downside of this is that common libraries (dll's in the Windows world) are taking up more space on the machine's hard disk because each package has its own set of files which are (potentially) duplicated in other packages...
All the same, this is very interesting and promising.