Author Archives: Udo

real time encrypted directories in Mandriva 2009.1

Data encryption is no obscure thing only secret agents and computer experts should know about but instead be a fundamental precausion against theft of the storage medium or even the entire computer you have stored your personal data upon. The choices are many in Linux, ranging from creating dedicated partions to encrypted directories and finally Continue Reading →

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“net anonymity” vs. “fight against child pornography”

IT security is my daily business and so, amongst other things, I am very interested in state of the art technologies applicable also for the “greater” public. The torproject [1] provides not only “security for the masses” but also “anonymity for the masses”. Anybody using the tor network infrastructure is “safe against eavesdropping”, given todays Continue Reading →

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ThePirateBay convicted

what a weird decision … So indeed a court in Sweden found the guys from The Pirate Bay guilty for “support for copyright-infringement” and other absurd things. Besides the court’s obvious ignorance of how search engines work and what they do, this is a slap into the face for a whole generation of young people. Continue Reading →

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databinding in ExtJS sucks

For some of our Web2.0 projects we are using ExtJS [1] as the client side “framework”. ExtJS applications look very nice, but if you check what’s going on below the surface, one is has some doubts about its “enterprise grade”. One of ExtJS’s major problems is that most of the time data binding is only Continue Reading →

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minimizing Javascript code

When using Web 2.0 technologies for creating those wonderful, allmighty browser applications that every customer can be made happy with, the Javascript code on the browser side can easily become thousands of lines. Newer browers (FF>=3, IE=>7) deal quite nicely with huge Javascript files, but older ones have a hard time dealing with it. Load Continue Reading →

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