I was asked yesterday how I manage to find all those interesting links and articles that I add to my blog. It's simple really - I use Vienna
as a newsreader which allows me to quickly check a large number of sites which offer their stories or articles via RSS or Atom feeds. The collection of feeds I'm currently subscribed for is available as a opml
file. Speaking of nice Mac software, checkout Visor
which offers a systemwide terminal window accessible via a hotkey.
Knockd, Knockd - who's there ?
A short article
on using port knocking to connect from anywhere to a closed Linux firewall, still not sure if I'm full convinced about port knocking but whatever.ITConversations
have some really great talks online with Paula Le Dieu on the "Science Commons
" (Creative Commons for scientific knowledge), how about "Future-Proofing Your Privacy
". The best has got to be Al Gore's "The Earth in the Balance
". Another good talk on the Long War
(The Long War
is a name describing the current view plus implications of the US's War on Terrorism). Also interesting is empowerment through technology
over at The Coming Anarchy
What is Charlie Stross thinking these days
A new site
providing designers with information about new materials. Looks very promising for prototypers out there.
On a more Irish-centric focus, there is going to be a Data Retention
conference on Wednesday, 19 July 2006, from 2-6pm in the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street. The current direction for Blogging and the next Irish General Election
, sounds very interesting particular the OpenSpace