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Linux and perl guy working for the Computer Science department [] at the University of Waterloo []. For resume check here [].

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Friday May 30, 2008
03:32 PM

Practical application of an artistic idea

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Four years ago, I read about 9-block quilt patterns and I turned it into a perl program and article, purely for amusement-value. And a Christmas present.

Someone else has taken the original idea and made them into a security feature for web discussion-boards to prevent spoofing. It's a one-way hash from someone's IP address into a unique picture. Quite a clever idea, I think.

I noticed a few weeks ago when these shapes started showing up on wordpress blogs. It seems they've added it as a standard wordpress plugin option. It will take me a while before I don't do a double-take each time I see them though.

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