In version of the machine that was in use as late as 2003, the exact same supervisor PIN was hard-coded into every single AccuVote TS shipped nationwide. That PIN was 1111. (I am not making this up.)
I'm at an open source conference in Venezula, and one of the other speakers is a big guy in the KDE world. Apparently, KDE is going to emphasize being able to write tools in high level widgets, for which they have great Python and Ruby supported bindings and demonstrations. But when I asked about Perl, he said that it wasn't being included, because nobody is maintaining any sort of KDE binding for Perl!
Those of you looking for a project, please contact me and I'll put you in touch with him. I really think Perl should be represented in this space.
I've often argued that a programmer who says "I know objects" without having touched one of the "pure object" systems like Smalltalk or Eiffel, doesn't really know "objects". When people would ask "what is smalltalk?", I'd point them at Squeak.
Well Keith Fieldhouse has gone and done the next good thing: he's written an article for OnLAMP about Squeak that gives far more handholding than I've been able to do quickly. Yeay Keith. That one's going into my bookmarks.
I was interviewed for another episode of Security Catalyst: this time, a panel on reponsible breech reporting. Check it out!
Update: or yeah, breach not breech!
I've just pushed episodes 12 to 14 of GeekCruises News-es: The Podcast on the time-release site (the first came out today). In these episodes, my buddy Leo Laporte interviews me in a sort of "reverse interview format".
Also, based on a lot of feedback, I've dropped the "enhanced podcast" format and replaced it with a traditional MP3 flavor. All my grand plans of having lots of embedded pictures and URL links haven't materialized in the first 11 shows, so it's time to fall back to something almost everybody can enjoy.