Making my peace with Empathy

Anyone who frequents this blog knows I’ve not been a fan of the Empathy messaging client up until now. I’m still not a fan, but am learning to live with it.

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Posted in System Administration

Dealing with special characters in names

Most applications nowadays handle Unicode in text seamlessly.

If only that were true. A partial solution from one directory manager below.

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Posted in Directory, System Administration

More on passwords

A TED Talk by Prof. Laurie Faith Cranor of CMU, whose team did real research to reach some surprising conclusions (for example, that Humanities majors make stronger passwords than Business school students).

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Posted in System Administration

More bad ideas in cybersecurity

Former FBI agent turned civil liberties defender Michael German asks the question:

Why Doesn’t the Intelligence Community Care Whether Its Surveillance Programs Work?

Terrific analysis of the piece can be found in Why Don’t Surveillance State Defenders Seem To Care That The Programs They Love Don’t Work? by Mike Masnick over on techdirt.

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