Archive for 2005

imap authentication plugin 0.6

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Mark Quinn pointed out back in August, that the imap authentication plugin suffered from a rather serious security risk. If you knew that a site was using it, you could create cookie that would let you in without having to know a user’s real password. (You did have to know a valid user’s account name). […]

Firefox 1.5

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Firefox 1.5 is out. I downloaded it a few days ago, but only got around to installing it tonight. Of all my pluings only CuteMenus and Wayback haven’t been upgraded to work with 1.5 (I managed to find ‘bumped’ versions, so they’re working again). I give the Firefox team a 11 out of 10 for […]

del.icio.us/normanr

Monday, September 19th, 2005

I just signed up for a del.icio.us account, so if you want to check out what I’m bookmarking head over to my bookmarks, and you’ll be able to see Now if only WordPress auto-posted links in posts to your del.icio.us account from your blog using the categories as the tags…. (leave a comment if you […]

Win32 Ansi

Monday, September 19th, 2005

I’m busy developing the irc-transport for xmpp.py and the debuging output is coloured via ANSI escape sequences. This works great on a linux terminal, or via PuTTY, but not so great in a win32 console. I searched quite hard on Google for a ‘modern’ ansi.sys or ansi.com replacement, but couldn’t find anything. So here’s my […]

Hols

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Last week was holiday time. We went to Magalies Park in JHB. Bevan and Kim came up to visit us last Saturday and we stopped by the Cheese Farm *yummy*. We also popped into Sun City and the Valley of the Waves later in the week. One the way back, we stopped in at the […]

An Evening or Two Wasted

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Friday night was well ‘wasted’ at one of the Claremont Dramatic Society’s Members’ Evenings. The performers sang pretty much the full collection of Tom Lehrer’s songs from his original performance. Including my favourite: ‘Poisoning Pigeons In The Park’ On Saturday night we found ourselves at Mike’s Karaoke 21st (mike, mike, mike, mike – see Finding […]

Lobby4Linux

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

I’ve just been doing some coding for the irc-transport for the xmpppy project (now with vcard/whois and channel listing support!) when I came across Lobby4Linux in a channel topic. I think this guy’s blog is great! In other news Gareth has been working on the G8 REBOOT site. I suggest you swing by and help […]

TortoiseDarcs

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Much along the lines of Hal’s Jabber ideas, I’ve been thinking that someone should code up TortoiseDarcs. I mean TortoiseCVS and TortoiseSvn are well used in the win32 world to provide a friendly interface to the user, so it’s about time we had one for darcs too. So when you’ve done it, let me know

is it a bird, is it a plane

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

I’ve been experiencing windows with a OSX Tiger theme for the past few weeks, and recently someone asked me where I got the skin. As I was at home I had to do a bit of searching on Google, but in the process I came across the most amazing transformation yet: Engadget has an article […]

new domain

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

I registered my new domain yesterday (rasmussen.co.za). Currently it’s a 301 redirect to my old domain, but over the course of the next week or so I will be reversing that. Hopefully all the search engines come by in time for them to get the new url. The move was mainly motiviated by the fact […]