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Archive for November, 2006

Here endeth the Mo

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Being the last day of Movember, today is the last day that Mo’s are socially acceptable. Of course if you’re attending the Ashes in Adelaide you’re expected to go fully tached, Booney style. Thanks to everyone who donated money, I’ve raised around $250.

Tom Movember - Week 4

I leave you with one final thought, “The Mo maketh the Man”.

Written by Tom Adams

November 30th, 2006 at 8:59 am

Posted in Humour

Keyboard shortcut of the day

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I’ve been wanting this one for ages, and a commenter finally nails it. Control-Eject will bring up the following dialog:

Confirm shutdown, restart, sleep

The goodness includes Restart, Sleep & shutdown. What more could you ask for?

Via The Design of the Mac OS X Shutdown Feature, via Daring Fireball in response to the Windows Vista shutdown debacle.

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November 30th, 2006 at 8:46 am

Posted in Mac

Scrum in 5 minutes

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November 22nd, 2006 at 8:59 pm

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Movember Week 3

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Tom Movember - Week 3

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November 22nd, 2006 at 10:56 am

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Movember Week 2

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Tom Movember - Week 2

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November 22nd, 2006 at 10:54 am

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RFID Followup

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Further to my RFID post from a couple of weeks ago, a European research group has found serious flaws in RFID passport implementations.

By failing to implement an appropriate security architecture, European governments have effectively forced citizens to adopt new international Machine Readable Travel Documents which dramatically decrease their security and privacy and increases risk of identity theft. Simply put, the current implementation of the European passport utilises technologies and standards that are poorly conceived for its purpose. In this declaration, researchers on Identity and Identity Management (supported by a unanimous move in the September 2006 Budapest meeting of the FIDIS “Future of Identity in the Information Society” Network of Excellence[1]) summarise findings from an analysis of MRTDs and recommend corrective measures which need to be adopted by stakeholders in governments and industry to ameliorate outstanding issues.

Budapest Declaration on Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs)

Written by Tom Adams

November 11th, 2006 at 4:04 pm

Posted in World

Llamas are bigger than frogs

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I’ve been looking for this for years, and of course YouTube has it.

The llama is a quarduped which lives in lives big rivers like the Amazon.

It has two ears, a heart, a forehead, and a beak for eating honey.
It is also provided with fins for swimming.

Llamas are bigger than frogs.

Llamas are however, very dangerous. If you see one where people are swimming,
you must shout out “LOOK OUT, THERE ARE LLAMAS!”

See the original footage.

Written by Tom Adams

November 7th, 2006 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Humour


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For those of you that know me, I’m growing a mo for Movember. Yes, it’ll be a porno mo, but nevertheless, it’s for a good cause as the funds raised go to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue.

To kick off, here’s a picture of me a week in, in all it’s iSight washed-out goodness.

Tom - Start of Movember

You can sponsor me by heading to Sponsor a Mo and entering the number 23867. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible (in Oz). Alternatively, hassle me with cash and I’ll give you a receipt. Your prostate thanks you.

Written by Tom Adams

November 7th, 2006 at 8:37 am

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