In the news:

So the government is pushing smart cards as a way to protect against terrorism, right? Well they should read this story, Smart-card security needs an upgrade. -seems those little wonders are easily hacked into. How nice would it be to have someone steal your smart card ID and have easy access to your identity? Microsoft…

Hmm

Cuba Bans PC Sales to Public Let’s see, in Cuba you can’t buy a computer because the government is afraid you’ll use it in subversive ways, but in the US, according to Senator Hollings, et al., you will only be allowed to buy the computers that have the technology to make sure you don’t do…

Good morning!

Yup, back at work today, migraines are all gone! Had to wade through some emails this morning, but nothing that was pressing, or even that important. A request for a little change in the telephone system programming was about the only thing that needed tending to right away, and that was a fairly easy change….

To judge or not to judge?

You’ll of course remember a few days ago when Chris posted his Blogger’s Manifesto, right? Well now David Weinberger has parodied that into the Real Blogger’s Manifesto, which is pretty funny. Then, Mike Sanders kicked in with his question about the original manifesto; how Chris can routinely judge others while asking not to be judged…

More scary government stuff

Thanks to My Wife for pointing out this Wash. Post article about the surveillance system the airlines and the FAA are contemplating. To quote: Federal aviation authorities and technology companies will soon begin testing a vast air security screening system designed to instantly pull together every passenger’s travel history and living arrangements, plus a wealth…