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King Kong trailer--Large

Its online, folks. Right here

How movie theatres make money

Like most people, I had no idea movie theatres were in the candy business. They make little or nothing on the money you fork over to them to see a show. The studios take the bulk of the revenues.

The Power of Us

BusinessWeek is running a fantastic article about the power of collaboration. From the story: "The economic role of social behavior is increasing," he says. "Things that would normally just dissipate in the air as social gestures become economic products."

OSX as a prefab house

I thought this quote from Tom Yager at Infoworld was pretty spot-on: "If you want a complete productivity platform, you can nickel and dime your way there with Windows, hammer and saw your way there with Linux...or hit the ground running with OS X. Professionals shouldn't have to build, either from purchased or downloaded code, application platforms brick-by-brick. Users should start with a compelte structure, ready to do real work, which they can enchance and take apart at will."

I think Tom is on to something here. Linux, which has been described as "a pile of lumber" is a wonderful thing if you have the time and expertise to glue it all together, and make it work. When it works, it runs like an appliance. But it you don't have those skills, and need something working today, OS X might be the choice.

Reset the iPod Mini

Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)

Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds.

Firefox can remember ALL passwords

Do you login to a website that won't let you save your username or password? This is likely due to the way the site was tagged and designed. You can, however, install the "Always Remember Password" extension, and solve this problem. You can find it here. You will need to add the roachfiend.com domain as a trusted domain for extensions, install the extension, then restart Firefox. After doing so, login to any secure site, and Firefox will save your username and password automatically.

Even Apple bleeds web information

I was trying to find the RMA section of Apple's repair website (selfservice.apple.com), when I discovered these URL's:

https://selfservice.apple.com/console/login/LoginForm.jsp
https://selfservice.apple.com/index.html

Apple has just informed any willing cracker what software and version runs its support website. A well-informed cracker now has an easier job. Can they exploit something about the version 8.1 of Weblogic that Apple is running? Have they changed the default passwords on the Console Login page? If you view the source of one page, you also know now that they are running Peoplesoft.

Its pretty amazing that even large companies with the time and money to focus on security can have lapses like this. But security, after all, is only as good as the human being who implements it.