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I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!Read More
One of the issues with IE, Netscape, and Firefox is the inability to make your cookies and favorites travel around with you. Of course there are third party utilities and services to assist, but it’s not flawless. One Firefox developer decided to change this. He created a portable version of Firefox. Visit it here: http://portablefirefox.mozdev.org/.Read More
Microsoft has recently released Visual Studio.NET 2003 Special Edition. Included in this edition is Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The price tag is less than $800 for the full version and $600 for an upgrade. This system will allow a developer to create a true web development environment. For more information, visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/se/.Read More
The CISCO PIX IOS is now for sale. But, it’s not by CISCO. Back in May the IOS was picked up by a group of hackers. Now, that group is selling the IOS. For more information, visit the recent eWeek article: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1710415,00.asp?kc=ewnws110304dtx1k0000599Read More
When visiting the ASP.NET website, I noticed that today’s featured article was about integrating PayPal into a .NET ECommerce application. I must say that the author, Rick Strahl (president of West Wind Web Connection), did a fine job explaining how to use the PayPal component. The example he has shown with the step-by-step instructions is phenomenal. Check it out at http://www.west-wind.com/presentations/PayPalIntegration/PayPalIntegration.asp.Read More
The ICANN organization has approved two new domain extensions: .post and .travel. .Post will be used for Post Offices internationally. .Travel will be used for travel agents, bed and breakfasts, hotels, etc. To find out more, visit http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-27oct04.htm.Read More
Ziff Davis has scheduled a virtual security trade show for November 30th through December 1st. There will be online keynote presentations including:Read More
As a reminder, the October .NET Valley meeting will be tomorrow (Wednesday), October 27th. For more information, please read http://weblogs.asp.net/jgaylord/archive/2004/10/14/242603.aspx.Read More
We are now only one week away from Election Day in the US. In most states, government officials are prepping the voting booths and checking the security of the voting facilities. Voters are narrowing down their choices. Florida is preparing for an electronic vote.
This year, 15 counties in Florida will switch their push buttons and pull down levers with a touch-screen. As mentioned by eWeek (http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1682520,00.asp), the Florida race is tight, almost as tight as my home state of Pennsylvania. With the race being so tight, there is now a fear of security. What will happen if the electronic systems are hacked? What happens if Mickey Mouse is nominated in Florida? The task of preventing these things from happening is now in the hands of technology. Many organizations lack all faith in e-voting (http://www.eff.org/Activism/E-voting/).
E-Voting is not new in some countries. Australia (http://www.wired.com/news/ebiz/0,1272,61045,00.html) setup e-voting a few years ago. Venezuela (http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1641288,00.asp) also partakes in e-voting. So, what makes America’s e-voting any different?
I don’t have the answers to these questions. All we can do is wait to see how secure America’s electronic voting systems are. Will this be another security failure? We’ll soon find out.Read More