The landscape of domain name typosquatting: techniques and countermeasures – Spaulding et al. arXiv upload 9 Mar 2016. We round up our series of posts on internet deceptions by looking at domain squatting. My “favourite” advanced technique is bitsquatting, which turns out to be a great demonstration of the inevitable failures that occur with sufficient […]
I fell over something on Github called TIL (Today I Learned). I have for long pondered to migrate my notes elsewhere – currently they are all collected in a Wiki.
The idea of TIL intrigued me and now I finally got a TIL repository set up. Currently it only contains one TIL, but I plan to evaluate and migrate my earlier notes to this more open and accessible format.
Here are some of my first impressions of doing TILs hosted at Github instead of something else.
- The are public available
- They have native version control (they are actually contained in a Github repo)
- The can be written in Markdown
- They can use syntax highlighting based on the languages supported by the Github platform
- They follow the normal workflow used for other projects I have hosted on Github
- They can be forked and merged
- They can be commented on using issues (not directly linkable, but I guess it is somewhat trackable)
- Did I mention they can be written in Markdown 🙂
I have not observed any major draw-backs of this kind of write up to now, some will probably show later on, but I will give it a try and if it does not work, well I can find some other way of hosting my notes, hints, tips and tricks.
Only one TIL, but I promise more will follow.
When I woke up this morning, I had received an email from somebody who are repackaging a Perl distribution of mine Date-Pregnancy for Debian.
I have been extremely busy the last 4 months with work, so I have not contributed anything to open source at all and I have not been doing much work on this sphere at all.
But now it is my winter holiday and I thought, why not process this patch as rapidly as possible to acknowledge the person who take the time to repackage my distribution and also took the time to correct spelling errors in my documentation.
So today I published Date-Pregnancy 0.06 to CPAN.
I have had several blogs over the years, now after a long blogging hiatus I decided to start a blog with WordPress.com. I have used WordPress in the past with success and it is a nice blogging platform and it integrates nicely with external tools like MacJournal etc.
My previous blogs have been on technology, the internet, computers, programming, software development and other things related and on topics I find interesting – and I expect to continue with these topics, since they are my current interests.
If I get the time I will migrate my old blog posts here just for the fun of it, but it will generally be a blog on day to day stuff on the topics I previously mentioned.
The title for the blog is lastmover, should have been last-mover, which is the opposite of first-mover. With technology and life developing so rapidly it is often difficult to keep up, so why not just face the fact that you (me that is), is never going to be a first-mover, but a last-mover – and I have no issue with that.
So welcome to the last-mover blog – feedback is always welcome, even if it is just speling corrections.