Category: Life: Work and Techy

  • Techy: Firefox Exploit (sortof)

    It appears there is a new Mozilla Firefox based exploit around which (as these demos shown) can be utilised to practically run anything on your computer. However, the reason I’ve added “sortof” is that Firefox doesn’t actually trigger the exploit itself – another browser (such as Internet Explorer) has to go to a URL starting […]

  • Search Engines: What does Google Analytics Bounce Rate Mean?

    As many of you may be aware, Google Analytics is actually based off the old Urchin statistical gathering systems (which was a commercial available stats package). However, the new version of Analytics has a “Bounce Rate” section – but what does this mean? Via 123-reg, I came across Google bounce factor research data is in, […]

  • EBuyer – up to date machines

    Have a quick look at the Netcraft report of the web servers which are running the computer supplier eBuyer – on the 15th, 17th and 27th of June they were running on a 48k ZX Spectrum (cool) and in between those dates they alternated between a Commodore C64, CBM Pet, MSX Toshiba HX-10 and a […]

  • Free Directory Enquiries

    Continuing on my theme of free phone thingies (ok, this is only the second post out of what looks like to be two), I just thought I’d let people know that they can get free UK directory enquiries. Yes, apart from the BT Online DQ service and services such as 192.com, you can also get […]

  • Coding: Less Code Is Better Code

    Rich Skrenta (he of Open Directory Project fame) has blogged how code is our enemy. The following phrases in particular: “The more code you have, the more places there are for bugs to hide….The longer it takes a new employee to make sense of your system. If you have to refactor there’s more stuff to […]