Dear Mike Florio: Um, we don’t need your help.

Profootballfocus's Mike Florio had this gem of an article today. He's arguing that, since Bruce Arians (the interim head coach of the Colts) included "faith" in what he looks for in a football player, he's immediately against atheists. What? I'm as atheist as the next guy (no, more atheist. Take that, jerk), but when I read…

Old Card Game: Harvey Dent

Harvey Dent is a game I came up with to mess with people at poker who have had too much to drink and have difficulty focusing. The game is based on seven-card stud.  After the initial round (2 down, 1 up), a card is placed face-down to the dealer's left, and a coin is placed…

A brief update

Haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd spend a few moments doing just that. I've recently discovered the Saints Row series (although sadly cannot play the first). It's a much more arcadey version of Grand Theft Auto, but with a surprisingly poignant plot at times. It's much less realistic (if you can call…

New Card Game: Gotham

At poker last week, I came up with a new game.  Given that my most successful prior game was also on the theme, I apparently come up with pretty good Batman-related games.  This is probably because Batman is awesome. This one is entitled Gotham.  It starts out as Low Chicago (7-card stud, with the lowest…

Sony’s Security “Not Perfect”

A judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Sony relating to the breaches of 2011.  Sony, apparently anticipating how terrible their development process (from strategy and management down to developers) is, covered their stupidity through a privacy policy that nobody reads. I would ceteris paribus side with the defendant in an average class-action lawsuit, in part because…

Wrist Computing

We're getting closer and closer to having Pip-Boys, except without the nuclear apocalypse and giant mutated creature bits.  This is us definitely getting the better end of that deal. The actual device isn't wonderful, but it's definitely a step forward, so kudos.

Two Articles On Software Patents

Patent trolls filed 40% of patent infringement lawsuits last year.  I'm surprised the number is that low, honestly, but that is still a significant cost. There are also moves by some companies to get rid of software patenting altogether, especially in the open source world.  This is why I've released software under GPL v3 whenever…

Browser Security Notes

This special edition of security notes focuses on browser insecurity. I didn't talk about the IE 0-day when it came out.  Fortunately, it's been fixed. One potential Chrome exploit.  Looks like this is within Chrome itself. Firefox 16 was pulled back due to a security problem.  I guess we should just wait a release or two…