Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 4:52 PM

The weird thing about this error is that I got it for a while, I assume they don't cache the results of requests (or at least not for very long) because after I retrieved the page, sent the link to the friend, the error came up again. It's very intermittent.

Here's the article I was trying to retrieve:

Let me know if it comes up for you!

Attempt at Direct Object Reference

at 4:51 PM
You can see me editing a photo I own:

Then I just edit the numbers in the link to see if they've secured it, which they did. The error message is:

Twitter error, very non-descript

at 4:50 PM

If Facebook demands it, we should all follow suit

at 4:48 PM

It's surprisingly difficult to support different browsers especially IE6. I'm surprised our website hasn't followed suit, after all, Facebook is a industry standard for website companies.

Vbulletin Math Errors

at 4:45 PM

This function requires that you wait 16 seconds between searches. Try again in 22 seconds.

I think this has to do with the server time being incorrect. doesn't seem to have strong math skills

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Today is Feb 11th 2010. I married on July 16 2005.

733,813 days is quite a number. I'm fair certainly I haven't even been alive that many days.

733,813 / 365 = ~2010.45.

So they are telling me how many days there have been in the entire AD calendar????

Failed to Delete from Trash on Ubuntu 9.10

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 2:19 PM

WoW Errors

at 1:22 PM

Um, K. That was useful, thanks.

Maybe this disk just couldn't be read at all?

at 1:03 PM

This Mac claims that the disk can't be read by the computer. I guess it doesn't assume that it can't be read by any computer, which is nice. Though, possibly getting my hopes up that it could ever be read again.

Bruce Schneier signed my book

at 1:01 PM
Can you figure out what this says?

Department of Redundancy Department

Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Ubuntu + Pigeon = Fail

at 11:13 AM
I get a notification of an IM. I want to respond.

Now when I move my mouse on the message, it goes blurry:


Good Facebook

at 11:12 AM

Now here's an error that is human readable, tells me its not my fault and doesn't make me want to obsessively click until I complete what I was going to do.

Firefox error remembering tabs

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Syncing iPhone contacts with Gmail using iTunes

Monday, February 1, 2010 at 3:12 PM
I really wanted to be able to add my email addresses to my contacts on my phone and upload the snail mail addresses and phone numbers from my phone to my Gmail account so I would have a backup in case I ever lost my phone or to otherwise have all the information at my finger tips where ever I went.

This became a disaster.

I plugged in my phone to my computer, opened iTunes and decided to synch all contacts with my phone. What really happened is that my phone now contained 1,000 email addresses and nothing was uploaded to my Gmail account, even if the names exactly matched, well, they were no where to be found on the contact list.

So I decided to restore to an earlier backup of my phone. This is why you always back up everything before starting a new project.

So I ended up deciding that I'd open a new Gmail account to synch the numbers with. This actually uploaded the phone numbers from the phone into the new account. I then exported the contact file as a csv to my current Gmail account and then removed duplicates from the list. Great, one step done. Now how to get updates from my contact list to my phone? Only update the new gmail account with addresses and download to the phone.

Another scenario is that I get a text message with a number I don't know. I ask, and add the phone number to my address book. Upon connecting to the Gmail account that is newly created only for the purpose of contact management, I learn the new contact is not uploaded. Plus all the information I've added to contacts already on my phone is erased if it has been input through the phone, which is what I do a lot when I'm out, oh, say, with people....

I also learned that when you merge duplicate contacts that have the same phone number that are on your Favorite list on the iPhone, they all end up looking alike and all the entires for those numbers are the same. Now how do I know if I am calling my dad, my mom, or the house line?


at 3:10 PM
There is the firefox add-on called XSS ME That will give you a list of XSS vulnerabilities.

Anywhere there is user input, there is a risk and its best to run.

Here's a sample output where I just ran the test "Test all forms with top attacks".