1. google still ‘not being evil’

    how do companies (yahoo!) develop technologies (DomainKeys signatures) that they themselves could use, but then NOT use them?

    Gmail Begins Signing Email with DomainKeys: "According to a post at IETF's MAIL-SIG list, Google has begun to sign outgoing email from Gmail with Yahoo's DomainKeys signatures. This is the first large provider of email that is actually doing so (not even Yahoo has started that yet).""

    (Via Slashdot.)

  2. the wonderful world of pgp

    This is no longer valid

    so i finally made the plunge. i don't know what the hold up has been. i thought it would be a whole lot more complicated and not worth the hassle. so, i'm in now. i've got GnuPG (gpg) all up and running on my machine and public key sent off to a key server (wwwkeys.pgp.net). here's the key.

    shaners becker [gyromx@mindspring.com] //tofu.equals.love

    -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
    Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (Darwin)

    mQGiBEGWBooRBACCAyGVHOmw5aw0TSuUW+aNJ8XaslBOvdobWFeTCdtdxTHbVgb7 yAkQej/6XeXy/N2dhbpjtLJ7Rg8Lc2KFOe044SFRX7B5or6AEbG7FkdWg0R7xbLu Qh5uTut8rKl7ztAHolHJDdiY7YW+f2HjmioHcr03Z48e8P/L2rNT0g11GwCg7WIQ 4tnqKb8I3uDGzcoovta8uX8D/1zv5MKhxl2QfDo6cle6IqhkcqdM6mblQbtswWp3 LR5uZvPajw9fTmQtylP52ub3dViuxvD6bkhKHyUyS6U5n7tn+p1/x+UO7xuNlmAd 1c0h0EBw7yAlVf8zlmIupxgPZ4s5qqNUGyaKDhOrvBKOaFTDMezBnLhqZhatxxVT LXE9A/4jSGfNjAdtrg4dBil/Sqcb+c1AFynM5PuaEQXkps1mGhZtFrD362Ns4k/y pper2ldoVFmBvc4NVPIda4sPLCxnmSMX8r2ERRYDr0PNI3vEkHkgcN2cj5hKZCY7 Ti92xpQ9XrCteBzwrBdTNnBdi0j6loxuJJaMbJIFEvrv3j/8HLQ5c2hhbmVycyBi ZWNrZXIgKHRvZnUuZXF1YWxzLmxvdmUpIDxneXJvbXhAbWluZHNwcmluZy5jb20+ iF4EExECAB4FAkGWBooCGwMGCwkIBwMCAxUCAwMWAgECHgECF4AACgkQZEqQXMdP A1LZTACgnEAO4SqC42F26NqD50VyOGKeDB0AoMmWQpQgeKhk/wHWEEzzf+RM94w8 uQINBEGWBqEQCACoXu7g6zOGuN0NEsFl8s6QZjUQJDNL4BgpOF1SEY2e9Uf4JBDP tSNSaTWtxrGa8PUU22GR2FGoaos7yeH30gfDHiCNK9kEqIGdS3F81uvKQ6H/wj41 LLkn5KCnR63BP4jSOKDw6ixpNznOlQllyvVQx5pR7iNpaxoQFM9ZNp13VCwQTnyQ F1AYjavPugRQGDRYSGvKN7Lo+gpD5OY6VzCLigLI2yLXrgie9kwRpS+Fjt7UM0bD yjSLhPmqoyXKKSgPqQxPuXTVGqs2W6BsMZtzRZQqpO3QWNnpls8t7GIs9M9lK4Wa G5Ih6Uvwb4/EDRSuN+hmkrdh9gTAY9xI3lq/AAMFB/9E3CJuj3sMTfkKjzwk5iZ2 rkwvG/L/0q97CLxL6JVayfprbmKtmUDLbznI46UAO5YTvnOxYE+0JfrNitdQD8BR 2tYxiZXIwBQaFmfcAgRraJK/mQeoqONQLXvmwWI0gIdPOb75d5efAtPfs8DOsX9P vI6iaQga0qEolVfy0QgPipBAej4yOc+qZ67Kw2AzFSH/6MLY6DkuLNUiK73jzEko 37VnaUc5TgzCd460fvqQbT0lh0c10m/nR6+ACGNuEE3kSP0uXIWXAww0TU+ltLmh wFidSj6oRsqgtriF1FDY/bR/iw37tIC+3NklUpFHzOGP8tPOAyY8mM4o8bk8Zqje iEkEGBECAAkFAkGWBqECGwwACgkQZEqQXMdPA1LyRwCbBzWSbOq46KYe0rWREo+L X6gu7YAAn0F68IKftb5R/dFuQsxCx6xQe19o =8jB9
    -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

    Fingerprint:

    F01F E344 A998 3F61 B6DA FEFD 644A 905C C74F 0352

    it is also available here as ASCII-armored PGP key

    anyone interested in PGPing their mac and needs a little help, go here. it sure helped me.

  3. for every shopping mall. and every bomb that’s dropped.

    i just saw on cnn on tv that a U.S. plane or helicopter dropped a bomb in a street where about 50 iraqi people were running out of a building. the score is you can't really tell who these people are from the craptastic quality of the video of the bomb drop.

    i haven't been able to finding anything about this in the webspere yet. the closest i came was on the bbc site, but its not specifically about this one controversial bomb.

    it's times like this that i am surprised [again and again] by how glibly we can stomach such killing. i'm reminded of a magnificent photo book called Inferno by james nachtwey. "Though he is probably the world's most honored recent war photographer, James Nachtwey calls himself an 'antiwar photographer...'" He tries to show the true face of war. starving millions. famine. aids epidemics. children victims of land mines. Not the vague abstract far away emotional disconnected images of despots and military men and 'strategic targets' and 'smart bombs.' [if there was ever an oxymoron, it is 'smart bomb.']

    Song playing in iTunes while i made this post: headlines by the devil is electric.

  4. Massive Change : the future of global design

    there's this show up at the Vancouver Art Gallery called massive change that i sooo wanna see. the girl has gone a couple few times now and raves about it.

    "Massive Change:The Future of Global Design is an exhibition that will change the way you think about design just as contemporary design is changing the way we live in the world." (from the gallery site.)

    as i understand it, it's about the design of the world. not the world of design. unfortunately, it's not coming here to SF.

  5. apparently, amazon still owns the patent to impulse shopping

    Judge's Ruling Spares 1-Click: "theodp writes "Agreeing with Amazon’s characterization of its 1-Click feature as a feature of an electronic product ordering system and not an electronic fund transfer or transaction system, a Judge has tossed out a $50M lawsuit that threatened Amazon's 1-Click patent. But outside of Court, Amazon touts its patent-pending Amazon Honor System as a way for Web sites to use 1-Click shopping technology for voluntary payment transactions - most notably for 9-11 donations and campaign contributions - that do not involve consumer goods or Amazon-specified prices, which the Judge argues are essential 1-Click ingredients."" (Via Slashdot.)