Friday, January 19, 2007

application on the go

my last post is about putting diagnostic software on pendrive. today i show another piece of work, but this time is for fun.

portable apps is a set of open source application modified to be installed on your pen drive. the application include, media player, web browser, antivirus, game, office suites. all this for free, which should be because it is open sourced. and when installed take about 260 Mb on the pendrive, and 105Mb if used lite edition.

windows utilities

when you use windows, there is time it is useful to have some system utility to use. i just found a 'few', that is quite useful:

this is a website where, the author have combine a set of windows utilities into a 14Mb file, zip file. so you can put it into your pendrive.

another useful one is sysinternal:

that you have to download one by one.

not that i like windows, i'm not, in fact i'm an linux user(penguin rocks man), but sometime i have to face it. not to brag, but linux have this set of tools comes in by default. lsof, netstat, tcpdump, top, iftop, touch, i can even cat the /proc directory.
most unix have utilities build in too, just some of it different than those on linux.

command line......... thats cool

today i found this link:

some of my actually think that i'm crazy when i say command line rocks. but seriously, i really mean it. if you happens to own a *nix box, (unix computer i mean) you will understand.

when a linux desktop is unresponsive, i can just open the terminal and type "ps -A" then type "kill -9 process-number". or worst i just press alt-f1, then login again, then type the command again. or reboot, or kill the desktop and restart the desktop, not the whole machine. try do that in windows, when it happen you have to reboot

the purpose of the link is to show that i'm not alone in this. which is cool. or it just mean that i am one of those unix user


been reading an article on password cracking. thats right, the one on your computer. how they can do it.,72458-0.html?tw=wn_story_page_prev2

it is written by Bruce Schneier, an expert on computer security. and in this article there is this advice which:

So if you want your password to be hard to guess, you should choose something not on any of the root or appendage lists. You should mix upper and lowercase in the middle of your root. You should add numbers and symbols in the middle of your root, not as common substitutions. Or drop your appendage in the middle of your root. Or use two roots with an appendage in the middle.

finally there is a funny page about choosing password: