Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Tuesday Updates: April 3, 2007

Introducing a new feature on Media Circus 2,

the Tuesday Updates.

On Podcasts:

Since I've gotten into the habit of listening to Leo Laporte's TWIT podcast on Tuesday Mornings (roughly 4:00 to 5:00 a.m.), I'll present a review of the podcast (with Full-Links) that same day.

The TU's will also cover what I've been gleaning from the Linux Magazines and what I have just installed and what I'm testing on my Linux Box.
TWit 93: GMT

Hosts: Leo Laporte, David Prager, Robert Heron, Roger Chang, Veronica Belmont, Patrick Norton, and John C. Dvorak

The old gang reunites for a live appearance at the Gear*Media*Tech seminar. Look for video in the next day or so.

Dvorak pans the Apple iPhone as the wrong business to be in. Too many deep pocket competitors.

Anniversary of first email virus: Melissa (named after a Florida Stripper by the teen that created it.)

This is the heading of the article by CNET on that day in 1999.


Email virus spreading rapidly
W97M_Melissa exploits Microsoft Outlook's address book to send a list of porn sites to people who are likely to be familiar contacts.
By Stephen Shankland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: March 26, 1999, 5:20 PM PST
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A new virus is actively spreading itself across the Internet, taking advantage of users' email address books to replicate "extremely quickly," according to one expert.

The virus, W97M_Melissa, uses a combination of Microsoft Word macros and Microsoft Outlook to send a list of 80 pornographic Web sites. It works with either Word 97 or Word 2000, according to antivirus companies TrendMicro, Symantec, and Network Associates.

Link Location:


On Security (readings)
Port Knocking and Single Packet Authorization.
(Article comng)

On Database Comparisons (readings)
MySQL vs PostgreSQL.

(Article coming)
Installing MONO on my Redhat CORE 6.

(Article coming)

TWiT Website is here:


Complete MP3 TWiT Podcast is here:


John C. Dvorak's Blog (be warned!)


Want to find out where to put all your iProducts from Apple?

Check out this mock suggestion from MadTV VidCast which I found on Dvorak's blog.

The iRACK from Apple.