FRQ: BiblePod, BibleCandy, Slashdot Culture, etc

Yeah! Friday. I am going home in a minute, and can forget about work for two days. FridayFive for this week is not out yet, so I might as well do the previous week's one, which is work related.

  1. What do you do for a living?
    Writing software.
  2. What do you like most about your job?
    Non-interactive.
  3. What do you like least about your job?
    Non-interactive.
  4. When you have a bad day at work it's usually because _____...
    Another collegue has just committed a hack.
  5. What other career(s) are you interested in?
    None. "Career" is such a dirty word.

And here are some interesting links.

Apple

Does BiblePod justify myself to buy an iPod? Maybe not, at least I will wait until it comes with an ESV version.

Bible Candy

The Original Teach and Eat Candy Treat, according to advertisement. Not much info is included, and from the less-than-optimal images it looks like some dodgy container slapped with a sticker with Bible verses. I wonder what does the "Red=Blood of Jesus" taste like...

Broadband Australia

This artcile on the Sydney Morning Herald has shown their business analyst has no idea about how telecommunication industrial works. Well, you don't sell your bandwidth that way...

Google Hacking

Not hacking the Google, but use private information indexed by Google to find vulnerable sites on the Internet. It just makes the hacking too easy, and at the same time it also warns the webmaster to make sure you secure every web application!

Interbase/Firebird

Document on converting MSSQL to Firebird. A bit dated.

And as of this week they have changed the top navigation section of the Firebird website! Evidently they have spent all their time hacking database engines instead of doing web stuff, as it is probably one of the ugliest designs I've ever seen. Matching that ugly red roaster, ops I mean firebird, nicely...

Linux

From Microsoft Support website - How to Remove Linux and Install Windows. Nice step by step instructions for anyone who wishes to turn back to the dark side of the force. Check out this notice:

NOTE: Windows XP and Linux can coexist on the same computer. For additional information, refer to your Linux documentation.

Yes. Man can only serve one master only - you cannot have Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds as your master at the same time!

Microsoft

Nothing surprises here but there are more Windows vulnerabilties in the latest Microsoft security bulletin. It might not take long before we see a flood of virus utilising these newly discovered features of everyone's favourite operating system.

Slashdot

Another interesting article on Wikipedia - Slashdot Subculture. Reading through it is a must for any Slashdot newbies who would like to survive it.