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Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

September 16, 2012

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I really think that education is the silver bullet, and this TED talk shows the effort of the best universities to bring education to everyone thanks to the modern and affordable technologies that we have available right now. Online education is not a substitute for teachers and classrooms, but it can scale and complement the […]

Google Drive is here!

April 25, 2012

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Your Google Drive is not ready yet Well, almost here… Here is a quick comparison on some of the remote storage and file sync solutions that I consider important: Online Service Win Mac Linux Android iPhone Web Client-side Encryption Initial Space Client Source Server Source Google Drive Yes Yes No Yes Soon Yes No 5GB […]

Convergence: fixing SSL security

September 4, 2011

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Today I discovered how broken is the current situation for SSL, HTTPS and Certification Authorities (CA), thanks to a Reddit post about a “BlackHat USA 2011” 48-minutes presentation that is very entertaining to follow: SSL And The Future Of Authenticity “too long; didn’t watch” Here’s a quick summary. The speaker tells a story of a […]

Using getmail to backup Gmail on Linux

July 17, 2011

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Even though Gmail has been proven quite reliable over the years, there have been isolated episodes of data loss. In any case, I backup my mail locally: better safe than sorry. On my Linux machine I use “getmail” to download my mail through POP and store it in a single “mbox” file. First of all, […]

BloGTK installation on Ubuntu 10.04

November 7, 2010

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I wanted to try BloGTK to write my WordPress blog posts, as suggested by the Apps for WordPress.com page. I installed it on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine from the Software Center, then launched it from the Applications -> Internet menu, but it didn’t start. I could only see on the task bar that a window […]

Browser plugin for Google Social Search

April 8, 2010

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A plugin for Firefox, IE7, IE8 and Chrome that searches entries in your social circle using a new Google feature.

Reinforce ssh security with Denyhosts

November 10, 2009

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…For years I’ve been saying security consists of protection, detection and response–and you need all three to have good security… March 2007, Bruce Schneier I always read Schneier’s site carefully, because everything he says is precise, consistent and grounded in experience. When I stumbled upon this concept of three components of security, I realized that […]