If You Aren't Doing Anything Wrong, What Do You Have To Hide?

Security expert Bruce Schneier writes a fantastic essay on the value of privacy. This is a great response to the rhetorical question “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?” often used to counter privacy advocates.

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How Subtext Uses CruiseControl.NET

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Not too long ago I mentioned that the Subtext team is using CruiseControl.NET for continuous integration. Well Simone Chiaretta, the developer who set this up, wrote up an article describing Continuous Integration and the various utilities that Subtext uses in its CI process.

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DotNetNuke CSharp Web Application Project

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THIS POST IS OBSOLETE AND LEFT HERE FOR ARCHIVAL REASONS

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Role Playing Via Skype

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So Adam Kinney isn’t quite as ga-ga over Oblivion as I. Understandable. As he points out, it is missing the key ingredient of social interaction with other real humans.

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NullReferenceException When Deploying DotNetNuke Could Be An ObjectQualifier Discrepancy

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When starting a new DotNetNuke based website, I like to develop it on my local machine, and when everything is ready for a first deployment, I deploy to whatever staging or production server is relevant.

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Dealing with Comment Threads

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Seems like everyone and their mother has an opinion on the “right” way to have comment threads. Currently Subtext supports the same model as .TEXT did, a simple linear sequential list of comments. It is simple and gets the job done.

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Custom Partial Output Caching

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Steve Harman, a Subtext Developer, writes up a helpful description of how to use the varyByCustom parameter of the PartialCachingAttribute.

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It's All About The Party Mode!

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Party Mode Button It is so easy to get caught up in your day to day work and home duties and forget to take a break to really cut loose. The answer, my friends, is that big red button in the image to the left there. That there initiates Party Mode! Set this sucker up in your office or home bedroom, and whenever life catches up to you… Instant Party!

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Introduction To Microformats Article

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Lest you think I sit around spending all my time on computer games and soccer, I also try to write occasionally.

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Admitting Your Addiction Is The First Step

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I once thought I was a bit of a blogging addict. To get settled into work I would read my blogs. I’d tune back in while eating my lunch. And if I went on vacation, I thought about the huge number of unread feeds. Heck, I even went and got involved in RSS Bandit and Subtext so that I could work on the means of delivering blogs.

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Write Well To Win Friends And Influence People

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Pen I write this blog post with apologies to Dale Carnegie for the play on the title of his book.

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So You Want To Run A Business - Payroll Tax Breakdown

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I recently set up Payroll via Paychex for my company. It is an eye opener to see exactly what taxes an employer pays on top of the taxes already deducted from each employee’s paycheck. I mean, I always heard that my employers were paying taxes for me when I was an employee, but I never knew how much. Till now.

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Three Screens Are Better Than Two

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Since I had a rough week last week, I thought I would post something fun today. While some people are just jumping on the dual-monitor bandwagon, I have recently moved on to three screens.

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Anatomy Of A Phishing Attack

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So in the hustle and bustle of trying to get my Yahoo account back (it has been returned), I forgot to show some love for JackAce of the Code Turkey blog. He and I used to work at SkillJam and he was the one who alerted me via email that my account had been jacked.

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You Know You Work Too Much

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When your company installs one of these babies for you.

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Protect Yourself From Credit Fraud With A Fraud Alert

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Stop Fraud! So after getting my Yahoo password phished, my wife reminded me that we should put a fraud alert on our credit file. I first heard about this from my friend Walter a while ago, but we never got around to it.

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Victim Of A Yahoo Messenger Phishing Attack

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Fish UPDATE:I am back in business. I have re-obtained control over my Yahoo account. So the IM messages you receive from me are really from me. I won’t make this mistake twice.

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Security Argument Against Homogeneity

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Well this recent phishing attack is clear demonstration of the inherent dangers of homogeneity. Biologists and epidemologists have known this stuff for decades. Having given out my Yahoo password would have been much more disastrous if I was using Yahoo for my primary email address. Fortunately I use Gmail. Imagine the damage had I given out my Passport password. Egads!

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Blood And Guts When CodingHorror Visits Haacked

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Prolific blogger Mr. Jeff Atwood, author of the CodingHorror blog, paid us a surprise visit last night. He is in town for a couple of days to do something or other unimportant. He tried to explain something about presenting Team System to important people but all I heard was “blah blah TS blah blah”.

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Subtext Cruising In CruiseControl.NET

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Cruise Control Logo With many thanks to Simone Chiaretta (blog in Italian) for his effort, we now have a working CruiseControl.NET setup for Subtext. Check out the chrome (or lack thereof) on our CCNET dashboard.

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