A Nigerian 411-type scam mail slipped through spamassassin.
Before moving it to its fate (aka SPAM folder), one line catched my eye:
(ii) Are you truly Dead OR Alive?
Today I want to share you a spam comment which was submitted some days ago. (I modified the comment and removed all external links. SPAM won't pay on this blog)
It seems that WoW has some reached some money laundery scheme, at least with "virtual money." I'm not playing the game, but it could also be that they (gold traders?) Use some victim as money mule to hide traces? Anti-Cheat detection prevention (you know, buying gold is considered cheating). I don't know, but I think it is an interesting development, and it might make sense to use caution. Especially if this is a way to launder real money, this can cause you real trouble (this could send someone to jail, worst case. IANAL! )
Just saw on this blog in this article:
Seems that someone forgot to fill out some details and currently burns its money....
When subsribed to AdSense, you also get the opportunity to include a "Google Search" for your website. Frequent reader of my blog will remember, that I already tried this to improve your overall blog reading experience.
Don't get me wrong. The lifetype's own search engine is very well, but Google is specialized on search engines and can offer a lots more: Maybe you already encountered that correction of some misspelled words in the search query come very handy. Also, the algorithm knows about synonyms and will also include them in the search result. Example: (For the German readers): Try to search the obsolete term "Nulleiter", and it will search as well for the (correct) term "Neutralleiter".)
Just copy some random text int your clipboard and then click on this site (Sorry, German only).
If you are doing that with IE, you'll get a very nice verbatim copy of that you just have entered.
And, no, this is not recently detected: This problem exists since version 5.0 (January 2002!) and is still not adequatly addressed. (Described here).
The solution for this problem would be simple. One alternative would be to set default security zone settings to restrict clipboard access by default.
And, there are a lot of them, to many to take a look at them indivudually. Lucklily, other people did that already, so if you ara also in a simular situation -- choosing a new or replacment CVS System (or also called SCM, Configuration Managment ...)
Well, however you wanna call it, here are some links articles to check out:
The New Breed of Version Control Systems
Better SCM Initiative : Comparison
Version-Control Systems for Linux
NavIT 0.02 has been released!
Despite that the version is only at 0.02, NavIT is quite stable and feature-rich. And the best of all: It is Open Source!
Lets quote from the website about the project:
Navit is a car navigation system with routing engine.
It's modular design is capable of using vector maps of various formats for routing and rendering of the displayed map. It's even possible to use multiple maps at a time.
The GTK+ or SDL user interfaces are designed to work well with touch screen displays. Points of Interest of various formats are displayed on the map.
The current vehicle position is either read from gpsd or directly from NMEA GPS sensors.
The routing engine not only calculates an optimal route to your destination, but also generates directions and even speaks to you using speechd.
Navit currently speaks 8 languages.