Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 28th Apr:
- TidBITS Safe Computing: Five Tips for Reading Mac Security Stories – Very good article about your security on MAC OS X. To date there are no major security threats that good practice and awareness could not solve. Just like MS Windows and an automobile, you must be responsible for your own security and care of your equipment.
Most of the recent scare stories on MAC security are repeats of previously known. I'm not running virus or malware software on my MAC and have no plans to do so with the current security status. And that's a righteously joyous thing.
- Convert PDF to Word (DOC) — 100% Free! – Website that converts PDF files into Word documents …. for those moments when plagiarising vendor material is a part of preparing the business case for your design. – of course I would'nt do that, would I ?
- How fast can I go? : 6200networks.com – Joe Harris puts up a great post that brings together a lot information in oneplace and how big a frame or a packet it and what the impact on the bandwidth is for a given payload. I have been planning to write this for a while but never got it finished, now I don't have to.
- Aaron’s Worthless Words " Blog Archive " The Most Random Things Can … – Aaron Conway tells a great war story about why a video camera is using up too much network bandwidth. Excellent writing and a good blog. Add it to your list.
- HP Virtual Connect Cookbook – 2.01 – because its so complicated….. – For networking people who are being tortured by learning how to design and implement HP Virtual Connect, HP has released a Cookbook running through twenty odd scenarios for connectivity and options.
For the record, HP Virtual Connect makes my head hurt. It seems like a nonsense. Since I am also reading the Cisco – Project California UCS book, I can get a vision of the differences between Cisco and HP. They really do have fundamentally different approaches. I will save my opinion until I understand some more.
- Ian’s Shoelace Site – Shoe Lacing Methods – Who knew you could tie your shoelaces in thirty three different ways ? I like people with obsessions like this.
- Cisco SAFE Reference Guide – SAFE Overview [Design Zone for Security] – Cisco Systems – Cisco Security BU releases an updated SAFE Design Guide. For most designers, this is compulsory bed time reading.