Archive for October, 2008


There is an email making the rounds that claims to be a Microsoft security update.  Microsoft does not distribute security updates through email.  Period.  Go here, to read a quick little article about it.

Email Privacy (Continued)

If you have not done so already, read this quick post and its comments to bring you up to speed.  In the comments, i gave a few scenarios where your email could be read by persons other than the intended recipient.  What i did not talk about was your Internet Service Provider.  All of your Internet traffic goes through your ISP.  Consequently, they can see everything that is not encrypted, Continue reading

The %~dp0 Variable

The %~dp0 (that’s a zero) variable when referenced within a Windows batch file will expand to the drive letter and path of that batch file.
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Email Privacy

Smtp is a plain text protocol .  What does that mean?  It means the actual emails you send are about as private as a postcard.  The sender, the recipient, and the message itself are all plainly visible to anyone who comes in contact with it. Continue reading

Periodic Table

Expect new articles to be posted over the weekend.  In the mean time, visit Touchspin Chemistry and check out the interactive periodic table.  It’s excellent!

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