Sunday, August 8, 2010

Security considerations of a day - printers work for the CIA

  • network printers can copy printed documents to their private HDD cache store. Remember that if you want to print naked photos of your girlfriend :)
  • forensics can identify the printer and computer equipment that has been used to print the document. Beware the yellow dots
  • some advanced network printers by default leave SNMP, FTP (sic!) and other interesting ports opened. And some network administrators leave default username and password for network printers.

The best Gnome borders and control elements

To make my Linux desktop shine like a deer's ass in the woods I use Gnome and Gnome-Art. At this moment I find the following combination of the window and control elements the most exciting:

  • window border - Gorilla
  • control elements - WarmGorilla-GTK2
  • icons - Gartoon

Any competitor?

My activity on Java Black Belt JMS exam

I've fixed some questions in JMS exam on Java Black Belt. I'm in the top 5 of the exam contributors now.

Black Belt's JMS exam is quite nice place to remind some details from pure JMS specification. What in lack however is some more specific, implementation-related test. Like ActiveMQ Basics exam. Does anyone want to create one? :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Topic wildcards patterns in JMS

Assume that you've got the JMS topic named .

  • pattern * matches single level of topic hierarchy (i.e. foo.*.baz.qux or*.*)
  • pattern > matches all levels recursively (i.e. foo.> or >.qux)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Mentoring on Java Black Belt

Java Black Belt provides cool Java-related courses on-line. If you are interested in being Black Belt coach level 2 (i.e. the person who can train other people for money) you need mentor. You also need to be second level coach in order to get your black belt.

If you need Black Belt mentor to help to start your coach career, go ahead and contact me.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Black Belt finally released and I'm the one

After years of explaining why there's no black belt on Java Black Belt, we finally got it. Ladies and gentlemen - black belt has been unlocked. To get your black belt you need to be ninja coach (i.e. level 2 coach). Something like...

And I'm among of the first ones to get it :P Below is the evidence. No mercy!