OS

Using Encrypted Email

Have you read these articles? Encrypted Email Provider Lavabit Shuts Down, Blames US Gov’t – Slashdot.  Silent Circle Preemptively Shuts Down Encrypted Email Service To Prevent NSA Spying – TechCrunch. Encrypting your email isn’t terribly difficult, and ensures that the contents are encrypted end-to-end from sender all the way to Read more…

OS

1,000 Tweets Math

We take my first tweet on July 08, and convert it to epoch time. date –date=’08 Jul 2009 14:08 -0500′ ‘+%s’ 1247080080 My 1, 000th tweet takes place on Feb 20, 2013 @ 16:00. date –date=’20 Feb 2013 16:00 -0500′ ‘+%s’ 1361394000 The difference between the two dates in seconds Read more…

Scripts

Ubuntu Trash maintenance

The functionality of the old Trash folder is something that’s always annoyed me. You either never remember to empty it, and if you do, it’s all or nothing. While playing around with Ubuntu, I noticed this and a lack of a secure delete option. Nor was there any simple way Read more…

Scripts

GeekTool Network Info Script

GeekTool, in their words “is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default plug-ins.” With a little bit of scripting ability, you can display all sorts of useful information on your desktop. Here I have some weather, and Read more…