On the 17th of December, the Belgian citizens (like me) had the “good” surprise from our Minister (certainly not a X-mas gift)! A Royal Decree was published in the “Moniteur” about the tax on the private copy of digital data. From now (or from 1st of January, I suppose), when
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Where is Linux?
Today I participated in a survey organized by a major Belgian bank. The goal was to improve their web services (which is always a nice initiative). At the middle of the survey, came the following question: Of course, I answered “I don’t know“. How can they restrict the choice to
Bye-bye Acrobat Reader!
It’s decided! I get rid of all my Acrobat Readers! My primary environment is Linux but I also use Windows operating systems (virtualized or running on separated hardware). And today, you can’t life without a PDF reader! I looked for an alternative. My PDF reader is now Foxit. To make
Sorry, We Are Closed!
WTF! I just tried to buy some movie tickets @ Kinepolis. I received the message below. Since when e-commerce websites are closed like regular stores?
Cc: Party or the Right Way to Use Email
I just received an official e-mail from a security appliance manufacturer. The message was an official communication about their products line. End of 2008 (almost 2009!), I’m really surprised how this communication was handled! First, a Word document was attached to the message. Why? Word documents may carry viruses or
Firefox CPU Usage? Fail!
What’s the difference between this CPU usage: and this one: Only a website! After some investigations, the sites used “<marquee>” tags. It seems they are still not properly supported by Firefox! WTH!
Are We All Dangerous?
Warning! Warning! You just reached a dangerous website! I’m surprised that my IP address isn’t yet blacklisted by Barracuda Central! I was offline for 48 hours, now back online and it seems that the buzz about Pieter De Crem is still growing! According to our Defense Minister, all the blogs
iTunes Allergic to Security Searches?
Today, I was looking for some applications related to security on the App Store in iTunes. I searched for the following keywords: “lock“, “password” or “scan“. All of them returned the same error: I tested on a second iTunes installation. Same issue?!? Any other search request works perfectly.
This blog moved to a new server located in France a few weeks ago but I’m still running the old server located in a data center in Zaventem(BE). For debugging purpose, I started a tcpdump on the box and was surprised to see a *lot* of traffic not mine! WTF!?