Google Calendar API v3

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that I was using rainmeter to display useful information such as events in my google calendar on my desktop. Google updated their calendar to API v3 sometime early this year and this broke the functionality. After waiting few months for a fix ...

Open letter to ICANN on PPSAI

Subject: I may not need Domain Privacy, but others do! From: Benjamin Lim Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 18:12:52 +0200 Dear ICANN, I will not attempt to speak on behalf of the oppressed or the discriminated. There are already enough voices out there advocating the ...

Website goes offline for 3 months

On the 6th of Mar, while performing routine maintenance on my server, bash commands suddenly stopped working. 1 2 3 4 $ pwd -bash: pwd: command not found $ ls -bash: ls: command not found At that point in time, apache web server was still running. I took the risk and asked ...

Email fraud part 2

While still on the topic of email fraud, I would like to touch on 419 scams, which are also known as Nigerian scams. Most of us routinely encounter such emails in our spam box, so it shouldn't be too alien to us. The modus operandi for such a scam ...

Email fraud

A fraudster managed to email his way out of prison. Article here. The amount of trust that a lay person puts into emails today is quite alarming. Emails were first used in the 70s, when everyone knew everyone else on the network and trust was less of an issue that ...

iPad POS

While traveling in the US, I noticed that a considerable number of smaller food establishments used an iPad Point of Sale (POS) system. Given the number of POS vulnerabilities reported in the past year, I wondered if the iPad would be a more secure POS platform compared to the traditional ...