A restaurant name that might not work that well in Japan.
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/92413593942/always-a-bit-annoying-to-come-back-to-work-and, posted 21 Jul by peter
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/92040365327/smaland, posted 17 Jul by peter
Avast, which makes security software for Windows, Mac, and Android, recently bought 20 used Android handsets on eBay. Then company employees used digital analysis software that's readily available and fairly easy to use to see if there was anything left on the 20 devices from the original owners. It turns out there was. Avast researchers found more than 40,000 photos, 750 emails or text messages, and 250 contacts. The group was also able to deduce the identities of the previous owners of four of the phones.
It's important to note that Avast makes its own reset software, which the company claims does a much better job of completely wiping Android devices. So part of the motivation for this study is presumably to promote Avast's alternative service. Still, the results are pretty startling. Whether they make you want to buy Avast's software or someone else's, this test at least raises awareness of how hard it is to scrub personal data before reselling or donating old devices.
www.digitaltrends.com/home/ecodrain-recycles-wasted-heat-used-hot-water/, posted 10 Jul by peter in diy energy environment toread
Think for a second how much energy is literally washed down the drain when you take a shower. Not the water itself — just the energy that’s lost when you heat up said water, pump it through a series of pipes to your showerhead, and then let all that warm goodness run straight down your body and into a hole in the floor. By some estimates, 80 to 90 percent of the energy it takes to heat that water ends up going straight to the sewer. Considering the fact that the energy required to heat water is one of the biggest energy expenditures at home (right behind heating/cooling/ventilation), that’s a monumental waste of juice. But not to worry; there’s a new device on the market that could help to recapture some of that wasted energy.
It’s called EcoDrain, and while it’s definitely not a new concept, it’s a fresh new take on an old idea, and finally makes waste heat recovery a viable possibility for regular homeowners.
ProxFree is a simple and completely free web proxy service. Perfect for those looking to bypass censorship restrictions and/or looking to browse the internet privately, anonymously and securely.
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/91261882227/at-roddarklubben-djurgarden, posted 9 Jul by peter
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/91261868277/at-djurgardskanalen, posted 9 Jul by peter
blogs.perl.org/users/ovid/2014/07/making-git-bisect-more-useful.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PerlWeekly+%28Perl+Weekly+newsletter%29, posted 9 Jul by peter in automation git perl testing versioncontrol
If you've ever used git bisect, you know what an incredibly useful tool this is. It allows you to do a binary search through commits to find out which commit caused a particular error. Many people seem unaware of git bisect run ... which automates this even further, but it has a limitation: it won't let you find a particular error, it detects success or failure, that's all. So I decided to do something about that.
www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names.en.php?changelang=en, posted 8 Jul by peter in culture language reference
People who create web forms, databases, or ontologies are often unaware how different people’s names can be in other countries. They build their forms or databases in a way that assumes too much on the part of foreign users. This article will first introduce you to some of the different styles used for personal names, and then some of the possible implications for handling those on the Web.