Archive for May, 2006

Google’s AJAX Generator

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

As reported by Slashdot, Google has announced the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) which allows web developers to create AJAX applications in Java. The GWT then translates the Java code into client-side code. The client-side code is either Java bytecode (“hosted mode”) during development or JavaScript and HTML (“web mode”) for production deployment. It should be […]

Boarding Pass to Identity Theft

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

The Guaridan reports that with just a discarded British Airways boarding-pass stub that was found in a dustbin, the journalist and his computer expert was able to access personal details: We logged on to the BA website, bought a ticket in [the passenger's] name and then, using the frequent flyer number on his boarding pass […]

Composing Thunderbird E-Mail with Vi

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Do you ever wish you could use the vi text editor to compose e-mail messages while using Thunderbird? If so, then read on: For my day-to-day e-mail, I use Mutt as my e-mail client and Vim as my editor for composing messages. Most of the time, Mutt’s advantages outweigh its disadvantages (e.g., a plain text […]