20 Aug 2003 bjf   » (Journeyer)

Yuck. The tories are at it again, and this time, the World's Greatest Luddite and his cronies are taking a well-aimed kick at their political opponents as a rider on a bill dealing purportedly with internet harassment. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/Sci_Tech/story_51150.asp. It seems that the good Minister has a problem with people who disagree with the views of the ruling party.

berend: I find your assertion that New Zealand is communist interesting. Considering that int the past, the place has been through the econo-fundamentalist wringer several times (and been praised by Rupert Murdoch) should be seen for what it is. I have relatives who would disagree with you on your definition of 'Communism' too.

ajt posted a cracker of a rebuttal (on his blog) to my last post. I'll have to 1) get my act together and post something in response and 2) take some classes in rhetoric.

movement: the SSL stuff you described is functionality a lot of people using client authentication in SSL through web browsers find useful. Firebird by default dosen't come with UI to install and remove certificates, and you need to download an Extension called "Stuff They Left Out" to get it. That same plugin comes with UI to configure language preferences, etc (I've done testing on internationalised web apps and needed the functionality), but for some unknown reason, the Firebird engineers decided to leave that functionality out. The mind boggles.

(FWIW, logging onto secure websites or into a remote box with SSH via a crypto smartcard would rock. I've got access to the hardware and software too, so it's worth a second look.)

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