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Wednesday, May 2, 2001

ISS 5.0 Exploit

A rather nasty buffer overflow vulnerability was found in Microsoft's Windows 2000 IIS 5.0. It could allow a cracker to run any code of his choice on the webserver. If you use IIS 5.0, read Microsoft's security bulletin and get patching! Thanks /.

The Master comments: Personally, I would NEVER run an unnecessary ISAPI extension on my server-heck, that's one of the best practices on Microsoft's security site. However, I find it rather ironic that M$ hasn't learned from all of these buffer-overflow exploits they've been dealing with over the last two years . . .

A Look Back at Baldur's Gate II

Dr. Ray Muzyka wrote a look back at the development of Baldur's Gate II for Gamasutra. Muzyka is one of the CEOs of BioWare and co-Executive Producer of BGII. The article is very similar in style to Gamasutra's famous game post mortems. It's well worth your time.

More Shogo Walkthroughs

I added two more Shogo walkthroughs for your, um, walking-through pleasure! 19_Rendezvous: The Mecca and 20_Maritropa1: Shinara District.

UPDATE! 10:50 P.M. I just added three more! 24_CMC_Sec1: Rescue Attempt, 25_CMC_Sec2: The Favor, and 26_Tram: Runaway Train

Visor In Red Hat 7.1

I managed to get my Handspring Visor to sync in my Red Hat Linux 7.1 install! It was really easy actually since most of the necessary stuff is install already by default:
  1. Install jpilot-0.99-1.i386.rpm from the RH 7.1 Powertools CD
  2. As root, issue these two commands:
    1. ln -s /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/pilot
    2. chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB1
  3. Run jpilot
  4. Hit the sync button on the cradle and then click "Backup" or "Sync" in jpilot

Getting Over Daily Radar

For those of you still mourning the loss of Daily Radar, Lowtax has whipped up something special for you in today's update on Something Awful. As always, SA is not for the easily offended, so The Master might want to avoid this link.

The Master comments: Now, you'd think from that comment from A.T. that I'm some kind of straight-laced person. However, he knows I could easily turn The Haus into a somethingawful if I didn't keep myself under control :-)

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Court Throws out Most of RAMBUS' Claims

Yesterday a U.S. District Court judge threw out most of RAMBUS' patent infringement claims against Infineon. The judge also said that even if Infineon were found guilty of infringing on the remaining three claims, he would not rule them willfully guilty of violating them. Note that this ruling came before Infineon even has presented its arguement that RAMBUS failed to disclose its patents to the JEDEC open standards body. Methinks Micron and Hyundai are smelling blood . . . Thanks Slashdot.

The Master comments: Thankfully the Judge saw through this bit of insanity. Course, that doesn't mean a higher court won't overrule. Let's cross our fingers.

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