Follow up: LockState security failures

I wrote a blog post last month on what your IoT startup can learn from the LockState debacle. In the intervening weeks, not much new information has come to light about the specifics of the update failure, and it seems from their public statements that LockState thinks it’s better if they don’t do any kind… Continue reading Follow up: LockState security failures

A short rant on XML – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

[editor’s note: This blog post has been in “Drafts”¬†for 11 years. In the spirit of just getting stuff out there, I’m publishing it basically as-is. Look for a follow-up blog post next week with some additional observations on structured data transfer from the 21st century] So, let’s see if I can keep myself to less… Continue reading A short rant on XML – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

They’re running a contest over at Worse Than Failure

Worse Than Failure (formerly The Daily WTF) is having a programming contest, with either a MacBook Pro or Sony VAIO laptop as first prize. For those not familiar with the site, their theme is Curious Perversions in Information Technology. People submit particularly awful pieces of code, or database schemas, or business practices, and the readers… Continue reading They’re running a contest over at Worse Than Failure