March 7th, 2005

Andrei in the office

Longer posts forthcoming: Meanwhile... Frienditto Scandal

Recently a scandal has come up with some site called Frienditto. From what I read concerning this site, it will take your LJ username and password. Log into the service for you and archive anything you can read with credentials.

Granted, the license for the site then stupidly said it had the rights to republish any information used on its site.

See, the problem is that sadly anyone who can type on a keyboard can learn PHP or Javascript or the like and claim to either be a software engineer or worse, go forth and start what looks like an internet service company.

Coding up a few pages together doesn't mean that you have a good business idea, or more importantly the savvy and wisdom to handle the business decisions and problems that can occur from a half baked idea.

People, it's an old rule. Your password is like a toothbrush. Keep it somewhere safe, change it every 6 months, and never loan it out.

Happily the LJ audience is large enough and loud enough to take down a bad service quickly. It would seem that frienditto is now down with all links pointing to "click thru" referrals benefitting the site owner.
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Andrei in the office

Posts I am working on today

I have been quite on LJ lately. But I have much that I'm trying to work on both for LJ and off.

Currently I have 4 LJ compose windows open and another compose window open for another site entirely.

Besides this one is a post concerning
  • The Magickal Ego</i>
  • What blogging and LJ really is
  • What not trusting anyone over 30 really means

In the mean time I am also writing a response to Wil Wheaton who is currently dealing with the crisis that a "Vote for X in the Star Trek" universe is going to inevitably label Ensign Crusher as the Star Trek most annoying character ever.

Beyond that is also a forthcoming posting on the weekend's activities (MASSATHON!)

And all the catch up work for a burgeoning IT Guild.

You know... who needs work... I've got enough to do already.

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