Rants, rambles, news and notes from another geek

Geek Notes 2004-01-19

Have you ever noticed that if you copy a multi-line bit of text to the clipboard and then paste it into the Google Toolbar, the code in the toolbar strips the line breaks and turns it all into one line of text? This is invaluable for copy-pasting addresses into Google for a quick MapQuest lookup.

But why doesn’t IE (or any other browser for that matter) do this for the address bar? I’m sick and tired of having to “reassemble” multi-line URLs in notepad before pasting them into IE. I know there are plug-ins and other things to help with this, but Google figured out the answer on their first try. Why didn’t anyone else?

  • Hacking Across the Process Boundary - Chris Taylor posts a solution to a problem I had a few months back. How can you get the LVITEM from a ListView in another process? A very interesting solution to a very uncommon problem.
  • Free USB WiFi Adapter - If you don’t have built in wireless, this is a great way to get a free card.
  • Command Prompt Explorer Bar - If you really want to have your command window docked to your Windows Explorer window, then this will help. C# source code provided. [via Julien Cheyssial]
  • Microsoft Dev Days 2004 - I will be presenting “Threats and Threat Modeling - Understanding Web Application Threats and Vulnerabilities” at the Denver event this year, so please come. Rumor has it that VS.NET Whidbey Beta 1 will be given to all attendees, so don’t miss out.
  • RSA Algorithm - Ever wondered how an encryption algorithm works, but didn’t want to read Bruce Schneier’s Applied Cryptography? Check out this little page and you can see how RSA works. (via Roy Osherove)