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  • More damaging evidence on open plan offices

    Don't make your programmers work in open plan offices. It doesn't work.

    Found via: date posted at 02/07/12 11:32

  • mod_xsendfile for Apache2/Apache2.2

    mod-xsendfile (available in Debian Squeeze) allows you to direct a user to a file download through Apache while first checking permissions through your web development framework.

    Found via: date posted at 07/18/11 10:18

  • Reliably Erasing Data From Flash-Based Solid State Drives

    We empirically evaluate the effectiveness of hard drive-oriented techniques and of the SSDs’ built-in sanitization commands by extracting raw data from the SSD’s flash chips after applying these techniques and commands. Our results lead to three conclusions: First, built-in commands are effective, but manufacturers sometimes implement them incorrectly. Second, overwriting the entire visible address space of an SSD twice is usually, but not always, sufficient to sanitize the drive. Third, none of the existing hard drive-oriented techniques for individual file sanitization are effective on SSDs.

    Found via: date posted at 03/02/11 14:05