Digg: The geek link feed

When you’re feeling bored and in the mood for something highly technical, why not jump over to Digg.com and be presented with links to interesting news, websites and pages that contain technical information, news and cool stuff to know.  

Digg entries

The community consists of fellow geeks and it’s rather interesting to watch and participate in.  And of course, like any good community it allows you to contribute as well by submitting your own interesting links and participating in discussion about diggs.

A mouse without buttons?

Without the mouse buttons using the mouse is pretty odd. We are used to clicking when we surf the internet, browse our documents and work in word processors. But what if we didn’t have a mouse button?

One of the most of interesting projects I have found on the Internet is the „Don’t Click It“ project, which is an interface where you are not allowed to click. You should browse the interface just by moving the mouse around. It’s pretty well designed and a curious study.

Link: DontClick.it

What The Font?

Has it ever happened to you that when you were surfing the Internet you saw this really cool ad, and you liked its style, and wanted to know which font they are using? Believe it or not, now you can see what font is being used.

The WhatTheFont service on MyFonts.com allows you to detect which font is being used in a logo. I find it quite amazing technology and must have taken a lot of long nights and patience to develop.

Link: Visit WhatTheFont

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Security Now!

I wanted to discuss my favourite podcast now, although it difficult to compare it with a podcast such as TWiT (This Week in Tech) I think this one gets to be my favourite.

Security Now! with Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte. Yes, the Steve Gibson who invented the term ‘spyware’. Yes, the Leo Laporte who’s hosting most of the top technology podcasts today including TWiT, and performing in radio and TV shows in the U.S.

Through their area of interest they make this great podcast updated once a week where they talk about the latest security dangers, if there are any, and usually a topic such as passwords, VPN, Wireless Security or Rootkits.

They discuss topics and give you the appropriate information about certain security-related topics, give you information about what can be done in specific circumstances and leave it up to you how level of paranoia you would like to use on this one.

I like everything concerning encryption and useless security measures that will never be put to the test, the great world of technology that helps get me secure, (and insecure for that matter) passwords and proxies and not getting unpleasant surprises.

If you happen to like some of that stuff to, then I suggest you go to their Security Now! page where you can subscribe to their podcast via iTunes, iPodderX, Odeo or podnova.

I wrote this post to celebrate Security Now!’s 17th podcast, which isn’t really a very special number, although it happens to also be the number of Wallpaper Groups in math.