Friday, July 13, 2007

Featured Linux Download: Roll your own Ubuntu live CD with Reconstructor


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via Lifehacker by Kyle Pott on Jul 09, 2007

Reconstructor-CD.pngLinux only: Free open-source app Reconstructor creates custom Ubuntu-based live CDs. Have you settled on the perfect Ubuntu installation that you wish you could take from computer-to-computer? Reconstructor offers up a GUI that lets you do exactly this. Reconstructor customizes the packages and modules included in the installation, the included art-work and much more. After you choose all that you want bundled into your Live CD, Reconstructor generates a burnable ISO of your newly created OS. Reconstructor is a free download for Linux only.


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IN BRIEF: Forgot the password to your beloved Mac? ...

Gash! i dont have mac so cant try this out :)


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via Lifehacker by Kyle Pott on Jul 12, 2007

Forgot the password to your beloved Mac? shows how you can reset your password without the OS X installation discs.


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Add face recognition login with BananaScreen

sounds good :)


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via Lifehacker by Adam Pash on Jul 12, 2007

bananascreen%201.pngWindows only: Like the future? Freeware application BananaScreen adds face recognition login to your webcam-enabled Windows computer. To use, just install BananaScreen and create a face model. Then set up BananaScreen to lock after a predefined amount of inactivity (or hit Alt-L to lock at any time). Once locked, BananaScreen will keep an eye on faces coming and going in front of the camera. When it matches yours, it immediately unlocks your computer. Cool, right?

Well... yes, but not entirely foolproof. It's still a beta app, and I wouldn't trust it as a truly secure solution at this point. I tried taking a picture of myself and then using the picture to log in (see screenshot), which didn't fool BananaScreen, but a less hastily thrown together picture might work fine (it did recognize that the picture was of a face). That probably means that someone would have to make a concerted effort to break into your computer, taking pictures of you on the sly, or maybe just grabbing the family portrait. If you're not really worried about that, this is a very fun login tool. In all of my tests it recognized my face very quickly and accurately, but if your facial login doesn't work for some reason, you can still use your regular password.

Granted, if movies have taught us anything it's that security measures like face recognition, retinal scans, and handprint scans can still be easily circumvented once you've been killed and the appropriate body part has been removed, but at that point--fine, if the RIAA is that desperate to see what I've been BitTorrenting, they can knock themselves out.

BananaScreen is free to download, currently Windows only (though the site claims a Mac version will be available soon). In the meantime, Mac users might want to try locking their computer when they walk away with their Bluetooth phone.


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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Prospective Testing vs. Inspective Testing

Antony Marcano's blog

Now we have divided Testing activities in two different kind of testing
form Antony's blog:

“Inspective Testing” helps us to understand more about the product we’ve built.

“Prospective Testing” helps us to understand more about what we expect from the product we are about to build.

Though we all are aware of theme and this is really how we organize them  lets just have two domains for them.

--  Regards,  Mubbashir