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An expatriated Brit. Will code for food.

Sep
1
comment How Can I Use the Onboard VGA WITH a PCI-E Display Adapter?
What motherboard did you have? This is probably relevant.
Jun
14
comment How can I resize and style images in Outlook for Mac 2011?
... a comment. Silly not to have this out in the open...
Jul
17
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Jan
24
comment Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work?
This is true iff you believe that spam's cost is entirely in the mental effort of processing it. If you believe that some of spam's cost is in bandwidth, or in maintaining spam filters, then preventing spam reaching your inbox in the first place is a worthy goal. Both of these elements have an ongoing cost (a parallel to the 'improving your obsfuscation' element in the discussion), it's just that services like Google are willing to provide it for the price of being able to read all your private correspondence.
Jan
24
comment Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work?
A friend of mine favoured 'xxx' for 'things which haven't been filled out yet' in her HTML templates. This was regrettable in one memorable client meeting when someone clicked on an 'xxx.com' link in her demo page...
Jan
21
comment Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work?
@akira: I agree. But for a testing methodology it'll do, to compare 'with mailto' versus 'without mailto'. I'm sure some sort of hybrid approach could be used, too, where someone with JS disabled (typically power users, nowadays - sorry, blind people, I haven't a good answer for you) would get a human readable obfuscated version, but with JS running the address would be cleaned up automatically.
Jan
21
comment Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work?
I'd like to see this study redone with methods that produce mailto: links rather than simple text email addresses. A spambot might react differently if it sees a mailto: with an obfuscated address in, whether the de-obfuscation is done by JS or human intervention - it's a strong hint there's a mail address there - but mailto: links are a lot more useful to readers.
Jan
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Jan
5
comment Emacs protection against simultaneous editing by same user
Are you editing the file in two different copies of emacs?