Mobile Applications: Using jQuery Mobile

jQuery is a huge subject: it’s the topic of many books, but almost everyone agrees that the best documentation is on the jQuery site, at http://jquery.com/. Go directly to http://docs.jquery.com/ for documentation (though don’t skip that front page above). Go directly to http://docs.jquery.com/Tutorials for tutorials, though there are many more online. Wrap your head around …

Mobile Applications: Syllabus

Mobile Application Development Using Dreamweaver CS6 and PhoneGap Day 1 Setting up the development environment Using PhoneGap   Day 2 Setting up and understanding the Phonegap-start sample app: the document.ready event Setting up and understanding the Meridian sample app: geolocation   Day 3 Setting up and understanding the Employee Directory sample app: the local data …

Why you just might want to keep a paper backup: EMP drones that destroy electronics

Okay, so an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon, or more accurately a High-Powered Microwave (HPM) weapon works. It takes out electronics, permanently, without killing (most) people. The US, and probably other nations, are working on these weapons, and in the case of the US, successfully testing them in missile trials. “This technology marks a new era …

This is Trolling

Do you know what trolling is? It’s the most degrading, demeaning sort of bullying, and lives on Reddit groups named “mysogyny,” “chokeabitch” and “niggerjailbait” – all run by Michael Brutsch, hiding behind the screen name ViolentAcrez: http://gawker.com/5950981/unmasking-reddits-violentacrez-the-biggest-troll-on-the-web

Mobile Applications: Setting Up the Development Environment

 To Do: Get Dreamweaver  CS 6 Get a Phonegap Build account: https://build.phonegap.com/ Get a GitHub account: https://github.com/ or an Adobe ID: https://build.phonegap.com/plans/free-adobeid For Android get the Android SDK: https://developer.android.com/index.html And install it: https://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.html (For iOS pay $99, get a developer account, and get xCode: http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action)  

“You Could Be at Risk of State Sponsored Attacks” – Google

Department of Saw This Coming: TidyRead.com reports: In June, many Google users were surprised to see an unusual greeting at the top of their Gmail inbox, Google home page or Chrome browser. “Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer.”http://www.tidyread.com/td/index.php?r=site/read&xml=eNo9issKwjAURP9F0E2w1saqrYiooLhxU0FcXEnS3D4w5obkqvTvjYLCMMM5jM-TmOe9hsjmoxG1qnMgVFTi_Q_XZxLZxq4eTi8_vz5f95NdiEUbnP-cA9UYynTU3uGndDzNqjKDMZ9NpFJzqVLJ01SWXFyJjMtYDaglDcs9Yq2BHfHFzsIZzy74YIfqO2sHbAOtqdlJuBoIFNt0rCBBMCwsGo8uqG1cJ8EJXCJx873FG7P6SE8~&id=1765204 Ohkaaaaay. Just to be clear, we are all participants …

Maybe this is why my friend calls them “spy chips”

So, you have a smart phone? It does GSM or CDMA or LTE “cellular” wireless, but it probably does 802.11 wi-fi too, right? You would not believe how eager your device is to spill its guts to anyone. As always, don’t take it from me. Here’s the NakedSecurity article: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/10/02/what-is-your-phone-saying-behind-your-back/    

Gee: “Chinese hackers linked to breach of control systems used in electric grids”

Department of Don’t Take It From Me: The ever-entertaining NakedSecuity.Sophos.com fulfilled its daily promise by making my neck prickle. So: Telvent, prominent maker of the SCADA industrial systems control software, got penetrated, got slurped for important product information and got pwned with malware left behind. So good. Now we can’t trust executables from Telvent until …

Beginning (X)HTML: Bonus Javascript

Course/Class Number: 58111/46065 Class Title: 58111 (X)HTML: Beginning Resources http://www.elizabethcastro.com/html6ed/examples/ Javascript <script language=”JavaScript” class=”normal”><!– Hide this script from js-challenged browsers — var name = “glenn”;var domain = “gnorman.org”;var first = “email Glenn”;var last = “Norman”; document.write(‘<a href=\”mailto:’ + name + ‘@’ + domain + ‘\”>’);document.write(first + ‘ ‘ + last + ‘</a>’); // Done Hiding …