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Sunday, 16th February 2003

SQL slammer analysed

Robert Graham’s analysis of SQL Slammer cleared up quite a few things I had been wondering about the worm. It confirms that the majority of the infections were caused not by SQL Server (as reported widely by the press) but by the embedded MSDE component, which is far less likely to be patched (or firewalled off from the public internet) than SQL Server.

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Eric Meyer’s colour blender

Eric Meyer’s Color Blender is an incredibly useful tool for picking colours for a web site. Give it two different hexadecimal colour codes and it will calculuate and display between 1 and 10 “midpoint” colours. It’s fun to play with and great for tracking down that elusive perfect shade of green...

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Google aquire Blogger

Lots of analysis around the blogosphere today of Google’s surprise aquisition of Blogger. Cory Doctorow’s analysis is (in my opinion) especially worth reading. Personally, I just hope Google do something about Blogger’s revolting archive URLs :)

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