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random(stuff); – part 2

Click-free Interface


I stumbled upon this website. The site presented a very interesting interface: No Clicking. What is more interesting is that almost twice of the respondent liked the click-free interface without missing the click. The website also presented several alternatives to clicking. Is it time to revolutionized the user interface? Can you survive without clicking?


CS 176: Topics in Intelligent Systems (Computer Graphics) Class Exhibit

CS 176 (Computer Graphics) Class Exhibit
Here are pictures of our Ayam Rendering and several screen shots of our different Graphics exercises.

My Teddy
Close up photo of my Ayam rendering.



Vista Demo
Photo courtesy of Shien.

From the UP ACM Blog:

Last Monday, 19th January, the Microsoft Student Partners in partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery – UP Student Chapter and UP Education Society held the Launch of Vista and Office 2007, an Event at UP (LOVE@UP), a Vista Campus Launch, at the Engineering Theater, College of Engineering, Melchor Hall. More than 160 students from different colleges attended the event.

Someone from Microsoft told us that Vista is now “quite stable but there are still issues with some video cards”. If Vista is really ready, why are there a whole bunch of people on forums complaining because settings haven’t backed up correctly, files have gone missing, this is broke, and a lot of other stuffs. And, really, a little anti-phishing toolbar will do very little, if any at all, to help IE 7 users. And regarding Vista Security, I agree with Chris Boyd: “[T]he pure code exploits may well go down a bit, but a hardened Kernel is NOT the be all and end all of better security.” (emphasis mine) And here are some issues raised by nightfox.

Licenses for Microsoft Vista are now available at the Department of Computer Science for CS students. You may contact Sir Kenneth Talamayan for more details.


Amero Trial Update

Recently, Chris Boyd of VitalSecurity.org ranted about the Amero Trial, or “witch-hunt” as he prefers to call it, here, here and here.

Here are my observations:
1. The jurors have very little knowledge on spywares to be able to fairly judge the case. A little Google Search will tell you the level of technical and security knowledge at one of the jurors’ disposal.
2. The “tech-genius” of the “hi-tech” crime division not only have a flawed character but also exercises poor judgment.
3. The students may not have been exposed at all to any pornographic material.


About princess of antiquity

Abbi Cabanding is a member of the Security Bloggers Network and had been blogging on information security since 2006. She is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery. She studied Computer Science and Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines - Diliman.


2 thoughts on “random(stuff); – part 2

  1. Don’t Click It is AWESOME!

    How cool is that? I actually felt my right wrist “jonesing” to click all over the place.

    Someone once wrote that how we remember our travels and many tasks include the same brain activity as chemical addictions. I wonder if I’m “addicted” to clicking?

    Posted by Alex | February 23, 11:10 pm, 11:10 pm
  2. I thought it was awesome, too.

    I really loved the no clicking interface. Actually, I didn’t miss clicking at all. I think it has something to do with habit. At first, your brain is looking for what is familiar to you, clicking, but as time pass by, you get used to the new interface.

    Posted by abbi | February 24, 12:09 pm, 12:09 pm

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