Luggage Week: Timbuk2 Clear Zip Pouch

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Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2005, 12:22
Category: Luggage

It’s luggage week here at the PowerPage and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. It’s a week (that usually translates into a month) where we’re enveloped in the wafting scent of freshly cut Cordura, clear UVX, neoprene and ballistic nylon. I think that the fumes may be getting to me. Read more…

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Playlist Comes to USA; Behind the Scenes of Digital DJ Party (Updated)

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Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2005, 11:33
Category: DJ

What? Can’t pop by London on March 26 for the “it” digital DJ club party? Here in the untamed colonies, you can still get your iPod-DJing action: Playlist is coming to Philadelphia. Head over to The Khyber (2nd and Chestnut) Monday, March 28 for the free party, and get your digital DJing skills judged by Philadelphia Weekly’s music critic Doug Wallen.
As digital DJ parties begin their meme-like spread around the world (karaoke without the tone-deaf crooning?), we asked the London Playlist‘s Johnny Rockit what’s the preferred gear of choice.

“We use gold-tipped digital audio cables directly into the house mixing desk, we don’t use any of the tasty digital DJ kit that’s available – though it may be worth adding that we will happily live test such equipment, if manufacturers want a review on our site of their kit’s performance in a live environment. We create the forum to really test their gadgets, and know exactly what we need. So – if they are confident in their products, they should get in contact.
“To be honest, we’ve found that using two ‘Pods and the mixer still works in a live environment. DJ Lisa Rocket played her tunes at a West End club (not Playlist) on Friday (she goes out on her own account). She’s very good at picking tunes, and managed to get 140 people with their arms in the air, dancing and singing along. It was a great buzz.

Put your hands in the air, Pod People. (Just make sure I don’t get to an iPod, or Zappa’s Suzy Creamcheese might clear out the room.)
Since it’s in our back yard, the PowerPage is planning a meetup (and maybe even a guest DJ set) on opening night. If you’re interested in coming, get in touch).
Further Reading:
Playlist’s Johnny Rocket on London’s Digital DJ Club

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Apple's Lawsuits Leave Mac Faithful With Bitter Taste

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Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2005, 09:00
Category: Archive

The LA Times’ Terril Yue Jones has posted a story (“Apple’s Lawsuits to Guard Its Secrets Leave Mac Faithful With Bitter Taste“) about the litiguous nature of the “new Apple.”

Rumormongering about the latest creations from Apple Computer Inc. is as much a part of the Apple experience as the one-button mouse.
The notoriously secretive company is trying to change that by suing website operators that publish confidential details about unreleased products ? and that may spur a backlash among techies who have admired Apple’s unconventional style.

Read more at the LA Times.

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Theory: T-Mobile Web Site Victimized by Injection Attacks

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Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2005, 09:00
Category: Archive

ComputerWorld is speculating that the recent compromise of T-Mobile account data by hackers was a result of SQL “injection” attacks:

Koziol speculated that Jacobsen used a SQL injection attack to compromise T-Mobile’s servers and noted that, as of his posting, there were “literally hundreds of injection vulnerabilities littered throughout the T-Mobile website,” according to his blog, “Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics.”
In a SQL injection attack, attackers use a SQL database query to send, or “inject,” unexpected commands into a SQL database, allowing them to manipulate the database’s contents.

What’s T-Mobile doing to protect customer’s data? The company has been suspiciously quiet on the issue.

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