Interesting Links - September 2013

World of FOSS:

Cool Stuff:

  • Use GNU Stow to manage your dotfiles. You can find a couple of different ways to achieve the same here.
  • Hermit is a new font oriented towards programmers. Don't like it? You can find some of the best fonts available for programming on this page.
  • If you are unable to recall the correct SysRq combo to fix your hosed system, you might want to refer to this page.
  • You can find a bunch of cool stickers for printing, on this FSF page.

Security / Privacy:

  • There is no doubt that short passwords are bad. But, there should be a limit on the password length as well. Why? Because very large or uncapped passwords can be used for performing a denial of service attack, as was revealed by the Django project.
  • If you want to delete your account from a popular web service, visit the website.
  • This article shows just how seriously Google takes security issues (read: not much).
  • If you have a burning desire to comment on a YouTube video, you'll need a Google+ account to do that. So, finally they find a way to force people to use Google+.


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