E-commerce from Idaho

in praise of http://www.theoringstore.com. If you wanted to start an e-commerce company in Idaho, what would you sell? O-rings sounds perfect. and my customer experience was just as it is supposed to be: Prompt, cheap, and even an extra goodie in the box!

Always liking the hummingbirds visiting my lemon tree…

Always liking the hummingbirds visiting my lemon tree. When I grew up in Germany, the hummingbird (“Kolibri”) was more of a mythical creature than something that could flutter mere meters from you on a tree you own. But then, the idea of owning a lemon tree in your own yard was rather inconceivable, too.

Kaspersky CEO: False positives affected us too, Reuters report does not contain ‘a shred of evidence’ | VentureBeat | Security | by Emil Protalinski

The interesting thing about this @kapersky “false positive” story is of course that the report is very possibly a false positive itself! Instead of having a virus detection engine incorrectly flag a legitimate file as hostile, this report might very well flag a legitimate company as hostile! I wouldn’t expect the average journalist to realize…

Lenovo Installed Software On Laptops That Persisted After Complete Wipes – Slashdot

“Lenovo Installed Software On Laptops That Persisted After Complete Wipes”: Now we know for sure that technique used widely. Ideas how to protect yourself? http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/08/12/1427259/lenovo-installed-software-on-laptops-that-persisted-after-complete-wipes