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maina donaldson a pragmatist's blog April 2008 Entries
XBox 360 "Quality" and "Support" - not! (or: WTF?)
Recently, while getting fired up for a family Rockband session, our XBox died. Red ring of death. Put down the guitar controller - the third one nonetheless - first one got its strum bar stuck, second one had a miscalibrated tilt sensor - and go through the routine... call, ship, wait. We'd only done it three times in the last two years, so yes, we know the routine. Two weeks later (life without an XBox isn't all that bad, really - did you know there's a whole world outside the front door) the box ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:40 AM

Some Application Security Terminology
I recently put together a glossary of common security-related terms to aid in discussions around "Single Sign-On" scenarios. I've experienced this a few times now -- a level-set on terminology is almost always needed to make security discussions productive from the start. Oftentimes the terms are confused, misused, or ambiguously defined. I have attempted to stay general with the definition of terminology, however, since I'm a Microsoft consultant the examples and products mentioned are Microsoft's. ......

Posted On Thursday, April 3, 2008 11:12 AM

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