I'm here today with absolutely nothing to talk about.. and that's what I want to talk to you about.

Still not dead. Still not sleeping, either.

Work has been keeping me busy lately, but thankfully not due to a certain beastie that was supposed to go off last week. Conflicker.C appears to have been something of a damp squib, and I for one am grateful. I'm not terribly surprised that it didn't bring about The End of the Net as we Know It. Hyperbole and RPG references aside, packing an out-of-date exploit as a primary vector of infection coupled with samples of the Conflicker.C binary itself winding up in the hands of practically every antivirus researcher on …

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Artists hide apartment in mall; Parker Lewis applauds.

Back in 2003, a small group of artists in the state of Rhode Island attempted a daring art hack: They snuck into the Providence Place Mall and hid an apartment in a corner of the parking garage as part of a guerilla documentary they were making on mall life. Michael Townsend and his cohorts, from all reports I've been able to dig up, set up a wall of cinderblocks which blended in with the rest of the structure to hide the 750 square foot chamber. A standard utility door allowed entrance and egress. The interior walls were also plastered and …

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