Firefox + CSS Hack : I Know Where You've been

Basic behaviour of any web browser will mark visited link using distinct color. CSS helps us to change this visited link color into any color to match web site theme.

Well, that behaviour will be an advantage for people who wants to steal your browser history. Yeah, you got that, by detecting link color. I will show you how to do that in Mozilla Firefox. This short of hack is taken from Jeremiah Grossman blog with some changes i made.

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Does Web 2.0 = Dot-com Bust 2.0?

John C. Dvorak make a good analysis about YouTube phenomenon,

Though YouTube is free, there haven’t been serious attempts to monetize it. It’s time for a reality check. Streaming video on the Internet en masse costs money, and it’s estimated that YouTube is dropping about $1.5 million a month just to operate. That will double and triple as more people discover it. These losses can’t go on forever.

But i don’t think web 2.0 is going to be the second dot com bubble. As Paul Graham said,

The reason this won’t turn into a second Bubble is that the IPO market is gone. Venture investors are driven by exit strategies. The reason they were funding all those laughable startups during the late 90s was that they hoped to sell them to gullible retail investors; they hoped to be laughing all the way to the bank. Now that route is closed. Now the default exit strategy is to get bought, and acquirers are less prone to irrational exuberance than IPO investors. The closest you’ll get to Bubble valuations is Rupert Murdoch paying $580 million for Myspace. That’s only off by a factor of 10 or so.

Mark Cuban: Only a 'moron' would buy YouTube

What an attitude here,

Billionaire investor and dot-com veteran Mark Cuban had harsh words Thursday for YouTube, the online site that lets people share video clips, saying only a “moron” would purchase the wildly popular start-up.


This is another reason why i’m not in to copyrights law. It’s so fragile that people can sue you anytime they need to, as Cuban said,

“They are just breaking the law,” Cuban told a group of advertisers in New York. “The only reason it hasn’t been sued yet is because there is nobody with big money to sue.”

Powering Data Center Cost A Lot

This might be interesting since we’re in Lampung we run out power so that the light must be off almost every day now. Do you know how much costs you to power on data center?

The average data center uses the equivalent of about 2 tons of coal (or 80 barrels of oil) per day; a datacenter with 2,500 servers uses enough electricity in a month to power 420,000 homes for a year. A 30,000 square foot data center with 1,000 racks needs $4.2 million a year to power and cool the computing processing power you are using (including maintenance and amortisation costs).