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14 April 2000

Rule #1: if the code does what it's supposed to do, it's not sucky code.

"Premature optimization is the root of all evil." (Don Knuth)
-- Paul Snively on Hack the Planet'

In honor of my imminent tax panic, here's a page with some very handy links to forms & instructions collected by Aquent Magazine, a site for independent contractors:

A very large "YEESH" in Microsoft's direction. FrontPage Extensions Bad!

  • Secret Code in Microsoft Software [NY Times]
    Microsoft Corp. engineers included a secret password in Internet software that could be used to gain illegal access to hundreds of thousands of Web sites...

    Steve Lipner, who manages the company's security-response center, described such a backdoor password as "absolutely against our policy" and a firing offense for the as-yet unidentified employees.

Yes, firing them would be a good response.

Here's Slashdot's semi-enlightening examination of it:

No time for any more today. have a good weekend.

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