|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.