Chrome says bye to its Wrench icon
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
I noticed this few days ago on the dev build: case ya'll haven't noticed, the Chrome's wrench icon is no longer there :( i.imgur.com/rkbMh.png — Sathya (@SathyaBhat) August 8, 2012 It’s been replaced with what I can only call.. “Three horizontal lines” which is really weird way of calling it :\ Having the wrench icon was so much better - have referred bringing up the menu quite a few times as “Click on the wrench” on Super User.

Wakoopa officially shutdown – grab your data now
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
About 2 weeks ago, Wakoopa announced that they will be shutting down their social network soon & focusing on “Corporate Research”. Unfortunately that day is here. Just received an email stating that as of today, you can grab an export of your data. This is what they have to say about the export The export is a CSV file containing the following columns: application name, subcategory, category, the number of seconds you've used the application in the hour, the hour you've used the application in, the date of the usage, the operating system and your user id.

Chrome’s active extension icons in Omnibox annoyance
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

I’m a huge fan of Chrome & pretty much loved whatever changes Chrome team have done to the browser since it’s inception. This change, however, is probably the first annoying thing that I’ve run into.

Few days ago, after the latest dev channel update, all the extension icons on went missing. I initially thought all my extensions got wiped out. However, after heading over to chrome://extensions I realized that the update had a new “Show button” feature next to the extensions list and they had been set to hide all :|

Chrome Extension SHow Button


On password reuse & password collection.
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
After 12+ years of collecting passwords, I have found a few interesting facts: Although my list contains about 6 million username/password combos, the list only contains about 1,300,000 unique passwords. Of those, approximately 300,000 of those passwords are used by more than one person; about 1,000,000 only appear once and a good portion of those are obviously generated by a computer. The list of the top 20 passwords rarely changes and 1 out of every 50 people uses one of these passwords via How I Collect Passwords « Xato.

Linus on openSUSE’s security settings
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
I first spent weeks arguing on a bugzilla that the security policy of requiring the root password for changing the timezone and adding a new wireless network was moronic and wrong. I think the wireless network thing finally did get fixed, but the timezone never did - it still asks for the admin password. So here’s a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace “my kids” with “sales people on the road” if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to be able to print out a paper, or to change the date-and-time settings, please just kill yourself now.

Best Birthday Present For a 7-Year Old
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
He loves [Edge]. The game, the puzzles, the music, the levels, everything. He knows which music belongs to what level, what secret passages can be reached when traversing through the level a certain way and when his gaming time is over he tends to his lego and builds his own Edge levels. … I sent a tweet to Edge creator Two Tribes where I asked if they had any promotional material such as a poster, flyer or business card perhaps.

Hackershelf: A curated collection of legally free books
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Hackershelf is curated collection of legally free books. Check it out. On a related topic of programming books - check out Stack Overflow’s tag wiki on books. Related: HN-Books: a listing all the books that hackers recommended to each other from the site HackerNews.