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Android: Working with Data structures using Python (part 1)

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

  Ok, you have an Android device (or two) and you want to explore the available data structures using Python and SL4A.  Where to start? For this post we will assume that: you have little or no experience with Python as well as little or no experience with Android programming, but, you do have experience Continue reading →

Google errors: url(data:image/png;base64…???

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Some curious 404 errors started showing up in ~2011 – based on some digging there is an attribution to Google tools? In your log files you see something like: “GET /url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUg…..5CYII%3d) HTTP/1.1”   OR “GET /some_URL_path/url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUg…..5CYII%3d) HTTP/1.1” The above type of encoding is described on Wikipedia.com as the data URI scheme – the objective for using Continue reading →

GeoIP origins of malicious network activity

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

I have previously written that GeoIP data is not a reliable source for definitive data analysis – it is, however, a reasonable indicator.  The numbers below are from a single server (logged during the past few years) and don’t really provide any surprises.  Some things to keep in mind: raw IP information is only an Continue reading →

Fedora 18 (Linux)

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Fedora 18 Released January 2013 Always 1st – Big ‘hats off’ to Open Source and folks contributing/refining/supporting/moving-forward!  My comments reflect a ‘gut reaction’ to what I am seeing/encountering – and I do expect others to both share and hold different views. Ok, I put off moving ‘up’ from FC 13/14 since the introduction of the Continue reading →

Google Nexus 4 Phone – What they don’t tell you…

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

So, the first time around (early Android) I had a few comments about Google Android phones and privacy; seems that things are a bit better (at least at first) for the current generation (12/2012) of Android based systems but there are still privacy issues (IMO.) Previous Android Phone posts http://web-tech.ga-usa.com/2009/08/android-g2-review-continues-quirks/ http://web-tech.ga-usa.com/2009/08/android-g2-review-continues-good-and-bad-news/ http://web-tech.ga-usa.com/2009/08/android-g2-my-touch-impressions/ Based on a Continue reading →

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