Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Visual secrecy: viewing angles et des autres animaux

Here are some ideas how you can prevent other people from reading your notes as you write them:
  • Write your notes in 3D, so that only people with appropriate 3D visors will be able to read.
  • Wear data visors that leave part of your visual field free to follow the lecturer; have your notes transmitted encrypted to the visor.
  • Use a laptop with very limited viewing angles.
Feel free to implement any of the former two and let me know when you succeed!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Linux/BSD utility: importing settings from remote $HOME

I'm just following and participating in a discussion about the desirable extent of customisation here that was caused by Linus' recommending the use of KDE.

What is sorely needed is a simple tool that will allow a user to connect to his home machine by ssh-entunneled ftp and just press a button for importing all his settings. Otherwise any extent of customisation will aggravate the user as soon as he has to work on a different machine.