New release of hangman.cpp

Four years ago I wrote a script with Brandon Kite to demonstrate vectors (and to make a text based while learning C++). It was released shortly afterwards, just for the hell of it, even though it was certainly nothing special. Anyways, four years later, and it is still online. I just came across it again…

Blog back up (again!)

My site/blog has been down in recent months as my old domain (kahrn.com) expired. I have now moved the blog over to this new domain (rickyhewitt.com). I have also opted to use WordPress as the main platform for my site form now on, dropping my custom scripting and CodeIgniter. I haven’t really had a chance…

Blog Moving

kahrn’s abode is now moving over to kahrn.com/blog. Please update your bookmarks and/or RSS feeds. The new RSS feed is available at kahrn.com/blog/feed. New articles will be posted on the new blog. This blog will be removed in the next few weeks.

Twitter hacked. Prognosis?

According to various sources both official and unofficial (status.twitter.com, techcrunch.com) twitter was hacked last night. It is reported that the hack was performed by a group identifying itself as the ‘Iranian Cyber Army’. The questions we need to ask now are: Was this the group that was really responsible? Or is someone trying to smear…

My first Windows 7 gadget

I have just finished developing my first Windows 7 gadget — Windows 7 Satellite Imagery gadget. It is a gadget that is capable of displaying the latest satellite images from all continents. You can download it from: gallery.live.com (Windows Live Gallery — primary site) If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact me either…

Your entire life.

The image you see below is earth. Hundreds of millions of miles away. This is your home and it will most likely be the place you live the rest of your life and eventually die. A Tiny, tiny dot in something unimaginably vast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfwY2TNehw The extract below is from Carl Sagan. A rather famous astronomer…

Facebook Privacy Breach

Facebook, one of the web’s leading social networking websites has compromised private data. Private data from thousands of users has been released despite the privacy settings on some profiles. It appears that anyone can access any data stored on the notes application, regardless of its privacy setting. This data is now easily accessible, as major…

Free VPN

If you don’t already know about VPN’s, go check out the article on Wikipedia. I recently discovered a new VPN provider over at itshidden.com. If you’ve been looking for a free VPN, then it may be worth taking a look. The blog is lacking in content lately due to life issues and other work. If…