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The evercookie

I just learned about the evercookie – a test cookie designed to demonstrate how persistent cookie-type data can be in a browser, especially as HTML5 comes of age.

evercookie test (requires javascript)
NY Times Article

I recommend visiting the evercookie site with javascript enabled, click the Create button, then delete your browsers cache and cookies, close it, and reload it. Visit the evercookie site again and ‘Click to rediscover’. If it comes up with ‘undefined’ then your cleaning worked. If it returns a uid number then the cookie data is still present.

February 17, 2011 Posted by | Tips | Leave a comment

Sandfox 1.0.8

Sandfox 1.0.8 is available, which should correct some problems with user daemon detection for users with usernames longer than 8 characters. It also corrects the mount count in ––status for sandboxes with similar names. Also, if you explicitly specify a sandbox name with ––sandbox which doesn’t exist, Sandfox will now know to create it.

If there are any further problems with errors like “Could not start daemon”, please let me know.

February 17, 2011 Posted by | Scripts | Leave a comment

   

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