Things have been quiet here this week and will be till Sunday because I’m working at Comic-Con, San Diego’s nerdy popular culture explosion at the downtown convention center. If you’re in San Diego and going to CC, come say hi to me at The Guild booth #4417, where I’ll be helping out selling The Guild DVDs and t-shirts. In the meantime, catch up on stuff I’ve been posting elsewhere.
- At Lifehacker earlier this month I published How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack and then the follow-up, WEP Cracking Redux: Beyond the Command Line. Both these articles got a huge response, but don’t worry, I’m not going blackhat: it was all proof-of-concept.
- Also at Lifehacker: Gmail Tasks Keeps It (Too) Simple. Very exciting news that Google is moving into to-do lists, but they need to take it up a few notches.
- Inspired by the reader response to the Gmail Tasks piece, over at the Pelotonics blog PeloLife, I posted Simplicity vs. Features: Crafting the Perfect Task Manager.
- How to Troubleshoot a Flaky Internet Connection [Lifehacker]: This is everything I know about getting back online when you get knocked off.
- Must-Have Google Search Tricks [Work Smarter at HarvardBusiness.org]
- Save Hours of Typing Time with Text Expansion [Work Smarter at HarvardBusiness.org]
- Extreme Ways to Shorten and Reduce Meetings [Work Smarter at HarvardBusiness.org]
Back next week–hope to see you at Comic-Con! If not, keep an eye on what’s going on there at io9.