Monday, July 05, 2010

July 4, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


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21 Comments:

Blogger seana said...

Whoa.

July 05, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Cool, huh?

July 06, 2010  
Blogger seana said...

Shambolic.

July 06, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Looks like dancing musical notes, doesn't it? Or a hydra under a microscope. Or Tsao-style Chinese calligraphy.

July 06, 2010  
Blogger Loren Eaton said...

That is a great picture, Peter.

July 06, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. The picture was just a product of expediency. I found no firm surface against which to prop my camera, and photos like this were the result.

July 06, 2010  
Blogger Photographe à Dublin said...

Really good work.

I cannot make new posts on my own blog at the moment, but thought to share this useful search engine:

If you have a book tweeted and re-tweeted on Twitter it will show up in the Topsy search engine.

Useful for keeping up to date as it sorts tweets in last day, week, month...

Here's hoping this gets through, loud and clear.

July 06, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Oddly enough, I am able to make new posts. My problems are all with comments.

Thanks for that search engine. I'll see what I can make of it.

July 06, 2010  
Blogger seana said...

The problem does seem to be a general one for many people with comments. Wonder if there was an attack of some kind. I bet there are a lot of pretty unhappy bloggers right now.

July 06, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Yes, I've noticed complaints from bloggers of my acquaintance and also on Blogger's help forum.

Quite naturally none of the 29 complaints at the forum has received an answer from Blogger/Google. This is either Google providing true American-style customer service, or users of Blogger getting what they pay for.

July 06, 2010  
Blogger Photographe à Dublin said...

Because I have been with Blogger so long I am not quick to blame the people there when the system goes into meltdown.

Looking at IPs that are trying to access your computer can help to stop bugs taking over.

It's a pity that the webheads on Google do not answer your queries.
It is not good business practice and gives would-be bloggers the idea that blogging is very difficult, which it usually is not.

July 07, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

How does one keep track of IPs that are trying to invade one's computer?

Blogging is, of course, very easy. I think the corporate masters of Google's Webheads may have decided that a free service such as Blogger is simply not worth the bother of devoting good service to.

In any case. Blogger may finally be solving these months-long failures to tally comments correctly. The comment counts seem to be becoming accurate -- in reverse chronological order, from more recent posts to older ones.

July 07, 2010  
Blogger Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

I'm glad your comment problem is being solved.

A firewall is not just a passive barrier between you and the Internet. You can use it to trace possible trouble.

I was accused of paranoia a few months ago by a poster on a forum. I had noticed lots of strange IPs flying about and battened down my hatches. The forum in question was hacked soon afterwards.

There is a lot of help on the subject if you make specific searches and ask for answers on specialist sites. Webheads are very generous with tips.

I'm taking a break from blogging at the moment, but will post some links when I get a moment.

This subject is very important and in fact could be the subject of a very lively thriller.

Have you read "The Cryptographer" by Tobias Hill?

July 09, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Tales from the Birch Wood. has left a new comment ...

A firewall is not just a passive barrier between you and the Internet. You can use it to trace possible trouble. ... There is a lot of help on the subject if you make specific searches and ask for answers on specialist sites. Webheads are very generous with tips.


Thanks. I'll try to remember to look into this, particularly into active use of a firewall.

I have not read "The Cryptographer." And one problem with making this technology cental to a thriller is that the technology is changing so fast.

July 09, 2010  
Blogger Photographe à Dublin said...

Techno-thrillers seem to be full of new ideas but, in fact, the logarithms and codes that are used in everyday security systems on the net are more stable and less liable to change than you might think.

Arthur Conan Doyle does not seem out of date because the cryptology in his books is basic to how codes work.

You might enjoy looking at

Security and embedded systems

Also,the internet is full of conspiracy theory writing which seems to link with the crime genre very nicely.

July 13, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks; I'll take a look.

I had not been vaguely aware that the Internet, being the open forum that is is, was ripe breeding groupd for conspiracy theories. No surprise there.

July 13, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Oh, and interesting that Conan Doyle seems up to date on codes. Perhaps the Internet is not the breathless hive of innovation that the folks who make money off it would like us to believe.

July 13, 2010  
Blogger Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

Length Matters

July 14, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Highly informative and educational: Chaucer, Mary Queen of Scots, Islamic philosophers ... Thanks.

July 14, 2010  
Blogger Photographe à Dublin said...

My pleasure.

I studies maths for a year in University and always enjoy when writers insert a good mathematical puzzle into a story.

The ciphers in Poe's stories, notably
"The Gold Bug"
are often discussed online.

Intuition
is used so often by thriller writers that it is worth thinking about more.
True mathematicians tend to be intuitive as well as logical thinkers.

July 16, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks, Photographe. The intuition entry looks like taking a refreshingly commonsense attitude, with the writer's declaration that he does not believe any problem exists that cannot be explained in English. I am immediately confident that he is seeking to explain a problem rather than mystify it,

July 16, 2010  

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