Abhishek Desai

My, myself and the Internet

Dictionary Attacks 101

Dictionary Attacks 101 via Coding Horror by Jeff Atwood on 1/7/09 Several high profile Twitter accounts were recently hijacked: An 18-year-old hacker with a history of celebrity pranks has admitted to Monday’s hijacking of multiple high-profile Twitter accounts, including President-Elect Barack Obama’s, and the official feed for Fox News. The hacker, who goes by the […]

Overnight Success: It Takes Years

Overnight Success: It Takes Years via Coding Horror by Jeff Atwood on 1/8/09 Paul Buchheit, the original lead developer of GMail, notes that the success of GMail was a long time in coming: We starting working on Gmail in August 2001. For a long time, almost everyone disliked it. Some people used it anyway because […]

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