In the coming weeks, I will be changing the show format, based on the critique on the show by Podholes Steve Eley and Michael Mennenga. The content per week will remain the same but the audio quality and pacing should improve. Also, the common wisdom seems to be shorter, more frequent shows are easier to fit into a listening schedule than longer, less frequent ones.
Tickets for Shmoocon are now on sale. I’ll be there, if you are in the DC area, come on out.
Stephen wrote in with some complimentary feedback as a regular listener and someone else who caught the Podholes review.
The only security alert is a Register piece warning of some malware that tries to take advantage of holiday cheer.
The Hacker Word of the Week this week is boat anchor.
In this week’s news, a tentative report that AACS has been cracked, a very detailed cost analysis of Vista’s content protection measures, a new attack against TOR, and a deep and wonderful history of early computer RPGs.
There is one follow up on Network Neutrality, relating to AT&T’s concessions on the topic for its proposed merger with Bell South.
The feature this week is a monologue, the year in review.