TCLP 2009-09-16 Hacking 101: Golden Hammer Syndrome

This is a feature cast.

In the intro, a request that you consider making a sustaining donation to your favorite free software project or open content producer, whether or not that happens to be me. The thought was inspired by my finally adding a recurring donation button to my web site.

Also, a clarification in case there was any confusion. My talk for the local Software Freedom Day is at 11:30, the event starts at 10:30 in the computer lab at the Miller Branch of the Howard County Library. The schedule of talks is now available online.

Listener feedback this week (catching up) comes from Paul Fischer who writes in response to the August 23rd show, specifically to the stories about Menuet and cracking the SecurID token.

The hacker word of the week this week is ENQ.

The feature this week is a Hacking 101 on the subject of Golden Hammer Syndrome, something all beginning hackers need to beware of.


Grab the detailed show notes with time offsets and additional links either as PDF or OPML. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

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