Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Drug delivery via contacts

Filed under: — adam @ 8:40 pm

Gmail security breach

Filed under: — adam @ 7:43 pm

There’s a Gmail exploit that allows an attacker to steal your Gmail cookie, which thereafter identifies them as you to the system, even if you change your password.

This seems like a huge problem for Google, above and beyond the actual security breach. Remember that Gmail uses the same unlimited lifetime Google cookie. The data in that cookie is, presumably, extremely valuable for their tracking efforts, and I’d guess that this will be difficult for them to fix in a way that maintains that.

Clocks fall back this weekend

Filed under: — adam @ 5:53 pm

Find your polling place

Filed under: — adam @ 1:02 pm

Department of Please Waste My Money

Filed under: — adam @ 11:43 am

The newly formed DPWMM shall be charged with enforcing any copyrights and trademarks that may have been erroneously allowed to expire.

Statistical analysis of concert coughing

Filed under: — adam @ 11:36 am

(Update: James pointed out to me that this is pure probability analysis, not statistical. My bad.)

Senior NASA physicist/image analyst says the bulge is a device

Filed under: — adam @ 11:09 am

Of course, to his credit, Bush didn’t lie about this. It IS a poorly tailored shirt – a well-tailored one would cover up the thing underneath it.

‘For the past week, while at home, using his own computers, and off the clock at Caltech and NASA, Nelson has been analyzing images of the president’s back during the debates. A professional physicist and photo analyst for more than 30 years, he speaks earnestly and thoughtfully about his subject. "I am willing to stake my scientific reputation to the statement that Bush was wearing something under his jacket during the debate," he says. "This is not about a bad suit. And there’s no way the bulge can be described as a wrinkled shirt."’

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