Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#SilverStripe free open source CMS Framework #vmvwiki #vmviwd

"SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS) and Framework for creating and maintaining websites and web applications. It provides an out of the box web-based administration panel that enables users to make modifications to parts of the website, which includes a WYSIWYG website editor."

Used in the NZ Government Common Web Platform ( ) a feature-rich content management system (CMS), hosting, back up, disaster recovery, an online code repository, Service Desk, cofunded development pool and proactive patching to keep the website secure.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Another #Spark venture - Broadband Smart home security system #Morepork #vmvwiki

Monitor and control your home from your smartphone.

"Know if the alarm has been triggered. See how the builders are getting on with your new deck. Even check up on the teens when you're away from home. Set alerts for the event you want to know about."

Starter Kit (Hardware - cameras etc) (2015, Sept) $999
Plans (approx) #$30/mth or $50/mth monitored by external security firm.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Dark web is going mainstream #vmvwiki

  • Surface web:  any webpages that typical search engines can access and index

  • Deep Web: anything that a search engine cannot access (require a password to access)

  • Dark web: small portion of the Deep Web that is intentionally hidden and inaccessible through standard web browsers. Use the anonymity software Tor (The onion router) accesses Tor hidden services that have the url extension ".onion".

(Anticounterfeiting on the Dark Web, 2015)

Dark web:

Home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities.

  1. Jamie Bartlett reports from the dark net. Check out his Ted talk ... Click on interactive transcript to read rather than watch video.

2. On Wikipedia:


Anticounterfeiting on the Dark Web (2015, Apr 13) International Trademark Association. Retrieved from

The World’s Best Demotivational Posters #vmvwiki

Not my usual stuff... but may put things into perspective.

Despair, Inc. - Demotivators®, The World’s Best Demotivational Posters