some site cleaning

I just went through and tried to fix some 404 errors and missing images, as well as enable improved page caching. Nothing major.

hide macOS menu bar icons

Annoyed by too many icons or the spacing of them on the Menu Bar in macOS? Here are a few programs that can help keep them under control.

Hidden Bar, Free

Dozer, Free & Open Source

Vanilla, $10 for Pro

Bartender, $15

The first three work similar to each other, with a basic "collapse" feature to hide icons. Bartender stands out with a bit more features, including its own bar for icons that can be displayed under the menu bar. Great for when you have a lot of icons on a new MacBook Pro that has a notch.

Liquid Internet

I'm still here!

While the number of posts to this site hasn't increased much over the years, I've still continued to add page content and files.

Instead of the standard "blog" layout, I will probably be switching the site over to have a standard landing/welcome page, with expanded links and directory features.

Critical Windows XP Update in 2019

Yes, another Windows XP update. Yes, in 2019.

Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability CVE-2019-0708 exists in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Exploiting this vulnerability would allow an unauthenticated attacker to run arbitrary code on an affected system. This type of vulnerability is potentially wormable due to the lack of authentication and pervasiveness of the RDP service. Although a proof-of-concept exploit has not yet been disclosed, this vulnerability should be remediated with very high priority across Windows 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2. Due to the high risk of this vulnerability, Microsoft has also issued patches for Windows XP and Server 2003.

Windows XP SP3, 32-bit:

Server 2003 / 2003 R2, 32-bit:

Server 2003 / 2003 R2, 64-bit:

Firefox Themes

One of my favorite themes for Google Chrome is "Zen Spring". Google only made it for Chrome, but I also wanted it for Firefox! Since I couldn't find a pre-made theme, I went ahead and made one.

My first attempt was using Firefox's online theme maker. That one places images on the right, so I just fed it the original Zen Garden image.

For my second attempt, I tried to clean up the source image and then put together a proper theme using a manifest file (so that the tree image was on the left, like in the original theme).

You can click the preview images to go to the Firefox site to download them.