2008-08-29

Websites offering free creditscore

http://Credit.com/ (???)
http://CreditKarma.com/ (Transunion based)
https://www.quizzle.com/ (Experian based, owned by Quicken, no SSN required)

It should be noted that these might or might not be your "official" FICO score ...

And there is also the Annual Credit Report site at:

http://annualcreditreport.com/

2008-08-18

Java mutation testing/fuzzing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutation_testing

http://jester.sourceforge.net/

http://jumble.sourceforge.net/

http://cs.gmu.edu/~offutt/mujava/ ┬ÁJava http://muclipse.sourceforge.net/

http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01sd/mutants/index.html

http://www.nada.kth.se/~karlm/a_mutation_testing_tool_for_java.pdf

http://www.laughingpanda.org/mediawiki/index.php/Test_Police

2008-08-08

Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run by by Alton Brown, Jean-Claude Dhien (2008)

There are still back roads in America leading from Louisiana to Minnesota following the great Mississippi, lined with all kind of (in many cases hole-in-the-wall) eateries. While the author comes through as a flaming a*hole, he seems to be able to talk to folks running said establishments, and get them to share their authentic recipes. The koolickles (Kool-Aid pickles) are worth mentioning, but there are a good number of other recipes too, from bread pudding, through BBQ sauce, to Russian borscht. No chain restaurants in this book.