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Journal: Sugar in a VM

Journal by kernowyon
Just a quick update to say that I have got the Sugar desktop running in a VM install of Hardy. It was a bit of a pain to get it going - there were several dependancies not mentioned in the package requirements. Although I am using a virtual install of Kubuntu, which meant I had to install some Gnome components to get the Sugar interface running, the missing dependancies would not have been there in a standard Gnome system. Once I get a few minutes, I will draw up a list of those other odd deps and send them to the devs. Sugar runs very well in the VM to be fair to it - I can even connect to Slashdot using the modded Firefox browser.
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Journal: Phorm cookies

Journal by kernowyon
If you have a minute spare, you may be interested in this little experiment. Open your browser, clear all cookies. Now, hop over to Google (I use google.co.uk, so it may differ on others) and in the search box, put in phorm - as you would presumably do if looking for references to this evil junk.
No need to follow any of the links, just wait til the search page loads and then look in the browsers cookies. You should find a phorm session cookie!
My first question has to be - where did that come from? Are Google in league with them or is it something to do with the nice Phorm advertising link on the right of the page?
The second question - does that cookie allow Phorm to see which anti-phorm sites I have been visiting!
If I head over to an anti-phorm site, maybe post something or view several links, then perhaps decide to read Phorms view on the topics, can Phorm see where I have been/what I was doing?
I thought this needed bringing to someones attention, so I have dropped an email to the anti-phorm website and another to Google for their views.

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