"The key reason ActiveX is mandated by financial institutions is that Korea has its own national encryption scheme called SEED that is used in place of SSL. The reason this came to be stemmed from the fact that US export law in the late 1990s didn't permit the export of web browsers with more than 40 bit encryption. This meant that an ActiveX SEED plug-in was used in place of browser SSL. While there are Java and Netscape implementations of SEED, it was almost never implemented. ActiveX is so dominant that KFTC (Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute) won't even assign users security certificates unless they're using Internet Explorer with ActiveX."
well, i just found my last slashdot journal and it was posted from when i was living in australia a few years ago... crazy...
i'm now living in south korea, working as an english teacher, which is possibly even crazier i guess...
just to record this moment in time i'm sitting in my flat in suwon, listening to leonard cohen, upgrading to kubuntu edgy after hosing my dapper install about an hour ago. cool.
yoga tomorrow, yay!
been in sydney now for over 2 months, been away from home for over 4. it's been good here, life is slow... sometimes there's not a lot to do but it's nice.
been living in a "luxury" apartment. which was great. there's a pool, gym, spa and sauna.
looking into van/car hire now as i'm gonna be heading off round australia before moving onto new zealand in a few months.
i spent 2 months in thailand (a week of that in laos) and absolutely loved it. amazing country, just brilliant. i *so* wanna go back there already.
i met so many great people and did so many wicked things... like diving!!! "touch ye tank". plus i had dengue fever!! yay!!
now i'm in australia... and it's ok i guess. looking for a house and a job, not much luck yet but we'll hafta wait and see.
since i've only got one journal entry, i thought it was about time for another. and possibly my last.
i am going on an adventure to many wierd and hopefully wonderful countries, taking me right the way round the whole fucking world.
how cool is that! or how cool could that possibly be if it all goes well i should say i guess...
wish me luck.