Skyping Again

FYI, I can now receive Skype calls.  If you are a skyper as well, you should update Skype.  Old versions of Skype had an buffer overflow vulnerability in the 'callto' URI handler.  The trouble starts as easy as clicking on a 'callto' URL longer than 4K.  Ouch.

Some software recommendations while I am here:

  • Sam Spade is great Windows app for digging information on IP, DNS, etc.
  • Fujaba creates UML diagrams from Java source.  It has an awkward UI and not much layout smart, but it's useful for figuring out what is going on in typically class-happy Java code.  ArgoUML is a better UML tool overall, but Fujaba is handy for this task.