Bullet Points: Island Reef Job, White Whining, Email Encryption, Youtube and PS3, Air Travel Tip

The Best Job In The World

An Australian state is offering internationally what it calls “the best job in the world” — earning a top salary for lazing around a beautiful tropical island for six months.

The job pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US dollars) and includes free airfares from the winner’s home country to Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland’s state government announced.

Applications are open until February 22. Eleven shortlisted candidates will be flown to Hamilton Island in early May for the final selection process and the six month contract will commence on July 1.

Read more in the Island Reef Job website.

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I’m not really sure if this will indeed qualify as the best job in the world. For one thing, the job definitely will not be that easy. You need to have the skills of a professional photographer/videographer/blogger/podcaster. But the experience, of course, is one that’ll surely entice everybody.

White Whining

According to this white whine:

“Ugh, I hate when you have to select a country from a dropdown menu and United States isn’t the first option!” -Whine by Eve

My take: I hate it more when you have to select a country from a dropdown menu and Phiippines is not in the option!!!

Email Encryption

This article has a point I never have thought before:

It is important to note that you should sign or encrypt all of your messages, not just the confidential or sensitive ones. If you only encrypt a single email message because it contains your credit card information and an attacker is intercepting your email traffic they will see that 99% of your email is unencrypted plain-text, and one message is encrypted. That is like attaching a bright red neon sign that says “Hack Me” to the message.

If you encrypt all of your messages it would be a much more daunting task for even a dedicated attacker to sift through. After investing the time and effort into decrypting 50 messages that just say “Happy Birthday” or “Do you want to golf this weekend?” or “Yes, I agree” the attacker will most likely not waste any more time on your email.

Apparently, though, I don’t have somebody to actually send encrypted email to, and so far I don’t have highly classified information to encrypt. Maybe in the future.

Youtube TV on PS3 and Wii

Youtube TVVideo streaming web site YouTube announced a new beta service called YouTube for TV. It’s available for PS3 and Wii consoles for the moment. To access the service just point your console browsers to http://www.youtube.com/tv (of course, you need to be connected to the internet).

It’s different from the regular youtube in your regular console browser (youtube.com) in that the former acts like already an application installed in your console to browse youtube videos directly.

I’ve tried the service, and since it’s still beta, it’s quite buggy. That I’ll understand, but it was great as youtube in my tv functions like a regular tv in itself, and I can browse through youtube videos quite well as compared to when browsing through regular browser that I still have to reach the full screen option to view it full screen. In youtube tv, you can tick an option so that everytime you click on the video, it opens in a full screen version automatically.

Air Travel Tip

Nobody likes dealing with lost luggage; snapping photos of your packed suitcase before you zip up can diminish the hassle and ensure you get back everything you packed.

Found here.

Now, this is one tip I should bear in mind especially when travelling with a check-in luggage. Not that I experienced a lost luggage in the past, but save yourself from some hustle from filing the complaint to claiming the luggage by specifically identifying your bags and their contents.

3 thoughts on “Bullet Points: Island Reef Job, White Whining, Email Encryption, Youtube and PS3, Air Travel Tip”

  1. about the encryption note

    with the encryption solution I use, voltage security network, you can send encrypted emails to anyone you want – they don’t haveto have any software or doownload anything. seriously. its really easy, too, so making all your emails secure isn’t hard at all. check it out http://www.voltage.com/vsn/index.htm

    1. But that product is not free. The key here to business email encryption is management acceptance. If management realize the importance of data security, especially email, enigmail/gnupg is a free and very much reliable system that will answer to the needs of a company.

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