Kurt McKee

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Articles tagged with northwestern-university

Demonstrable ineffectiveness | 25 May 2007

Northwestern University's firedoor lockdown policy has now been demonstrated to be completely ineffective.

The Express (2009) | 8 May 2007

Sargent Hall has transformed into Cleveland General Hospital, in preparation for an upcoming Dennis Quaid movie named "The Express".

Northwestern's new NU Link | 7 April 2007

Northwestern University's NU Link website launched a few hours ago, and I felt it needed a strong talking-to.

Reporting vulnerabilities to Northwestern | 23 January 2007

I reported a vulnerability to Northwestern once, and I did not feel it was received very well. There were a few interesting emails back, but most of the emails could be condensed to just "You didn't handle this correctly" and vague emails that felt as if the person was talking …

Firefox! Stop locking things down! | 9 January 2007

A while back, Aaron noted that my Webmail Enhancer script wasn't working anymore. Tonight I finally looked into the situation, and the results have not been pleasing.

I got it working again, but there are some pretty serious Firefox changes that appear to have crippled the Northwestern Directory / Webmail integration …

The loss of power | 4 October 2006

A blackout caused Foster House to come together for hours of Jungle Ball.

News of a death | 18 July 2006

I mourn the death of my friend, Kirk Pivovar.