Thursday, February 21, 2008

YouTube and the power of the dark side

Sharp eyed visitors may have noticed the addition of a Videos link to the Resources menu on the left hand side at Forensic Focus. The link is to a page of YouTube videos related to computer forensics - some instructional, some news reports and (such as "Cat Fancy".) I hope they're somewhat educational or at least mildly diverting. Needless to say please feel free to recommend further additions to the page.

You may notice that the top video is slightly larger than the rest. In theory this should be a sort of automated player which delivers a selection of computer forensics related videos by itself without needing me to specify them individually (the basic idea being that it picks up on keywords supplied when I set it up.) Well, that's the theory. In practice it doesn't seem to work too well - either it displays no videos at all or the ones it does show are unrelated to the subject area. Maybe the technology will improve, though, so I'll leave it in place for the time being.

An unexpected benefit of the poor targeting, though, is that it's introduced me to Chad Vader. I'm sure most of you cool cats have already seen this successful viral video series but for those who haven't, here's episode 1.

May the force be with you!

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