Mar 042017
 

Django logo

If you’ve created any forms at all using the Django web framework then you should already be familiar with Django’s CSRF middleware and the protection it provides web site’s against cross site forgery request attacks. When the middleware is active, and unless the view has this protection overridden, any form POSTed will be expected to contain a hidden field named csrfmiddlewaretoken the value of which is expected to match a similarly named field in a CSRF cookie attached to the user. Because this value is specific to a user and constantly changing as well, testing the output of webpages with forms against what is expected is difficult. What follows is the solution I am using in Django 1.10.

Continue reading »

Feb 062016
 
iRobot 710 Kobra

iRobot® 710 Kobra™

In a press release yesterday, iRobot, maker of the impossibly cute Roomba robot vacuum cleaners, announced that they are emancipating their Robot Defense & Security (D&S) unit. The yet-to-be-named new company will continue to serve the current D&S market of defense, law enforcement, and industrial organizations. The existing D&S management team will continue to lead the new company. Financial backing to the tune of $45 million will be provided by Arlington Capital Partners.
Continue reading »

Dec 012005
 
Bandai BN-17 robot

source: Akihabaranews.com

Akihabaranews.com continues their excellent coverage of IREX today with some great photos of the BN-17 Swiffer Robot by Bandai. Although it is pictured pushing a Swiffer, cleaning floors is only one of the capabilities of this robot. Its other functions include those common to other modern companion robots including home security, e-mail, and web access. There is no size, weight or price given, but by the looks of it, I think it’s safe to say that it falls right in between the $400 Roomba and the $85,000 RIDC-01 that was unveiled yesterday. Surprisingly a cursory Google search didn’t yield any additional information on the BN-17, but it has piqued my curiosity so I will remain on the lookout for more details.