Photo Kiosk at Marriott Marquis San Francisco - Everyone Can See Your Pictures (and more)

So you took your picture at that cool looking kiosk at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco while out at the RSA Conference. You know, the one setup there by Pacific Digital Signs? Cool. Then you get the email that includes a link to so you can get your picture. Nice! 

When you view your picture it looks pretty good. Check out mine.

This page also informs you of the following:

Well, thats not exactly true. Here is the URL to my picture: 

Yes, it's as silly as you think it is. Change up the "id=" value and you will see everyone else before and after me that took their picture on this kiosk. Neato![######]

As a matter of fact, if you play around a bit you will see that you can access pictures of people taken at other places like the Luxor in Las Vegas and even a few Cruise Lines! Back .... like.... years ago. 

For Pacific Digital and Isnap, I suggest you fix this. And no, this is not hacking. This is a poorly designed service that is far from "private" or "not publicly viewable."

Accessing an Outlook Mac users calendar in Outlook for Windows

There are some quirks when it comes to integration between the Windows and Mac version of Outlook. For example, the normal “request access to calendar” process in the Windows version doesn’t work when you want to view a Mac users calendar. I figured out an easy fix though. If you can’t see the calendar of an Outlook Mac user in your environment then follow these instructions.

A Mac users name won’t appear by default in your list of calendars you can open. You must open the Mac users calendar first using the “open calendar” button in the ribbon at the top of the screen. The icon is a calendar with a green plus sign. Then choose "open calendar using address book” and then look up the person and select them from the list. Then near the bottom of this screen click on Calendar. Now that persons name will appear in your list of available calendars and you should be able to see the persons calendar information.