While dealing with SSL certificates today, I ended up reading Network Security: A Feminist Perspective.
Another month of catchup blogging:
- How to Run Android Applications on Ubuntu – Step-by-step tutorial with screenshots – Softpedia
- 50 handy Ubuntu time-saving tips | News | TechRadar UK
- Overheard Everywhere | I Like to Think Of It As Adding a Little More Magic to the Kingdom
- Caps Lock has a new name…
- 25 brilliant bookmarklets to boost your browsing | News | TechRadar UK
- PHP Security: Fortifying Your Website- Power Tips, Tools & How to’s | Noupe
- Dangerous Carnival Rides, Roller Coasters and Attractions – Scariest Theme Park Rides – Popular Mechanics
- The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
- Film features: The 40 Greatest Movie Bastards | TotalFilm.com
- Weather Specific Backgrounds on Ubuntu with Apache, PHP, Cron and Weather.com
- 20 Business Lessons Learned from Monty Python | Small Business | Focus.com
- Installing Firefox 3.5 the right way in Ubuntu Jaunty
- texts from last night
- How to Debug PHP Using Firefox with FirePHP
- Overheard in the Office | …We Fired the Psychic During Budget Cuts
- Overheard in the Office | …Oh.
- Overheard in the Office | I’m Working on Your Employee Evaluation
- Overheard in the Office | And When She Comes Back She’ll Be All Hopped Up on Java
- Overheard in the Office | Which Explains Why We Now Do It on My Back Porch
- Dos Equis ‘Most Interesting Man’ Is a Great Beer Salesman – Advertising Age – News
- Difference between scattered and isolated thunderstorms, and other geek storm stuff
- Facebook sez, “Don’t mind us, we’re just whoring out your photos”
- Top 5: Proofs That The Moon Landing Happened – AskMen.com
- Green’s Opinion: Android versus iPhone Development: A Comparison
- Chernobyl offers a holiday in hell | Europe – Times Online
- Overheard in New York | Wednesday One-Liners Support a Woman’s Right to Shoes
- Less Wrong: How likely is a failure of nuclear deterrence?
- Marc Lehmann’s “Judge”
- Very off topic: Why I won’t be at my high school reunion : Good Math, Bad Math
- Exciting Technologies Coming to Linux | Internetling
- How to Setup VirtualBox as a Service in Linux [Glump.net]
- How To Hijack ‘Every iPhone In The World’ – Forbes.com
- David Lynch’s American Dreams – Page 1 – The Daily Beast
- How Amazon’s remote deletion of e-books from the Kindle paves the way for book-banning’s digital future. – By Farhad Manjoo – Slate Magazine
- Films considered the greatest ever – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Discussing PHP Frameworks: What, When, Why and Which? | Noupe
- Overheard Everywhere | Like Romeo and Ghouliet or A Midsummer Night’s Scream
- iPhone Document Scanner | Kyle A Koch
- LSBInitScripts/DependencyBasedBoot – Debian Wiki
- 15 Creative WordPress Footers @ Designussion
- Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule
More catchup blogging…
Once again, we start with things overheard:
- Overheard in the Office | Now Hop on One Foot While I Take Your Wallets
- Overheard Everywhere | More Likely He’d Giggle and Start Talking about Threesomes
- Overheard Everywhere | Maybe I Should Find a Nice Lesbian and Settle Down
- Overheard Everywhere | Why Children Should Not Be Taught New Words
- Overheard in New York | How Could You Not Love This Town?
- Overheard in the Office | You Call Your Mom by Her First Name?
- Overheard in the Office | Relax — That’s Just Canadian for “Good Morning”
- Overheard in New York | The Two Main Options for Young Gentlemen These Days
- Overheard in the Office | Except for Larry, Who Can Keep the Tutu
- Overheard in New York | Someone’s Been Listening to the President’s Speeches
- Overheard in the Office | It’s Quite Possible That Women Have Dirtier Minds Than Men
- Overheard in New York | Is a Goddamn Miniature Jack Too Much to Fucking Ask?
- Overheard Everywhere | Stop Poking at My Fishnets, Please
- Overheard Everywhere | Why His Family Has Stopped Drinking at Christmas
And continue with geeky things:
- Re: Sending Fax through CUPS
- Zimbra offers Open Source email server software and shared calendar for Linux and the Mac
- Direct2Dell – Dell’s Blog
- The Programmer Dress Code
- 9 BitTorrent how-toâ€™s | TorrentFreak
- Stop Downloading Fakes and Junk From BitTorrent | TorrentFreak
- SourceForge.net: hylafax-users
- Linux: Rip DVDs in Linux the (Semi-)Easy Way
- Gentoo-Portage – News
- Journal of toby (759)
- SNPP Information for Paging Carriers
- Bruce Schneier Blazes Through Your Questions – Freakonomics – Opinion – New York Times Blog
- 2010 Ford Mustang: 2010 Ford Mustang
- 50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know
- YouTube – TERMINUS
- TheMishMash.com: 9 Telltale Signs You’re Probably an Asshole
- 10 Most Unusual ‘Top 10’ Lists | NicheGeek.com
- The Best of RHF
- How to make exercise more fun than sex | Jonathan Fields | Awake At The Wheel
- What the police can learn when they run a background check on your name. – By Brad Flora – Slate Magazine
- Anecdotes [rec.humor.funny]
- Witzelsucht [rec.humor.funny]
- Pranks: Google Maps Catches Sophisticated High School Football Field Prank
- What various awards on The Daily Dish mean
- Good Question (leads to Islamâ€™s Silent Moderates – New York Times)
- Why am I not listed here?
2blog folder catchup, yet again
- In case you run into a bat …
- 15 Excellent Examples of Web Typography. Part 1 | i love typography
- megaflicks.jpg (bad font choice)
- Fonts101.com – Search Results, Browse Fonts (dnealean font)
- Howto: 3 Easy Ways To Speed Up CSS Development While Staying Organized | Elliot Swan
- the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks
- lsof tips
- Thoughts on Stuff: Inland Empire – Spoilers
- Amazon.com: The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot: Books: Naomi Wolf
- Fascist America, in 10 easy steps — Signs of the Times News
- The Best License Plate Ever on TLAPD
- OPEN SOURCE GOD: 480+ Open Source Applications
- Other Last Suppers: Where’s the Outrage?
- Western Pennsylvania’s Frank Lloyd Wright trinity – CNN.com
- The Interviewing Cheat Sheet: 100 Resources for Interviewers and Candidates – HR World
- Ten Timeless Persuasive Writing Techniques | Copyblogger
- The PHP Toolbox: 20+ PHP Resources
- Overheard Everywhere | Also Known As “Wind”
- Overheard in New York | I Used to Have Them Backwards, but I Was Dead Wrong
- Kiva.org – Loans that change lives
- Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time
- visual demo
- This pic is not animated..Simply amazing.. [PIC]
- Bad motivational posters
- Myspace.com Blogs:harvey1954 MySpace Blog
- picture speaks a thousand words: Impatient New York Drivers
- Stupid-Question.jpeg (image)
- 2. Load Balancing
- Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- they.com â€º Create New Post â€” WordPress
- Quiz: How well do you know the United States? – U.S. News – MSNBC.com
- 10 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money | zen habits
- reCAPTCHA: Stop Spam, Read Books
- wafful.org – Web Security Blog – HTML 2.0 – Browser detection 
- YouTube – Dove Onslaught
Time to start using jabber!
AIM’s New Terms Of Service are going to be the best thing to happen to jabber, ever!
Also, check into using gaim.
Some throwaway work while reading documentation…
Not too much here:
- Got the west-wing bluetooth working for my palm pilot, includes updating routing at home.
- Moved my palm links to https://j.snyder.name/palm
- Using PHP, I can now make sure only I can access the X10 remote-control of lamps. Now, I can do it from my palm pilot anywhere in the house! Without using up GPRS data limits!
- Yeah, I don’t really care, either.
- But now I can add SASL and PHP to my resume. Hell, that PHP knowledge might even mean something now.
- Am I the only one who stopped using PHP when they had 16 security problems in a week? Looks like they’ve had time to mature, at least in internet time.
- It seems that whenever a programming language gets object-oriented, the security drops for about 3 years, then it gets really tight for another 3. Remember the problems with java at first?
- Remember java?
- Hell, remember logo?
- Hell, I still believe, deep down in my cockles (don’t ask) that the reason every programming language ends statements with a semicolon is because of PASCAL (remember “Turbo Pascal”? “Turbo Prolog”? Remember Borland?), not because of C.
Today has been all about the new laptop
So, Cy gets a new laptop. It’s the last one they have, so it was the demo unit. Heavily discounted, good. Tested and solidly burnt-in, good.
Fsck only knows what’s installed on it, bad. Very bad.
- Reinstall XP.
- OK, first find that damn 25-character code. Where the hell is it? Don’t throw out that receipt — it’s not in any of the paperwork.
- Oh. Here it is, on the bottom of the machine. OK.
- OK, now reinstall XP
- Oh, we need a network connection now?
- Merde, wireless isn’t working.
- Dig out an ethernet cable.
- Good, that works.
- Now, reinstall XP.
- Wait. Every 5 minutes, the screen will change, but leave it alone, and it will prompt you for an answer to an inane question.
- OK, we still have to do that windows update crap.
- Install all the drivers. At least it’s only one DVD-ROM worth.
- At least now wireless works.
- Install firefox, his copy of office, anti-virus, anti-spyware, set up privileged and unprivileged users (to keep things safe), RealVNC for remote access, Putty SSH and cygwin for me to be able to use it as well.
- Defrag the disk (to speed things up, since speed is the major gripe I hear about)
Oh, and let’s not foget after:
- Turn away for 30 seconds, and turn back to find weatherbug installed.
- Endure 2 hours of constant bitching, as I install gaim instead of aim.
- Hope for death to end the bitching. No such luck.
- Oh, but every other system is slow because of my anti-spyware activities. Forget the fact that there are > 200 useless and unused programs installed on the system in question.
- Oh, and I’ve never recommended a cd-ripper that works, despite the fact I’ve never used anything except cdex on windows, and it’s the only program that has ever worked. That’s my fault, you see.
- That also explains about 50 of the useless and unused programs that don’t slow down the system.
- Tabbed browsing? Keyword search on google, ebay and amazon? OK, maybe this isn’t so awful.
- Sure, if gaim and firefox aren’t so bad, let’s try Thunderbird.
and hardly any paying work is getting done…
So far, I’ve
- Fixed some DNS issues
- Fixed some firewall/proxy server issues
- Got a new catalog site configured and running
- Fixed some issues with the old catalog site
- Created two ssl certificates to resolve the two items above
- Dealt with one expired domain under my opensrs account
- Scheduled photos for Grace and her cousins (and me)
- Picked out clothes for the photo shoot
- Labeled and carried two boxes of christmas crap out to the garage
- Removed about half the staples from stuff I have to scan
- Started scanning ~1000 pages, front and back (at least there’s an ADF)
- Vacumned the upstairs (at least there’s Roomba)
And it’s not even noon…
Update 8pm — Grace came home, and I got nothing else done, except for baking cookies, 2 loaves of bread, fixing dinner, cleaning up, getting her washed and into bed. Nothing!
Is it any wonder I’m insisting on good passwords now?
Just a hint of part of the problem
Feb 6 04:08:18 sshd: Failed password for illegal user test from 22.214.171.124 port 59096 ssh2 Feb 6 04:08:18 sshd: Failed password for illegal user test from 126.96.36.199 port 59105 ssh2 Feb 6 04:08:18 sshd: Failed password for illegal user test from 188.8.131.52 port 59094 ssh2 Feb 6 04:08:27 sshd: Failed password for illegal user guest from 184.108.40.206 port 59499 ssh2 Feb 6 04:08:27 sshd: Failed password for illegal user guest from 220.127.116.11 port 59513 ssh2
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