While dealing with SSL certificates today, I ended up reading Network Security: A Feminist Perspective.
- 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
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?
- 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
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.
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!
Just a hint of part of the problem
Feb 6 04:08:18 sshd: Failed password for illegal user test from 126.96.36.199 port 59096 ssh2
Feb 6 04:08:18 sshd: Failed password for illegal user test from 188.8.131.52 port 59105 ssh2
Feb 6 04:08:18 sshd: Failed password for illegal user test from 184.108.40.206 port 59094 ssh2
Feb 6 04:08:27 sshd: Failed password for illegal user guest from 220.127.116.11 port 59499 ssh2
Feb 6 04:08:27 sshd: Failed password for illegal user guest from 18.104.22.168 port 59513 ssh2