America’s Six Foot Tiki

Dear Selected Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, I used to think of myself as a fiscal conservative, I guess because I thought among other things I ought to pay the bills for things I’ve bought. Even stuff that I kinda wish I hadn’t, like that awesome 6 foot tall tiki statue I got in Hawaii on… Read More »

Faster IPSET loading

IPSETs are a very efficient way to manage a large list of IP addresses for your iptables firewall. Rather than have an individual rule for each and every address or network that needs to be dropped or rejected, with ipsets you can have a single iptables rule that tests an entire list of addresses. The rule would look something… Read More »

Sneaky IE10 Default Change

[Rant] It’s no secret that Microsoft has been aggressively pushing Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) on their Windows 7 customers, for example by changing the Importance rating in Windows Update from the usual “Recommended” to “Important”. It’s a little beyond me why all the other Internet Explorer version upgrades were “Recommended”, but suddenly IE10 is “Important” losartan potassium 25mg. What makes… Read More »

Botnet Attack

As has been extensively publicized elsewhere, a very large scale botnet has been organized to attack sites using WordPress. This site has the dubious honor to have been included this last weekend. The attack attempts to log in to the site using the user name “admin” or a number of variants on that name, then uses a dictionary… Read More »

Caveat Emptor – Update

The gory details of our experience with the Laguna Niguel orthodontist who closed up shop can be found elsewhere see page. If you’re curious, check out newhart.n0dy.com, a site dedicated to helping the victims of this unscrupulous individual recover their monetary losses.