Monthly Archives: August 2003

Idiocy among Minnesotans

If you are going to write a variant on a major worm, do not point people to a domain and website owned by you with your home address in the whois information. Jeffrey Parson was arrested on Friday for coding … Continue reading

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One Week Later – Dislocated patella

Just over one week from dislocating my kneecap, I am off the crutches. It seems really fast to both me and my knee, but my doc said I could lose them as quick as I felt comfortable. I would not … Continue reading

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Securing MySQL – Step by Step Guide

SecurityFocus HOME Infocus: Securing MySQL: step-by-step MySQL is one of the most popular databases on the Internet and it is often used in conjunction with PHP. Besides its undoubted advantages such as easy of use and relatively high performance, MySQL … Continue reading

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Sore knees

Considering how recently I messed up my leg, I have made it back to work this week. Today was my second day back since the injury last Thursday. Yesterday I spent most of the day lounging with my knee and … Continue reading

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Football – Fantasy, Dolphins, and Madden-style

Now that I have had my existence relegated to about 300 sq feet due to my knee, I have been gearing up for the upcoming NFL season. I have participated in fantasy football leagues the last 7 seasons, running a … Continue reading

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As if we needed another worm – SQL Worm on the loose

SQL Server Worm on the Loose “A worm code-named “Voyager Alpha Force” that targets Microsoft Corp. SQL Server databases is roaming the Internet, trying to turn insecure database servers into launching pads for applications running out of FTP sites in … Continue reading

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Maybe this explains recent lack of Novell Netware support

Novell Takes Loss, Cuts 600 Jobs “Novell Inc. announced Thursday that it has cut 600 jobs in an effort to save more money after posting a loss for the fourth straight quarter. The Provo, Utah-based software and services company took … Continue reading

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Pain

After primarily riding a recumbent bike and lifting weights, I had started playing basketball with the guys again for the first time in 4 or 5 years. Up until today. I had played 2 times without much incident besides normal … Continue reading

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MRTG as an Intrusion Detection for IIS6

MRTG for Intrusion Detection with IIS 6 But MRTG is also a very effective intrusion detection tool. The concept is simple: attacks often produce some kind of anomalous pattern and human brains are well-equipped to spot anomalous patterns, given some … Continue reading

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35 Miles on Homemade 802.11b

Defcon Wireless Shootout “Using a monster horn, constructed from metal poles and window screen wire mesh, and a transceiving device constructed of cardboard, duct tape, and aluminum foil, with a confirmed distance of 35.2196 miles, the winner is: ASLRulz” That’s … Continue reading

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