The way I count it, this is my third attempt at keeping a web log. Fourth if you count that website I made for reviewing PDAs, which I mostly used to chit-chat. So you, kind reader, will have to forgive me if I seem a little bit disillusioned about the entire process. Nonetheless, here I am. I thought that I'd again join the ranks of the "bloggers".

So, after that little introduction, perhaps you want to know who I am and why you should read this blog? The short answer is that you probably shouldn't; it promises to be boring …

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Geek Code

I figured that I might as well post my Geek Code block here, since I'm all bored-like.

Version: 3.1
GCS/M/MU d-(--) s(+):+ a--- C++++$ UL*++++>$ P+>++ L++++>$
E--- W+++>$ N+ !o-- K-? w++ !O- M++$ !V-- PS++(+) PE- Y+>++
PGP+++ t+ 5- X+++ R tv b++++>$ DI+ D++ G+ e->++++ h r-->++ y-->+

So, what's going on with the site, you ask? Well, I updated phpbb and changed that around a bit. Cool new ranks. And I'm contemplating rewriting the site in ruby, since I made my hosters install mod_ruby. If I do, then it'll be really cool. But time will tell on that particular project. Until then, enjoy browsing my vast informational resources. :-)

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"Hacking" Attempts

This is my latest attempt at putting up some interesting content here. I intend to make this a regular feature containt the various attempts made to "hack" into my linux box. Here's today's logs and summary:


Mar 6 19:58:36 [sshd] Did not receive identification string from
Mar 6 20:20:09 [sshd] Invalid user jordan from
Mar 6 20:20:10 [sshd] Invalid user michael from
Mar 6 20:20:11 [sshd] Invalid user nicole from
Mar 6 20:20 …
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Mozilla Firefox


As of yesterday (Saturday, September 18, 2004), Mozilla Firefox has gotten over one million downloads in less than 5 days. That's pretty damned good, but I think we as an Internet community can do better. They're aiming for another million downloads in the next five days. So if you're not using Firefox, click on the little button off to the right there and get browsing! If you're curious as to what Mozilla Firefox is, just click "Read More".

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EULA Happy!

I just installed the latest Critical Update for Windows XP SP2, "Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool". With it, I can officially say that Microsoft has become EULA-happy. This tool has a multi-page license agreement, complete with warnings about invalid product keys and Microsoft JVM legalese. They even make disclosing benchmarks illegal! Anyhow, the full EULA content is below.



IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY - These Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") operating system components, including any "online" or electronic documentation ("OS Components") are subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement under which …

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Roguelazer.com 1.0 Released

New site released! The backend is rewritten to use my uber-1337 sqlconn class, which is database-independent. Yay!

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