This collection of entries is from the Category "Internet".
Saturday, January 03, 2004
I may have spoke a little too soon yesterday. The spam is back again, though it might be slightly less than "normal". I keep forgetting that the bastards work during the week and Spam on weekends. Those who are unemployed (or who are using Spam mailing as there only source of income) work 7 days a week.
Bloody rat bastards...
Friday, January 02, 2004
Has anybody experienced what I seem to be experiencing?
I'm still receiving some, but the number of Spam emails I'm getting is way down since the first of the year. I'm hoping it's because of the "CAN-SPAM Act of 2003" (actually called the "Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003").
It just seems way down.
Good, ya bastards...
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Thank you so very much for flooding my inbox with Sobig.F virus infected messages.
NOTE to anyone out there that received the virus addressed from the Webmaster of this website: IT DIDN'T COME FROM HERE. The virus makes it look like it did by spoofing addresses. My virus software is up to date and guess what? I DON'T USE OUTLOOK so the addresses didn't come from my address book!
IT AIN'T ME!
Are you dirty? Go clean yourself. NOW.
Sunday, June 01, 2003
Damn cable company...
Though I am a very happy DirecTV customer, I still use Comcast for my broadband internet connection... which is now down. If a few graphics don't show up correctly on this website, you'll know why.
Thursday, April 03, 2003
Forget what I said, I'm still not getting service...
So, the service rep on the phone last night gave me the address of the local Comcast office to go swap my modem. I took off at lunch, drove almost all the way back home to swap the modem, when I was very curtly told that they don't do hardware swaps and that the person on the phone gave me wrong information, and that I can only get the modem swapped during a service call. Bastards. I now have a service call 8am on Saturday, and the windows closes at 10am. The had damn well better have a modem with them that works and have me up and running by 10:01am Saturday. Bastards.
Wednesday, April 02, 2003
I had a much better conversation with a Comcast person tonight. Turns out - it's the cable modem itself. Motorola is recalling a bunch of them for a wrong chip and my serial number is one of the lot. So, I need to get the modem swapped, so I'll be down for days. In other words, I'll be sparse here (along with no graphics and images here) until I can my broadband connection up and running again.
And so, my crappy Comcast Broadband goes down again at 07:11am this morning... bastards...
Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Still crappy broadband connection...
Ok, so yesterday, after the apparently useless phone call to Comcast, when, after my broadband connection went down at 08:46am and mysteriously came back at 06:26pm (just after hanging up the phone) I wake up to find that the connection is still there. Great. I go to work, do my normal work duties, try to access some things at home and... no connection. WTF. Sure enough, the connection went down at 10:09am. Well, it was down until 10:06pm tonight, when it just magically started back up again. Great. I love DirecTV. I hate cable. Broadband cable connectivity is starting to piss me off after all these years. Bastards. Anyway, I have a "tech" coming out tomorrow to see what the hell is going on.
Monday, March 31, 2003
Damn cable modem...
Can you see any photos or graphics on this site??? No??? Didn't think so. Thank you cable company. Now I'm going to have to move my images someplace else that's "real" instead of hosting them from home. An awful lot of work, but in the long run, probably a better thing to do. I shouldn't have tried to secure them and serve them from home. Oh, well... I'm still pissed at the company, though. If I can't get to my home net, then the connectivity must be down still again. Well, at least I'm blogging from work... ooops! I don't think I should have said that...
Update: Down @ 08:46 Up @ 18:26 after a lousy phone call where all they could do is "dispatch a tech" on Wednesday... and the link magically comes up 3 minutes after I hang up the damn phone...
Sunday, March 30, 2003
Comcast not much better
I got a replacement cable modem from AT&T Broadband. THey wanted me to swap out my existing modem. No big deal, but one thing that I know from my experience with the cable company - no matter who they may be - is that I'm skeptical about their actions. I swapped the modem yesterday and was satisfied with the performance. Today - different story. The modem has lost connectivity at least twice and the DNS servers keep bouncing. Net result: sucky internet connectivity. Damn cable companies...
Thursday, February 13, 2003
You know you're having a bad day when your Internet T-1 connection is giving you 12kb down and 6kb up throughput. Ugh. Painful.
Saturday, January 25, 2003
Does the web feel a little slow for you today? Well, guess what - it is. Why? Because, according to Symantec and CNN, it's under attack. It's a SQL worm called the "SQL Slammer" that's hitting about 22,000 machines, taking advantage of a vulnerability detected six months ago in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Yeah, nice job Microsoft - you don't know security from a hole in the ground. Never have. The worm is apparently generating a ton of traffic, so response times are going up. At least there not as many servers involved as the Code Red worm back in July 2001 that hit more than 700,000 computers.
Friday, October 04, 2002
Ever hear of a Googlefight? It a Google search with two keywords. The "winner" is the keyword with the most results. For example lets use Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers. The Bears return 564,000 results, the Packers return 218,000 results, so the Bears win. The Fight of the Month is Hell versus Paradise. Hell won.
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
LinkSys is good...
Well, that new LinkSys router is so much better than the old one. I had no idea how bad the old one was until I had gone through 24 hours of the new one. No drops, no DNS issues, and what feels like a speedier connection - which I know isn't true, but it feels faster.
Monday, August 26, 2002
Internet connectivity out all day. Turns out my LinkSys router actually was dying and I didn't know it. I was resetting it and resetting it and resetting it... and then it didn't reset ant more. Crap. A quick trip to CompUSA solved that. The new one seems faster - I have no idea why.
Thursday, August 22, 2002
WARNING - DNS CHANGE IN PROGRESS - EVERYTHING SHOULD RESOLVE WITHIN 48 (maybe 72) HOURS FROM NOW
Here we go again!!!
I guess my hosting provider isn't happy with those Windows/IIS servers (Shock! Horror! Utter amazement!!!), so this site is moving still again.
So, if you don't see any updates here for a few days, you'll know what's going on. It seems like I'm getting bounced around a lot, but I'm willing to ride it out for a while.
Friday, August 16, 2002
Does it have embedded HTTP & FTP servers?
Monday, August 05, 2002
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Welcome to the 21st Century
Hey! NPR finally got the message about linking to their website! The old policy was a bit archaic, and did nothing to help promote the web the way it is meant to be. The new policy seems to be more in-line with protecting their material but letting the web link to the material (no frames!)
Wednesday, June 19, 2002
I hate Microsoft
That's it - I've had it. This website is now on an IIS server, thanks to my host. I hate Microsoft. No, I HATE Microsoft. With each day that passes in my life, the rage against this company increases as I find out more and more pieces of their arrogance, stupidity in security, and what appears to be disregard to internet standards. Period. I've been struggling with some SSI coding for this blog, only to read, buried in a discussion form on Blogger, that Microsoft really doesn't adhere to the full SSI spec, so I can't include a stupid file with any intelligence. Bastards. I've had to hard-code some pages because I'm also having ASP problems. I feel like Ben Stiller as Mr. Furious in Mystery Men... and just as effective.
Monday, June 17, 2002
WARNING - DNS CHANGE IN PROGRESS - EVERYTHING SHOULD RESOLVE WITHIN 48 (maybe 72) HOURS FROM NOW
What the heck is going on NOW??? My site is changing servers again, this time I didn't know about it. All of a sudden this afternoon I can't get to the website. A couple of hours later, I got a notice that my server was taken down, the accounts are being rebuilt on a new server and it's going to to require a DNS nameserver change. Great. So, I guess I'm down. You're not going to be able to find me for a few days, or until I get a new server and the DNS changes propagate around. Sigh.
Sunday, June 09, 2002
WARNING - DNS CHANGE IN PROGRESS - EVERYTHING SHOULD RESOLVE WITHIN 48 HOURS FROM NOW
I'm just changing servers. We'll see how long things will take to change over, so if you see some odd changes happening over the next few days, you'll know what I'm up to.
Blog (Like One of Us)
He did it again. I missed this yesterday, but Mike did another great parody at his Blog - this time it's Joan Osborne and 'One of Us'. Go listen to the midi, read the lyrics and sing along with Blog (Like One of Us).
Wednesday, June 05, 2002
The storm and subsequent power outage has taken out my wireless access point, so the wireless portion of my home network is ka-blewie.. At least the rest of the machines are all hard connected, so I still have access to them and the internet. I've been struggling to try to talk to the access point all day and it's just driving me nuts. I hate hardware. I don't do hardware. There's something nice about Cat 5 cable - it's tactile, you can touch it. It's real. A wireless access point may be connected to a Cat 5 cable, but it's that wireless part that's so - ethereal. It just works. Except, when it doesn't (I'm sounding like Yogi Bera).
Monday, April 15, 2002
Googlematic and Segway
Wow, cool stuff... Googlematic searches Google via an Instant Messaging product (AOL or MSN). And someone actually rode one of those Segway things for a few hours and wrote about it.
Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Tribute of Light
Hmm... two more job postings to answer today, one at monster.com for a Sr. Notes Administrator and another at JustNotesJobs.com for a Lotus Notes Administrator. These people must be getting swamped - I'm not getting any call backs in months. I'm guessing that they're getting tons of resumes to try to sift through.
In case you haven't heard, the first memorials to the World Trade Center attacks will be unveiled on March 11. One is the "Tribute of Light," two beams of light to simulate the towers, the other is the original 27-foot bronze sculpture by Fritz Koenig called "The Sphere" that used to stand in the plaza of the World Trade Center. The lights will be illuminated from sunset to about 11pm, and talk is that it's only a temporary memorial. "The Sphere" will be at Battery Park until a permanent home could be found, perhaps back at the original site.