Friday, November 25, 2005

How to get rid of ssh brute force attackers

Simply bind ssh to another port. The bots are programmed for port 22 and won't use any other port.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Note to oneself

What to not do in Nethack: Eat a zombie. It's very likely rotten.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Windows box fixed

Turns it it was ZoneAlarm that was blocking images it thought was ads. Disabling it also fixed the non-functional site.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Browsing in windows fscked

My mom noticed that some sites weren't rendered correctly on the winxp box we've got (that I rarely use, but that's another story) and some were even not viewable at all.

One of the sites that aren't viewed correctly is The photos in the middle of the page is simply... not there. This happened in both firefox and IE (!!). I examined the page source and compared it to the page source on my linux laptop. The result is: the <img> tags for these images are missing on that computer -- they are replaced with whitespace.

I'm having a hard time thinking of anything else than spyware that could cause this... so I'm currently scanning it with ad-aware. Who knows what that poor box might have gotten on it.

Firefox 1.5 rc2 is cool

SVG support, canvas and css3 columns -- what else do you want?
It's also a tad bit faster than 1.0.x. However it still has quite a bit of bugs.