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Not Again! Cracked! Well, at least defaced…

WordPress has been kicking my a$$ recently.  First at Cordell and now on – either defaced or spamming with an ancient captcha. Let’s chat about Cordell first.  We had some guys build a WordPress site maybe five years ago and it seemed to work okay.  We were using a couple (alright, maybe just one) […]

Jolla or iPhone…

I’ve been talking about nabbing a Jolla phone since they incubated from Nokia but I can’t wait any longer.  The wait has been measured in years not weeks or months and when they indiegogo’d their tablet I cried.  At home I’m surrounded by Apple products to the point that my Nokia N900 is the only […]

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How do you spell VLAN?

It happens that I know how to spell VLAN but I can’t really use it in a sentence (other than this one) so I have been thinking that it might be time to learn.  I am surrounded by Customers that use VLANs with my equipment and we even talk about this VLAN or that VLAN […]

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Nokia N900, part deux

It has been two years since I got this bad actor and it continues to serve me well.   I can remember all of my important appointments, find anyone with whom I’ve ever spoken with and their phone number, send and receive pictures, Skype with my Mother (Wait!  She doesn’t have a computer!) log into any […]

Since none of my buddies believe me….

Maybe they will believe someone else.  You are not in Kansas anymore. Check out this article: Oh, and the CBS show “Person of Interest” is total fiction with no base in reality.  


The Eye Doctor

Did I mention that my Primary Care Physician thought that I needed an eye exam?  Well, he did.  That and a colonoscopy.  Yeah, that’s from a different dude and a different story. So I sit in the chair and a Technician starts the testing with a vision test.  There’s a nice eye chart on the […]


Gad Zooks!  We’re going old school with “cracked” instead of “hacked” but the bottom line is that the wiki got defaced.  Looking back I now see four clues that I should have heeded.  Not all are related but they are all clues. May 31: I start with our DLS provider to get the reverse DNS […]