Administrivia

More Security

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Update to Drupal 5.1 complete. We hope.

Some modules I use aren't available for v.5, so let's see how it goes. I might shift back to 4.7.6.

More update.... It took some doing to get the image toolkit working. After installing the image module, trying to change that setting would show me that there were no toolkits avaialble, so drupal would use it's built-in GD. Of course that didn't actually happen; no toolkit was used, so trying to upload an image resulted in no thumbnails.

I've Turned Comments Off

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I've turned off comments. Too much comment spam, and not enough anything else.

If you've left comments in the past, I appreciate the dialogue. Comments might come back, especially if I decide to have a more political site. But for now they're just an annoyance from an administrative standpoint.

Daily Dose Of Exploits

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Today I learned about a new thing: Referrer spam.

The idea is that you get your referrer URL put into as many web sites' logs as possible, since those logs are sometimes visible to web spiders. The referers are usually presented as links, so, say, googlebot will pick them up and rank the referrer page as being linked from many sources.

Tricky, insidious, wasteful, and kinda clever. :-)

Solutions include modifying .htaccess and/or adding a rule to mod_security.

There's also the Awstats vulnerability, which someone with a North Korean IP is trying to sniff out on my server. Good thing I don't use Awstats.

Join Up Today!

Anybody who wants to can get a user account here, subject to approval. With that comes a 'blog and the ability to comment, but no guarantee.

That last bit about guarantees comes from the fact that I'm not sure what's in store for this little web site.

Don't let sean be the only one. :-)

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Welcome, Mile 23 fans!

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I was looking at the referrer logs, and discovered that some people are searching for 'mile 23' on Google, and ending up at your humble 'blogger's web site. Which is fine with me, except that I'm not getting a nickel per visit... :-)

But the point is that I've discovered that there's a mile23.net, which is a promo site for a band called... Mile 23. They have streaming audio on their site, and they're not bad. Not my cuppa, but at least they're competent, ya know?

Anyway. Welcome Mile 23 fans! You're at Mile 23 on the wrong road, but the band is a single click away.