Friday, September 30

All this New Orleans News

You know, I have basically grown tired of hearing about New Orleans and how bad everyone has it and how horrible it is, boo hoo.

Look people, the gov't told you to leave, and you didn't leave. Hello? It doesn't take a rocket scientist! I live in a city, right next to three major bodies of water, and I live below sea level. I would move. That's just me.

The Mayor's bright idea of emergency recovery was to have everyone go to the Superdome. Well that's fine, but where was the water? Food? Electricity? Lights? Security? I mean, come on! Your one (or two, the convention center) buildings that you wanted people to go, and you don't have a way to help the people that go there? You don't have a way to get them out?

The buses! Oh, the buses. Everyone has seen it by now, but in case you haven't, I stole this picture from "impeachblanco.org" (which IMO, is not a bad idea, impeach the chick who was at fault) That was the way to get everyone out of town. Too bad they are underwater!



Now the police have been charged with looting. Duh! Like they weren't looting.. Come on! We all knew that, I am just glad it didn't take forever to find out who was doing it. Major Nagin, is a moron. Gov Blanco, is a moron. I wish Bush could fire them, because they are the breakdown in processess here.

Then we have Former FEMA director Brown. Brown, offered assistance. Bush offered assistance. Blanco, Gov Kathleen Blanco, said "nah, we don't need it" and refused Fed help before the hurricane. Then, after it struck, they were the ones on TV talking about "where is the Fed Gov't"!? WTF!!! "They need to get off their asses" -- Mayor Nagin.

True quote.

Bush's fault my ass. Now, I like Bush. (I like the office of the Presidency), but Bush was good for me when I was in the military, gave me some nice raises, so I can't complain really. I don't really agree with 100% of his politics, but. whatever, that being said.

It's not Bush's fault. The residents of New Orleans need to be kicking themselves in the ass for electing Mayor Nagin (and not getting out of town). Former FEMA Director Brown said it best. Mississippi left, Alabama left, Louisiana decided not to heed the warnings. Well.. that's their own stupid fault then.

Thursday, September 22

Some RITA thing

Um, in case you haven't noticed there's this little Category 5 Hurricane in the Gulf.

Again.

I'm not going to provid you any links or anything Except this one

Little hurricane. No biggie.

Some RITA thing

Um, in case you haven't noticed there's this little Category 5 Hurricane in the Gulf.

Again.

I'm not going to provid you any links or anything Except this one

Little hurricane. No biggie.

Friday, September 16

Steve Gibson is a tool

Steve Gibson, grc.com is a tool.

He claims to be an internet security expert, yet posts nothing in any public forum about any security topic whatsoever. His products and claims are stupid and for the most part idiotic.

"he only posts on his private forums because he is so popular" -- Tool, Steve Gibson's "shaft".. errr staff...

Maybe i'll rant more on this later, But for the meantime, he's a tool.

Sunday, September 11

Comment Spam (cont.)

It appears as if the Comment Spam has ground to a halt at about 2:13 this morning. After climbing to a high of 986 hits a day (both legit and not) 8971 hits total (just from the comment spam) over the past week...

See the stupid statistics here

I don't think they are gone, I just haven't seen any in awhile. They shall return.

Saturday, September 10

SingleMind.Net: A Kurdish-Iranian American Christian Blasting Away at Stupidity ;) » Louisiana Gov’t Blocked Red Cross

SingleMind.Net: A Kurdish-Iranian American Christian Blasting Away at Stupidity ;) » Louisiana Gov’t Blocked Red Cross:
"All she had to do was make the request, and Bush would have ordered FEMA into New Orleans before the storm. (That would have allowed FEMA to provide real-time assessments of situations as they were developing.)"

Exactly. EXACTLY.

SingleMind.Net: A Kurdish-Iranian American Christian Blasting Away at Stupidity ;) » Louisiana Gov’t Blocked Red Cross

SingleMind.Net: A Kurdish-Iranian American Christian Blasting Away at Stupidity ;) » Louisiana Gov’t Blocked Red Cross:

"All she had to do was make the request, and Bush would have ordered FEMA into New Orleans before the storm. (That would have allowed FEMA to provide real-time assessments of situations as they were developing.)"


Exactly. EXACTLY.

Comment Spam

It started the other day, about the 2nd of September, I started receiving Comment Spam hits. Hundreds of them. Just shy of a thousand hits a day. It's crazy... Of those of you that don't know what a comment spam hit is.. here's a traffic dump:

GET /2005/04/enterprise-will-take-its-longhorn.html HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*
Accept-Language: en-us
x-aaaaaaaaaaaa: 1
Referer: http://www.casino-bu.com/blackjack.html
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; N_o_k_i_a)
x-aaaaaaaaaa: 300000
UA-CPU: x86
Host: esler.is-a-geek.net
Connection: Keep-Alive

See the wierd "x-aaaaaaaaa" user-agent string? See the referer? Some blackjack site? Welp, I don't know why they have suddenly followed me over here, but they have.

I'm considering doing one of several things.

A) Stopping the blog -- Shutting it off completely.
B) Changing the DNS name to something like esler.is-a-geek.org
C) I don't know.

In the meantime I have made some changes to the IDS.

A) A secret
B) Anytime a request is made with that user-agent string, a RST packet will be sent to the host. The communication will immediately cease. (Go Snort.. Go Snort...)

Thursday, September 8

Busy

I haven't written anything in awhile. Been a bit busy. I'm in Portland, Oregon right now, enjoying the nice weather. Looking out my window at Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood. (yes, it is very nice)

Apple released their iPod nano yesterday. Very nice Click here for a picture Thing is sweet.

I just confirmed my reservations on Delta and I already have my first class seats. Quite happy about that. I think I will get promoted (ehhh) to Diamond Status through Hilton next month (if I keep this stay rate up...)

*yawn* hungry..

Busy

I haven't written anything in awhile. Been a bit busy. I'm in Portland, Oregon right now, enjoying the nice weather. Looking out my window at Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood. (yes, it is very nice)

Apple released their iPod nano yesterday. Very nice Click here for a picture Thing is sweet.

I just confirmed my reservations on Delta and I already have my first class seats. Quite happy about that. I think I will get promoted (ehhh) to Diamond Status through Hilton next month (if I keep this stay rate up...)

*yawn* hungry..