1. Heartbleed

    Heartbleed.

    And the Lord said, "Thou shalt patch thine servers. Posthaste."

    This is the real deal, folks. The general zeitgeist in my sysadmin circles is that this is the most severe, widespread, high-potential-for-damage bug in a decade. If you're running a vulnerable version ...


  2. Call it a late New Year's resolution

    Both Meghan and I have realized recently that we've been tending to spend time in the evenings on our computers instead of doing more intellectually-stimulating activities like, say, reading. We've agreed with each other that we'll try to encourage each other to spend time with our respective ...


  3. IE == OS?

    I was browsing our company's MSDN subscriber downloads page this afternoon and noticed that MS has Internet Explorer filed in the "Operating Systems" section of the downloads tree. That's right...Microsoft puts their Internet Explorer web browser in the same category as the venerable MS-DOS, the ubiquitous Windows ...


  4. Chalk one up for globalization

    So I've had this CD on my Amazon.com wishlist for many months. As you can see, it's an import from Britain, and as such, is quite expensive. \$35 expensive. For one CD. Hence the reason it's been on my wish list for so long - I just ...



  5. Spammers are getting a sense of humor

    Here's the subject line of an email that just slipped through our spam filter at work into our webmaster inbox:

    I hardly ever commit genocide, for instance, and my facial hair is marginally less silly looking.

    Now *that's* funny.


  6. Okay - after a brief hiatus...

    ...andersonfam.org is back in all its glory and splendor....errr something like that.

    The short version is that the OS hard drive of my previous webserver died a very hard death, and I was unable to salvage any data from it. Luckily, most of the data I had on ...


  7. Numbers Stations

    Very seldom do Slashdot stories grab any more than a few seconds of my attention and/or curiosity. Tonight, however, a story came through Slashdot that grabbed my attention. It was about Numbers Stations. In a nutshell, Numbers Stations are shortwave radio stations operated out of various countries around the ...


  8. no-www.org

    For several years, I've been trying to convince web surfers and domain owners that the "www" that prefaces most web addresses is now completely unnecessary. The practice of putting "www" before domain names for web pages was started in the early nineties to help web browsers distinguish HTTP-protocol web ...


  9. Google search rankings

    I recently signed up for Google sitemaps, which allows you, among other things, to get a listing of the top 15 search phrases for your domain and your sites's average ranking in Google's index for those phrases. Here are the results for andersonfam.org (as of March 2nd ...


Page 1 / 4