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Last update: 24 Jan 2006 -- 12:11am
 Tuesday
24 Jan 2006

The ultimate proof of our de-evolution: DEV2.0. Does Disney not know what 90% of those songs are about?

 Monday
23 Jan 2006

From Sarah, the interrupting starfish:
How to make a dog explode.

Went snowboarding at Heavenly (at lake Tahoe) over the weekend. I'm getting much better. I'm chaining turns and can almost-but-not-quite decide exactly when and where I want to turn. I'm also confident enough (except right after I fall) to actually pick up some speed, which makes turning actually easier.

No tricks yet. No broken body parts yet. To early to say if there's a correlation there...

 Friday
20 Jan 2006

TeamSpeak now working.

 Thursday
19 Jan 2006

Pat pointed out that Teamspeak isn't working, which is because I forgot to reinstall it. I'll get to it... uh... soon.

 Sunday
15 Jan 2006

And Popplers works again. Moveable Type and Apache2 are NOT vaguely compatible, so it's slow to add new entries.

  • Spam checking on email is working again.
  • Old-style album pages work again, but don't have the special override stuff they used to, so they're a bit ugly.
  • Foamy Radio is based on mod_mp3, which doesn't weem to work for Apache2. Blargh.

After a 13 hour re-installation binge, Foam Totem is mostly back up. Popplers can be viewed but not updated or commented on at this point, and the Foamy Christmas Radio isn't working yet. Other than that, everything should be working. If you're a Foam-user and something isn't right, let me know.

 Sunday
8 Jan 2006

The Foam Totem server was haxxored sometime in December. There was a user with a common name and an apparently weak password, which was used to get into the system via ssh (secure shell). I do not know how they got in further after that, but they were eventually able to log in as root.

There's no damage to any user data files as far as I can tell. There are traces of hacked OS and application stuff here and there: directories which shouldn't exist, a user added which shouldn't be there, baffling entries in the shell history, and so on. I have shut down everything naughty I have found and have shut off remote shell access (which is how they got in). (Sorry, Snuffy.)

I have backed up all user data to my personal computer just in case there's some kind of time bomb in there.

Sigh

Anyway, the server will need to be wiped and rebuilt. I don't have the gumption to do it now; it's a full day of effort or so. Everything seems safe now, but after being compromised, nothing can be trusted forever. I'll get to it soon. I don't expect anyone will lose any data even if they add it from now on (like Popplers), but I wanted to give the warning.

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