Archive for January, 2006

new theme.

January 28, 2006

Well, kinda new. During the old school days of mbt, i was using a blue version of the style.

then a week ago, i saw somebody using this skin, and it got me considering going back to this skin.

What do you people think of it?

Better or worse than the other one?

Perhaps you could pick out a theme you do enjoy, for me?

Well yeah, that’s all i have to say.

hoy.

January 22, 2006

hey people,

I am feeling very tired. I Haven’t gotten a full nights rest all week, and it’s finally catching up with me tonight.

My allergies usually kick in when I don’t get enough sleep. Tonight, i got really cold, and started sneezing uncontrolably. Then, I got really tired, and i was just feeling miserable. I took some sudafed, and that managed to make me less miserable.

A few days ago, i was woken up by an automated phone call from the michigan democrat something something telling me that some guy has screwed us. It made me regret registering as a democrat. I shouldn’t have given those guys my phone number.

I ordered the self titled album from a band called “Capital” tonight, after downloading it a couple nights ago. It’s pretty good music, and i’m glad to support the band.

I’m supposed to go to the gym tomorrow afternoon. I’m considering heading off to bed right now, so i’m well rested tomorrow.

I’m feeling hungry right now.. Perhaps lack of blood sugar is the reason i’m so tired.

There’s a new show on A&E.. i forget what it calls, but it’s an original show they’re making. It’s pretty boring, don’t watch it.

Well that’s about it. laterios people.

i got the hax.

January 21, 2006

I woke up this afternoon to find that a group of swedish hackers defaced this website.

It was pretty neat to see the defacement page there.

So, I logged in on the old shell to find that they had originally logged in back on the 4th of january.

After that, i found that they backdoored my wordpress configuration file with some code to run server-side commands, as well as the old wp.php file with code they could use to retrieve my database login.

A grep of previous access logs shows that they found an old vulnerable script that i had wrote back a long time ago, and used it to find my system login via my wordpress configuration file.

How did they find my system login? While setting up this website, i got lazy and didn’t feel like creating a new database user for the database wordpress was set to use. So, i just used my default cpanel username.

The host (blinx.net) had mod_security installed, but he didn’t setup a ruleset. I helped him out with that, and got it all installified.

I’m considering moving this over to my dedicated server where i run sshd, and ftp on an alternate port, so they wouldn’t be able to login.

They cleaned out the .bash_history file, so i have no idae what commands they ran.

Ohh well, it was an interesting experience. Congratulations go out to whatever schoolboy with a book of common security holes hacked me.

fake punk rock.

January 19, 2006

Today, I downloaded a couple records which had been declared punk rock, only to find that the bands are bitchy, and talentless.

Never download, or purchase any album by any of these bands:

MC Lars – The Graduate
He says he’s punk rock, and then remixes music on his laptop, and dubs in his own garbage. He says he’s from “The iGeneration”, there is nothing punk about this guy.

Son of Dork – Eddie’s Song
I only got the sampler, and I’m happy it ended that way. This band managed to combine all the worst aspects of blink182, and fallout boy into some kind of bitchrock hybrid that makes you wear pink shirts, and cry during movies at 5 times the normal rate of regular bitchrock.

If you’re a girl between the ages of 14 and 23, or if you’re a guy who grew up without a dad and was brainwashed into sacarficing his life for women, you’ll probably like these bands. Otherwise, stay far far away.

Some good stuff:

The transit war – Ah Discordia
rocks.

The Quakes – PSYOPS
rock + some anti-conservative america stuff = rocks alot.

fantasy feeders – the world is fucking crazy.

January 15, 2006

A while back, there was a weekend web article that included a review of a forum called “fantasy feeders” on somethingawful.com . For those of you who are not familiar with the column, every week something awful picks out 3 random forums that were created under an insane or stupid premise, then the review writer will post screenshots of people posting some really bizarre things, along with a caption. They never link directly to the forum, but it’s easy to just google the posts, and find the forum.

Well, a few weeks ago, they did this forum, and it was one of the craziest things i have ever read. Unlike most of society, and against the recommendations of most doctors, these people actually strive to obese, and even fatten up their own children.

The forum can be found at http://fantasyfeeder.com/ffw/punbb/index.php . I recommend you read some of the threads. It’s unlike any subculture I have ever encountered.

fantasy feeders – the world is fucking crazy.

January 15, 2006

A while back, there was a weekend web article that included a review of a forum called “fantasy feeders” on somethingawful.com . For those of you who are not familiar with the column, every week something awful picks out 3 random forums that were created under an insane or stupid premise, then the review writer will post screenshots of people posting some really bizarre things, along with a caption. They never link directly to the forum, but it’s easy to just google the posts, and find the forum.

Well, a few weeks ago, they did this forum, and it was one of the craziest things i have ever read. Unlike most of society, and against the recommendations of most doctors, these people actually strive to obese, and even fatten up their own children.

The forum can be found at http://fantasyfeeder.com/ffw/punbb/index.php . I recommend you read some of the threads. It’s unlike any subculture I have ever encountered.

well then…

January 12, 2006

My green lava lamp has been on for the past 2 or 3 weeks.

Haven’t turned it off once.

I would expect the surface of the lamp to be very hot, since everything else seems to hold that effect, but the lava lamp is comfortably hot. Granted, I couldn’t hold my hand on it for longer than 30 seconds, but i’m not in pain just touching it once.

When I first got it, about 5 years ago, it would give me headaches. I could be in a completely different room, but if the thing was on, i would quickly get a headache. If i tried sleeping with it on, I would feel completely awful the next day. Perhaps something else was the source of that stress. I don’t really know. I did have a big problem with migrains as a kid though.

Migrains.. That was an interesting problem. It happend from grades 4, all the way up until 10th grade. In 6th grade, I would get sick almost every day, and with that headache would come vomiting, and just the worse head pains you can imagine.

One time, I walked down to the office, calling home. Well, the regular secretary asked me to just go back to class, because I had called home so many times before that, and she thought i was just faking it. It couldn’t be more than 15 seconds later, that I immediately vomited, and just dived for the trash can they had there in the office.

I didn’t have go to back to class. But, it wasn’t my last incident with that secretary.

Well, she was eventually transferred from what was then known as oxford intermediate school, over to the high school. I was in the 10th, or 11th grade when I was walking to school on some extremely slick streets, and I fell down maybe 6 times on the way there. I had always fallen street down on my knees. Well, by the end of the trip i was in some pretty serious pain. Specifically in my right knee. Well, it was after 2nd hour that I walked down to the office because my knee was still hurting. There in the office, I asked the secretary if I could call home, because i was in such pain. She told me to go back to class, and I had called home enough times that year.

Well, I went back to class, and right after 3rd hour I went back down there because i was still hurting. There, that same secretary told me to just go back to class. I was in some pretty serious pain there, so I just told her “listen, I’m in some pretty serious pain here. I’m going to call my home right now, and I don’t care what you have to say.”. At that point, about to start crying the pain was so bad, I just picked up the phone, dialed 7 to reach the outside line, and dialed my mom who was at work. She went on to berate me, not believing I was in such serious pain. Well, she came out to my school from work, and told me all kinds of stuff “you better not switch legs”, “There better be something wrong with you”.

At the doctor’s office, it was determined that I had water on the knee. Xrays were taken, and nothing showed up. I felt pretty jipped, but water on the knee is known to cause some pretty intense pain.

Enough of those stories.

Today, I’ve gotta do laundry, and make a trip up to the new rite-aid to purchase a pre-paid credit card so I can buy some stuff from people who don’t accept paypal. While in town, I may also catch some lunch. I’m considering a stop into the oxford tap for their burger, fries, and pint lunch special. I’ll let you know how those plans work out.

I orderd a 350gb hard drive last night. My headphones will be here on friday. These broken technics are very uncomfortable.

Also, all of you SWRists need to tell dennis to start blogging again. He’s killing the wht blogging spirit.

Congratulations go out to pizza master paul hirsch on getting married. Although I avoid commitment at all costs, that doesn’t mean I won’t be happy for someone who jumps into a commitment himself. Good luck pal, you’re gonna need it 🙂

today

January 11, 2006

Last night, I listened to an hour of tom leykis that dealt with obese / over-weight people. That got me itching to get out there and excercise. So, Today I woke up, skipped food, broke out the bike, aired up the rear wheel, got a bottle of water, and rode up town.

In town, i stopped at a computery store to get hard drive prices, and then walked over to a bike shop to see if they had any bikes worth buying.

At that shop, i saw a bunch of reasonably priced trek bikes that looked appealing, and a really nice cannondale that was super-cheap but Sold!

When i got out, it was dark, and with the dark comes the innability for me to see winter hazards, so i just went back. I think I got like 5 miles of biking in.

Tonight, it rained. So, I’m doubting the chance for bike riding to happen tomorrow.

My new headphones should be here on the 12th or 13th… These broken ones are damned uncomfortable.

There’s my story. Later people.

putting the dream on delay.

January 7, 2006

So, for the past couple weeks the family has been hastling me about my beard. Complaining about how awful it looks, and how I’m even less attractive than I was before i quit shaving. Eventually their complaining got me in front of the mirror to disect my beauty flaws, and judge how the whole project was turning out.

So, tonight i took a shower, washed my face, and shaved the beard. It required two razors because the shick quatro doesn’t handle thick hair too well. I did cut myself open on one swipe, but i managed to get it under control.

The beard wasn’t looking too hot. The right side was very thick, but the left side wasn’t so thick. That got me thinking about the advice from fellow men that the more you shave, the thicker it comes in. So, I’m going to start regularly shaving, even if I don’t need it, and hopefully that the other side will grow in more thick the next time i give this thing a try.

It’s all gone. I was going to save my sideburns, but i fucked up on one of them, so I had to shave off the other one. The mustache is also gone.

I may quit shaving again in february, to see how things grow out. But until then, I’m back to looking 17.

I am looking pretty decent now. Much less alleyway-druggy like. I would take a picture, but I don’t feel like it.

yeah yeah yeah…

January 6, 2006

So, i’m here again.

This has been a depressing couple of days. For all these days when the weather was almost perfect outside, I didn’t go out. Reasons; It was bound to start raining, and I just didn’t feel like it. Well, today i wanted to go outside, and surprise surprise, it started snowing again.

So, What have i been doing.. I bought a copy of xchat last night, because i’ve been using the software for a long time now, and I felt like supporting the creators of an application i use daily. It was only $20, so it wasn’t a big deal.

I ordered some new memory for my camera. 128MB of olympus brand memory, costs $73 god damn dollars.. Oivey, i regret ordering that.

I haven’t been eating much this week, and I guess that’s making me have to pee more than usual. Alright..

I’m still growing the beard here, and it’s not working too well. One side is much thicker than the other. I’m supposed to go to my nana’s retirement party this sunday, and I’m considering shaving it because i look so awful.

there’s a guy over at webhostingtalk named the dude, and today i noticed many of his posts include him blessing society… It’s strange business…. yeah.

Winter’s depressing…

I’m supposed to go up to the bike shop this weekend with the dad to look at bikes, and buy him some birthday gift. He told me shaving the beard would be an acceptable gift, but i would probably feel bad if i didn’t spend any money on him because mom’s birthday gift costs $80.

Typing in the cold is difficult. My fingers don’t have much feeling in them.. It could also be that i havent’ ate much today.. Or it could be that i didn’t get much sleep.

This morning, i woke up around 6:30am choking. I had only got about 1.5 hours of sleep, and it was a terrible experience. I got out of bed, and ended up staying awake until 11:00am until i went back to bed to sleep until 3:15pm .

The new howard stern replacement sucks, and is uninteresting. I’m gonna have to find a way to pirate stern, or some other talk radio from sirius, or xm.

The station renamed itself to “Free FM” along with a few other stations across the country a few months ago. They air all these commercials where they say “What does free mean to you?” with all these dumbfucks from around the station saying what makes free better. I feel like calling them up, and saying “To me, Free is an inferior product”.

I would be happy if they moved tom leykis to his regular time slot, and not 3:00am, but knowing the station lineup, and the obviously bad decisions the station’s program director has made already, I don’t see him sticking tom leykis back on at his regular time slot.

There’s bound to be somebody googling the station out there, so I might as well include the station’s address, and call letters. They are 97.1 and WKRK . They are owned by CBS, and Infinity Radio.

So that’s it. later people.