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Router Progress!

The router is happier, Cisco support is helping. Ironically, it seems that netflow (a protocol for traffic analysis, which we’ve been using to help figure out what might be going wrong) might be part of the problem. And I...

The Building Speaks

Okay, we just got a fax from the building finally: On Monday, September 12, 2005, at approximately 12:35 p.m., the building experienced a total loss of electrical power from the DWP on their primary grid. At this time, the...

Why We Don’t Use CSC Codes

When buying things with a credit card online, you may have noticed on a lot of websites an area to enter the CVV2 value on your credit card. Officially, they’re known as “CSC” values (Card Security Code), but...

Announcement Listory

The story of how a bad random number generator can result in 3 hour announcement list delays. Some of you may use our Announcement List feature to send e-mailing to a happy group of subscribers (happy because they all...

Google Talk’s Secret Mistresses

Just about anybody reading this blog has probably heard about Google Talk (beta) already. Nonetheless, let me recap for you. Google Talk is Google’s new foray into Instant Messaging and Voice over IP, using Jabber for the...

It’s a fraud, fraud, fraud, fraud world.

You don’t need me to tell you there’s a lot of skeeziness on the Internet. Stolen credit cards, spyware, Nigerian 419 scams, identity theft… if it’s possible, some Vietnamese or Romanian is trying it to...