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WordPress Admin Accounts Suffer Brute Force Attack

WordPress Admin Accounts Suffer Brute Force Attack

Ars Technica reported a widespread brute force attack on WordPress sites on Friday. Simply put, a horde of infected computers are trying many common password combinations against the default administrator WordPress account. Once the admin account is compromised, the WordPress site joins the fray. Think Mongol-style conquest in the blogosphere. That’s right, I wrote blogosphere. […]

Rest In Peace, Sean “Vile Rat” Smith
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Rest In Peace, Sean “Vile Rat” Smith

I played the massively multiplayer online role-playing game EVE Online back in 2006. On the surface, the game is about flying spaceships around and banding together in “corporations” to mine virtual minerals used to make virtual space stations, factories, and bigger spaceships. EVE was part math, part tactics, and all community. You could do very […]

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Passing It On

Passing It On

My father took me shooting for the first time when I was eight years old. I learned how to safely handle a firearm and the basics of marksmanship with a bolt action .22LR rifle with open, iron sights. Shooting with my father was one of my first steps towards a more disciplined life, and I […]

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Tybee Island Ars Technica Meet Part 1

Tybee Island Ars Technica Meet Part 1

Our trip started at 8:45 Friday morning when we headed out for our friends’s house in Tybee Island, Georgia. As usual, Sedagive? was an excellent motorcycle passenger and the 500 mile ride passed by without incident. Here are some photos and thoughts from the first few days of our trip. Tags: ars technica, fjr1300a, tybee […]

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Ars Technica Sekrit Santa, 2009

Ars Technica Sekrit Santa, 2009

Every year, I am impressed at the thoughtfulness of the gifts I receive from my Sekrit Santa. The amount of consideration from my Sekrit Santa this year is matched only by my embarrassment at not posting sooner. We’ve been preparing the house for holiday visitors, and between the painting and the unexpected kitchen sink explosion […]

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Ars Technica beard growing contest: day 01

Ars Technica beard growing contest: day 01

It’s that time of year again when I stop shaving the hair off of my face. I do it mostly as a way to keep my face warm while motorcycling. I usually start on Thanksgiving day so I have a few days to grow out my stubble before I go back to work and scare […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Aerobie Aeropress: The greatest coffee device ever devised?

Aerobie Aeropress: The greatest coffee device ever devised?

I have participated in the Ars Technica Sekrit Santa event ever since it was started four years ago. Every year I got something awesome: niche coffee from Honduras, very nice tea, and a Gnomad, Gunpowder tea and tulip glass teaware, and an Italian stovetop coffee maker complete with homemade instructional DVD. Those were all great, […]

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Ars Technica Secret Santa 2006

Ars Technica Secret Santa 2006

For the last three years, the Lounge (casual) portion of the Ars Technica Open Forum has conducted a Secret Santa event. Arsians put their name in a pool, and are randomly assigned someone to give a gift to (the Santee) and are designated as someone else’s Santee. There is a suggested limit of ~$25 or […]

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