The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

They're still there …

Drove by the bank today and guess what? The black vans are still there.

And still no white vans to be seen …

Very suspicious …

Very suspicious indeed …

This is getting annoying

“So, do you want the bad news, or the really bad news?” said Rob. I had just sitten down to each lunch too!

“Um, how about the really bad news?” I said.

“Good thing you're sitting down,” he said. “The DNS resolver libraries everybody uses has an exploit and it affects a lot of systems.”

Rob was notifed of the most recent vulnerability just released and yes, it does affect a lot of systems. So this is what? The third major exploit in a week for Unix?

I'm now off to spend a few hours tracking this down and fixing it …

Metasearch engines

I've worked for C4 before and from time to time I look back and see what they're currently up to.

I find it amusing that they are no longer using their “technology” in metasearching and instead now rely upon Google. I wonder what happened?

The reason I bring this up? I just finished talking with someone interested in my experiences with metasearch engines (who was also interested in my work on the Electric King James Bible and The Boston Diaries) and is interested in hiring me as a programmer.

Woo hoo!

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