Yesterday, we had equipment failure (a switch, which is a device that never fails). Today, a hacked server
where root has been compromised (a sooperseekrit message to firstname.lastname@example.org: some
lame script kiddie left your
shv5 rootkit lying around where
anyone, like me, could download it and examine it—you might want
to be more careful about who uses your code).
Day 10s are supposed to be, you
know, ten days apart?
Debt (via The
Mess That Greenspan Made) is a 47-minute animation of how our money
system currently works and how it got there, and is well worth watching. I
don't, however, agree with the solutions presented in the video (the comments
about the video at “The Mess That Greenspan Made” are worth reading as
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
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using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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