Category Archives: Computing

Posts about computing and computing related matters

Stupid pages that have paid Facebook to be forced into my Page feed

The mobile browser news feed for Facebook includes a section featuring “sponsored” pages which they think you might want to like. You can’t hide this section but their selection criteria is totally crap..   So lets start with this – … Continue reading

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Toshiba Dual Boot recovery

A few notes on how to restore dual boot after a Toshiba BIOS update. Continue reading

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Greek University BotNet

The following emails arrived in exactly the order they are shown here……  something tells me the University has a bit of a botnet going on.  

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Are Spammers getting even thicker?

Or are they simply paying the people who spam such shit money that they can’t even run a script properly? Look at this pile of crap that I found as a blocked comment today : That’s only about 1/5th of … Continue reading

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Merging Sites

I looked at what was over on canalplan blogs and decided that actually pulling the couple of live blogs over to here and closing down that site was the best thing to do. So I exported and imported the posts … Continue reading

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Capita still allowing hacking from their network

So several days after reporting to Capita that they had a compromised machine on their network what do I see but the same IP address come back and start doing exactly the same thing. A search on the internet shows … Continue reading

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Bits and bobs

Although I should be working on getting all the data loaded into the Canalplan Boats Database I’ve not been making a lot of progress on getting the new data and the old data mapped into a new structure which I … Continue reading

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Todays list of scum

2014-10-23 04:39:51,514 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [apache-wplogin] Ban 198.23.155.76 2014-10-23 11:02:05,033 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [postfix] Ban 111.249.35.151 2014-10-23 12:44:57,061 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [sasl] Ban 63.152.242.19 2014-10-23 12:47:16,215 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [postfix] Ban 49.230.184.69 2014-10-23 12:49:02,731 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [postfix] Ban 185.7.100.97 2014-10-23 12:49:41,087 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [postfix] … Continue reading

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Fail2ban tweaks

So I tweaked Fail2ban so it picked up failed SASL auth sesssion… There are a LOT of compromised machines out there: 2014-10-21 15:57:08,236 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [postfix] Ban 222.247.167.96 2014-10-21 22:00:08,119 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [postfix] Ban 122.165.90.186 2014-10-21 22:00:09,089 fail2ban.actions: WARNING [postfix] … Continue reading

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Wordbooker and Canalplan

Well since I decided to abandon Wordbooker due to the major changes in the Facebook API and changes in the FB newsfeed algorithms which mean that Wordbooker posts actually got poor “reach” I’ve been working on the Canalplan AC Plugin … Continue reading

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