Yet Another Domain Registration Company Violating WHOIS Policy

On 2 June 2017, I received physical junk mail from yet another scammy domain seller. Apparently, IDNS.ag (a.k.a. IDNS.to), Internet Domain Name Serivces hopes that I’m stupid enough to believe that are some official domain registration organization and that I should pay them $45 per year to renew/extend one of my domains. The letter claims … Read moreYet Another Domain Registration Company Violating WHOIS Policy

Stupid spam of the Day

I recently replaced the email address for my domains with an address that makes it clear that it was captured from WHOIS. Despite the change, some idiot still thought it was wise to spam me, in violation of the whois policy: The data in this whois database is provided to you for information purposes only, … Read moreStupid spam of the Day

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Shellshock bug? Not me!

Like a lot of other Internet professionals, I spent a good portion of the weekend upgrading bash on our Linux systems (and the MacBook). I even took the patching to the next level! Actually, I’m not concerned that this bug can be exploited remotely. Since the only way to run bash on our servers is … Read moreWho’s Afraid of the Big Bad Shellshock bug? Not me!

(not so much) Fun With Dick and James

I have been trying to work with some web developers that have been hired to create a new site for one of the departments at the University (where I work as a programmer). I was amused by the first request for FTP and control panel–I’m guessing this means CPanel–access to our Drupal site. We don’t … Read more(not so much) Fun With Dick and James