Redirecting to (SSL hell)

In response to the news that hundreds of web site SSL certificates were hacked from (fraudulently issed by) DigiNotar, the Mozilla foundation taken drastic action: permanently blocking all DigiNotar certificates in the latest version(s) of Firefox. So, what does that have to do with site redirection? My guess is that a hacked certificate has been … Read more

Mozilla Firefox 6.0.1 on Slackware 13.37

I was getting tired of WordPress telling me that my version of Mozilla Firefox was out of date, so I decide to see if I could build the latest version for my Slackware64 13.37 workstation. This is the journal of that journey. If you’re looking for directions without all the commentary and interesting stuff, try … Read more

Strange Phone Call

This has nothing to do with Linux or computers at all, but I just received a very strange phone call at my office and had to tell someone. Me: Instructional Technology Center, this is Stuart. Caller (in what I would describe as a very thick Asian accent): Is this Sturat Reedy? Me: Yes, this is … Read more

Slackware Web Site Missing in Action

Yesterday, I noticed that the site seems to be missing. Instead of the beautifully simple normal site, I see a silly parked-domain-style landing page. Eeek! After a little poking around, I found the server still holding the real site at: Perhaps I panicked. My hope is that this update to the DNS entries … Read more

The Three Rs

I have never liked the idea that the three Rs are reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic. The saying may be cute, but writing and arithmetic don’t even begin with the letter r! Sheesh! When referring to education, one should strive to use correct English, right!?! Anyway, for me the three Rs are: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. With world … Read more