Saturday, September 26, 2020


 Yes, I'm still alive.  There is no end in site for me.  But all the other stuff... that's another thing entirely.

I am officially retired from $DAYJOB.  Thank Bob, that place was getting weird.  I reached 66, SS FRA (Social Security Full Retirement Age) in March and dropped the HR bitch a note announcing my retirement.  Took a week's vacation and next thing you know this COVID-19 thing hits.  I worked the rest of my time remotely.  I hear they're all still working remotely.

So that is that.

I have a lot of stuff left to grumble about before I exit the simulation so you'll be hearing more from me.

Friday, May 27, 2016

The 22nd Century

Who cares?

You're going to be dead anyway.  And Billy Gibson will be a pile of dust.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A certain port, a certain country

Ever since that whole Chinese Thing, which pissed a lot of people off, I've been ever so slightly cautious about dropping bombs into Full Disclosure.

I mean, what business of mine is it if silly programmers think making a public proxy of your machine is The Right Thing To Do?  After all, McAfee did it, right?  So it must be a Good Thing.

I'm sure you've noticed those new proxies on a certain port in a certain country.  My database shows they started appearing in August of this year.  They're all over the globe, but almost two-thirds are in that certain country.

And if you go to any number of new-ish proxy lists, you'll find these proxies being tested in near-real time.  They work pretty good, they disappear, and then they come back.

It doesn't take advanced Google-Fu to find out what's going on.  You will even find a certain tech support article on how to open up a certain port on a certain operating system.

WTF were they thinking?

Rather than ruin a good thing (decent proxies are so hard to come by these days), I'm keeping my mouth shut.