Monday, August 29, 2011


I rag on wordpress a lot. If you are a word press user You can move your wp-config.php file one folder higher so it will be out of the public's access. WordPress knows how to look for this file. Also, create a new administrator account and name it something besides administrator and give it a strong password. Delete the old default administrator account. This will keep all the basic script kiddies out according to LifeHacker.
You can also stop using wordpress.....just sayin.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Shelby's 1st

My friend Ivan invited my daughter and I to his daughter's 1st birthday party. I offered to bring my camera and take some pics. He had pics taken by a well known photographer (can't remember her name right now) that is still in high school but super professional. I noticed she uses a watermark in the middle of the pic that all but covers the subject. When offering to buy the copyright and have the watermark removed she claimed it wasn't about the copyright but she just doesn't want any of her work to go out without her name on it. I was blown away by her professionalism and decided to take it a step further which I think will take my photography business to the next level. I'm available for birthdays, weddings and cookouts.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Javascript suspect

If you are running Windows XP, be careful. I haven't figured out where the vulnerability lies're running XP the OS is the vulnerability. There is a new rootkit (tdl-3) that I suspect comes from infected wordpress sites via drive-by-download. This is a very well written rootkit and it is constantly morphing. If you go to a wordpress site that ask you to download a video codec to view the video on that blog, don't bother. I'n the meantime keep that data backed up so you have something to go back to when I have to reformat your machine.

It is time to get away from XP. It has earned it's retirement the same as your tired-ass linksys 54g router has. If you prefer the ostrich approach to security, that ass will be had.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Why android still sucks

A short time ago I instructed my g/f to get the iphone she was already leaning towards. I think many semi geeks and noobs are attracted to droid because of it's vast capabilities. For a minute when the droid was first introduced, I will admit I considered getting one. Also at the time I didn't have a contract and knew my symbian phone was pretty damn secure, especially sense I never went on the net with it.
One of the problems I see with droids is the lack of experience it takes to write and app for it. Consider this. The apple platform used to write iphone apps is $800 last time I checked. The droid platform is you guessed You can charge for your apps on droid the same as you could with an iphone app. Droid doesn't go over your code with a fine tooth comb either. I think if you want to write an app and make thousands of dollars or more the choice looks pretty clear. If you want to be taken more seriously and make money, write a good iphone app. I've heard of a 12 year old kid learning how to do it in 3-4 months. Unbelievable right?

Here is some more interesting info on the droid if you are somewhat tech saavy. NetworkWorld

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bobby Tables

This no doubt came from but I saw it on another site and had to repost.

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This is the first time I've gotten to take tutu pictures of my daughter. The pictures outside were a lot easier to take because it was soooo hot. It was around 7:30pm too! We didn't stay out long because I didn't want her to start sweating.
Anyway, she just started going through this phase of being terrified of water. Don't know where it came from but it seems to be getting better. Some times you distract her with bubble bath and toys.

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I need to start using a squeaky toy.

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I know you can't see much of the tutu. Like I said, it was hot outside and she really didn't feel like moving about. Next tutu pics will be inside.

Monday, August 1, 2011

We're really are the same, you and I.

quote from phdearthworm on Gizmodo.

"If you bring us out into natural light, do our eyes not bleed? If you super poke us, do we not unfriend you? If you try and get us to drink anything but Red-bull, do we not throw it in your face? And if you wrong us, do we not revoke your account privileges? We are not so different..."