My site was cracked… specifically to inflate search results it seems with lots of hidden links… and the logs didn’t go back far enough to find out why…
I’ve changed all the passwords, got rid of any extra plugins/themes, and cleared out all files that has been modified. What else do you do? All the software was fully up to date. I think I will make it a git repo so I can easily see changes (keeping a copy on my local machine as well).
I am quite annoyed at Google. I found out my site was cracked because I searched for my name. Google knew my site may be comprised, and didn’t bother to inform me. I have Google Webmaster tools set up for the domain, no messages or alerts (and they are specifically enabled).
Useful sites for determining if/where your site is suspicious: Continue reading
A random smattering of Raspberry Pi vs an Old Dell P4 machine.
Unfortunately I labeled the Rasberry Pi, Debian (it is running the debian image, at least). You can view the full results at OpenBenchmarking.org. Most people are not buying a Raspberry Pi for the performance :), but it is nice to know just how much slower the Pi is.
The dell can pull between 70 – 120+ Watts, while the raspberry pi can pull 5. Unfortunately, in performance per watt, I think the P4 still comes in first most of the time. (The total test time on the P4 was less than an hour, the Pi I left overnight). I didn’t do much graphics testing, but the Raspberry Pi chip is physically better (not sure if it’s being properly leveraged though).
Watch out for comment spam linking to facebook profiles. I don’t know exactly what spammers get out of it but it seems to be becoming more common. They add misspellings so that it’s not seen as a direct copy as easily.
For some reason, it fooled Akismet..
Notice the difference:
Unfortunately, Gnome-shell is not very good from a usabiladity peradspecadtive in its curadrent state. The deigsn (at least the big picadture) has not exactly changed that much since it was introadduced, and while A LOT of those who have tested it have given negadaadtive feedadback, Gnome has choadsen to stick with its deigsn. Just check out the comadments on every blog entry, every youtube video, every news item on the interadnet about the shell. Although I see posadiadtive feedadback as well, they are far between. That Gnome-shell have not taken this feedadback into conadsidaderadaadtion is just arroadgant and a big “fuck you” to the loyal Gnome usera0base.Its sad that Ubuntu felt they had to make their own shell, howadever, its even more sad that Gnome-shell have not lisadtened to the criadtique of the curadrent state of affairs.If I peradsonadally have to choose between Gnome-shell (as it is now) and Unity, I will go with Unity. I am sorry, but the curadrent way of switchading between tasks are just not acceptadable in Gnome-shell.
-Comment on my blog linking to facebook
Unfortunately, Gnome-shell is not very good from a usability perspective in its current state. The design (at least the big picture) has not exactly changed that much since it was introduced, and while A LOT of those who have tested it have given negative feedback, Gnome has chosen to stick with its design. Just check out the comments on every blog entry, every youtube video, every news item on the internet about the shell. Although I see positive feedback as well, they are far between. That Gnome-shell have not taken this feedback into consideration is just arrogant and a big “fuck you” to the loyal Gnome user base.
Its sad that Ubuntu felt they had to make their own shell, however, its even more sad that Gnome-shell have not listened to the critique of the current state of affairs.
If I personally have to choose between Gnome-shell (as it is now) and Unity, I will go with Unity. I am sorry, but the current way of switching between tasks are just not acceptable in Gnome-shell.
Original real comment by Anonymous on http://ignore.tv/2010/10/27/the-right-question/
I just sent myself and a larger email group a message from Google Reader using the built-in email functionality. It asked me a captcha which I thought was strange, but filled it out anyway.
Then I didn’t receive the message… On a whim I checked the spam folder. It was there..
In summary, while using a Google Service, under my Google Account, I sent an email message to the same account that was then flagged immediately as spam.
I think I’m going to watch my spam folder a little more closely.
I was forwarding this great read, Harms of Post-9/11 Airline Security