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Techniques for slowing down/stopping external attacks on your Apache server

I’ve been running an Apache server for over a decade, serving up hundreds of websites over the years, and one thing remains constant: abusers attacking Apache, looking for a way in, or a way to DDoS attack your server so others can’t get to the content you’re providing. We don’t call these people ‘hackers‘, ‘crackers’ [...] Related posts:

  1. Go hack your own Apache server
  2. Palm Open Directory Server (PODS)
  3. Graphing an active SPAM attack in progress

Syndicated 2010-10-26 15:01:35 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: Reflashing your Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N to the stock firmware

This problem is discussed at great length on many forums, but almost every solution proposed does not work as described. Let me explain… The Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N as shipped from Buffalo Wireless comes shipped with a Buffalo-specific, modified version of the Open Source dd-wrt project. Their version of the firmware has some advanced features not available [...] Related posts:

  1. More Novatel MiFi Hacking: Exceeding the 5 connection limit
  2. SOLVED: Java Plugin in Firefox on 64-bit Windows Server 2003
  3. SOLVED: How to Disable Ctrl-Q in Firefox

Syndicated 2010-10-25 23:06:09 from random neuron misfires

More Novatel Hacking: Exceeding the 5 connection limit

I’ve finally done it! I managed to get past the 5-client restriction on the Novatel MiFi 2372 I recently purchased from Amazon. First, some background information: The Novatel 2372 I have had some minor issues, and I was looking for a way to get at the firmware, or updated versions of the firmware, so I [...] Related posts:

  1. Distracting hacking, BBC development, Palm stuff Distracting Hacking
  2. Linksys Quality Control
  3. pilot-link 0.11.2 and abusive Web Spiders

Syndicated 2010-08-27 05:16:49 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: Firefox high CPU load with plugin-container

If you’re like me, you use a lot of tabs at once in Firefox… a LOT (50+). Even with a few tabs, the new Firefox with the Plugin Container tends to sit there chewing up CPU, grinding core temperature higher and higher. In my case, it ran my CPU up to over 200F, before I [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: Java Plugin in Firefox on 64-bit Windows Server 2003
  2. SOLVED: How to Disable Ctrl-Q in Firefox
  3. Firefox Tricked Out (and firewalled ports)

Syndicated 2010-08-27 02:43:46 from random neuron misfires

Striving for a Double-Decker TweetDeck

I’ve been a long-time user of TweetDeck, and have posted here before describing how to get it cleanly installed on Linux, but one thing that always irked me was the hard-coded, horizontal nature of the UI. I run a large resolution on my laptop (1920×1200), but even with 8 searches, I’m running off the right [...] Related posts:

  1. Cleanly installing and running Adobe Air and TweetDeck on 64-bit Linux
  2. Happy Geeks are Productive Geeks
  3. IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad tp_smapi patch for Debian and Ubuntu systems

Syndicated 2010-08-11 15:19:14 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: Calendar Printing Assistant for Office 2010

I installed the “Calendar Printing Assistant” for Office 2007 in a VM, and was very impressed with the output. Slick and lots of choices. I recently upgraded to Office 2010, and have been tinkering with the conversion of my Office 2007 daily usage in a VM to the Office 2010 usage in a VM, but [...] No related posts.

Syndicated 2010-08-05 02:01:35 from random neuron misfires

My First Day with the New AT&T MiFi Device

I ordered a Novatel MiFi 2372 from Amazon this week, hoping to decouple my primary laptop from holding the 3G SIM card under the battery while I’m on the train back and forth to the office. I spend 5+ hours a day on the train, and having 100% solid connectivity is a must. I did [...] No related posts.

Syndicated 2010-07-30 21:24:07 from random neuron misfires

FIXED: “Search programs and files” blank on Windows 7

Recently, my Windows 7 laptop started showing the “Search programs and files” Start Menu option was showing bogus search result that looked like this: I searched around for awhile, and finally stumbled on a site describing the exact fix I was looking for. In short, you need to perform the following steps to fix this: [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: Missing Microsoft Office 2007 Shortcut Icons
  2. External tools to search Microsoft Outlook 2007
  3. Convert your Ogg Vorbis files to mp3

Syndicated 2010-07-11 00:45:08 from random neuron misfires

FIXED: There was a problem reading data from the server and BlackBerry App World must exit. Error type: 100002

I’ve been getting an annoying error message lately on my BlackBerry Bold 9700 every time I go to BlackBerry App World and try to read the Reviews for an application I’m interested in. The error message is: "There was a problem reading data from the server and BlackBerry App World must exit. Error type: 100002" According [...] Related posts:

  1. VMware “undefined symbol: g_get_user_special_dir” error SOLVED
  2. Fix for incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.2.3/libstdc++.so error message
  3. My First 15 Minutes with DriveSafe.ly for BlackBerry

Syndicated 2010-04-27 14:03:48 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Convert any video format to any video format (snippets)

I’ve recently started creating some screencasting tutorials with my Linux laptop using recordMyDesktop and find myself having to convert the video to various other formats before I can share it with my Windows colleagues, or upload it to YouTube. I’ve done some of this before for converting video for use on my BlackBerry over here and [...] No related posts.

Syndicated 2010-03-17 01:25:10 from random neuron misfires

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