January 25th, 2003

Bama Eyes, Bama Staredown

Net's not working?

I've been goin nuts the past two hours thinking that something was wrong with my computer. Haven't been able to log onto any websites for a while, and then I could only get onto certain ones. For example, my WeatherBug program could connect just fine, but my email spam-killa couldn't download my mail. Both work automatically in my tray, so if one works and the other doesn't something's screwy.

I began checking most of the sites I frequently haunt, and actually got NuklearPower.com to load. This is what's on the main page:

And, by the way, it's currently 2:20AM EST and it looks like about half the internet is down. Some sort of massive Distributed Denial of Service attacks are going on all over the U.S. So if you can't access most of your favorite sites and the ones you can get to work like crap, now you know why. Of course, 8-bit Theater remains unaffected because we are Nuklear Powered.

I'll post more if I can get any other sites up. Otherwise, now that I know that 1) my computer isn't hosed, and 2) I'm not going insane, I might just say "Fuck it" and go to sleep like I shoulda done hours ago. =P
  • Current Music
    KISS - Rock 'n Roll All Night
Bama Eyes, Bama Staredown

News from Slashdot

From Slashdot.com:

"Uh-oh! Looks bad for RFC 2068! Kudos to WhiteHat out of Santa Clara, CA for this one. ALL current web servers comply with this RFC, which means they ALL are vulnerable to this newly named attack - XST - cross-site-trace. When misused, TRACE, part of the HTTP protocol, allows an unauthorized script to be passed to a Web server for execution even if the server is secured against running such scripts. Even devices like web-managed routers are open to this."

Don't know if this is what's going on, but it seems likely. I'm gonna hit the Internet lock on my Zone Alarm software and just wait till the morning and see what's known by then. Night, everyone! >_
Bama Eyes, Bama Staredown

Of Bezerkers and Battleaxes

"Conquest" has gotta be one of the coolest shows evah!

Today's was about the axe, and it was really interesting. Unlike most shows that talk about medieval combat and stuff, this one is well researched and very accurate. Also, they don't just talk about it...they strap some full plate on the host, and actually start beating each other with the weapons they're describing! Very fun stuff. Also, they cover all aspects of combat - what certain weapons were good for, how to use each weapon effectively, the drawbacks from each one, how they were made, and historically how they were used.

I always just randomly see this show when flipping channels - really need to find out exactly when it comes on so I can start watching it regularly. Yes kids, the History Channel can be fun, too. ::smiles::

While talking about the benefits and drawbacks of fighting with battleaxes, of course the Vikings were mentioned. In specific, the bezerkers. After watching one raging madman turn back *five* men armed with swords and shields, it's really making me look forward to the D&D game in a few hours. ^_^
  • Current Music
    John Anderson - Seminole Wind