Monthly Archives: October 2005

Assault of the Blubster packets

I’m getting about three packets a second from port 41170 on my router, which after about six hours is unable to keep up and crashes. Yes, my router crashes every six hours. This angers me greatly.

Tonight took the cake though – I couldn’t play Battlefield properly. That pissed me off more than anything. I’ve got to find a way to stop this traffic from even coming in. Who wants to help me sabotage a Blubster installation? :p

MSN.com compromised?

It appears MSN.com’s been compromised; a link about making a million on your 401(k) links to a porn site. Hmmm…

UPDATE: The more I think about it, the more I think it was just an error on their part. The link goes to http://edpreview, which appears to be an internal MSN server. Of course, when Firefox gets a hold of it, it does a Google “I’m Feeling Lucky” search on it. When you do an “I’m Feeling Lucky” on the word “edpreview” you reach a site called Exotic Dimensions. I’ll say no more.

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Harriet Miers is out

In case you’ve been in a cave (or this is the first destination you have in terms of mainstream media :P), Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination to the Supreme Court. It’s not surprising. I’ve never heard of anyone who’s had to revise the questionnaire before. Yowsa.

Her “blog” covers this quite nicely. :P

Man, it must suck to be George W. these days. With his top adviser possibly facing an indictment tomorrow, his Supreme Court nominee stepping back, the Iraq situation not improving markedly, and not to mention the fact that a great deal of his base seems to be turning against him…man, who would have thought he’d be a lame duck so soon into his second term? Ouch.

White Sox win the Series.

I was really hoping for more of a Series this year than another four-game sweep, but oh well. Congrats to Ozzie Guillen and the White Sox, they put together one hell of a run this year.

I didn’t get to watch it. I really need a TV tuner card or a filter that blocks Sex and the City DVDs from playing…