Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 31st, 2012

I was confused, @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj. I thought “a celebratory run of the Iron Lady” sounded vaguely sexual.

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Gosh. Monday is the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands…

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Old blog post with important instructional video, should you like bunnies. stilgherrian.com/arts/kill_choc…

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Stabbing myself in the face. With the big hand.

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sweden Swedish sheep say ‘Bää’ , what does the sheep in your country say?

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As an aside, @NewtonMark is the trolliest troll-faced troll that ever trolled from trolldom.

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Networks, docks, sync buttons… If James Cook had tried to follow this sort of advice he’d have never made it to Tahiti.

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BTW, that was not a request for technical advice on how to configure hardware and networks to tell the time.

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I am receiving tweets indicating that people have forgotten how to work alarm clocks.

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Why all this speculation over whether iPhones will auto-change at the end of Daylight Saving? Wait four hours and you’ll know.

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I’d like to congratulate @QPSmedia once more for bringing some much-needed lightheartedness to their less serious police information.

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RT @nanopunk: FUUUUUU Roosters. Going around, messing up my tips. Pricks. [, see also twitter.com/RealNickHodge/… I think.]

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin (You shouldn’t try to bluff me on the law relating to SEKRIT video cameras. Um, allegedly.)

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin Wrong law. See “protected info” definition s44. Try NSW Surveillance Devices Act 2007 sect 8. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/c…

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@R_Chirgwin Tea Tree Cottage isn’t for sweet old ladies! It’s for hot young couples bonking the weekend away! Evict them now!

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RT @deanog: Obligatory tweet [NEEDS MORE NAZIS!]

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@saline I know, Ma’am, but as we know, nothing can beat the power of a 32-page advertising supplement. Well, once upon a time…

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@timwattsau @R_Chirgwin If you like, I’ll head down to the cottages with a stick and make sure they turn back on our solar-powered lighting?

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Oh. That’s two tweets mentioning Fairfax. One must have “balance”. So what next? Two about Murdochland and then slag of some random indies?

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David Salter on the history of , a Fairfax promotional campaign. crikey.com.au/2012/03/29/his…

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Next to the phrase “Fairfax’s long-serving relationship columnist” is a name I’ve never consciously seen before. Unconcerned.

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RT @mikko: It’s March 31st and the internet is running just fine. As expected, no signs whatsoever of . [@mikko jinxes it.]

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RT @evilsnoofy: Dear Arnotts, there is seriously nowhere enough red and green bits on the top of BBQ shapes these days. Lift your game.

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A quiet evening reading and slothing for me. Exhausted after the last few days. I may well tweet what I’m reading to show my lameness.

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@jkerrison That’s close to blame-the-user. Where has industry spelled it out in simple language? @abcmarkscott @BernardKeane @jilliancyork

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Noticing all the bruises.

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RT @jplonie: mouthing off at the pub after 8 pints isn’t a speaking engagement.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: @stilgherrian Statement and not question. [That’s correct, yes.]

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Hmmm… That’s three speaking engagements in the next two months. I’m really becoming one of those tossers, aren’t I…

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RT Sydney Writers Festival. “iSpy”: privacy and total surveillance. Me in conversation with @TommyTudehope. Sun 20/5. swf.org.au/component/opti…

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@garthk Sounds all well and good if you’re 1. starting from scratch 2. have N installations to do where N is probably > 3.

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@ForsakenDAemon I remember that post, and agreed with it. The guys from 37signals make a similar point. Want profit? Charge money!

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@iain_chalmers The swamp wallaby was sighted this morning about 10m from the house. I’ve heard them at night, never seen them before.

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Oops, forget I spoke, @Nicholosophy, I had a PHP version brainfart in my brain.

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“Will you always be a free site? Yes, we will never charge you for the service… How will you make money? Volume.”

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RT @transceiverfreq: downtofax.com Chatroulette for fax machines. You’re welcome humans. [HT @m1k3y]

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Sat plan, Part B: Potter around Rosella Cottage and environs in an attempt to de-stress after an annoying end to the week. Oh, a weekend.

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More Dreamhost cleverness. Default setting is PHP 5.2.x? Bonus! Let’s just put knives on car dashboards, facing the driver. FFS!

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@garthk If I had the faintest idea how to parse that sentence into something I understood, I would.

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WTF? “US House declines to block employers demanding Facebook passwords” nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/03/30/us-… HT @IdentityWoman

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I’m reliably informed that what I saw this morning was a swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_wal…

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Less money in my wallet than there should be. :(

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RT @JackLScanlan: Atheists love taking photos of strange caterpillars. pic.twitter.com/EPKf3l4y [Probably but…]

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A special place in Hell is reserved for “systems administrators” who don’t clean up after themselves nor document what they do.

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Well, the website is back online, without redirects to fake anti-virus scams, but without a major function ‘cos I suspect that’s the way in.

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RT @infoholic: @stilgherrian I suppose now would not the best time to mention that it’s . [Guessed it in one.]

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Oh of course Dreamhost’s restore-from-backup failed because it couldn’t find any backups. “Sorry, but it’s not guaranteed.” Yeah, I noticed.

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RT @bleeters: @stilgherrian no sed or awk? UNFOLLOW! [I didn’t want to boast…]

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My dearest friends this morning: grep, diff, md5sum.

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@PacketNetworks This is the problem I face. WordPress was patched, and all plugins up to date. I think I know which plugin is to blame too.

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@PacketNetworks Fortunately the db is backed up OK separately and the static files are very few in number.

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@PacketNetworks If Dreamhost’s “friendly backup robot” ever delivers the files, yes. Meanwhile I’ll strip content and rebuild as a Plan B.

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Breakfast done. Back to the joys of disinfecting this site. However The Plan looks likely to work reasonably well.

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Another 10 milion Visa and MasterCard records stolen? Ho hum. ;) blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2…

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@SmurfingBeer By “legacy” I mean the client bought a business whose hosting was at Dreamhost, and it’s still there.

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Right. I have a recovery plan sketched in my head. Now for breakfast, flesh out said plan, then execute it. Then improve the backup system.

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I do “love” the way this nasty little infection is auto-reinfecting when you try to fix anything. Very clever, these bastards.

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RT @ozdj: : because sometimes you want to do something even more futile than adding a Twibbon to your avatar. [Oh, yes!]

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@jplonie “A lot”? No, I just get called when it happens. This is only the second time since you’ve known me, the first was a legacy site.

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I’m sure there ARE legitimate businesses operating out of Kiev. By accident, if for no other reason.

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RT @sylmobile: PHP: The hacker’s API. [Cruel. But fair.]

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I’m not taking that bet, @caseyjohnellis, I reckon I can name the plugin. Got pwned hours after posting on its support forum… in Kiev.

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Yep, a bunch of WordPress PHP files have a shiteload of obfuscated PHP at the front end. So far the MO matches community.websense.com/blogs/security…

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Here we go. wp-content/uploads has innocuous-looking directory slideshow-gallery-pro containing shirtloads of obfuscated PHP. Blam. Gone.

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Starting on the investigation. We seem to have a nicely infected WordPress site that’s hosted, thanks to legacy arrangements, at Dreamhost.

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A wallaby/kangaroo was skulking 10m from the house, but disappeared into the scrub as soon as I moved to open the door for a closer look.

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Sat plan, part A: Disinfect a client website; develop plan part B.

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Hello, Saturday. This’ll be fun. Not.

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