Protect Yourself February 7th, 2002 @ 9:18 am PST
Here is a must-read: 7 ways to protect your home PC link via What’s On It For Me?
Passwords January 4th, 2002 @ 10:21 am PST
I recently changed my SHELL / FTP passwords at DreamHost because of the little Blogger security breach. (I don’t use Blogger any longer, but I thought I’d be on the safe side.) Customer Support sent me the following message: After looking further into your account it was discovered that you only changed one character between […]
A Bear Suit December 8th, 2001 @ 3:11 am PST
To some, Hurtubise is a cult hero. He’s burned through more than $100,000 and gone bankrupt building a 150-pound protective suit of titanium, plastic, chain mail, galvanized steel, rubber and thousands of feet of duct tape. To test his invention, Hurtubise has been run over by a truck, hit by a moving car, smashed in […]
FBI Warning October 11th, 2001 @ 2:47 pm PDT
Saying it has received information that new terrorist attacks may be planned inside the United States or abroad in the next several days, the FBI on Thursday asked local police to be on the highest alert and urged all Americans to be wary of suspicious activity. Y’know. Just in case you were feeling comfortable or […]
Port Problems August 2nd, 2001 @ 3:58 pm PDT
For some reason I cannot FTP or SMTP to davidgagne.net from my office. I know you’re asking, “David, what does that mean?” It means I can’t upload anything to my site from work (no new songs!), I can’t send eMail through my davidgagne.net account from work, and I can’t modify any of the files at […]
Military Technology and Digital Piracy March 12th, 2001 @ 11:40 am PST
Can ‘Military’ Technology Beat Digital Piracy? ” … if the hacker persists, and continues making ”aggressive” attempts to disable InTether’s defenses or pierce its vault, he’ll get ”the white screen of death.” His InTether receiver, together with all the InTethered files stored inside it, will be destroyed. Attacks ”would have to be pretty aggressive and […]
Page Blocking January 10th, 2001 @ 9:11 am PST
I find it incredibly amusing that my company’s proxy server prohibits me from visiting swoon.com, an astrology site, but has no problem letting me browse All About My Vagina.
My Phone Number June 19th, 2000 @ 12:05 pm PDT
Someone was amazed (laughing hysterically even) that I had posted my home phone number and address here a few weeks ago. I don’t really see why. I mean, it’s not like there are two dozen David V. Gagne’s in Tampa, FL. It would be simple enough for anyone to get that information if they wanted […]