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i am really REALLY close to burning out on technology i think.

this morning i went to check my email.
i didn't have any.
this is not a huge crisis, but it is something unusual.
i tried to ssh into my box at work, to see if maybe my forwarding stuff had locked up.
i couldn't ssh.
i couldn't get online.
I reboot the cablemodem, router, inet comes back for about a minute, then is gone again.
ok, i figure someone is pounding my webserver - i do a netstat, my box is pretty clean, the server has about 2000 open connections to chellez machine.
i check my logs, i have smtp mail coming and going all over the network.
a couple trace routes, and everything comes back to chellez box.
apparently, an app called wildtangent is not only sniffing the network like crazy, but routing mail?
i yank the box from the network - two trojans and a shitstorm later, it seems that my network has been bent over hardcore. this wildtangent thing is used for gaming of some sort. it was hacked/infected somehow, and since jvm was on the machine, it was launched, and running commands through a vhost. someone was using the box as a zombie.
once i got it off the network, and got the net back, i started researching, and checked my mail again. sure enough, some stuff started to trickle in, including a mail from my former isp, Optimum online, informing me that i was spamming, and sending infected files from my ip address, and that if the matter was not remedied immediately, they would take it up with my isp.
so, chellez has to reinstall her machine now, i want to redo my server, i am hyper-paranoid and checking my logs every 15 mins, and i have to work late tonight, so fuck knows when all of this is going to get done.
fuckin shit - i should just go back to a pocket calculator and pencils.


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Apr. 7th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
now dont get all crazy now.....you dont wanna say anything you cant take back later
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
yeah i guess
jsut soo po'd about this
Apr. 7th, 2004 08:06 am (UTC)
Even pocket calculators don't work if it's winter and there's no heat in the apartment. I know this from past experience. Pencil and paper might be better.
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
i don't honestly know if i could go back to that though
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
Re: possibly
I have to admit that if you really did go back that far, I would be surprised. Also, it would start to cost me a fortune in postage stamps.
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
i'll be sure to go out with a bang so people know, if that becomes the case.
Apr. 7th, 2004 08:06 am (UTC)
remember, it's better to light a bonfire and torch a city block than curse at someone. or something like that...
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:11 am (UTC)
you taking memos from chicago cows or something?
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
Re: eh?
not sure. i think someone left a magnet next to the old hard drive last night. I'm all ascrambled.
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
you should stop falling asleep standing up leaning against the fridge
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
Re: hehe
actually, i dropped out playing gameboy in a corner of kathleens room, as part of the, flee my father campaign. I hate spring break.
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
nintendo done it
they msut be ffing with your beta waves
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC)
Re: nintendo done it
i dreamed i was being chased by giant fangel Zeldas, riding marios.
Apr. 7th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
let me know if you become a luddite -- I want to be able to get inside before it starts raining chickens

you can't expect to run any kind of services without picking up something eventually...
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC)
yeah i know
it is just frustrating as shit
i gotta say though, i am totally lost on the raining chickens part...
Apr. 7th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
up becoming down, seas boiling, cats and dogs living together -- mass hysteria.
well I figure you are about as likely to become a luddite as it is to start raining chickens...
Apr. 7th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
my goal is to one day be in a much more luddite lifestyle than i am now, the tech is the ends to the means atm
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