Archive for July, 2003

Ooops!

// July 13th, 2003 // No Comments » // General

I’ve just broken a mirror! When I was cleaning up my room one day quite a while ago, I came across a 2″ x 1″ mirror with a sticky back… stuck to a pair of jeans! Bizarre, up to this day I’ve still no idea how it got there. Anyway, I stuck it on my monitor for a laugh. Recently though, it’s started to loose it’s stickyness and fell off a few times. When I got back home today, I sat in the chair and pulled it forwards… breaking the mirror. Turns out it fell off while I was away and now it’s shattered quite a bit. Just for the sake of it, I’ve stuck it back together as well as I could… but i’ll have to wait ’til mid 2010 before my bad luck wears off…

Big Brother Bugger up Big time

// July 6th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

I can only assume that the official Big Brother 4 website is down today because of the hacking competition thingie that was on. Because of this, I have resorted to going to O2’s BB WAP site to get the updates, and here’s a snippet from an entry that I thought was quite comical…

“Lookalikes”

Day 45, 19:38 Scott, Lisa, Ray, Steph and Steph were chilling in the Reward Room when the subject of look-alikes came up…

Did you notice the mistake?

How good am I!?!?!?

// July 6th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

Today was the day of the infamous worldwide hack where, over the course of 6 hours, many hackers around the world will try to hack into as many sites as they can. The prize? 500Mb of webspace…

…which brings me to this post. I received an e-mail today from Notnet, the peeps who host my websites. Take a look at this.

Andrew,

Today was the date for the alleged website hacking contest where over 6,000 websites were to be hacked in a matter of hours, just so someone can have a little more webspace (sigh).

I thought it’d be in your best interest that you be notified about this. Just over 2 hours ago, 57 attacks were made at Notnet’s servers, 38 of which were targeted directly at where your website “andrew-irvine.co.uk” is kept. Thankfully, all of the attacks had failed and there has been no disruption to the servers.

I hope this is a good way of showing how safe websites are when they’re hosted by Notnet ūüėČ

Dan Brusca

Notnet Webhosting

Indeed it does, and I sharent be moving for quite a while.

Mum caught on cam!

// July 4th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

Before I left for my trip to Doncaster on Monday, I locked my room and left my webcam on in there so that I could keep an eye on it while I was away, using my Nokia 7650. When I checked it while on my way home on the coach, I noticed that I had an intruder: my mum!

After some interrogation, she says she went in to collect plates (As you can see, there’s one in her hand) but here’s the strange thing… When I found out I had an intruder, I checked the times… the picture was from just over 24 hours before I checked, which means either the webcam was unplugged or the pooter was turned off. After finding out my FTP server was off, I figured it was the latter and, indeed, the pooter was off when I got back… She denies turning it off, so I can only assume she accidently knocked the button. That power button is awfully sensitive, I really should take a look at it.