While on holidays, I managed to get up early one morning and get a glimpse of the sunrise over the ocean while staying in Queensland on the Gold Coast. Below is a photo as captured by a GoPro Hero3 Silver just sitting on a fence.
I’ve been tempted to purchase an SSD for my home desktop system for sometime. This is the same system I use to run a number of virtual machines and for playing battlefield3.
Got the SSD on Monday. Purchased a Corsair 120Gb Series 3 and reinstalled Windows. The time it takes for Windows to boot to logon screen is only about 12 or so seconds.
Below is how my Windows Index scores changed, and I knew this change for my boot drive would bring the score up quite a lot. So knew it was worth a purchase.
Game play via BF3 seems better too, although only early days. I need more time to play some more. I installed BF3 onto the SSD too, and have installed VMware Workstation to a 7200rpm traditional internal drive.
It’s been a crazy number of weeks. The family and I have done so much stuff, however it’s just so hard to express all those things. When I finally get time to type something I just don’t know where to start.
I guess I should be drafting posts and sending them once I have attached any photos and the like.
Maybe I might try this method.
Meanwhile, both boys doing really well. Nate is going through a cycle of teeth coming through at the moment and Darwyn is at that age where he is independent. Darwyn turns 3 very soon, which is surprising how fast it has gone. He also talks a great deal now and says so many variations of words.
My wife and I managed to find time to head to the movies today minus the kids. We saw The Hunger Games, and I thought it was okay. Don’t think my wife liked it much, guess we will need to make time to see something else in the coming weeks.
Got a few busy weekends ahead, so will be sure to post more things as they happen.
I’ve been meaning to get more involved with some linux related stuff, as I still love using Linux and promoting it’s use with others. I’d really love to contribute in some way to the Debian community, so might one day look into doing that. Love getting inspired by some of the folks on Plant Debian to be honest.
Just got back from holidays. We spent a week in Victoria, actually Rosebud to be exact.
Had a wonderful time, will post pictures in the next few days, need to sort out a large number of tasks around the house. Namely wash the car, clean it inside. Will also need to mow the lawn and get a few other things done first.
It’s good to be home and have some decent internet connectivity again. Certainly do miss the ability to do the odd reading of news feeds etc.
It would appear a plugin has been exploited, not sure which, but it’s the only way I think the theme could be exploited. Theme has some undisplayed text, which when indexed by google becomes associated with your site.
Normal visitors do not see it, but Google Indexing picks it up and displays.
I have just had a chance to see what’s changed, and will disable plugins which I suspect. Reverse the theme changes and monitor for a few days.
EDIT: Looks like its the WordPress Database Backup (v7.9.1) plugin by Jason Jones, that causes the hidden text to be displayed in pages. I disable it and the hidden text goes away. Suspect it’s what was exploited.
If I google the string it puts into pages, looks like a large amount of hosts have been comprised due to it.
Having some issues with blog software. Going to take offline. Will be back in a week or two.
Been a busy week, and I am sure next week wont be no different.
Got Mac Mini back from Apple, and they replaced the logic board. In addition my 8gb of ram I ordered back in late November arrived from OWC, so I’ve since installed it in the Mac Mini. It hasn’t crashed or kernel panic since doing so. Guess the logic board might of been the cause of all the problems.
I said to my wife I wasn’t going to buy anything and well that lasted all of about 3 days, what can I say. Got a email from epowermac. Turns out they had some clearance stuff being sold. I browsed and found they had a Synology DS-109+ for $128 delivered (minus drive). Upon further research determined my 2Tb drive was on compatible list. Although this unit is discounted it has more ram than the model that replaced it. So purchased it. Was too good to pass up.
Also, the LPIC-2 book I purchased arrived. So now I have something to read over and revise. Although a friend mentioned that this Sybex LPIC-2 book I got is crap. He probably is correct too, as I saw an electronic copy which read oddly too. Oh well it’s a handy reference for the train trip (since I dont seem to get much chance to use the iPad). LPIC-2 Exam 201 target approx 5-6 weeks time.
Hello 2012. Nice to meet you. Looks like we will get to know each other for the next 365 days.
It’s hard to believe another year has flown by.
Got some things in mind for 2012, hopefully I will be able to complete everything in mind. If not, I will give it a good hot go.
No big plans for tonight. Hope everyone has a great New Years celebration.
My lovely wife purchased me a copy of COD Modern Warfare 3 for PC. So I will install this when I get home.
Currently visiting wife’s parents in country NSW.
I will be curious to see how game plays in multiplayer mode to be honest. Will give me the chance to compare it to Battlefield 3.