May 28th, 2004

Porsupah smile by Djinni

Holes in the ground, holes in the code, oy!

I noticed spidermouse is looking for identification of a particular automobile.. this sounds like a job for savak or xolo! (Car recognition is, I think we can say, not amongst my Amazing Panda Powers™)

A couple drawings of potential interest, over on
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I noticed <lj user="spidermouse"> is looking for identification of <a href="">a particular automobile</a>.. this sounds like a job for <lj user="savak"> or <lj user="xolo">! (Car recognition is, I think we can say, not amongst my <b>Amazing Panda Powers™</b>)

A couple drawings of potential interest, over on <a href=">The Digital Bits</a> DVD site: <a href="">one of five copies of Bubba Ho-tep</a>, and <a href="">a Moria orc cast</a>. Both close on June 4th, and are open to entrants worldwide.

<a href=""><i>Holes</i></a> I found to be something of a disappointment, to the degree of wishing for the film to conclude. (Although a cameo by Eartha Kitt almost made it all worthwhile ^_^) I found this to be rather a surprise, as I recall the reviews being quite positive, and IMDb lists it at 7.3/10 - which itself, of course, is no guarantee, but I usually find a spread of opinions a sensible barometer. I can go into greater detail, if anyone feels so inclined.

Ye gods, but there's a lot of portscanning going on.. nothing of any significance or "active" maliciousness, thankfully, but there's plenty of knocking on the doors of ports 6129 (DameWare exploit), 2745 (Bagle.C), 1433 (SQLSnake), 3127 (MyDoom/DoomJuice), 1025 (Fraggle Rock), and 5000 (BackDoorSetup; Bobax, Kibuv) including from some apparently carrying all of the above. (Slightly odd, to my mind, is that in most cases, these connection attempts on various ports tend to come from a given machine within the same three seconds or so, rather than just randomly, as you might expect from separate processes. Can anyone offer insight as to why this might be?)

Port usages listed by <a href="">SANS</a>, who also offer the data in other forms, including graphically, as with this <a href="">70-day chart for port 5000</a>. It's rather akin to looking at onesself under a microscope: you know what's there and is going on all the time.. despite that, there's a certain fascination involved.

Oooh, <a href="">red panda furry artwork</a>.. ^_^

BTW, if you happen to follow the online comic <a href="">Zebra Girl</a>, be sure to have a peek at the <a href="">X-Box controller</a> someone made up.. quite spiffy.

Care of <lj user="sockscatt">, clear evidence of the quiet superiority of Canada: <a href="">transparent duct tape</a>. Is it not fascinating?

Finally: how's <a href="">this</a> for an pretty cool 'roo design? (1.8MB inline QuickTime of one of the commercials in question, for a Samsung laptop)
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