It appears everything is working on my VPS. I just updated the DNS.
I haven’t minded a bit of a break from scouring the news.
I will take a rest from this for the rest of the day. In the meantime, I have nothing but good things to say about the quality of the tech support at my hosting provider. I could get cheaper hosting, but I’m willing to pay for value received.
Besides, it’s still a cheap hobby compared to golf or skiing.
In the meantime, my notes from the HTML updates I’ve been posting during this transition are below the fold.
Regular insanity returns tomorrow.
The BBC looks at Twitter Bots:
On Twitter, bots are accounts that are run remotely by someone who automates the messages they send and activities they carry out. Some people pay to get bots to follow their account or to dilute chatter about controversial subjects.
“It is difficult to assess exactly how many Twitter users are bots,” said graduate student Juan Echeverria, a computer scientist at UCL, who uncovered the massive networks.
Mr Echeverria’s research began by combing through a sample of 1% of Twitter users in order to get a better understanding of how people use the social network.
However, analysis of the data revealed some strange results that, when probed further, seemed to reveal lots of linked accounts, suggesting one person or group is running the botnet. These accounts did not act like the bots other researchers had found but were clearly not being run by humans.
Via Schneir on Security.
The Trumpling of truth marches apace.
News from the “Internet of Targets.”
H/T to Tom Lawrence for the phrase, “Internet of Targets.”
The things that you’ve seen
A-flickerin’ on that screen,
They ain’t necessarily so.
The Add-to-Any plugin, which I’ve had installed almost since the beginning of this blog, threw a syntax error preventing the blog from loading.
I FTP’d into the server and deleted that plug-in’s sub-directory, and things seem to be working again absent that plugin. I shall wait a bit before reinstalling it, in case an update comes out.
We shall see.
Also, bloggery will be light today because reasons.