Monthly Archives: December 2013

Harkins Theatres stupid DDoS blocking config.

I’m on holiday and wanted to look up movie times in Sedona. The cinema (theater) is run by Harkins and it seems their I.T. Support feel that it is inconceivable that someone from a UK IP address might want to … Continue reading

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Don’t double-upgrade from XP to Windows 8.0 then to Windows 8.1

History: Since Windows Vista onwards – if you install windows on the same partition as an existing installation it will warn you and create a windows.old folder containing all your old installation files. If you do this a second (or … Continue reading

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Sky blocking malware sites by default.

So I was browsing the internet on one of my parent’s new Sky ADSL connections after they were moved automatically over from o2 (with a week long loss of internet!). I was browsing around a website and clicked a link … Continue reading

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How not to do a log out function..

I was astonished to see “one of the largest independent investment managers in the UK”, Invesco Perpetual, have a “Log out” link just do a javascript window.close() function. Crazy. It allows any subsequent user of your computer to just reopen … Continue reading

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