Just yesterday I received a chain mail email (beware of these since most are phishing attempts), and unlike most this one was hilarious. I’ve added all the images along with the last one which I realized needed to be shown. 🙂
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
you know Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen,
Sure I know them. They belong to a secret society of elitist reindeer who look down their dark noses at others who don’t fit into their mold of what they consider “perfect” reindeer.
But do you recall?
The most famous reindeer of all?
And thus begins the brain-washing of this emotionally damaged creature…
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Has a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows.
Even the writer of the song had no qualms with taking pot shots at Rudolphs condition.
All of the other reindeers
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games
Those monsters NEVER faced one single iota of retribution for all the hell they put that poor reindeer through.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
This was after he realized the foglights he ordered from AutoZone were still on backorder.
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?
Guide your sleigh tonight? Tell me Santa, who was there to guide Rudolph through all… Continue reading
If you’ve been battling constant attacks from hackers and spammers in China or other countries, there is a way to prevent them from accessing ANY site on your Linux server, and the installation of this wonderful solution is a lot easier then you might expect. Most Admins usually add the long list of each countries IPs to the htaccess file of each websites root directory, but this can create an enormous file that can sometimes fail, especially if you’re running WordPress or some other type of CMS that adds entries automatically. WordPress does have a plugin available (IQ Block Country) that can block country IPs without creating a large htaccess file, but I’ve found that it can run into conflicts with caching plugins, so you’re much better off by simply blocking the unwanted traffic from the server level.
The name of the solution I’m speaking of is the Config Server Firewall ( CSF ) firewall, which is open source (although they DO appreciate donations to help support their efforts) and is loaded with a ton of features, but for the purpose of this article we’ll just address how to block out unwanted traffic from countries. The way that… Continue reading