Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Seven years ago today, I ran this post about Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and Autocorrect.

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I abbreviate the name of TDPK’s 501(c)(4), Velvet Revolution US as VRUS. The autocorrect keeps trying to insert an i.

Maybe I should let it.

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Of course, there’s a significant difference between the VRUS website (which is still up wasting bandwidth) and a virus. Most virus have better continuing support from their originator.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This post from six years ago today was about #BillSchmalfelt and Malware.

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When I went to check on the Cabin Boy’s Patriot-Ombudsman website (No, I won’t link to it.) this morning, the Opera browser showed me this:P-Omalware

Poking around the actual code for his home page revealed this:P-Omalware1

Hmmmmm.

UPDATE—Less than an hour has gone by since my initial post, and the Cabin Boy has pulled down that version of the Patriot-Ombudsman home page (H/T, Frankie in the comments).

UPDATE 2—It’s 30 minutes later, and trying to get to Patriot-Ombudsman results in being forwarded to the Old Uncle Bastard site (NIWLTI) which doesn’t seem to have been maintained for the past few months.

UPDATE 3—The Sore Loserman now has the Old Uncle Bastard site sorta/kinda up and running. He claims that his other site was “hit by malware.” Yeah, the Weiner “I-was-hacked” defense.

Uh, huh.

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Almost every Team-Kimberlin-related website has some form of crapware such as adware, tracking cookies, and, occasionally, genuine malware. Extremely good protection software is highly recommended.

Wireless Mice


There are a lot of computers here at Stately Hoge Manor dedicated to various purposes—CAD systems, music recording, amateur radio, software development, gaming, and more. Most of them have a wireless mouse associated with them, so it’s become as standard practice to give each wireless mouse a unique name. Around here the list of mouse names includes:

Mickey
Minnie
Pinky
Brain
Tom
Jerry

I’ll click on Pinky to publish this post.