In the US, Major League Soccer has had those scary moments when clubs and supporters clash, but I think they’ve learned that the supporters are vital to the growth of the game. I’d say the American version of this story is the NFL, which finds ways to avoid taking responsibility for how their employees’ lives are destroyed and kill all the fun through rules.
I used to write about the timbers, and though I only had two or so seasons of significant participation in the Timbers Army (I consider myself only ‘away for a bit’) I’m proud of all they do. Watch the video and spread the love.
I’m excited for home playoff match against Seattle. No doubt there are sleepless Army people creating TIFO as we speak. Rose City ’til I Die, if only by allegiance and not presence.
edit: replaced the embedded video with one that, y’know, works. Sort your media out, MLS
Tom Waits is also a national treasure, and any Waits rendition of Tom Traubert’s Blues will stop me dead in my tracks.
Thanks to Rolling Stone for the video.
Google is leveraging its access to, and understanding of, internet traffic patterns to create a “realtime” map of internet attacks (DDOS, et al).
I imagine that the traffic flow for which Google can’t (or won’t) identify the source or destination is where the true Professionals are (governmental or otherwise), but the asymmetry of attack sources and destinations that *can be tracked* is fascinating to watch. Should we assume that those are all brazen amateurs looking for easy victims?
This blog is often getting pounded by brute force attacks and various other sorts of exploits that are typical to wordpress blogs. I don’t for a second entertain that there’s someone actually interested in the content here specifically, just the bot-army / spam opportunities of having access to yet another compromised wordpress site. But that, I suppose, is one of the take-aways: it doesn’t matter that this site averages only a few hundred hits a day, there’s more than one unknown entity that sees some value gaining access to something it is not supposed to, from the obvious passwords for financial records to the less obvious wordpress exploits that really only help black-hat SEO types increase SERP or facilitate more spam for whatever their fake/cheap pharmaceutical product might be.
Lock your stuff up, people, and practice good password etiquette. In case anyone’s wondering, I recommend Better WP Security from Bit51.
I’m late to this, but this is what happens when “openly divorced voice of the eTrade baby Pete Holmes” eats a scotch bonnet pepper for your sake. HE’S DOING IT FOR YOU!
NSFW language, but don’t watch it at work because you’ll giggle too much.
To quote the top youtube comment: “This is the video that will bring us all together”