At home, I use Comcast for internet. I have to say, for the past few days, it has been acting strange as it really doesn't seem to like Google at all.
For the past few days, I am having issues with GMail loading. While I can get any other website to load without an issue, GMail keeps throwing up connectivity errors.
Of course, this could be a GMail problem, but, I am having no issues at work with Century Link.
I'm wondering if Comcast is playing games with throddling?
At the head of all understanding is realizing what is and what cannot be, and the consoling of what is not in our power to change.
-- Solomon ben Judah ibn Gabirol
A few days ago, I updated both Drupal installations to 6.29. Afterwards, I received a protection error for a couple folders including /tmp -- SA-CORE-2013-003 - Drupal core - Multiple vulnerabilities.
Following the directions in the Security Advisory, I was able to take care of everything except the /tmp folder. I kept getting warnings about access to this folder.
I spent a bit of time today trying to solve this issue and found this thread. I eventually read through the whole thread and found this comment. It explains, since my /tmp is in the web servers system root I am just to ignore this warning until a fix is made and not change it to ./tmp, as some have suggested.
~~ Update ~~
09 December, 2013
As of today, the error message is now gone. Not sure why, as there was no update. Must be something on the server side.
xkcd by Randall Munroe
Shoot for the Moon. If you miss, you'll end up co-orbiting the Sun alongside Earth, living out your days alone in the void within sight of the lush, welcoming home you left behind.
Check out his What If? blog. It has good science on it.
Beautiful fall photo, although, it has been Photoshopped to an extent. Currently using it as my Desktop Image.
Bang here for full size image
The animated GIF has grown to be one of the internet's finest artforms. But what separates the Michelangelos of the GIF world from the finger-painters is the ability to create infinitely looped GIFs that seemingly go on forever and ever. Here some of our favorites. Be warned; brains will be broken.
Bang here to check them out.
Be sure to scroll down to the comments. Commenters have submitted a ton more.
via -- JD Hancock on Flickr
That's not Steve Austin, the Bionic Man. It's the evil Maskatron!
Close-up of a vintage Maskatron action figure, part of the line of Six Million Dollar Man toys from the 1970s.