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October 15, 2007

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Coincidences and Forgetfulness

I wanted to write this one a couple days ago and keep the streak alive, but then I saw something shiny. Anyway, this was funny in its own right and made better by the fact that not too long after that a computer randomly started making a few hundred attempts at SQL injection against one of our clients.

[XKCD comic from 10 Oct 2007]
From XKCD. Used with permission via Creative Commons license.

Of course, stopping those attacks is trivial, and I'd deserve to be fired if I wasn't sanitizing the data before running the queries. And I got to do my first-ever IP lockout against the nitwit doing it.

Quick edit, the manga again: Sorry to keep harping, but this is just really frickin' annoying for me. See if you can figure out what's wrong with this picture:

Label/Receipt Number: [redacted]
Detailed Results:

· Processed, October 16, 2007, 2:55 am, ANAHEIM, CA 92899
· Processed, October 12, 2007, 3:26 pm, BELL, CA 90201
· Processed, October 06, 2007, 2:01 pm, CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD 20790
· Processed, October 03, 2007, 6:51 pm, CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD 20790
· Processed, September 27, 2007, 9:19 am, BELL, CA 90201
· Electronic Shipping Info Received, September 25, 2007

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