Well, I broke her again.

As part of my daily job, I have to caution people to do frequent patching and updating on their websites. I do follow my own teaching with one exception. My WordPress theme was badly out of date. It was several years old, but due to how much slicing and dicing that I did on the code, I did not want to perform the updates in fear of breaking her.

Well tonight, I felt that I was not being smart on a cybersecurity level so I pulled the lever and did the update. The theme that I had has gone to a premium scheme.  In the end, I am down to two columns, but it seems more equipped for mobile devices.

Please explore and see what you think. If it is crap, that is fine, I will hunt for another.

However if we decide that this one is suitable, I will see if I can tweak it into shape.

Cyber attacks

It is quite fun to watch cyber attacks in action.


I monitor http://map.norsecorp.com/ throughout the day.

It has also prompted an update on the site.

Global access has been closed to non-US IP addresses. This should limit a bunch of the attacks that I see in my logs. China and the former USSR nations seem to the worst offenders so they were the first under the axe.


Let’s get active again

So my mind is showing signs of life.

I need to write in order to kick my work brain into off work brain for my sanity.

What kinds of topics do you WANT to see posted?

I will of course toss out stuff that I find interesting for therapeutic reasons, but I want to know what you would like to see here.

The website is moving hosts

Over the next week, I have to move the website off of it’s current host.

Merval is getting ready for a baby and is needing to streamline his budget.

Part of the streamlining is to scale back his internet connection. This means that I will be moving the site back to the previous server until I can get a webserver built at home. I have the hardware, but not the time to build that server. If the site migrates as well as when Merval evacuated it the first time you will not even know that the change is happening.

If the migration is less than graceful, the page may take on a whole new look. Cross your fingers.

Time to review the website layout again

You know that every year or two, I start thinking about tweaking the page.

Sometimes I think about scrapping it.


What do you like about the site?

What don;t you like?


Have you seen a WordPress theme that you like and think I should look at?


Are there features you would like to see added?

Talk to me, let me know what you think.

Done with Livefyre

I have been trying to for a couple weeks to get my xml file with the comments imported to Livefyre.

Since I would have to trash all of my comments, I am not going to keep the product.

It may be an issue where I am getting what I paid for it, but it is not worth it.


I really enjoy being able to reply from email, since I am often at work or do not have the time to load the full page and scan for changes.  Yes, sometimes I get a comment out of context and can look like a jackass, I apologize and move on.


I will work with IntenseDebate on the Facebook and Twitter interactivity. My goal is for people form Facebook to be able to comment using their Facebook account if they like and not have to have a IntenseDebate username. The OpenID system is going (or has gone) away so that is one less option.


If you have any other commenting systems that you think I should look at (or other plugins) please let me know.

Livefyre profanity list

Just in case you were wondering about what is a profanity (no I do not have it enabled for filtering) on a Livefyre system, well here is the list:


“sharf”, “son of a bitch, $40,000,000.00 in illegal, *(c)0(c)k*, *(c)0ck*, *God damn*, *australia.blogspot .com*, *australia.blogspot.com*, *ballsack*, *besthottestwallpapers*, *blow job*, *blowjob*, *bollock*, *bollok*, *boner*, *bullshitting*, *buttplug*, *cunt*, *dik*, *dipstick*, *double-fucked*, *douche*, *easyplan1*, *f u c k*, *f u c k*, *felch*, *fingerfuck*, *flaxwench*, *fuck*, *fudge packer*, *fudge packer*, *fudge-packer*, *fudgepacker*, *furburger*, *gazonga*, *ginch*, *gonsel*, *gook*, *himmer*, *http://milakunis-x.blogspot*, *http://x-factorusa.b*, *jaboos*, *jackass*, *jemson*, *katyperry-xxx*, *knob end*, *knobend*, *meatspin*, *monkey fucker*, *monkey-fucker*, *monkey-fucking*, *monkey-phucker*, *monkeyfucker*, *monkeyphucker*, *mother phucker*, *mother-fucker*, *mother-phucker*, *motherfucked*, *motherfucker*, *motherphucker*, *muf diver*, *muf-diver*, *mufdiver*, *mufdiving*, *muff-diver*, *muffdiving*, *n1gg3r*, *nestlecock*, *nigga*, *nigger*, *onfunzone.com*, *ow.ly/f2zc4*, *p ussy*, *pastebin*, *pastie*, *peckerhead*, *peckerwood*, *phuker*, *pimp*, *poon-tang*, *poontang*, *porch monkey*, *pu$$y*, *pubick*, *pubik*, *punanny*, *pussey*, *pussy*, *pussý*, *pùssy*, *pús\$y*, *pússy*, *pûssy*, *püssy*, *scarlett-ingrid-johansson.blogspot.com*, *schlong*, *scumber*, *shagstress*, *shmock*, *shvantz*, *skullfuck*, *slut*, *spooge*, *spunk*, *stiffie*, *strollop*, *t’aint*, *tosser*, *towel head*, *tribadist*, *tubgirl*, *twat*, *wack off*, *wacked off*, *wackedoff*, *wakedoff*, *wakoff*, *wanton*, *wazoo*, *wetback*, *whore*, *wizzer*, *womenshealth.com-garcinia*, *wop*, *x-factorusa.b*, *xxx-18year*, *xxx-magazine.*, *xxx.blogspot*, *xxx.blogspot.com, *yabbos*, *yackum*, *¢0¢k*, *¢unt*, *ç0ck*, *ç0çk*, *çò¢k*, *çó¢k*, *çô¢k*, *çõ¢k*, *çúnt*, *çúñt*, *ðick*, Fletcher, Google Scott Tucker, MOTHER#UCKING, NAMBLA, amateurnude, amateurporn, amateursex, amateurxxx, analfuck*, analraping, arsehole, assclown, assf*, assfuck*, assh*, b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t, ball-sack, ballocks, ballsac, bangster, bastard, bastards, beating off, beatingoff, beatoff, bimmy, blow job, blow-job, blowboy*, blowjob*, boink*, bollocks, boner, bonesmoker, brownhole, bucksnort, buddery, bugger*, bulldyke, bullsh, bullshit, bum fuck, bumfuck*, bumphuc, bumphuck, bumphucking, bunghole, but hole, but-fuck, but-fucking, but-hole, but-phuc, butfuck*, buthole, butphuc, butphuck, butt hole, bìtçh, c0(c)k, c0ck, cack, candy-ass*, carpet muncher, carpetmuncher, chickenshit, chink, chism, choad, chocha, chuff, chuffnuts, circlejerk, clart, clit, clits, clitty, cock sucker, cock suckers, cock sucking, cock*, cockish, cocksman, cocksuck*, cooch, coon, cootch, cootchie, cooze, cornhole, cracksman, creamstick, crepitate, cum-catcher, cumming, cumshot, cumshots, cunnilingus, cunny, cunt*, cð(c)k, cøck, da.mn, dago, dic, dic sucker, dic-licker, dic-sucker, dic-sucking, dick*, diclicker, dicsmoker, dicsucker, dicsucking, dikhead, ding dong, dingleberries, dingleberry, dink, dipstick*, double-fucked, douchebag, dummock, dutchfuck, dyke, eatshit, ekyd, esad, f u c k e r, f u ck, f uck, f*ck, f.uck, f.ucker, f.ucking, f8ck, fag, faggot, faghag, fagstag, fartleberries, fck, feck, fellate, fellatio, feltch, fistfuck, flatbacker, floosie, fluting, fu ck, fu2, fubb, fuc k, fuck*, fuk*, fukq, fum, fuqued, furbox, fùçk, fúçk, fûçk, g00k, gnikcuf, goddamn*, handjob*, hard on, hardon, homo, honey-pot, honeypot, horseshit, hosebag, hotnwet, http://katyperry-xxx.blogspot.com, http://megan-foxxx.blogspot.com, http://milakunis-x.blogspot.com, http://scarlett-ingrid-johansson.blogspot.com, http://x-factorusa.blogspot.com, hussy, injun, jagoff*, jerkedoff, jewe, jigaboo, jigaboos, jigs, jink, jism, jizz, jockam, kcid, kcuf, kike, klan, knockers, kyke, larkin”, lesbyterian, luvpot, malkin, mammets, mams, man-root, masterbat*, merkin, mierda, mofo, monkey-phucker, mothaf*cka, mugget, mung, munt, murphies, niggar*, niqqer, nutts, pecker, pendejo, penile, phuck*, phucq, phuk, phuking, poon-tang, poontang, poot, profanecomment, pussie*, pussy*, puta, putz, quimsteak, rimming, rootle, shit, slut*, sombitch, spank the monkey, spic, spick, spics, stiffy, suckster, tit, tnuc, towel head, turd, twank, twat, twats, wacker, wacking*, wank*, wgaff, wh0res, whore*, womenshealth.com-garcinia-cambogia.us, ¢unt


Now that you have read the list… did you find any surprises or favorites? While there are words on the list that I do not like, I am not censoring them. It could be fun to have a find an replace system like the old chat program had…

Please share them with us.