Becoming the Target of MediaWiki Spambots
December 15, 2016 2 minute read
Recently, I installed a MediaWiki instance on a public-facing server. I knew this was a huge security risk, but since it was on a subdomain that nothing linked to, I assumed I'd be fine. I found that I didn't particularly like working with MediaWiki, so I moved on to a different project and pretty much forgot all about it. A few months later, I was shocked to realize there were nearly 100,000 items in the spam folder for the throwaway email address I set as the admin of the MediaWiki application.
Burl Mentioned in Folio Weekly
September 23, 2016 1 minute read

I'm very excited to announce that the newest issue of Folio Weekly is hot off the press today. This is a very special issue, one that is bound to become an instant collector's item, as the band I am in is mentioned in passing on page 34.

Goodbye AMD, Hello Intel
July 25, 2016 8 minute read

After many years of fantastic service, my overclocked AMD build that I started in 2009 is finally going to get some rest. This weekend, I've built an Intel PC with almost entirely new parts. This post will detail the specs and reasoning behind my choice of hardware!

How to Move Your Domain from Godaddy to Namecheap for "Move Your Domain Day"
February 2, 2016 2 minute read
Today, Namecheap is running a sale for $4 domain transfers for "Move Your Domain Day". I’ve used Namecheap for about a decade now and think they're a great registrar. I even recommend their shared hosting for clients that just need simple hosting that works. To honor this wonderful day, I've decided to put together this guide to help people get their domains out of Godaddy into an honest registrar.
Burl EP Released on Bandcamp
January 31, 2016 2 minute read

I am pretty excited to announce the release of my band Burl's third EP, "Burl". Actually, we didn't even name it, but Bandcamp is a stickler for putting something in the title field. Anyway, we worked very hard to get it out for the Present Moment show with Telepathic Lines tonight, so please give it a listen and come out!