So they've gone and done it. AT&T has blocked parts of the popular 4chan forum, notably /b, home of anonymous.
No. Anonymous is not an organisation. They don't have a leader, they don't have meetings, they don't have a head-quarters. They can't be bartered with, they can't be bribed. They just do their shit.
It's a loosely connected pile of posters on a forum, that can, if whim allows, do some funky shit like take down websites, organize flash-mobs and protests, or whatever they please. Anonymous often reminds posters that "it is not a personal army". You can't ask anonymous to do something for you. Anonymous forms on its own and does what it feels like.
The name of this "group", though i do not wish to call it that, comes from the fact that when you post on 4chan, you can give a nickname, but if you don't, like most people, you'll simply be posting as "anonymous". It's a force of nature that can't be quantified, actions of that can't be predicted.
Blocking 4chan may have been the stupidest fucking idea AT&T did in a long line of really bad ideas. I'm not gonna go on a whole rant of ma' bell, the babybells or any of that other phone company history that only interests hackers and phreakers. But sufficed to say, they've not always been at the top of their game.
I'm gonna follow this as it goes on, but it's either going to end in:
a) massive ddos and other attacks on AT&T services, physical or virtual
b) at&t giving in to customer demands
"Nyt pitää ymmärtää, että tietokoneella musiikin kuuntelu on extraa. Normaalisti musiikkia kuunnellaan autossa tai stereoiden kautta. Jos nyt käytät jotain Linuxia tai Macia, kannattaa harkita ihan tavallisen cd-soittimen hankkimista, Tommi Kyyrä, ÄKT, 22.9.2005
And a quick translation for that one english-speaker who accidentally clicked onto my blog:
Now, we have to understand that listening to music on the computer is an added benefit. Normally, you listen to music in your car or through your stereo. If you use some Mac or Linux, you should consider getting a regular CD player.
Alrighty then. I had the wonderful opportunity to get a lightweight UPS from my good friend G, who has no need for one. It's a Powerware 5110, with a USB interface, surge protection and RJ-11 filtering.
That puppy is now hooked up to Agamemnon, the main server on my network. The server has dual power supplies, so im not sure how the proper way to hook it up would be, but the way i did it now is, one power supply is hooked up to AC power, the other through the UPS. I pulled out the AC power one, and then the UPS AC power cord, thus leaving the server on one power supply and the UPS battery. The UPS started beeping to tell me it's running on batteries, but the machine worked like a charm.
I also added a 146 GB RAID-1 array, called /dump, for general file storage for my users and myself. The one disk apparently is faulty, so i'll need to swap that fucker out today. Lucky it's RAID1 😀