Monthly Archive for February, 2006

The hurricane predicting series on TV

My dad co-wrote a series in 2002 (Washing away) for the Times Picayune. C-Span 3 will be playing a historical report about in this coming week (Feb 20, 23, 24, 2006).

My sincere thanks to you once again for a very interesting discussion on your report
and Hurricane Katrina. We have promoted it to the New Orleans/Louisiana press and
on all our networks.
It will air Monday/Thursday/Saturday (Next week) at 10pm eastern. If you can’t get
C-SPAN3, go online at 10pm on any of the above nights ( Once there
scroll down to the bottom of the home page, click on C-SPAN3, and then click on
“stand alone player” and you can watch it.
Kind regards,
C-SPAN History Producer


uh, maybe cheney can use i’m ugly defense for the plame leak case


spoof ebay email update

ebay sent a response about the spoof mail:


Thank you for writing to eBay regarding the email you received.

Emails such as this, commonly referred to as “spoof” or “phished”
messages, are sent in an attempt to collect sensitive personal or
financial information from the recipients.

The email you reported was not sent by eBay. We have reported this email
to the appropriate authorities.

In the future, be very cautious of any email that asks you to submit
information such as your credit card numbers or passwords. If you are
ever concerned about an email you receive from eBay, simply follow these

1. Open a new Web browser and type into your browser
address field to go directly to the eBay site.

2. On eBay, click on the “My eBay” link at the top of the page and sign
into your account.

3. Check the “My Messages” link located on the left side of the My eBay
page. If an email affects your eBay account, it’s now in “My Messages.”
Any email sent to your registered eBay email address from eBay or from
another eBay member via eBay’s member-to-member communication system
will also appear in “My Messages.”

Just remember, if you get an email regarding a problem with your account
or that is requesting personal information, and the email looks like it
is from eBay, please check My Messages first. If it’s not there, it’s a
fake email.

If you still have any doubt about whether an email message is from eBay,
please forward it to immediately. Do not respond to it or
click any of the links. Do not remove the original subject line or
change the email in any way when you forward it to eBay.

If you have already entered sensitive personal information, financial
information, or your password into a Web site based on a request from a
spoofed email, you should take immediate action to protect your identity
and all of your online accounts. We have developed an eBay Help page
with valuable information regarding the steps you should take to protect

To review eBay’s new tutorial about Spoof Emails, please see the
following Web page:

To help you better protect yourself from fake eBay and PayPal Web sites,
we have developed a feature for the eBay Toolbar called “Account Guard.”
Account Guard includes an indicator of when you are on an eBay or PayPal
Web site or a known spoof (or “phishing”) site, buttons to report fake
eBay Web sites, and a password notification feature that warns you when
you may be entering your eBay password on an unverified site.

To learn more about the eBay Toolbar with Account Guard, please go to, click on “Downloads” at the bottom of the page, and then
click on the “eBay Toolbar” link.

We also recommend that you keep your browser, operating system, and
virus protection software up to date. Check for updates at the “Windows
Update” link on and scan your computer for viruses

Once again, thank you for alerting us to the spoof email you received.
Your efforts help keep eBay a safe and fair place to trade.


eBay SafeHarbor
Investigations Team
The World’s Online Marketplace! ®

Important: eBay will not ask you for sensitive personal information
(such as your password, credit card and bank account numbers, Social
Security numbers, etc.) in an email. Learn more account protection tips


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spoof ebay email

just got a fake email from an ebay spoofer!

never ever click through on email from banks, ebay or anything else financial! always go to the site directly yourself… i went to ebay and clicked on their fraud stuff and forwarded the email to

check you url bar before filling in login info if the site isn’t the one you intended then something is wrong… hopefully ebay catches these a-holes… here is their site:


so right after katrina the wife an i had evac’d to atlanta and my sister being very mobile had no phone service or internet at home… so i signed up for a t-mobile hotspot account to have some guaranteed access… normally i would never paid for wifi (in new orleans most coffee shops had it for free… starbucks doesn’t serve coffee, only burnt sludge), but after katrina i needed access for business and personal reasons… oh and my cells didn’t work cause of the network overload in the 504 area code… anyway… today i decide to check my checking account balance and realize i never canceled the tmobile account and i have been paying 40 bucks a month for an un used service… oops!

so i called t-mobile and canceled, but the payment was just taken so now i have a month of service… hmmm borders is calling my name so maybe i’ll surf there for a bit and possibly renew… although money is kinda tight so probably not… wifi should be free dang it!

in the mean time… if you need service and can’t find it free check out the tmobile service… they are available in starbucks, borders, kinkos and other places and i definitely used the service right after the storm… it was a lifesaver… though a little expensive… let’s bring down the price to 15 a month for a 1 yr contract and i’ll signup for good…

more hack fixes

went searching for answers today and foud out that word press was upgraded to 1.5.3 in mid august, but i was to busy to get to it and now post katrina fun is keeping me to busy to do a real upgrade to 2.1 maybe i’ll get to it tonite… again the theme is off because i haven’t been able to get to my backup yet… although a style upgrade is probably in order… time to crack open the CSS and photoshop again… now if only work would install some image software on my workstation…

more info on wordpress 1.5 vunerability

simple hack fixed

just deleted the register.php file as requested by the robin hooded hacker…. site will look bad until i can get the backup offline tonight…

looking for my solution? has it: turn off self registering in WordPress 1.5.1