November 5th, 2008


History is made every day.

Nov 5: in Britain today, we burn effigies of Guy Fawkes as continuing humiliation for his failure to blow up Parliament.

--Warren Ellis

Happy Guy Fawkes day, happy birthdays to several of you, and wow, that is one weird Electoral College result. Is that the strongest showing I've lived through? Strange days indeed.

Oh and expect California to go on strike. I'm not much of a union supporter, but I'll do what I can not to cross that picket line... ETA:Avenue Q


In other news, I feel like I missed Halloween completely this year, arguably the biggest day in the calendar for some of the subcultures I subscribe to. No un-ordinary candy, no insane night at the house, no party, no major rituals or invocations ... just a rough night at work. Huh.

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    If You Were Gay - Original Broadway Cast - Avenue Q

This was not the joke I found.

from Moodle lib/libmoodle.php
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              $user->password == md5($convpassword.$CFG->$alt)) {
                $validated = true;

Somehow WordPress not using salts at all now seems somehow slightly better.

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