Monthly Archive: December 2011

OpenVPN “auth-user-pass-verify” doesn’t provide password 1

OpenVPN “auth-user-pass-verify” doesn’t provide password

I was trying to using OpenVPN’s auth-user-pass-verify option, which allows you to essentially build your own authentication mechanism for usernames/passwords. I had a very, very simply authentication script setup and was using the “via-env” method. I fought for at least an hour or two trying to figure out why my passwords weren’t being accepted, even when I changed the password down to being as simple as “a”. Turns out I...

Review: High School of the Dead 0

Review: High School of the Dead

(Note: the manga uses “highschool” as one word, though the correct use is 2 words: high school, which is what the English version of the TV show uses.) Awhile back, Jon did a preliminary (zombie) review on High School of the Dead, then 2 months later, he finished watching the series (and read a bit more of the manga) and did a wrap-up review. Given Jon’s interest, when I noticed...

So long GoDaddy and thanks for all the SOPA 0

So long GoDaddy and thanks for all the SOPA

Yesterday, news came out that GoDaddy supports the “Stop Online Piracy Act” aka SOPA aka The-Stupidest-god-damn-way-to-destroy-the-internet-congress-has-ever-come-up-with. SOPA is bad; it’ll break the internet; it’ll destroy free speech; it’ll kill due process… and generally give the megacorps the authority to do whatever the hell they want to whomever the hell they want. So, SOPA is bad and likewise supporting SOPA is bad. GoDaddy is 100% behind SOPA so I’m 100% out...

More Holiday Deals! 0

More Holiday Deals!

Amazon is still doing expanded Holiday Deals. Even better than that, Steam is having a Holiday Sale. Now through December 31, you can get “gifts” or coal from steam for completing achievements. The gifts can be coupons or full games, additionally, the coal can be traded in for more gifts or further entries into a giveaway. Lastly, Microsoft is doing 12 Days of Xbox Deals (more info here). Merry Christmas...