Tag Archive: Website stuff


Seriously, I don’t know what’s wrong with people. As it turns out the Blogging plug-in I was using on Joomla had an exploit. Where someone could do a php/SQL injection and get your password and take over the website. So I became the victim of an unfortunate Exploit. The real problem with the plug in is several time over. There were date issues and posting issues and tag issues, and despite the functionality and how nice the plug in is otherwise it was crap because it took a lot of alterations to get the damn thing to work correct. The hack into Joomla was so severe that I Could not figure out how to fix it and I was forced to wipe it out.

The worst part of the whole thing is the development team has refused to acknowledge any of the problems including this one and has refused to fix any of it. A fix was produced by someone else, which I found after I had wiped out my Joomla, but even if I had applied it, it would fix the problem, it wouldn’t fix the web page and how it loaded.

I lost a number of Blog entries and some other misc stuff but nothing serious.

There are protection schemes available.

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security/site-security/8384

And here is the fix for it

http://jeffchannell.com/Joomla/lyften-bloggie-sql-injection-fix.html

If you’re running Lyften and you’ve not applied this fix or taken these steps I highly suggest you do so.

Website Redesign

I’m currently stepping through a redesign of the whole website. I’ve been wanting to do something that looked much more professional for ages, and I finally started to get into Joomla! So far I like most of it, I’m struggling with a few aspects but I’m sure it won’t take me long to figure it out, After that it’s just cleaning it up importing my wordpress blog posts, and I’ll shut this down and swap over. Hopefully shouldn’t take long.

I’m going to spend some time and do some custom graphics later down the road but that’s for after I get it settled. 🙂

In the mean time, I hope people enjoy my proxy and what little info I have to glean here. I promise soon I’ll post about my change in plans, some youtube videos that make me laugh and a rant about disney/marvel merger.

WebProxy

So a long time ago, I setup a web proxy. I rarely use or need it anymore. The intent at first was to make it so only I really knew where it was. Lately, I’ve given it out to a number of people, and I figured what the heck. I might as well make it for public domain.

So here you are.

http://www.evilobi.net/obisstuff/

Disclaimer:
You use this proxy at your own risk, I am not responsible for content that you may see or your twisted mind may come across. I cannot be held liable for anything that may happen to you, as a result of your usage of this proxy.
This proxy works for the vast majority of websites and content, if it does not work I will look into it but I will not promise that I can make it do things that just may be beyond me to do successfully. Other than that, please enjoy yourself.