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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Sunday June 20, 2004
08:15 AM


[ #19386 ]
Note to myself: NEVER (and I stress that : NEVER) leave a root console open EVER again! When I got in on friday, I noticed some mysterious files on my disk and quickly discovered that one of my co-workers had installed Festival on it for some reason. I quickly killed the SSH tunnel he ALSO started and removed festival. Since I didn't want to spend half a day checking out every little detail, I continued my day to day work. 30 minutes later, festival fired up and shouted some funny phrases through my speakers. I know I should've turned off my speaker as well.

Apparently, there was still a user bastard on my machine and the co-worker logged in and started festival.

Lesson learned.. Turn off SSHD whenever in doubt. Use tail to keep eye on system log for suspicious logins.
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