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In the last few weeks the Chile Underground has been found by the masses. Masses of hackers, I mean…

One strategy that’s used to gain malicious access is for somebody’s zombienet to generate throwaway email addresses, then attempt to register on blog sites with those addresses. I’m not entirely sure what happens after that, although the […]

Another Year Goes By…

Drag out the hurdy-gurdy and the ukuleles, the cowbells and the bagpipes! Pass around the RC and the Moon Pies! Time for an old-fashioned party…

In all the hubbub the past month I almost missed it: It’s the anniversary of the Chile Underground! Again!

And to top it all off, this one’s extra-special. It’s the 5th anniversary […]

Summer Break’s Over, and the Elves are Back…

Good News! The Underground is back to full strength, and will quickly be back to full rate. Summer’s nearly gone, though the heat’s still with us here in central Texas. While the Elves (and even the critters) took a nice break during the peak of the Dog Days, we’re all looking forward to the rest […]

Chile Underground Wins MegaMillions; Declares Three-Year Hiatus…

The recent Megamillions mania is over. Unfortunately, there were two other winning tickets besides the one held by the Chile Underground. Fortunately, splitting a jackpot of that size into thirds still leaves a perfectly sane and sensible mound of petty cash. In fact, taking the single-payout option and paying the Feds their extortion quota still […]

You Speak, the Dragon Listens (Sometimes)

I’ve been experimenting with Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS, or Dragon), v. 11.5, for a while now. (And yes, it’s entirely appropriate that this is the Year of the Dragon, and that I was born in a year of the Dragon; feels good!) Overall I like the software, but there are plenty of quirks and oddities. […]

New Feature on the Underground…

… and everybody’s stampeding to give it a try. No, it’s not a news feature, nor a recipe feature, exactly. No, the Head Elf Herself (a.k.a. the beauteous Paula Jo, or the Wicked Witch of the West, depending on how things are going) got this idea in the middle of a drunken frenzy. […]

Please Bear With Me; Site Rebuilds Under Way…

No, not the Chile Underground; why mess with perfection? However, in December I usually work hard on two things: Editing the document I built during November’s NaNoWriMo challenge, and refurbishing, reworking and relaunching some of my other websites. In this case, that includes launching a new one; The Accidental Novelist. So I’ll be posting […]

The CU Rolls Along: 1,100 Posts and Counting

It’s a good thing that there are automated counters in the background on here. If someone had told me we’d gone past 1100 posts I’d have laughed. Or cried, depending on how much I believed you. (If it had been one of the Elves telling me, I’d have fired them for taunting management. Wait; […]