Lyssa unboxing Starcraft 2 on Sunday at lunch.

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At long last, Starcraft II.

The front cover folds out to reveal more about the story.

DVD-ROM in its sleeve and what passes for the manual.

Bonus: a notepad bearing wanted posters for Jim Raynor.

We also ran into something all too common at lunch that Sunday whilst leafing through the contents of her just-purchased copy of Starcraft 2. I happened to be leafing through what passes for the game's manual (which is largely a recap of what happened during the origial Starcraft and Starcraft: Brood War). At one point our waiter came up to refill our drinks and made …


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You're getting old if you consider sleeping until 0900 'sleeping in'.

When configuring a firewall with IPTables you have to specify the protocol before the port number(s) in each command. Do this:

iptables -A INPUT -s -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT

and not this

iptables -A INPUT -s --dport 22 -p tcp -j ACCEPT

If you don't, you'll see error messages to the effect of "Unknown arg '--dport'"

When writing Snort rules, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, rules come in two parts: the …