Recently I discovered and fell in love with Hale Woodruff’s block prints. They feel so energetic and modern and I love the white lines on black backgrounds that he has going on. It just adds so much to the energy.
A while back, while looking up Folk Art on Wikipedia, I discovered Jose Guadalupe Posada, and let me tell you, his work is crazy cool. It’s very energetic stuff and while he often used skeletons as a theme in a lot of his works, their behaving and posing like everyday people creates a feeling of both being down to earth and otherworldly at the same time. He drew more “normal” stuff too, but man, those skeletons really stand out.
Seriously, words can’t do either of these guys justice. Check them out.
This weekend I was driving down the highway when I heard a loud, forceful, metalic “ping” in my rear driverside wheel well. When I had my summer tires put on for the year, the tire shop busted one of the wheel bolts. It turns out that for the FR-S they’re pretty crummy, so my first thought was one busted while driving. The family friendly auto-shop that does my car maintenance is closed on the weekends, so I dropped it off at the brake place near work, asked for a tire rotation, and asked them to check out the noise. All of the wheel bolts were intact. They checked all of the wheel wells, suspension, and undercarriage and there’s no sign of damage or impact. Car drives fine. No wobbling, shaking, or weird noises. I’m gonna assume that everything is fine, but I’m getting my oil change next week and I’m gonna mention it. kleinbl00 or lm, any ideas on if it could be something, and if so, what I should ask the guys to check for? Like I said, the ping was loud as fuck.
The fucking DailyBeast website on my phone kept on redirecting to a Free IPhone scam website last night, even after I did a system restore, so I ended up doing a second one just to be safe. Malwarebytes shows nothing on the scans. Not one to leave things alone, I looked all over the internet last night and came across two possible scenarios. The scary thing I came across was that maybe somehow the router for our wireless network got hacked and some program changed the DNS settings to exploit Andriod phones. That strikes me as . . . unlikely but it makes sense in a weird way. So I woke Dala up, much to her frustration, to have her reset all of the router settings. The DNS before the reset was (edited per Dala's advice but it looks like the default DNS address that comes with the router) and the DNS after the reset was the same. A little Googling shows me that’s a default DNS for a lot of routers out of the box. So I think we’re safe there.
The more likely scenario is that its just a bunch of ads from some ad network being all fucky and jerk ass because people can’t leave shit alone. If that’s the case, it’s the ad server on the website and not my phone, so both it and the router should be fine. Unless I’m missing something.
I called my dad and sister last night (two very tech savy people), explained the whole scenario before them, and they both say “Yup. Ad Networks being all fucky. Don’t worry about it.” Except, you know, it’s my phone. My E-Mail is on there. I Hubski when I’m on break from work. I need it for 2 Factor Authentication for literally everything I do. So. I’m worrying.
kleinbl00 (again), Devac, bfv, all you other savy computer bros. Any thoughts? I’m wracking my brain here. With the exception of Malwarebytes on my phone, it’s running just Andriod and the apps that came with it from Google, Samsung, and my wireless carrier. My PC runs Linux Mint, nothing extra added. I go only to sites I know, double check sites I don’t know with Norton Safe Web and Google Safe Browsing before going to a website I don’t know. So I’m very careful. No clue what’s on my wife’s windows box. Same for my roommate’s tablet. My wife is the tech pro of the household, so I trust her. My roommate? Well, don’t get me wrong, he’s a cool guy and all, but I let’s just say really wish he’d listen when we tell him about being careful on the internet.
Gonna look at it this afternoon. Don’t know if we’re gonna pull the trigger. I’ll share my thoughts tonight or on next week’s Pubski.
Hubski and its users
This is just the occasional reminder that you’re all awesome. :)