Archive for August, 2010

Last Weekend: Kew Gardens and Richmond

August 5, 2010 1 comment

Last Saturday, on the way to meeting friends in Richmond, we hopped off the train at Kew on a spur-of-the-moment impulse and made our way down through the leafy village streets to Kew Gardens, where we enjoyed the myriad of flora on display, boggled at the rain-starved brown lawns, sweltered in the tropical Victorian greenhouses, and climbed the stairs to walk amongst the treetops at the Xstrata Skywalk. We ended our journey at Richmond Green, to enjoy a pint or two in the sunshine. Ah, summer.

(Geek note: These are all taken with my Canon S90 prosumer compact, which I have been railing against for its poor low-light performance. However it does bear up nicely in daylight, especially when shooting RAW)

Mortal Coil Blog affected by attack on Posterous

Overnight, the Mortal Coil Blog, like every other site on Posterous, was the victim of a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack against Posterous, the service which hosts this blog. The attack is continuing, but Posterous responded by changing its IP address to a different subnet and I had to follow suit by changing my DNS records as well. Which is pretty easy to do in real life, but not something I was expecting to have to do based on a hacker attack. 

For more on the attack see the Official Posterous Blog post here