2007-10-28 12:38 am (UTC)
I was really surprised to see how cavalier commenters on digg
were about the whole database-digging thing, but I guess LJ and Google (where you also have to go through a bunch of trouble and logging to have access to any user data) are exceptions, not the rule.
2007-10-28 07:12 pm (UTC)
Perhaps due to the inherent personal nature of content and the emphasis on user controlled privacy, I think there is more of an expectation that LJ users own their content, including who has access to it.
Yeah, I saw that and it seemed unlikely. It's kind of cool that there's a good process to access private/friends-only posts with logging.
What's the point of non-plaintext in the db? Making backups/etc. safer? Preventing people with db query access from doing bad things? Just extra paranoia?
If she's now an ex, guess your RAID is safer now too.
Non-plaintext in the db because it's compressed, afaik. :)
I'm pretty impressed that you log all admin actions.. that's a good precedent.
But c'mon Brad.. we all know as a root admin you could just copy the database to another location and browse all you like with no traces, or edit the log ;)
Good taste though! Surfer geek chicks = hotness.
... or alter the logs, or do whatever LJ does to get it into plaintext (decompress?), etc. I don't see you doing anything like that, though. :P
2007-10-28 12:52 am (UTC)
Nonsense about Brad shows up on Valleywag! I am shocked, shocked I say.
Of course, the biggest damning evidence is the post count on her profile page, which AFAIK includes all entries, public and private. It says there's only two entries, and two comments received.
2007-10-28 01:23 am (UTC)
The point of it all was that it'd be too much of a pain in the ass, so it'd be easier to use the web tool. And with the sharding all over, it's so indirect to go find which physical machine actual hosts which piece of data.
A part from it being a PITA, you're actually way too busy coding to have time to figure out which shards contain which data, etc.
The real lesson here - most chicks are crazy, yo.
2007-10-28 05:25 am (UTC)
hmm, that's interesting about facebook, I hadn't seen that article.
Especially interesting since I'm just starting to look for a job up here in the sf-bay, and that their name was one of the many that comes up on the list of companies that are recruiting for software engineers. Its so hard to know which companies are on the ethical/integrity up and up, and that's really important in my list of priorties of where I work.
2007-10-28 08:53 am (UTC)
Your ex is dumber
than a sack of bricks
and a giant attention whore. Good job on dumping a complete phony.
I like how she has the nerve to post about how getting a CS degree is worthwhile
. Makes for great proof of just how much undergrad CS has been dumbed down, I suppose.
Aren't you glad that your wife is sane?
No real need to defend your honor bro.'
Those of us who have been around here longer than 5 minutes realize that you are a man of integrity.
I think this kind of accusation always happens when someone is upset and is looking for someone to blame.
The Blame Game.
Hope the rest of your weekend is better.
Technically, she didn't say you saw her emo rants, just that she thought your motivation for finding her journal was to read her emo rants -- but to the casual reader, it looks like you could read all her private posts. Niiiiiice. A carefully-ambiguous public accusation of wrongdoing, that gives her publicity too.
I'd break it off with her, if I were you. Wait -- oh yeah!
She's probably still in love with you. lol
I didn't mean to criticize LJ security - in fact I think LJ is one of the more ethical websites. I was a bit creeped out that Brad queried the database for any journals of mine, although he is correct that anyone could have found the same thing through the website.
THAT's why I don't date in the industry!
I was on the verge of forgetting...