Blocking Ecatel

Ecatel seem to host a rather large number of malicious hosts, and there doesn’t seem to be any downside to blocking them completely. If you use iptables the following will drop all traffic from the current Ecatel address ranges. Adjust as appropriate to suit your firewall of choice.


iptables -I INPUT -s 80.82.64.0/20 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 89.248.160.0/20 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 93.174.88.0/21 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 94.102.48.0/20 -j DROP

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#240 – Ace in the Hole

I’d never heard of this film before starting this list. It was an improvement on the last few I’ve watched, although I did find my attention wandering at times.

194/250

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Odd Down Circuit Racing – 2014-07-29

A second week in a row with VC Walcot in charge for the racing, this time with the usual Youth races followed by 4th Cat and 2/3 races. There was plenty of good racing through the evening with what looked like a particularly brutal 2/3 race. VC Walcot took 1st, 3rd, and 5th in the 4th Cat race partly through strength in numbers.

If you managed to leave some wheels behind after the race, I’ve got them kept safe so get in touch with me.

VC Walcot are due to be running one more race on 26th August which will feature the usual youth races followed by a women’s race. Please volunteer to help out if you can, it makes things a lot easier if more people help out.

Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-29
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-29
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-29
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-29
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-29
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-29
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-29
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-29

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Richard Thompson – The Forum, Bath

Two years after last seeing Richard Thompson at the forum I was back for another performance, this time in support of the newly released Acoustic Classics album. Nepotism played a major part in the selection of The Rails as support, given that it comprises Richard’s daughter Kami along with her husband. Whilst I’m sure they were very good, I just found them incredibly dull.

All was forgiven when the main act himself took to the stage, and armed with just an acoustic guitar made his way through a 90 minute or so set which included much of the aforementioned Acoustic Classics, other songs from the extensive back-catalog, and some work in progress for the 14-18 Now project.

The final song of the night saw The Rails return to the stage to join in on a track from a forthcoming Thompson family album due to be released next year.

Bathsheba Smiles
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Valerie
God Loves A Drunk
Jonny’s Far Away
Fergus Lang
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Sunset Song
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Genesis Hall
Good Things Happen To Bad People
Hope You Like The New Me
Read About Love
14-18 Now – work in progress
Wall Of Death
Persuasion
Dimming Of The Day
I Feel So Good

Ghosts In The Wind
One Door Opens

That’s Enough (with The Rails)

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Odd Down Circuit Racing – 2014-07-22

After a couple of Tuesdays off VC Walcot were back running the racing tonight with the usual mix of youth, 3/4, and E12 races. There was plenty of close racing throughout the evening, and after the last couple of races it was nice not to have any blowouts on the final lap.

We’re back again next week with youth, 4th Cat, and 2/3 races.

Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22
Odd Down Circuit Racing - 2014-07-22

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#167 – Shadow of a Doubt

I wasn’t particularly enamoured with this one either. Maybe I need a good dose of action movies to clear my brain a bit?

193/250

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Tour de France 2014

With the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire and heading south, it would have been silly not to go to see it. We ended up riding across to Trumpington, just outside Cambridge to watch the start of the 3rd stage. We ended up stood around 500m past the 0km point, the break had already started by the time the riders reached us.

TdF 2014
TdF 2014
TdF 2014
TdF 2014
TdF 2014
TdF 2014
TdF 2014
TdF 2014

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New Wheels

After what seemed like an eternity waiting for some Sapim spokes to arrive in the country, my new wheels were finally ready.

  • Chris King R45 hubs
  • HED Belgium+ rims
  • Sapim CX-Ray spokes
  • Black brass nipples

Singular Firebird
Belgium+
Chris King
Chris King

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4th Cat Race – Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014

Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
4th Cat Winners - Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014

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3rd Cat Race – Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014

Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014
Odd Down Cycle Fest 2014

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