Let me tell you a story… At the start of 2002, DoubleClick purchased NetGravity. It was a company that had an enterprise ad server, so it seemed like a natural fit. The product was renamed to “DART Enterprise” and was a product people could buy and install on their own servers. It was really a […]Read More Important lesson for coders: Don’t use open redirects!
I discovered that my credit card was only charged once by Newtype USA even though I ordered subscriptions for both myself and Lizzard. I e-mailed and discovered that mine apparently never went through (even though I got two confirmation e-mails). …but that’s taken care of now. Yesterday and today I’ve been working on pages related […]Read More Newtype and New Hype
I just had a meeting about a meeting about a meeting about the DoubleClick upgrade. Not kidding. We had to prepare our agenda for the meeting in which we’re going to prepare the schedule for when we meet with DoubleClick about performing an upgrade. Man, this place loves its meetings!Read More Meeting^3
“Hi, I’m from FlipDog. We want to use your swell DoubleClick ad servers.” “Okay, to see if our servers can handle the additional load, please answer these questions…” *silence* …one month later… “So when can we start using DoubleClick?” “Did you get our questions? We need those answered first.” …one week later… “Sorry about the […]Read More I wanna FlipDog him off…
Thursday, 7:00am I woke up, got dressed, packed up my Renamon costume, and went to work. 9:30am Arrived at work and got some stuff done. Answered e-mails and all that. 11:45am Ducked into the floor’s private bathroom and changed into the Renamon costume. Noon Lunch meeting with the department and Information Services. 1:00pm Toured the […]Read More My own Twenty-Four…and then some.
So back when I didn’t have a real job, it stressed me out. That was all I could think about. Every day, it was “How much money do I have left?”, “How long can I last on that?”, “How can I get more money?”, “What will I do if I run out of money?”, and other […]Read More The stress that consumed me
I’m tired of having to explain everything I do here at work. For example, I sent out a notice at 2pm saying that we’d be rebooting a server at 5:30pm. 15 minutes ago I got an e-mail asking “Wasn’t this supposed to go out a few hours ago? Why the late notice? Please try to […]Read More Defend yourself from the army of beasts within. What the heck does that mean?
So a week ago I made a minor change in Monster’s DoubleClick system without telling anyone. It was done to make things easier for people and cut minutes of the time it takes them to enter an ad order. …and it has, but users were apparently confused at the change. Yeah, I guess I should […]Read More I’m in trouble…
We just found a little hole in DoubleClick. You can get anyone running DoubleClick’s DART Enterprise AdServer to redirect to any other web site. Just find their ad server and edit the event.ng part so that it looks like this: http://adserver.somecompany.com/event.ng/Type=click&Redirect=http://www.YourWebSite.com Some porn site is doing that to us. We’re making DoubleClick fix it for […]Read More How to exploit DoubleClick without really trying
“Oh, your nightly jobs aren’t running because there’s an error in the log file. Our fine product isn’t smart enough to just IGNORE the errors. That would make sense. “Anyway, the error must be caused by something in one of your ad orders. Here’s a list of over 3000. Look through them for bad HTML […]Read More DoubleClick is stupid