This ferris wheel pretty much fills one of the windows in the place we are staying so we decided to go for a ride at sunset. This cute little bachelor-pad that we are staying in could hardly be in a better location. Its fronting Rue Saint Paul Est and looks over Rue de la Commune E.
The Server became unresponsive sometime during our flight to Montreal. This has been preventing us from getting our emails, updating this blog, etc. Fortunately; I left a key to the room with a friend. I was actually leaving the key in case folks staying in our place tripped a breaker in the secondary breaker box. It turns out that the server was still running. Friend rebooted it and all was well. I opened up remote secure shell access (normally turned off) so I could access while travelling. I logged into a secure shell and checked the logs. Of course it showed multiple sources trying to hack into the server via the remote shell access (sshd) by spinning through login attempts (at a high rate). I did not investigate further. My guess is that this caused the problem. So I turned off remote shell access. Hacks like this – on a meaningless server (grande scale) – is usually because someone wants to use the machine to launch attacks on others or to be used for bit coin mining.