Author: Conrad Halling

  • Monitoring WordPress Failed Login Attempts

    For simplicity and convenience, I use WordPress as the content management service for this site and for my other site at conradhalling.com. The hosting service for each of my sites provides tools that simplify installing and updating WordPress. A standard WordPress installation has its login page at wp-login.php, and nefarious actors on the web know…

  • Python Bytes Podcast

    To stay up with the latest developments in Python (a popular programming language), I listen to the Python Bytes podcast. Michael Kennedy and Brian Okken do the work of capturing the latest important news about Python and summarize it in about 30 minutes each week. The show notes contain links to each topic they discuss.…

  • A Series of Fortunate Events

    Today I finished the audiobook of A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of this Planet, Life, and You by Sean B. Carroll. (Sean B. Carroll, a biologist, and Sean M. Carroll, a cosmologist, are two different people.) This very good book is about the role of chance in biology and life and…

  • Sean M. Carroll’s “The Biggest Ideas in the Universe”

    I am taking a class called Cosmology 101 (I will describe this in a separate post). The instructor posted the link to one of the videos in Sean Carroll’s “The Biggest Ideas in the Universe” series on YouTube. The series is described in this post on Sean Carroll’s blog. The first video in this 48-video…