I've been receiving numerous emails asking about the status of the Terry Childs case over the past week. As far as I know, there's not much to report. The city and Childs' lawyer are in their respective corners, preparing for the upcoming trial. Childs still sits in jail, being blamed for the delay in San Francisco's planned expansion of their ShotSpotter service. I suppose that's a subjective view.
Also, a reader hipped me to a very strange site. I won't release the URL here, since it appears to be part of a disaster recovery effort for the San Francisco IT department (DTIS). The site is a Microsoft Sharepoint site that seems to be a bit dated, with the most recent updates coming late in May, 2008, but it stretches back over two years. There's not a lot of content on the site, but what is there is quite interesting. There are emails from several DTIS employees, postings that include internal IP addresses, usernames and passwords, and even more information.
This site is not password protected. It's wide open. It's even in Google's cache.
I haven't been able to verify the authenticity of the site, but there are references in shorthand to known San Francisco DTIS assets, numerous links to email addresses @sfgov.org as well as other URLs pointing to sfgov.org sites. It appears to be legitimate.
I thought that publishing VPN groupnames and passwords was an absurd example of incompetence, but if this site is for real, it's a tight race.