A word on that virus everyone's talking about
Yeah I'm talking about COVID-19, along with most everyone else. It's serious and you should treat it as such. While people might see the mortality rate (around 3%) as low that's still a metric shitload of people (ask the Chinese and Italians) and it spreads like wildfire, which is why
So about 13 years since I moved from a tiny little proto-blog app (the long departed "Project Steve Guttenberg", also my first contribution to PHP development, long before Github and pull requests) to an early version of Wordpress, I'm moving again Because it's nearly the 20's again and it seems
Moving domain registrars - NoDaddy Day
My domains are currently registered with GoDaddy, which seemed like a good idea at the timebutgiven the company’s and their CEO Bob Parsons’ blatant disregard for customers, common decency, ethics and acceptable business practices I’m moving them en-masse to different registrars. As for why? Let me count the
A response to Danny Nalliah
(Non-technical post: Fedora folks can skip this if they like, I just feel the need to rant as this offends me deeply) Context: My city of Brisbane, Australia is currently experiencing the worst floods in the region since 1974; Outlying areas and regional towns and cities are cut off and
Don’t be alarmed, I’ve not been compromised ? In support of the Open Internet / No Clean Feed initiatives fighting proposed mandatory Internet filtering here in Australia, I’m “turning the lights out” on my site until the 29th. The Great Australian Internet Blackout site (http://www.internetblackout.com.au)
Keeping afloat in a binary ocean
Micro-rant: One of my pet peeves as a guy who likes to say his piece online is the number of really interesting and useful technologies / ideas completely ruined by lazy attempts at marketing by even lazier “salesmen” and marketers. Look at email – DKIM/SPF/DNSBLs/greylisting just to keep the
Another closed protocol failure...
It looks like the Microsoft Windows Live Messenger Service protocol servers are unresponsive tonight (http login still works) – I’ve got some friends from old workplaces and other Windows hold-outs using it, so I still have an active account. If you haven’t convinced friends/loved ones/co-workers to switch
Getting a PowerDNS recursor up and going, fast!
This post is another one of my “quick and dirty” service tutorials This time, I’ll cover getting a recursive DNS service up and going, using the PowerDNS recursor [http://www.powerdns.com/] package. Traditionally Red Hat/Fedora users would opt for BIND (with or without the old “caching-nameserver” package
Keeping it simple isn't stupid
GeoIP / IPv6 As an IPv6 enthusiast/proponent/fanboy I was really happy to see Maxmind finally put up a free-as-in-beer IPv6 GeoIP database. Now to find some applications that will make good use of this data… ? (Don’t worry, I’ll pull it into EPEL/Fedora GeoIP packages either
Vale SORBS, we'll hardly miss ye...
SORBS is on death’s door. [http://it.slashdot.org/story/09/06/24/0013215/The-Imminent-Demise-of-SORBS] I can’t say I’m unhappy to see this or i’ll miss it when it’s gone. An arbitrary definition of “spam” is not so good; providing almost no information to administrators