Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

DROID

So I finally bit the bullet and bought a Motorolla Droid. It’s an Android 2.0 phone, meaning it has a ton of functionality. Frankly put, it’s the best damn phone I ghave ever had. I loved my Blackberry 8830… I loved my Treo 650 in its day. But this phone easily blows them all away- […]

Google Reader

I’ve been using Google Reader, and found this nifty JS: Also, the feed for my shared items is here.

Life #in a cloud of elegant spaghetti

I am slowly but surely moving my life to the cloud. In recent months I’ve begun truly exploring Google, Facebook, and WordPress. I see massive potential for this approach- after all I have 2 smartphones, 4 computers I use on a regular basis, and too much data to keep track of. As part of this […]

DNS Hijacking by ISPs (or: How I Learned to Stop Being RFC Compliant and Love the Paycheck)

Disclaimer: I work for a cable provider, but not one of the ones listed. I speak for myself alone here on this blog, from my own view of professional sysadmin ethics, now and always. Sherman, set the wayback machine! The time? September 15th, 2003.  In 2003, Verisign(since monikered as Verislime I might add) decided they […]

The extended outage

Ah, the extended outage. The dreaded dear-god-when-will-something-go-my-way-damnit outage. Every seasoned admin has had one, whether by accident or (faulty) design. This is the outage that impacts your customers for a long time, bringing pressure on you to “Just fix it”. As if it were, you know, like slapping a spare tire on the car or […]