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
I'm IPv6 ready - are you?
Firstly for those wondering about Courier-IMAP / authlib / maildrop+authlib packages for Leonidas: I’ve built them successfully – only a minor adjustment needed after all that – and it’s available in the usual place. Enjoy, and let me know if there’s any bugs / issues. (For a change I managed to
That Fleming Gent Meets Leonidas
My long-running repository at ThatFlemingGent [https://www.thatfleminggent.com/rpm-packages] (or “Enlartenment” for those who haven’t caught up) is live and ready for use. As releases have progressed the list I offer has become smaller, as many have been pulled into Fedora proper (either by me or other Fedora
Experiences in both success and failure
I did my bit: [http://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting] I really do like where things are headed and I’m sure the good work will continue ? There’s been some lively debates on the mailing lists of late, but it’s worked out smoothly and courteously in this humble hacker’
Scale and speed and spam
Obligatory Laugh-and-head-shake digression: I’ve been fighting email spam for 12 years plus, and I still see stupid spammers – pardon the tautology – indiscriminately junkmailing abuse@ role addresses. Idiots. Why not just offer crack to a cop? With that thought out of the way… Mike McGrath’s memcached plug [http://mmcgrath.
Result may be fit, social with an open messaging standard on top.
Techie Happenings: I’ve been tinkering with more XMPP (Jabber to you oldies) messaging in general, as it happens. I’ve had a look at the python Yahoo transport and found it a little lacking – it’s config is a little too different to the python MSN / ICQ / AIM transports
Can sanity prevail? Here's hoping.
Christian lobby upset about Australian government backtracking on Internet Censorship [http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2009/05/27/1243103585180.html] I’ve one word to say about this: good. The whole sorry mess that is the Australian net censorship debate has become an international embarrassment. It is not or