Google Launches Public DNS Resolver
I love this, really. Now when doing DNS testing from any location I can always test using 126.96.36.199, that's a huge benefit to me.
However, They're telling end-users to "try" their DNS service and giving basic instructions.
Their geo-location is no-where near complete, for end-users in (for example) New Zealand who follow their instructions they'll have:
* Pro: A DNS Server that will most likely have nearly all results cached, quicker overall response.
* Pro: DNS Infrastructure redundency through Google.
* Con: A DNS System with higher latency.
* Con: A DNS System where if using only those two servers (through Googles instructions) when International connectivity dies, so does all your DNS.
I've moved my home server over to 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, ISPDNS1, ISPDNS2 to negate these issues and provide better DNS service than my ISP.
I honestly would have expected more from Google, at the very least a geo-location test to ensure they have DNS servers in your "region" before advising to "Try" their system.
The Imminent Demise of SORBS
"Michelle Sullivan (Previously known as Matthew Sullivan),"
The hint of what I thought could be 'slander' in the article made me "Google" the name.
http://www.myspace.com/michelle_i_sullivan - turns out it's not slander.
Chimpanzees Exchange Meat For Sex
I'm having a BBQ next weekend, what kinds of meat are they offering?
Slashdot Keybindings, Dynamic Stories
In so many ways this interface is all it needs to be for 'read only' access to slashdot.
- Most recent articles: Check.
- Article with relevent links: Check.
- Top five comments (as moderated): Check.
It could be considered over-simplification, but over-simplification may be the best alternative to over-engineering.
SUSE Studio — Linux Customization For the Masses
I put this script together a while back to help me relive the days of quality slashdot content.
curl --silent http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/technology/popular.rss http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/science/popular.rss http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/gaming/popular.rss | grep -e "<title>digg.com: Stories" -e "<link>http://feeds.digg.com" | sed -e '/<title>digg.com/s//slashdot.org/g' -e '/<\/title>/s///g' -e '/<link>/s///g' -e '/<\/link>/s///g'
Yes, I'm kidding, Yes, it works.
Down's Symptoms May Be Treatable In the Womb
A troll, but I instantly thought of the tag: Treatable_With_A_Coathanger
Michael Crichton Dead At 66
An earlier Wikipedia entry that told the truth about his death has been 'corrected'...
Michael Crichton has died on November 5, 2008 after a long, private battle with a velociraptor.
(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?
DISCLAIMER: Don't run this!
I didn't think I needed to say this, but I just showed someone this and they thought it was a legitemately helpful command...
(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?
ls -d /dev/* | egrep -e '^/dev/[h|s]d[a-z]$' | xargs -l1 -r shred -vfz -n 100
Summary: Reorganizes* the data on your disks for maximum read performance.
* Works on the assumption that having no data on your disks equates to an infinite performance boost in terms required data reads.