DNS Delights

Ever break something?  The Cowboy sure has.  How about the Internet?  Ever break that?  Not just your connection to the Internet, but, you know, the WHOLE THING?!

Mr. THere’s a fascinating tale of one man’s mission to stop a very big breakdown of our marvelous series of tubes.  If you know the name Dan Kaminsky, you know the story.  If not, here it is:  The Secret Geek A-Team.  [cue opening music]

Well, if you’re feeling inspired. Here’s a nice little DNS tweak.  Most people use the DNS server assigned by their ISP.  Try using a safe public DNS server like those belonging to Level 3, using Anycast, with their oh-so-easy-to-remember IP addresses of through  You can do this in the network settings for the operating system of your choice.  You might just get a nice little speed boost and even fix problems with broken sites – the Cowboy sure did.

Published in: on December 3, 2008 at 20:21  Comments Off on DNS Delights  

Civil Rights. Again.

Yet another group wanting “equal rights”.  Ugghh.  When will this demand for liberty and equality ever end?

Well, here’s a video of some people, including the requisite “Hollywood types”, demanding their civil rights.  Okay, fine.  Have your rights, and let me get back to my non-fat two-splenda extra-hot capuccino.  Ho hum…

But, wait a minute…  This is kind of odd.  Yes, quite queer indeed.  It’s in the form of a musical.  I wonder whose civil rights they might be demanding.

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Published in: on December 3, 2008 at 19:04  Comments Off on Civil Rights. Again.