Posted on July 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Net Neutrality – What is it about?

There’s been more talk lately about net neutrality. In large part due to the neutrality day thing… Many people are (rightfully) confused. There’s good arguments on both sides. I’m very much for net neutrality and having sensible regulation to make all players play fair. I’ll go into why, what the past looked like, what’s going […]

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Internet of Shit, No It’s Not Sophisticated

Dyn, “media”, everyone, please stop calling what happened on October 21st a “sophisticated attack.”  It’s the Internet equivalent of driving a semi truck through a house at 75MPH.  That’s how sophisticated it was.  Damaging, absolutely, impressive…Yeah probably.  Sophisticated?  Hardly.  It’d be sophisticated to see that same tractor turning donuts.  The Hoonigan‘s are sophisticated.  These attackers […]

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

This hack thinks 300GB is a lot…

I actually found a hack that thinks 300GB is a lot.  First that’s not entirely the point (Comcast, etc, have all been selling unlimited internet for starters) – second, it’s NOT nearly as much as you think.   Third they still want YOU to pay and Netflix to pay for any Netflix traffic you use. […]

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 10:47 am

Your Future Internet – Comcast, Verizon, TimeWarner style

This is what they all want the internet to look like, in one picture.  Seriously.  Do not believe them when they say things like “data caps will be set to ensure they don’t affect a majority of users” – they might mean it literally, they’ll make sure 49% are affected by the caps so that […]

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Bitcoin Block Collision “hole”?

First off, this is far less than theoretical.  It’s more likely that I’m having some sort of misunderstanding or lack of understanding that when looked at closer, the increasing run of 0’s isn’t actually a problem at all.  But it seems to me that at some point the increasing likelihood of a collision must become […]

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Net Neutrality

So I’ve been quiet for a long while on this blog, sorry for that, just haven’t had any real content to post! Recently net neutrality has been in the news (again) – I’ve linked a really good video that summarizes whats going on. Here on the Tek Syndicate – if the whole thing is too long […]

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

Some short musings on copyright

Oracle is, of course, appealing it’s loss on the recent Java copyright cases. Oracle, MS, NetApp, and EMC are all running scared that they won’t be able to copyright their APIs anymore. And they should be. An API is the visible portion of the application to a developer. API is like the letters and words […]

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

JesusPhone 5 day one

So as some in my “social circle” already know I finally started cheating on Android and got a JesusPhone 5.  Here’s some first impressions, granted, I am being rather critical here, I am actually so far quite happy with the iPhone 5…though if you’re an iPhone 4S or 4 user it might not be worth […]

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

Been busy!

No I haven’t forgotten about my blog, there just hasn’t been anything all that interesting to talk about. I’ve got the usual slew of work projects and a couple of personal projects I’m working on. Last few weeks I’ve been dawdling in Minecraft in my spare time. Just haven’t had time to make a decent […]

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm

WordPress Blog Infections

One of my friends blogs that I host was recently infected by one of the drive by infections called “Blackhole” which is completely useless description to disinfect it.  Even more disappointingly, NO AV scanner was helpful in figuring out which page had hit it.  Google’s malware tools/safebrowsing don’t see it because it very specifically hides […]