Posted on July 29, 2022 at 4:33 pm

Iron Gods, Iron Angels, Dragons and Sharks.

Where were you in 1993? Me, probably at my computer. My grandfather bought me a Laser Turbo XT. 40mbyte RLL hard drive. Seagate. 640kbyte of RAM. Tiny by today’s standards. It’s specs less than a rounding error by today’s standards. But at the time, that was a lot. This was my first Iron God. But […]

Posted on July 29, 2022 at 4:13 pm

Holy heck tempus fugit!

Time indeed flies. I definitely have NOT forgotten about Dotblag here…I just haven’t…like had anything to write/share really. However….new hobbies starting up, I’m moving towards getting my private pilots license, and, trying out astronomy. Hopefully next year I’ll be brewing again too. Assuming I feel like it I hope to write about these things here. […]

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm

So why are the big ISPs fighting against Title II now?

I’m going to reuse acronyms and “framework” described in my Jul 15th article – ISP, CP, NSP. The claim by many on the side of 17-108 is that Title II (keeping the current 2015 final order in place) represents chafing regulation. From the side of the ISPs like Verizon and Comcast the regulation basically requires […]

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 […]