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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 10:47 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 February 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Why the US Government can’t, and shouldn’t, try to govern the Internet.

There’s been an alarming amount of “cybersecurity” legislation here in the US lately in the same fear mongering, and ill advised tune that got us the entire DHS and almost universally loathed TSA.  The problem, as I see it, is members of congress trying to govern something that they firstly do not understand, and secondly, […]

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 10:06 am

ASN.1, or how to make a binary protocol definition the easy way…

Most people aren’t familiar at all with ASN.1, and some that are, have NO clue they’re looking at ASN.1 – SNMP MIBs are all written as ASN.1 definitions.  I’m embarking on a new project and need to define a client/server protocol.  I could build my own binary protocol, which I’ve done in the past.  I […]

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm

So close to exhaustion!

No, I’m not talking about physical exhaustion….I’m talking about IPv4 address space!  IPv4 (32-bit addressing) has been on the ‘endangered species’ list for a long time now.  And almost everyone agrees we’ve got until about 2011 or maybe 2012 (depending on where you live) before there will be NO more free IPv4 addresses.  IPv6 (128-bit […]

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm


So I recently bought a Pogoplug device, sort of on a whim.  I needed a NAS device, and the fact that the Pogoplug had HFS+ (OS/X filesystem) support made it a clear winner for me.  I’ve been living with mine for about a week now, mostly with single 320GB HFS+ formatted drive.  The $130 device […]

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

An attempt to explain IPv6 and IP Routing to the layperson

Me again, yup.  Been a while eh?  Well, I’ve been busy.  Rebuilding a pretty big site essentially from scratch.  Trust me, I have plenty of things to rant about!  This post though I hope to be another informative, less ranting, post about IPv6. I keep seeing a LOT of well meaning but mis-informed or mis-understood […]

Posted on June 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Windows 7 Airport/Time Capsule Disks

Yup, it’s SysOp here. I know, it’s been a while but I’ve been busy and there have been a lot of changes. On with the post though! Well I made the leap to Windows 7 after having to buy a new laptop (long story short the desktop is dead). Upon upgrading to Win7 RC1, as […]

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 9:16 am

New server coming!

Well, the box running, while plenty serviceable, is showing it’s age.  I’ve ordered a pretty large machine (just short of $3000 in total parts) and the bits are on their way, woohoo!  I’ll be setting it up and burning it in over the next month or two.  Once it’s ready dotblag will be moving […]