Tag Archives: computers

please don’t hurt the web

From last night’s Firefox release party, taken by my coworker Myleen: I want one. Update: Another coworker, Taavi, points out that it’s also available as desktop wallpaper.

Exploiting NIC firmware

From Ben Laurie: Bypass the firewall by bypassing everything but the PCI bus.

Printer fun

I spent much of the afternoon yesterday on the phone with Dell, debugging a confused printer. We moved the printer across the room, and following that it wouldn’t print; it’d just sit there at “Printing…”, and the client print progress thing would stay at 0%… until you disconnected the network cable. Then it’d print whatever […]

No more Unix mail at Dreamhost

I left DreamHost just in time: We’re no longer allowing (new) FTP/SHELL users to have an email address associated with them. [...] Fortunately, this change should be more or less invisible to everybody! The only thing lost is the ability to see and manipulate your mail files via FTP/Shell… (and even that is only for […]

I’m on Linode now!

After my post about my Dreamhost experiences, I finally decided that enough was enough and signed up for a Linode. I should’ve done this ages ago. For $20/mo, I get a virtual server (using Xen, which is conceptually like VMware if you’ve heard of one but not the other) with 360MB of RAM, 10GB of […]

Fun with DHCP

I rolled out a new firewall/DNS server/DHCP server at FreshBooks today. Went well except for one problem: occasionally people would lose DNS resolution. Well, that’s not good. Checking out their machines showed that their DNS server addresses were being changed to an address on the wrong subnet, and their domain being changed to “mshome.net”. That […]

USENIX has made its full conference proceedings available…

USENIX has made its full conference proceedings available to the public. USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Organization, holds many, many technical conferences each year, primarily on system and network administration and security, including LISA, the Large Installation System Administration conference. Previously, access to the conference proceedings required a USENIX membership.

I’m usually not much for gadget lust, but…

I’m usually not much for gadget lust, but for some reason I find myself really interested in the Asus Eee PC, a $400 900Mhz laptop with a 7″ screen and a small flash disk that runs Linux. I don’t know why I’m so tempted, I’ve already got a little laptop, my 12″ Dell D400 — […]