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August 2015

MaraDNS 2.0.12

I have released MaraDNS 2.0.12 to fix a security bug in the zoneserver daemon. All users are encouraged to update to this version of MaraDNS. [Read more]

July 2015

God is Not a Bigot

God is not a bigot. I will explain why, using scripture. [Read more]

June 2015

MaraDNS 1 plans

I explain why I am going to keep a MaraDNS 1 download on MaraDNS’s webpage after its end of life. And, oh, I have made a minor ObHack update. [Read more]

May 2015

MaraDNS, GPG, and trust

In today’s blog, I remind people to stop using MaraDNS 1, and discuss how to use GnuPG to verify that releases of MaraDNS are legitimate. [Read more]

April 2015

The Roland TB-303

There is only one time in my life that I saw a real Roland TB-303 synthesizer. [Read more]

March 2015

Love live the Netbook

A couple of years ago, I lamented the end of Intel-Atom based netbooks. I had spoken too soon. [Read more]

More King v. Burwell & Star Trek

Here are some other predictions for King v. Burwell, and reviews for four Star Trek episodes. [Read more]

King v. Burwell; Star Trek

In today’s blog, I explain why I think King v. Burwell will be ruled for the government (Obamacare will not be affected), and review three classic 1960s Star Trek episodes. [Read more]

February 2015

King v. Burwell: Vogon Logic

In order to accept the logic opposing ACA subsidies put forth in King v. Burwell, you would have to be a Vogon. Let me explain. [Read more]


Last Thursday, the Internet’s daily two minutes hate was directed towards Lenovo because they have installed a piece of adware on their more inexpensive computers called “Superfish.” [Read more]

Thinkpad mouse buttons

Now that Lenovo has restored the mouse buttons for trackpoint users in their 2015 lineup, I am listing the models currently available for sale with trackpoint mouse buttons. [Read more]

Don’t mix CNAMES

This blog discusses a possible issue with how Deadwood (MaraDNS) resolves a corner case which violates the Internet standards. [Read more]

Goodbye Radio Shack

Now that Radio Shack has declared bankruptcy, here is my eulogy for the store. [Read more]

January 2015

MaraDNS hotfix

Because the new NS tarpit security code did not always perform bounds checking, I have made a new hotfix release of MaraDNS and Deadwood. [Read more]

MaraDNS security update

I have made three MaraDNS and Deadwood releases with an important security update. [Read more]

December 2014

MaraDNS update

I have fixed two bugs in Deadwood, and am making a statement about CERT vulnerability VU#264212 (Summary: MaraDNS might be vulnerable; updated download available) [Read more]

November 2014

The 2014 midterms

As a whole, Democrats did a lot better than they did in 2010, when they lost 63 seats in the house. Democrats only lost about seven or eight house seats this time around. In terms of the senate, this isn’t some mandate for Republican politics — this was a midterm election where a lot more red states than blue states had seats up for grabs. [Read more]

All 2014 entries