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I list some variable fonts, and discuss the second most popular 1980s song as per the number of YouTube views the song has. [Read more] (2022-01-09)


MaraDNS support update

I discuss a change in MaraDNS’s support policy in this blog. Also, I discuss another of the top 5 1980s songs on YouTube. [Read more] (2021-12-19)


1980s songs: Part two

I continue to talk about the five most popular 1980s songs on YouTube, and discuss changing the time on my car stereo. [Read more] (2021-11-07)


1980s songs: Part one

I talk about 1980s songs on YouTube. This is part one of a series of articles I will publish about the five most popular 1980s songs on YouTube. [Read more] (2021-10-21)



I remember the AIDS pandemic, and compare it to the current COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more] (2021-09-26)

Jerry Pournelle

This blog is written in honor of Jerry Pournelle’s legacy. While there was a lot I disagreed with Jerry Pournelle about, I enjoyed what he had to write. [Read more] (2021-09-14)

9/11 20 years later

20 years ago today, September 11 happened. I remember this tragedy. Also, some thoughts on the pandemic. [Read more] (2021-09-11)



In this blog, I briefly share my thoughts about Afghanistan, now that we are leaving there after 20 years, and announce a new MaraDNS release. [Read more] (2021-08-17)


Delta surge

This blog is about the Delta surge of COVID-19, and why it can be mitigated. [Read more] (2021-07-31)

MaraDNS and DKIM

I discuss a very technical issue for users of my MaraDNS server: How to have DKIM records in MaraDNS. [Read more] (2021-07-16)


My Karen Story

Now that decades have passed, I can finally tell my Karen story and its aftermath. [Read more] (2021-06-06)

Pride Month

In celebration of pride month, I talk about how watching the gay community struggling with AIDS, back before we had effective HIV treatments, caused me to ultimately become a Lady Gaga fan. [Read more] (2021-06-02)

The Drumhead

I review the Star Trek episode The Drumhead, and talk about why it’s important to watch here in 2021. Also, another MaraDNS release. [Read more] (2021-06-01)


Dan Kaminsky

On April 23, Dan Kaminsky passed away. I write about how our lives crossed paths. [Read more] (2021-05-02)


The one true language

Lunacy is the one true programming language. April fools! [Read more] (2021-04-01)


Remembering Fry’s

Now that Fry’s is closed, I share some of my memories of this store. [Read more] (2021-03-08)


Online Chess

I list websites for playing Chess online. Also, MaraDNS 3.5.0018 was released a couple of months ago. [Read more] (2021-02-23)


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