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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]

October 2014

MaraDNS support update

Why I have stopped using MyBB, and how to now get MaraDNS support. [Read more]

September 2014

Best 80s Music

January 2015 update: Edgar Froese, front man of Tangerine Dream, whose song Love on a Real Train is listed here, has passed away. He once said that “There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.” How very true. [Read more]

August 2014

People like the ACA

The fact of the matter is this: People like the ACA (Obamacare). The survey released by the Kaiser Foundation saying otherwise is invalid. I explain why. [Read more]

July 2014

Women against feminism

I look at what modern feminism has become and why women in droves are railing against it. But, let’s first start with some... [Read more]

PT Sans and PT Serif

In today’s blog, I give PT Serif and to a lesser extent PT Sans a more full review. Summary: While a very good font, I feel Charter is an even better font. [Read more]

Bitstream Charter and more

In today’s blog, I discuss the typeface update for my web site, the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), and post a rant about Google’s long-dead (and rightly so) SideWiki service. But first... [Read more]

June 2014

The best open-source fonts

In this blog, I list the best open-source fonts out there, discuss getting lining numbers in Georgia (yes, it can be done without buying Georgia Pro...kinda sorta), and somewhat revise my outlook on web fonts for body text. [Read more]

Fonts in 2014

In today's blog, I discuss web fonts in 2014. [Read more]

May 2014

Miguel: In Memorandum

Marina, my wife, and her mother first met Miguel, a cat who looked like a small tiger (albeit with a white belly), in 2000. He was a few months old and starving to death. Since they did not have any food for him, they ended up feeding him some cantaloupe they had around. He eagerly ate it and had a love for cantaloupe for the rest of his life. [Read more]

April 2014

MaraDNS Update

I have updated MaraDNS to have DNS-over-TCP work in Windows. [Read more]

Alpine in CentOS

This blog is about how I set up Alpine, an easy-to-use text-based mail client, in CentOS 6. I also discuss accessing my Gmail with Alpine. [Read more]

The “Heartbleed” bug

I briefly discuss the “Heartbleed” bug, and why my https certificate key has changed. [Read more]

March 2014

Postfix + Mailman in CentOS 6

This blog describes how I have configured Postfix to work in CentOS 6 to receive email, and how I set up Mailman. It includes information on getting Nginx to display Mailman's web interface. [Read more]

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