Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

30 billion teevees

[source at ITWeb]
Television viewers of the 2010 Soccer World Cup are expected to outnumber physical spectators by a ratio of 1:10 000
multiplied by
three million visitors
= 30 BILLION epic fails.

[Usual caveats apply: visitors vs spectators, etc]

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Political prisoners

[from The Seattle Times's Politics & Government column]
"What's lost by embracing a tyrant who puts his people in prison because of their political beliefs?" Bush said in reference to Castro. "What's lost is it will send the wrong message. It will send a discouraging message to those who wonder whether America will continue to work for the freedom of prisoners."
So it's the fault of the Cubans that those poor 'political prisoners' are being held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp?

DNS fail

I saw this host in a traceroute and had to be sure:
> server
Default server:

> set type=ptr
[snip] name =

> set type=a

Address: !=

It looks like Internet Solutions forgot some old reverse DNS records when updating things, and re-used the address for infrastructure.