NoDaddy.Com - Exposing the Many Reasons Not to Trust GoDaddy with Your Domain Names
3:33 pm EST, Jan 29, 2007
Fyodor has started NoDaddy.com in response to last week's shutdown of seclists.org...
I created this site to document instances of customer abuse at GoDaddy. The goal is for GoDaddy to either improve their policies and customer service, or suffer continued loss of market share to their customer-focused competition.
While I gave this site its bare skeleton, I'm hoping it becomes more of a community effort. If you have been frustrated by GoDaddy's behavior, please see our call for volunteers and join in.
Screw Seclists.com, you should higher an internet security employee from MySpace to make sure you don't post our personal, highly secure information on your website. Obviously you aren't capable or maybe you just don't understand internet law.
Talk about Comedy Gold! The layers of irony in that passage are so thick its like a work of art!
Daylight Saving changes: No Y2K, but there could be headaches - Network World
2:17 pm EST, Jan 29, 2007
At first blush it may seem like no big deal: clocks will move ahead by an hour three weeks earlier than usual this year. But for today’s networked businesses, the simple change could mean complex problems if IT shops aren’t prepared, industry experts say.
We discussed this on MemeStreams when it was being considered, but I wasn't really aware that this had come down. Every computer will need to be patched for this...
RE: More experiences with GoDaddy, free speech, and domain deletion [Politech]
4:27 am EST, Jan 28, 2007
Rattle wrote: One big question remains.. What good registrars are out there these days? I have not had a chance to do any research.
I'm also interested if anyone has any feedback on this question. I've sent them a formal email and tried to explain to them why I think this situation was mishandled, but it remains to be seen if they are going to address the problem in a substantive way. So far their public communications have been defensive and somewhat misleading. They need to acknowledge the mistake and communicate about how they are addressing the problem. I'm willing to give them time for that to sink in. They provide a good service at a really good price and I don't want to go through the hassle of transferring from them, but if they don't clear this up I really have no choice. It is inevitable that people post objectionable material here, and Rattle and I are usually on top of it, but the last thing I need is for my DNS registrar to pull my domain and then offer that they'll get back to me in "1 to 2 business days" about a resolution, and charge me a fee for my trouble. Thats not OK.
More experiences with GoDaddy, free speech, and domain deletion [Politech]
8:21 pm EST, Jan 27, 2007
Last your GoDaddy yanked the domain for the data center where my computers are hosted. (nectartech.com) They managed to take thousands of domains offline as a result. I helped get them back online by recording two phone calls to their tech support department.
GoDaddy shut down an entire internet provider overnight in January by killing their domain, which broke their DNS resolution. You can listen to phone calls in which their customer support people refuse to bring the domain back online in spite of the fact that 100s of customers are offline. Whats more, people who work for GoDaddy show up in the threads and start threatening the person who posted the recordings!! The fact is that $8 domain name registrations sometimes have millions of dollars riding on them. A company with this sort of flippant attitude about people's network infrastructure shouldn't be responsible for it.
Hewlett-Packard's FPGA research, and replacing transistors
8:11 pm EST, Jan 17, 2007
Yesterday morning I ran across what sounded like an interesting story from Hewlett-Packard's labs that seemed to involve a possible transistor replacement, nanotechnology, and the indefinite furtherance of Moore's Law. I ultimately decided to skip it, though, because on further inspection it turned out that the story has implications for the somewhat niche area of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and even those implications are pretty far off (around 2020). But, since the rest of the tech press has picked up this FPGA research as an "OMG nanotechnology and Moore's Law!" story, I've decided to talk about the story anyway, and to look at what is and isn't there.
You can always count on Ars for a sane discussion of what technical announcements actually mean. There are some good details in this article. My opinion is that FPGA's are extremely important and will eventually be a part of common PCs, but currently they fit niche and development applications. The press seems to think that this announcement has something to do with microprocessors. It doesn't.
The first peak in Apple's stock price (approx 1:45 EST, or 10:45 PST) was at the tail end of Steve Job's demoing the phone. He then goes on to talk about the busniess side (the price, exclusive with Cingular, etc) as well as the target 1% market share goal and the share price drops a little.
It's like watching a sing-a-song, only with lots of money!
Craftsman 21754 CompuCarve Compact Woodworking Machine, Computer-Controlled at Sears.com
11:23 am EST, Jan 8, 2007
Compact, computer-controlled, 3-dimensional woodworking machine with an easy-to-use interface. It allows a novice to make a complete project without a shop full of tools.The unique configuration allows it to perform many other woodworking functions, including ripping, cross cutting, mitering, contouring, jointing and routing. The CompuCarve can work in most soft materials, including wood, plastics (polycarbonate or cast acrylic) and certain types of high density foam.