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On average there is one domain for every 10 netizens, roughly

September 10th, 2019

Wolfram Alpha has answered me that there is 3.613 billion internet users. I looked this up because I saw that there is 354.7 million internet domains. These are interesting figures. We are a far cry for everyone having their own internet domain name. I personally have around seven domains but this will half roughly next year as I'm tightening my belt.


Odd DNS packetry

September 10th, 2019

I received a DNS malformed packet log from a Hong Kong IP.

Sep 10 08:37:38 kite delphinusdnsd[80672]: on descriptor 12 interface \
"" malformed question from, drop
Since there was no associated log with this it must have come from one of two NULL returns from build_question() in delphinusdnsd. I have since given those returns a log. In particular the question had a TSIG tag which was in some form malformed, either in the algorithm name or key name. Heads up to any other DNS programmers (like BIND, which I tried to examine but failed due to code-dyslexia) that there is such packets out there. The fact that these expand_compression() functions failed after being called from build_question(). The extra logging, that I have added, is done here.


Thought of getting a new monitor, but what I really need...

September 10th, 2019

Is a KVM switch. I have found one on amazon and will wait a week until I make the purchase (at least). With a 4 port KVM switch I'm freeing up 2 monitors and keyboards and those can be reused for more important deeds. I don't need 4 monitors really as currently I have 3 for myself.


Considering buying a Purism Librem 5 Phone

September 9th, 2019

I have never had a cell phone of the smartphone kind, other than an iPod which doesn't have GPS or a phone function. Pressures are making it hard not to have a cell phone, so I'm thinking of getting this phone. Here is it's website. I was also interest- ed in the pinephone, but that one doesn't have an aluminium case. I'll wait four days before making a purchase. Toll and customs will make this phone a lot more expensive than it currently is.


Taking a holiday from habits

September 6th, 2019

I'm taking a holiday from Internet Relay Chat until the foreseeable future. I should be back the first week of October or so. I have been doing this in the past too, and it was often worthwhile. At first it's boring but then one picks up on other things, and that's my intention. I really need to be working on delphinusdnsd programming.


September Equinox in exactly three weeks

September 2nd, 2019

Equinox is upon us again in 3 weeks. The sun will be aligned with the equator then and is moving towards the tropic of capricorn. Of course it's not the sun moving but the tilt of the earth in relation to the sun. Finally cooler weather! In one month or thereabouts I'm turning on the heat again. Last year the heat was turned on on October 2nd, 2018. We'll see when it will be this year. The September Equinox is also the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere and the first day of spring in the southern hemisphere.


I shaved my beard off

August 29th, 2019

Today I got shaving foam and razor at the supermarket. Then in the late morning I shaved it all off. There is a red area on my chin, I may have to seek a skin doctor if this doesn't naturally go away. It was probably the area that I had dandruff on. It won't be snowing on my shirts anymore.


Server replaced after a 48 hour downtime

August 29th, 2019

My provider has replaced the server (except harddrives). I am so sorry for the downtime, but we have more RAM now and overall a speedier server. Hopefully the problem was not software related, but we couldn't even get on console of the old one it was frozen up every time. Time will tell.


Longer outtage on centroid.eu

August 28th, 2019

I just restored the computer, the provider put new RAM in it. Let's hope it stays up now. Sorry for the inconvenience according to my records the box was down since 9:01PM yesterday.


Downtime on centroid.eu

August 27th, 2019

Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. The server went down at 9:47AM and was restored at 12:49PM in the afternoon, a three hour outtage.


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