Category: Web

Domain Name Scam

A couple of days ago I got a letter in the mail… the old-fashioned postal mail. Oh, look. I can spend more money that I’m spending right now with GoDaddy by simply filling out the “not a bill” scam. And...

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$100!

Just a neat bit of meta news: today my Google account rolled over $100 today. After only around six months I’m finally getting a bit of money from the site. Prior to this, I was using Amazon ads, and that was paying out...

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Subreddit drama: Seattle style

In terms of social media, one of the best news sources for me in the Seattle area used to be the /r/Seattle subreddit. As time has passed, one of the moderators /u/careless, became more and more of an evil dictator than someone...

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Train wreck

Sometimes it’s interesting being on the inside. Watching the sausage being made. When the internet has an outage, there’s a good chance that AWS (hence, Amazon) has a hand in it. I was hearing that Reddit had an...

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YouTube?

Every once in a while a service you just expect to be up isn’t. YouTube for instance. It’s like if you go to Amazon.com and you see it down. Mind you, I’ve seen Amazon down both before I was there and from the...

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Another blog experiment

I read on ArsTechnica today that CloudFlare is now offering free HTTPS for all of its sites — including the free ones. I’ve looked at them before. They are a distributed web site caching company. They’re kind...

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EC2 Host Issue

I was out getting some dinner tonight when I got an email from a monitoring service that my blog (the one you’re reading right now!) was down. ! Ok… maybe something on the kernel has gone insane. I can quickly log...

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Getting noticed

My friend and I host a podcast that almost no one listens to. (No, I’m going to remain anonymous about it for now… so I’m not going to direct traffic to it.) So one thing led to another and her blog got noticed...

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