Monthly Archive: June 2011

Gmail thinks “This message may not have been sent by…” you 13

Gmail thinks “This message may not have been sent by…” you

Yesterday, Google rolled out a new feature in Gmail which warns you when it isn’t sure who the email was sent by. This warning isn’t due to some confusion on the server side, this issue is because Google wants to force more people to use SPF records and DKIM signatures. Both of these are good technologies to use (I personally have them both enabled), but I worry about Google’s move...

Ride Friday: Adding a Givi E55 top case 2

Ride Friday: Adding a Givi E55 top case

The 4th of July is coming up soon, and that means summer is here! I decided that the holiday would be a perfect time for me to take a few extra days off and take a little motorcycle road trip. The thought was to take the motorcycle down someplace nice and scenic like the coast (i.e. US 101) and maybe spend some time in SoCal. Being the good and proper...

A screen/shell server is awesome! 5

A screen/shell server is awesome!

GNU screen is not a new tool and while I’ve known about it for a long time, I’ve never had a use for it. What is the point of having multiplexed terminals when I can simply launch more (under Ubuntu)? When I’m in Windows, I can just launch more SSH connections. While having more screens does make organization of many sessions orderly, I prefer a larger screen and the ability...

IPv6, Linode & Stats 0

IPv6, Linode & Stats

Yesterday, I talked about some of the work I did in the weekend server overhaul. One of those tasks I wanted to talk about a little more was the addition of native IPv6 because I feel very strongly that IPv6 is important, not just to this blog, but to the future of the internet. I’m very excited that Linode offered native IPv6 in its datacenters as early as May and...

Weekend Server Overhaul 0

Weekend Server Overhaul

In early 2010 I signed up and migrated to Linode.com for my server needs. At that point in time, the latest version of Ubuntu that was offered was 9.10; the only useful colo location was Dallas; and IPv6 was unheard of (well, not exactly unheard of, but having a server with IPv6 was). We’ve had several new versions of Ubuntu since then, a plethora of new Colos have opened up,...