OpenDNS Umbrella – Safety or Zombies?
August 8, 2013
We started evaluating OpenDNS Umbrella at the office while back. While I’ve always been a big fan of OpenDNS (and even applied to work there once), I was reluctant to get into this “Umbrella” service. Not because I fear Umbrella Corp, but because it just didn’t seem useful. What little info I skimmed on the web wasn’t exactly what one would call exciting. After taking it for a spin, I’ve found that it actually is useful, though their marketing material is convoluted.
October 21, 2011
By Dsv (Own work) Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsFor the last few years, my DNS server of choice (when I run my own) is PowerDNS. It is very simple to use, and the ability to run multiple “backends” makes it wonderfully configurable. My choice setup is PowerDNS running the MySQL backend. Of course the question is “How do I manage the MySQL backend?” and that is where PDNSOps comes in.
Review: Uber (Private Driver Service)
October 4, 2011
Since I’m in San Francisco now, I have had a need for taxi service on occasion. The biggest issue with taxis in San Francisco is that like any big city, it can take a while to get one — especially on busy drinking nights. I had heard about this service called “Uber"; that it was a cab service with a mobile app to request rides, so I figured I’d give it a shot. In the last couple of weeks I’ve taken four rides with Uber and it’s been really nifty so far.