You probably didn’t know we operated a URL shortening service at easyURL.net, which has some nice features like being able to create your own short label for a shortened URL and tracking of access stats. After awhile I noticed that I was also using it as a pseudo-bookmarking mechanism, but of course it required that […]
During my 3-year tenure on the CIRA Board, I got the opportunity to travel across the country. Whenever we held a public forum anywhere in Canada, the turnout was usually quite high and the participants informed and enthusiastic. Then near the end of every open forum I made it a habit to ask the attendees […]
We have been testing our outbound mail service (codenamed “easySMTP(tm)”) and it looks good. It supports TLS and listens on numerous alternative ports. easySMTP outbound mail service will be bundled with DNS-plus packages at no extra cost. We are now accepting beta users for this service. If you would like to be a beta user […]
The MyPrivacy.ca whois-record-spamguard system has been upgraded to new hardware and now supports personalized whitelists. This means individual users can add their own whitelists, either email based or hostname based, which opens myprivacy.ca up to much more flexibility beyond protecting your whois records. An myprivacy.ca accounts are still free.
One hears many complaints about Technorati’s blog search engine, that all it does it return “useless” blogspam search results. Is this a sign of a “bad” search engine or is it indicative of a deeper problem within the blogosphere itself, that it’s riddled with blogspam and automatically generated scraper sites? (Blogger is particularly bad because […]
I didn’t bother mentioning the new PHP XML-RPC vulnerability to somebody yesterday, assuming they already knew. Alas, they got burned by it so I’m making it a point to mention these things in a widespread generic sense from now on. As such: if you are running PHP content management systems like blogs, postnuke or anything […]