Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 10th September 2012 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them:
Titans of tech: Why I’ll never trust ’em • The Register – Tears of joy from me over this piece.
I am responsible for making decisions regarding the purchase of computer hardware, software and services. I advise others regarding the tactical and strategic implementations of technologies and IT-related services. The financial security and stability of my own company, the companies of my clients and all the associated employees depends at least in part upon the accuracy and soundness of my decisions. The process underlying my decision-making is the source of continued introspection.
And best piece is the close
At the risk of becoming a pariah among the more conservative tech press and analyst crowd, I choose to reject faith. I choose caution and scepticism instead; I choose to bite the hand that feeds IT.
Great, just great.
Software Bug ToolKit CSCub89747 – async over bstun truncating packets(Login Required) – Someone is still tunneling async over bstun. And using a packet sniffer to diagnose bugs. Poor bugger.
Truncated packets arriving at remote site
Async to async connection using bstun tunnelling
Keep packet size to < 1500
/29 IPv6 allocation is now possible (RIPE-552) « CCIE Playground – Good news on the IPv6 front.
You can now get /29 IPv6 subnet instead of default /32 from RIPE, when you’re getting new address allocation. RIPE-552 document has been updated in point 5.1.2 and now not only /32 is default allocation size for new IPv6 subnets. Of course any allocation between /29 and /32 is possible without providing additional documentation.
It’s possible to extend current /32 allocation to /29. The subnets were allocated in schema that if you requested initial /32 subnet, next /32 were reserved not straight after that, but space for extending to /29 were left.
Revisiting OpenStack Architecture: Essex Edition – Overview of Openstack Essex – if you aren’t familiar with Openstack this is a good place to start. And you should be familiar with Openstack.
The OpenStack project as a whole is designed to “deliver(ing) a massively scalable cloud operating system.” To achieve this, each of the constituent services are designed to work together to provide a complete Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This integration is facilitated through public application programming interfaces (APIs) that each service offers (and in turn can consume). While these APIs allow each of the services to use another service, it also allows an implementer to switch out any service as long as they maintain the AP
Warren Ellis » How To See The Future – Brilliant observations on the future
Use the rear view mirror for its true purpose. If I were sitting next to you twenty-five years ago, and you heard a phone ring, and I took out a bar of glass and said, sorry, my phone just told me it’s got new video of a solar flare, you’d have me sectioned in a flash. Use the rear view mirror to imagine telling someone just twenty five years ago about GPS. This is the last generation in the Western world that will ever be lost. LifeStraws. Synthetic biology. Genetic sequencing. SARS was genetically sequenced within 48 hours of its identification. I’m not even touching the web, wifi, mobile broadband, cloud computing, electronic cigarettes…
The Nexus 5000 system with LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG license installed that are running 5.1(3) prior to 5.1(3)N2(1b) may restart due to memory depletion and report a restart reason of “ipfib hap reset”.
Wait ? What ?
The leak is around 1.8-2MB per day. The system will restart when 250 MB is leaked. This results in a system reboot after almost 130 days.
Quality. That’s just great quality control.
Xiki: Can your shell console do this? – YouTube – I like that people are finally starting to reinvent the way that CLI clients can operate. Plain text is powerful, but sometimes context and colour can extend the purpose in new directions.
A very quick overview of Xiki. Like a shell console but better
Watch this to get understanding of how shell console could advance into the 2012.
App Store – Ghostery Web Browser for iOS – Essential
Ghostery sees the “invisible” web, detecting trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by Facebook, Google Analytics, and over 500 other ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers – all companies interested in your activity.
QFabric Behind the Curtain: I was spot-on « ipSpace.net by @ioshints – Ivan Peplnjak has a poke and a prod at a working QFabric deployment.
Network Naming Schemes – Selection of possible naming schemes in case you need inspiration