Friday, April 24, 2009

SmartCache: the best reason yet to switch to OpenDNS

Just announced feature from OpenDNS. Yet another reason to use them. Here is a quick blip:

Here’s how it works: When an authoritative DNS provider suffers an outage, all of the Web sites it provides service to are taken offline. They’re inaccessible for everyone on the Internet. But no longer for OpenDNS users. Our servers will now immediately look for the last known good address for the site in our caches, and use that to load the site. So effectively OpenDNS users will be able to access Web sites that appear down for everyone else. For our millions of users at businesses, schools and libraries around the world, saving them Internet access interruptions and the time they waste is invaluable.

Click here to find out more.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Knol: A unit of knowledge

Just stumbled across a new website called Knol, thanks to Leo Laporte. Man I miss TechTV.

From Knol's about page:

Knol is a free service from Google that allows you to communicate, collaborate, and share your knowledge with the world. We believe that Knol increases the availability of information, encourages freedom of expression, and makes possible new connections between authors and readers.

Reminds me of a cross between Wikipedia and a How-To site.

I just created my first Knol page about OpenDNS Here.

Here's one about EveryDNS also.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Left For Dead Survivor mode = Crazy

I never thought I would see 2 tanks, 3 smokers, 3 hunters, and a boomer come at me at the same time...

If you don't have L4D, get it now! Great game that just got expanded for free, unlike most games.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

VMware ESX is now vSphere

Going to take part in a presentation Thursday. Can't wait to learn more about it. I wish they would have changed the vConsole interface, but thats just me.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hello World

This is just a test...