Posts tagged with geek
27 May 2013 - Vale Google Reader; Hullo Tiny Tiny RSS
With a month to go until one of my favourite Google services is rendered for glue, I’ve been inspired to hunt for a replacement! The inspiration came in the form of a reminder about all of my treasured Google Buzz content, and how I might want to back it up before it died. I don’t […]
16 November 2011 - The tiniest computer!
Can you believe this is a fully functional PC? It’s got an Atom Z530 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 2 gigabit ethernet ports, wifi, etc. etc. This tiny little amazing computer is called the fit-PC2i, and I just ordered one with Mint Linux on it. Whee!
15 April 2011 - APNIC has run out of IPv4 addresses
Well that happened rather more quickly than I’d thought. The Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Registrar (APNIC) is now down to it’s last big block of IPv4 addresses. Its policy, once having reached this point, is to carefully conserve the remaining IP addresses to facilitate service providers’ transition to IPv6. They won’t give out more than about […]
20 January 2011 - Never see smh or theage autoplay videos again!
Do you hate Fairfax’s horrible auto-playing videos? How about their retina-searing flash ads and giant fluorescent ad-wrap-arounds? Well, worry not! First, download Adblock/Adblock Plus: Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom Use the EasyList filter (this kills all the ads). Now, add the following custom filters: (In Firefox: Tools -> AdBlock Plus Preferences -> Add Filter…) com.au##DIV.videoWrap com.au##.overlay.overlayPlayCountdown.overlayPrePlay.visible […]
5 January 2011 - Now Accessible via IPv6
I guess this is a bit of a follow-up to my post from last November about the impending IANA IPv4 address exhaustion. On November 30th, 4 of the last 6 IANA /8 blocks were allocated, leaving just two. It’s anticipated that APNIC (the Asia-Pacific Region authority) will pick up these last two in just three […]