Why are you hosting your own Redis?

Someone asked me on a mailing list if I worry about reaching my team’s limit in our ability to manage Redis. I wrote a bit about why I think our architecture helps mitigate that risk. I’m not sure I really...

MJ Had A Patent

Michael Jackson died yesterday prompting a DDOS attack on the worlds news orginizations and Google. Whatever became of him doesn't change the fact he knew what he was doing when it came to putting on a performance and singing a...

Windows update fails

I had a problem this week. I actually had the same problem lots of times. It was fustrating as hell. I had quite a few Windows XP instalations to do, with new employees soon to arrive at work, new laptops...

Yearly GPG Key

My GPG key for the next year can be found at his address. https://www.wizardcomputing.com/gpg/wizard-roborooter.com.asc I've had a few others for my roborooter.com address over the years, but somehow I always loose them. The private key that is. It's usually because...

Story Arcs and my failed attempt.

I had a plan. Make the Hacker Crackdown Available as a torrent file. (You can just grab the full download if you like.) Educate about what comcast was doing (blocking torrents) Complain that while the torrent's flowing nicely a bunch...

nic.ly wants $150 a domain

[caption id="attachment_673" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="If only I had the cash to burn..."][/caption] This would have been the best website ever. But some squatter will pick it up no doubt.

Video From H2K2

(The video player wont load from the rss feed. So if you're reading from there, you'll have to click though to the post. Also I ditched the crappy flv version - never mind this is crappy quality anyway, it's using...

The Last Hope

I just registered for the three day computer security.. well Hacker Conference "HOPE: Hackers of planet Earth". So far they have a few keynote speakers listed including Adam Savage and of course Kevin Mitnick. Adam Savage is well known as...