Why I don’t have ads here

Another “put this up so I can point to it later” post.

Now and then someone tells me that I should put ads on my blog. Some of the articles get a ridiculous number of search engine hits, and I could probably add another (small) income stream there.

I’m not morally opposed to the very . . . → Read More: Why I don’t have ads here

The Desktop of Doom

I’m sick of scrounging hardware for writing books. I’m sick of waiting for things to compile, managing disk space, and running out of memory. I finally got so sick of it that I decided to invest some serious cash in a research machine, in the hope that I wouldn’t need to hunt hardware piecemeal for . . . → Read More: The Desktop of Doom

Amazon gets it wrong

Amazon sends us Kindle owners an email every few days saying “You bought this and that, so we think you’ll like these items.” They’re right an annoying large portion of the time, but when they get it wrong they really blow it.

Amazon Recommendation Failure

Okay, yes, the book of PF is pretty good. . . . → Read More: Amazon gets it wrong

Happy Halloween!

And what’s Halloween without a ghost story? A high-tech ghost story, even.

If you don’t care for fiction, there’s always true horror of my real life.

live DNSSEC talk

On August 10, at 12:30PM EDT, I’ll be doing a talk on “DNSSEC in 55 Minutes” for the Metro Detroit Linux Users Group. I do this sort of thing all the time, but this time will be a little different.

The talk will go out live via Google Hangouts on Air. You’ll be able to . . . → Read More: live DNSSEC talk

I sound like a real dork: BSDTalk 228

Want to hear my voice? Interested in Absolute OpenBSD or DNSSEC Mastery?

Go check out BSDTalk 228, starring yours truly.

Visiting an OpenBSD hackathon.

I took Bill Allaire’s copy of Absolute OpenBSD to Toronto to get it signed. If you wonder what that’s like, check out my article over on undeadly.org.

Why no tech posts from me for a while now? I’m moving a bunch of virtual machines from ESX to SolusVM. As some of these VMs are several . . . → Read More: Visiting an OpenBSD hackathon.

Books at BSDCan

I’m sure everyone who reads this blog knows I’ll be at BSDCan tonight through early Sunday morning. I will also have books for sale, however.

Absolute OpenBSD, $50 SSH Mastery, $20 DNSSEC Mastery (4 proof copies only), $20

Cash only.

If you buy a book, I’ll throw in a free Tilted Windmill Press T-shirt while . . . → Read More: Books at BSDCan

Penguicon Schedule

Someone pointed out that it would be nice to know when I’ll be doing what at Penguicon. So, here’s my schedule.

Friday, 26 April: 6PM-7PM opening ceremonies 7PM-8PM Guest of Honor Social Hour 9PM-10PM OpenBSD (kind of obligatory)

Saturday, 27 April: 10AM-noon: liquid nitrogen ice cream, my own flavor 5PM-6PM: Technology Publishing in 2013

Sunday . . . → Read More: Penguicon Schedule

At Penguicon this weekend

I’m a guest of honor at Penguicon this weekend. I’ll be doing a one-hour talk on technology publishing in 2013. I’ll also be inventing an ice cream flavor.

Other guests include author Jim C Hines, chef and author Jeff Potter, Arduino and Raspberry pi guru & author Maik Schmidt, hackerspace advocate and censorship activist Nick . . . → Read More: At Penguicon this weekend