You can now get the complete DNSSEC Mastery: Securing the Domain Name System with BIND at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and my personal ebookstore. It should (hopefully) trickle through to iTunes & such before long.
This book was a real education to write. Hopefully it will help improve the state of DNS security across . . . → Read More: “DNSSEC Mastery” now complete, ebook version available!
The final total on the Absolute OpenBSD first copy auction was: $1145. The lucky (for various interpretations of lucky) winner is Bill Allaire, long-time OpenBSD supporter.
Bill has already sent Austin the money, which is winging its way to the OpenBSD Foundation as I write this. So he’s lived up to his end of the . . . → Read More: “Absolute OpenBSD” auction winner
Apparently double-dog daring you people works.
The Absolute OpenBSD Foundation auction is currently at $1035.
You have another day and a half to bid. Do so.
I’m delighted. And, as promised, I’ll have an ebook sale as a result. Probably during BSDCan.
This week has been maniacal for reasons completely outside of the new Absolute . . . → Read More: “Absolute OpenBSD” auction clears $1000
I’m told that No Starch Press now has the ebook for the new Absolute OpenBSD available for download. If you preordered the book, go get the electronic version while you’re waiting for the print to arrive.
If you haven’t preordered, go get it now. If you use coupon code ILUVMICHAEL, you save 30% and I . . . → Read More: “Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd edition” ebook download available
The Absolute OpenBSD auction has been going about 10 hours now. In less than those 10 hours, the price exceeded the amount raised for the FreeBSD Foundation.
But I bet you slackers can’t possibly double it. No, I DOUBLE DOG-DARE YOU to double it.
How I love picking a fight in a good . . . → Read More: First barrier breached
You’ve asked me how to get Absolute OpenBSD early.
The answer is simple. You buy it. At auction. All proceeds to the OpenBSD Foundation.
The printer will take the first copy of Absolute OpenBSD off the press and overnight it to me. I will sign it, and label it on the title page as the . . . → Read More: First copy of “Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd ed” now on auction
I had hoped to get DNSSEC Mastery out before my trip next week. That’s not going to happen, thanks to the copyeditor. (And I do mean “thanks” in a completely non-sarcastic way.)
Most of her comments are easily fixable. But she goes into detail on one point that is utterly, completely, compellingly damning. “The thing . . . → Read More: DNSSEC Mastery release
Absolute OpenBSD is at the printer. I can do nothing more on this book. For better or worse, the book is complete. I’m resisting the urge to scream “I can do it better! Give me the book back, I will rewrite it until it doesn’t suck!”
I got copyedits back on DNSSEC Mastery. Hopefully, the . . . → Read More: Misc: Books, and April Fool’s
For those who want the dubious pleasure of encountering me in meatspace:
I am a guest at Penguicon April 26-28, 2013, in Pontiac, MI, USA.
I am teaching at BSDCan, May 15-18, 2013, in Ottawa, Ontario, CA.
I expect to have copies of Absolute OpenBSD at both events. (Penguicon might be pushing it, but I’m . . . → Read More: Upcoming Appearances
At the urging of Gerald Weinberg, I decided to try publishing my newest self-pub nonfiction book, DNSSEC Mastery, as I wrote it, using LeanPub. I offered the book at a discount for early adopters, with the intention of raising the price for the finished book. Those eager for my next book got an early peek . . . → Read More: LeanPub experiences, and my own ebook store