I can’t remember ever having an issue with updating the firmware of my XPS 13 7390 on Ubuntu. Today, however, Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) decided to throw an ugly-looking warning in my face after proudly proclaiming that it had a new device firmware update ready to be installed. To add insult to injury, Ubuntu told me to reboot the system to install the new firmware, after GNOME Software correctly informed me that it had failed.
I find great value in much of Mozilla’s technical documentation and resources. However, the current state of the Mozilla Observatory can hardly be described as anything other than an embarrassment. I believe it’s high time the people behind the project start to eat their own dog food.
A few days ago I discovered several referral spam links to the domain servicematch.cancer.org in my server logs. Spam referrals are usually a part of some blackhat SEO campaign used to generate traffic, and if possible, get the URL listed on a website’s public statistics page.
Content warning: This article contains mildly sexually explicit text and images.
With the release of Tor Browser 11.0, I remembered that I have an onion site so I figured it was a good time to see how it was doing. However, I must have been sleeping in class because the Tor Browser informed me that the site was most likely offline.
Understandably, I was burning with a desire to upgrade the Windows 10 virtual machines in my Testlab to the latest and greatest from Microsoft. To my dismay, my old Asus G771JM Arch Linux-powered host did not meet (by a long shot) the highly artificial requirements to run Windows 11.
Last year I spun up a new VPS and deployed my own IPFS node with an HTTP gateway. I used DNSLink to map the domain name paranoidpengu.in to the latest version of my website hosted on IPFS. The performance was seemingly impressive when serving content from the local repository, but how would it compare to serving static content.
If your Fedora Linux installation had only one hour left to live, where would you go and what would you do? Welcome to another brand new installment of my adventures in enterprise Linux’ing.
So .buzz is another one of those new gTLD’s that saw the light of day during ICANN’s “show me the money” run back in 2013. It’s managed by dotStrategy, and it’s advertised as a great domain name for generating buzz around your product.
I always keep a terminal window open to monitor system logs in real-time when I’m in front of my computer. Therefore, it immediately caught my attention when the systemd journal offered zero new lines of output. The most recent entry simply contained information about the previous shutdown.
It’s always DNS, right? Well, at least that appeared to be the root cause today as Njalla’s DNS servers became unresponsive. I don’t know how this could happen with anycast DNS, but regardless, every service went offline. My initial concern was that the unscheduled downtime could be the result of actions taken by law enforcement.