Daycare

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I really don’t like my mornings anymore. It’s not that they’re bad in general, it’s just one small portion that I don’t care for.

I drop Carter off at his daycare. The problem is, he’s figured out exactly what this means. When Dad comes in and wakes him up, he’s extremely happy. He loves to run around and play, even while Dad is changing him. Then… it happens.

He suddenly realizes that he has to go do daycare today. It happens at different times. Sometimes it’s when I’m putting his shoes on, other times it’s right before I drop him off with Julie in the room. No matter what, though, it never fails. His eyes well up with tears, he starts to cuddle. He may be thinking “What did I do wrong? Am I in trouble? Why is he leaving me here?”

Not in trouble, kid. Dad just has to go to work.

Right. YOU try explaining that to a 2 year old.

Twenty Years of DNS

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According to this article on Wired, DNS was first successfully tested 20 years ago today. Pretty impressive, considering that with all of the changes we’ve seen on the Internet, it continues to be a reliable, if not completely secure, way of mapping domain names to IP addresses.

Hmm. I was 5 years old at the time.

Changing Jobs

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Additional Hint: I haven’t changed employers since… :)

Well, I’ve made the decision to change jobs again. Those of you who know me are free to ask for more details, but there’s nothing to tell. I’ve decided to take a position of which I’m probably more qualified for.

This is not brought to you by the letter P

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Sesame Street be damned.

On Tuesday, I was called out to a client’s site to assist with an e-mail problem. Apparently, their Exchange server got hungry and began eating incoming e-mails. Even worse, messages and contacts were also disappearing at an alarming rate.

Turns out, Trend Micro released a buggy anti-spam rule set that immediately decided that any message with a lower-case letter P in it was spam. Not like that’s a common occurance or anything, to use the letter P in an e-mail. Anyway, within a few hours, the glitch was discovered and fixed.

This is an additional reason to triple-check all code before releasing to the public. According to an article at Internet Week, less than 100 customers were affected by the problem. Im not sure which is worse… the fact that there was a problem, or the fact that less than 100 customers had set the Auto-Update feature on the spam rules. What version of Trend’s rules are YOU running?

Isn't that interesting?

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One of the domain names I used to hold, czyk.org, has been puchased recently by a company named CZYK Enterprises. I would have never guessed that anybody was actually interested in that domain name.

Ah, wait, I see. A quick check of the WHOIS information reveals that the domain owner has a -czyk last name also.