Archive for February, 2009

Rogers DNS hijack

Friday, February 13th, 2009

I’m a Rogers Hi-Speed Internet customer. A few months ago, Rogers stopped returning failed DNS queries, and instead many DNS queries (but not all of them) redirect to *.rogers.com. Check this out: 12345678910111213141516171819stevemac:~ stevex$ ping digg PING digg.rogers.com (8.15.7.107): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 8.15.7.107: icmp_seq=0 ttl=48 time=82.954 ms ^C — digg.rogers.com ping statistics […]

Google Maps in Flex

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

There is an entry on the Australian bush fires on the Google LatLong blog, which links to a map of the fires. Looks like Google Maps, but right-click on it, and you see the usual Flash menu. This particular Google Maps page is built using Adobe Flex. How can I tell it’s built with Flex? […]

Cruise Ships are Occasionally Connected

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Most of the time when you hear about Occasionally Connected applications, it’s in the context of airplanes. These days, with cellular data available in most cities, for most people who need to be connected, the only time they’re not is when they’re on an airplane. We’re going on a cruise next month, my first time, […]