- Dns resolved example.com to 184.108.40.206
If you’ve ever had a problem with your ISPs DNS name servers then you’ll probably find this very useful.
The domain name system (DNS) is a way of resolving a host name to an ip address.
To do this, you need DNS servers or name servers, which are usually provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Sometimes the domain name servers provided by your ISP go down or get overloaded and stop responding.
If your computer is unable to resolve a domain name to an IP address, generally this means that you will be unable to browse the internet. Very annoying, I’m sure you’ll agree.
So what can I do if my ISPs name servers go down? Use alternative name servers often known as public nameservers or public dns servers.Read More »
I was trying to find a neat way to grey out some “powered by” logos for a website I'm developing.
“Sponsor and associate logos can be a challenge for a designer who is making a valiant attempt to create a cohesive website layout. Logos can be contrasting colour schemes and can be displayed at a wide range of different aspect ratios. When faced with this challenge, I recommend greying out the logos and having them appear in their respective colours upon mouse-over. When placing logos next to each other, I’d consider using visual weight versus actual size to determine spacing.”
So, sure we’ve established that it’s a good idea, the question is how to achieve it…Read More »
This is only a quick message to say that I am now developing the PHP OpenSRS Client project.
OpenSRS-PHP is a PHP-based client class that communicates with the TuCows OpenSRS Domain Name Registry System via an API.
I have just released version 2.8.1 with many long awaited fixes.
Sometimes you need to know the time somewhere else in the world. I find it useful to get my eggdrop to return the time of another timezone…
> .tz london <Bot> User, The time for the london timezone is Fri Feb 13 23:31:30 2009
However, much like my old weather.tcl, I realised that my worldtime.tcl had passed it’s sell by date and had now expired.
The old worldtime.tcl which was based on a script by Murf which used worldtimeserver.com to gather it’s data had stopped working. It would seem that worldtimeserver.com had changed their markup which meant that it was no longer possible to parse the correct data from the HTML.
Never mind, I thought, there must be a better way, that doesn’t need to use a third party website, that won’t stop working. After all operating systems have worldtime build in without using a website, so how do they do it?
So, I did some investigation… Read More »
Yesterday I spent some time investigating Google Wave. A very interesting new product from Google. Not only that but an interesting protocol.
If you think about it, Google has mostly only used other protocols for communication in the past, now it’s creating it’s own. They clearly want to create a completely new protocol that will effectively be the future of these old primitive protocols.
For this to catch on, it will either have to run directly along side smtp and xmmp or layer on top of them.
We’re going to need a way to pass requests over http to smtp or pop3/imap, and what better way to do it than with gmail?
Sure, but there’s no API…Read More »
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