Why I'm Not Ditching Cloudflare

ARPANET (the precursor to the internet) was built to connect scarce computing resources across the country to foster research and development. It’s designers say that it was never designed to survive a nuclear attack rather, it was built to work around flaky network links of its era. The Internet of today is powered by the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing protocol. BGP is powerful as it shares information throughout myriad locations about how to send traffic from one part of the internet to another. [Read More]

The Demise of Google Fiber and Internet Under Dirt

If you have not heard the news, Google Fiber is no longer expanding its installation in the 10 markets they service and the head of Google Access (the Google Fiber overlord company), Craig Barratt, is stepping down. Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again. Your subscription has been successful. Subscribe to DevOps'ish! DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, industry news, and the ‘ish between assembled by open source professional, DevOps leader, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Ambassador Chris Short. [Read More]

Font Size Comparison

Font Size Comparison (this page) was designed to assist web designers in making the switch from absolute to relative font sizes. Below is a listing of font sizes and how they appear in pixels, points, percentages, and ems. If you have customized the way your browser displays text there is a strong possibility that this page will display inaccurately. If this isn’t what you were looking for please click your back button or go to chrisshort. [Read More]

Firefox Hits the NY Times

Firefox has taken out a two-page ad in the New York Times! According to Firefox this is the, “largest open source fundraising campaign in history” and, “these folks were willing to put their name out there and be the first to publicly support Firefox and our community at a scale never before attempted in open source history.” Somewhere in that massive list of names is mine. I will be picking up a New York Times some time today to see how good this Firefox ad looks on two full pages. [Read More]

VeriSign's rapid DNS updates in .com and .net

SlashDot is running a story saying that the twice a day DNS updates of .com and .net domains will cease to exist; VeriSign Naming and Directory Services will be switching to a near real-time system on September 8, 2004. From the announcement: After the rapid DNS update is implemented, the elapsed time from registrars’ add or change operations to the visibility of those adds or changes in all 13 . [Read More]