quick and dirty dns lint

I run a DNS server that I and a lot of my friends use. The problem with it being “free” and being between friends is sometimes people forget to tell you if they have switched DNS serving arrangements or just haven’t kept the registration.  I wrote a quick and dirty script, thanks to the whois …

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Thanks, Steve

Steve Jobs passed away today at age 56 after a battle with cancer.  Here’s a few random thoughts… On this day, I own a buttload of Apple gear: iPhone, iPod, iPad, MacBook Pro, Apple TV, Apple TV 2, Time Capsule, Mac Mini… I’m planning on getting an iPhone 4S as soon as possible. I was …

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Tivo2Podcast update

I’ve made a few updates since my last release a few weeks ago. I thought I’d toss an updated version out there.  What’s new in this version: Duration is no longer hard-coded to 32:00 and actually reflects the duration of the show The script will attempt to find the TiVo via Bonjour/mDNS/ZeroConf/DNS-SD/whatever unless passed a …

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TiVo -> Video Podcast

Previously on “You can imagine where it goes from here”: We released a script to download stuff from the tivo, and then made some improvements to it. After two years of saying I was going to fully automate the process of downloading and transcoding shows for my iPhone, I finally got off my ass and …

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Fix/Tricks for plugin auto-update on WordPress 2.5

[READ THIS FIRST!!!  Update 6/13/2009: If you’ve come here looking to get plugin updates to work and you’re using WordPress 2.8, you really want to start with this more recent post on the topic and then come back for the permission information.] One of the neat features of WordPress 2.5 is the click to install …

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Preach on (about SSH,) Brother Dave

Dave Dribin wrote up a nice post about people breaking some of the first ‘s’ in ssh and how that annoys him and ways to get around it. Its really a good read and really hammers home the point of using ssh-agent, which Dave initially exposed me to. Being able to ssh around without typing …

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CMake so far

I’ve been investigating cmake at work as a better build system for our cross platform C based projects. I’m thinking about starting up a third one, so now is the prefect time to really go after this as for one project we have a build system per platform and on the other we have two …

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