Custom Twitter URL shortening and image uploading

I don't know what normal people do on days off from work, but I do things that are too esoteric even to write about for Ars Technica because...because I think there's something wrong with me. So, last Friday I spent a few hours setting up a vanity URL shortening…

A blogging platform for the future

I've gotten along fine with Octopress for the Bigdino blog for a couple of years now; I enjoy the speed of a blog made entirely of static files, and I enjoy Octopress's responsive design (courtesy of its Jekyll underpinnings). But there are two constants in the world of blogging: "Sorry…

Running BIND9 and ISC-DHCP

Most people use a NAT router at home for connecting to the Internet, and most consumer-grade NAT routers offer some limited version of DHCP for automatically handing out IP addresses to desktops and laptops and game consoles and smartphones and some limited version of DNS for making sure all the…