By Simon, 10 June, 2023
Or "Necessity is the Mother of Invention". I’ve been involved with breaking, fixing, and expanding DNS since the very early days of the World Wide Web. Several books have quoted my work on DNS. One of the things I “invented” was the use of a “stealth server” to protect the root DNS zone of the Internet. I never really considered it an invention in the conventional patentable way, although it was new, novel, and a major breach of the rules at the time. It’s now regarded as a best practice and is well documented. Read on...
By Simon, 15 March, 2016

A couple of weeks ago my 2011 MacBook Pro died. Well, not quite died, but the video stopped working which amounts to the same thing. Both the screen and external monitors exhibited severe monochromatic lines and ghosting of said lines. It wasn't pretty. It wasn't even art. It was infuriating as it was outside of the AppleCare warranty, plus this had happened once before and had been repaired.