Monthly Archives: May 2008

Unbound DNS validating resolver

Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver.

The C implementation of Unbound is developed and maintained by NLnet Labs. It is based on ideas and algorithms taken from a java prototype developed by Verisign labs, Nominet, Kirei and

Unbound is designed as a set of modular components, so that also DNSSEC (secure DNS) validation and stub-resolvers (that do not run as a server, but are linked into an application) are easily possible.

The source code is under a BSD License.

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VOX | Edit Profile | Contact Information | Your Accounts Elsewhere

How did I manage to miss the "VOX | Edit Profile | Contact Information | Your Accounts Elsewhere" other social media network accounts listing feature ? I've been using My Link instead / by mistake and wondering why i couldn't see the other SMN icons or add more that four other networks !

I've just sorted it out so now you can see links to my, flickr, pownce,, youtube, etc, etc accounts !

Make sure you change the default visibility of your other SMNs to "visible to : the world" (if thats what you want !)

How many users does it take before VOX add automatic icons to "other" SMNs such as mybloglog, nowpublic, virb ?

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Google Apps Web, Email, Calendar & Docs hosting

Google Apps BETA provides free of charge Email & Web hosting for your domain.

For example if your domain was Google Apps BETA could provide the following free of charge services:

Google Hosted Web Pages

Google Hosted Web Pages Configuration

Google Hosted Email / WebMail ( 25GB / user )

Google Chat
Users can sign in by downloading Google Talk

Google Calendar

Google Docs

You can even create Google App user accounts in bulk !

What would your internal IT dept charge to provide all these services ?

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What is the difference between VOX and VIRB ?

VIRB is a place that lets you put all of the things that make you you – photos, videos, blogs – in one place. More specifically, VIRB is a vision of a social community – done right. A website that combines you, your interests, your friends and the things you like with music, art, fashion, film and more. Stay connected with your friends. Find new music. View and upload good videos, photos and more.

Isn't this the almost same as VOX ? If not maybe I need to sign up to VIRB as well ? Can you tell the difference ?

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Anonymous Proxy Servers

Anonymous Proxy Servers hide the IP address of your PC and thereby reduce unauthorized access to your computer through the Internet. They do not provide anyone with your IP address and effectively hide any information about you and your reading interests. Besides that, they don't even let anyone know that you are surfing through a proxy server.

You can find details of public Anonymous Proxy Servers @

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Can you have too many family, friends & contacts ?

I thought I was doing pretty well with ~1,700 flickr contacts but Robyn T has far surpassed me with her ~170,000 mybloglog friends ! OK so Robyn T works for Yahoo! but that's no excuse !

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Brighton Festival 2008 final weekend this weekend

This years Brighton Festival offers another exhilarating three weeks of world-class art and entertainment.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the 42nd biggest and best mixed arts festival in England. Despair not if you missed some of the Books and Debate events, there's an array of exciting podcasts up on our website including Neil Tennant and Susan Greenfield, with Gore Vidal and Jarvis Cocker to follow

Hope you have a brilliant final weekend of Brighton Festival, until next year …

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070 YAC Telephone Numbers reduce tele-sales calls

070 YAC Telephone Numbers can reduce the number of un-wanted teles-sales calls and are also useful for domain registration purposes:

  1. It costs 50p/min to call them
  2. You can direct any calls without CLI voicemail directly to email (as MP3)
  3. You can direct all calls to email (as MP3)

Yac Number Control Centre:
Yac Voice Mail: 087 0735 0870
Yac Support: 087 0199 8888 or 070 9200 1000
Yac Email:

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